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HannaBB 12-15-2011 02:19 PM

OS 5.0 vs 6.0
 
So i'm still running the ol' 5.0 OS on my (original) AT&T 9100 T-Mobile network.

I have a few questions.

1. Differences between the 2 OS.
2. Why is OS 6 better than OS 5?
3. Am i going to be able to use my themes and apps on the new OS?

Thanks everyone!

Dubdub 12-15-2011 03:54 PM

Re: OS 5.0 vs 6.0
 
Please update your profile to show which device you currently use. Your profile says 8120.

As for how it will work, read through the 9100 section and see what other users have said. From what I have seen, the device will run slower since it was not made for OS 6, plus it doesn't have all of the memory and horsepower that the OS6 devices have.

As for apps and themes, those are generally device and OS specific. Some may work, others may not. You should contact the developers directly or check App World to see if there are compatible versions for you.

However, IMHO, if your device works now as you want it to work and as yu need it to work, it really is not broken and doesn't need to be fixed with an OS upgrade, even to OS 6.

allyjw 01-05-2012 11:16 AM

Re: OS 5.0 vs 6.0
 
I have a 9105, the UK model. OS6 provided a couple of bug fixes.

My keypad sometimes used to register two button presses instead of one; very annoying, especially when trying to use the calculator. It seems much better now. Also, I used to have a problem with text messages repeating themselves when a chat got longer than about 20 messages, but this is ok now.

All my apps were kept during the upgrade, but I had to change my QR code reader, and the Facebook app doesn't work quite so well as it used to.

homdai 01-30-2012 11:52 PM

Re: OS 5.0 vs 6.0
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HannaBB (Post 1759467)
So i'm still running the ol' 5.0 OS on my (original) AT&T 9100 T-Mobile network.

I have a few questions.

1. Differences between the 2 OS.
2. Why is OS 6 better than OS 5?
3. Am i going to be able to use my themes and apps on the new OS?

Thanks everyone!

1. You'll have "better look" on OS6, many change in menu view etc
2. Coz some bug on OS 5 have fixed OS 6
3. No you aren't. You have to use theme for OS6 only

TwoThumbs 06-05-2012 10:10 PM

Re: OS 5.0 vs 6.0
 
I got sick of my v6.0 9100 running out of memory trying to use multiple apps (Google Maps, UberSocial and Facebook) simultaneously.

So I recently downgraded to my carrier-supported v5.0 offering.

What you will find is that the browser is not so good (but this is not an important consideration for me as I rarely browse web sites on the tiny screen) and the UI is now looking pretty dated (but I don't think the v6 & v7 UI is much good compared to Windows 7, iOS or even Android).

Overall, I'm happier running v5.0 on my 9100 as the experience is better...but with some reservations:

Whilst apps run better (the OS is much less memory hungry) there are other issues (sometimes device response lags, but doesn't show a timer, so not sure what the issue is) with v5.0 software, so I'm looking for a more recent release than v5.0.0.623 (Bundle 1083).

Any suggestions?


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