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Frank Castle 01-26-2011 01:24 PM

Bold 9650 OS 6 thoughts?
 
Well it took me around 2 hours to get my device wiped / OS updated and reconfigured. I have everything back to how it was in OS 5. Overall a nice update and brings a little more life to my 9650 until the new models come out this spring / summer.

What I don't like that OS 6.1 fixes are these panes (Frequent / All / Favorites). They are just clunky on a non touch screen Blackberry and I prefer just one main screen and subfolders for App management.

I'd also love to find a way to disable the menu fade / transition effect as it seems to slow to the BB some.

I did a JL_Loader to blank the OS and loaded from scratch.

frseattle 01-26-2011 02:21 PM

Re: Bold 9650 OS 6 thoughts?
 
I agree. I dislike the horizontal scrolling and the limited option flexibility on the OS6 so I ended up going back to OS 5.

clubchucker 01-27-2011 08:59 AM

Re: Bold 9650 OS 6 thoughts?
 
Not a fan of it myself. I put OS 6 on my wife's phone last night (I have the Tour). I can't put my finger on "why" I don't like it, but definitely not impressed. Maybe my expectations were too high. Then again, maybe it'll grow on me.

All I know is that while I'm eligible for an upgrade, it doesn't seem worth the cost of a new phone just to get OS 6 and a track pad (even though the roller ball on my Tour does still drive me nuts at times).

arieltf 01-27-2011 12:53 PM

Re: Bold 9650 OS 6 thoughts?
 
I also installed it last night. I kind of like it. I'm going to reserve final judgment on it for now. I'm leaning towards keeping it.

--Ariel

juwaack68 01-27-2011 12:56 PM

Re: Bold 9650 OS 6 thoughts?
 
I've been using it for a while (first a beta, then an official version) on my Sprint 9650.

I agree that there are some quirks to it, but overall I like it.

I do NOT like the fact that if I scroll too far right or left on the icons it switched to another view (All, Media, Downloads, etc). On the Torch with OS6, you can only switch to another view if you have the view name bar (i.e., All) highlighted.

Burt132 01-28-2011 03:01 AM

Re: Bold 9650 OS 6 thoughts?
 
I'm liking it, but I would prefer the All/Favorites/Whatever selection tab to get lost and just be left with the all. The order takes care of the frequent/favorites well enough. I'd rather have the space free on the home screen.

mriff 01-28-2011 07:13 AM

Re: Bold 9650 OS 6 thoughts?
 
Love the upgrade, hate the theme.

SteveO86 01-28-2011 07:47 AM

Re: Bold 9650 OS 6 thoughts?
 
The panes will grow on you.

Supposedly in 6.1 the panes will be more customizable. If Frequent and Favorite were right next to each other I'd be golden.. (And if favorite icons would not be put under frequent.)

mriff 01-28-2011 02:41 PM

Re: Bold 9650 OS 6 thoughts?
 
Lol. The panes aren't growing on me. Still hating them.

SteveO86 01-28-2011 04:51 PM

Re: Bold 9650 OS 6 thoughts?
 
Trust me, I didn't have a problem with one screen but that's how the other phones work, iphone and android and RIM is following suit.

In my opinion I could have thought about a few things RIM could have changed besides that. But I can adapt.

mriff 01-28-2011 10:31 PM

Re: Bold 9650 OS 6 thoughts?
 
I think I'll be jumping to a new theme before I'll get used to it. There's some new themes showing up now in the Themes section for OS6. Finally.

walter_denver 01-29-2011 02:41 PM

Re: Bold 9650 OS 6 thoughts?
 
OS6 just plain sucks... Too many bugs as far as I can tell. Can not access any of my prior themes that I had reloaded to my device during the update. Nothing but headaches with internet access. And the layout of the default theme sucks! If I wanted an Android phone, I would not have a Blackberry. It is no use to change the wallpaper image since the default layout takes up 4/5 of the whole screen! (n)

NJBlackBerry 01-29-2011 02:42 PM

Re: Bold 9650 OS 6 thoughts?
 
Wow.

neil154 01-29-2011 02:52 PM

Re: Bold 9650 OS 6 thoughts?
 
Is anyone with a 9650 and Verizon OS 6.0 Bundle 1741 able to get the BB browser to save passwords?

walter_denver 01-29-2011 02:57 PM

Re: Bold 9650 OS 6 thoughts?
 
AVOID OS 6 AT ALL COSTS ! !
:x

mriff 01-29-2011 04:28 PM

Re: Bold 9650 OS 6 thoughts?
 
A little dramatic don't cha think?

neil154 01-29-2011 04:36 PM

Re: Bold 9650 OS 6 thoughts?
 
Yes, I agree. My initial reaction when someone makes such a general negative content and then feels it is necessary to make it in large fonts is that I am immediately turned off and then I just ignore it totally.

SteveO86 01-29-2011 05:24 PM

Re: Bold 9650 OS 6 thoughts?
 
Jeese.. RIM changes it up a little and everyone gets upset.

walter_denver 01-30-2011 09:04 PM

Re: Bold 9650 OS 6 thoughts?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mriff (Post 1698042)
A little dramatic don't cha think?


No, Not one bit.
I think it is fact, considering the bugs and lack of support for OS6.

walter_denver 01-30-2011 09:08 PM

Re: Bold 9650 OS 6 thoughts?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SteveO86 (Post 1698051)
Jeese.. RIM changes it up a little and everyone gets upset.


If the software was worth much and actually worked properly, then I doubt anyone would be upset. But when so many bugs need fixed and then there is a total lack of tech support and training for the tech depts at the carriers, don't you think that someone MAY actually be angry and upset over it?

Only a passivist shmuck would turn the cheek and pretend all was just a wonderful happy day!


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