This is ridiculous!!! How long do we have to wait for the update for the Lumia 710?
I wish I could give you dates and a set time. We don't have that unfortunately. T-Mobile and Nokia are working together for an update that not only fixes the existing bugs but is a quality product. As soon as we know we will let you know. I appreciate the want as I have this phone too and looking forward to the update as well. Thanks so much for posting. Welcome to the Community.
I think a good way to determine it is to look at when the Radar released, and when it received it's firmware update (1st one at that). It took a couple of months, so I would say don't expect anything for a while. The 710 was released in January (I believe), so I would say we will have to wait (at the minimum) another month.
However, another reason for the delay could perhaps be that they are just waiting to release the Tango update (instead of just releasing a bugfix, as this is what AT&T is doing). My bet would be that they are only released the firmware update 8107 because they said an update was coming months ago and that it was being "tested", and Tango ROMS for the Lumia 710 were only recently showing up on Navifirm 2 weeks ago. Now, it would officially make T-Mobile the greatest and quickest carrier on EARTH if the update we were waiting for WAS Tango and not only 8107, but I highly doubt this....
In a nutshell, try to enjoy your phone as much as you can and not think about it because it's NOT gonna come anytime soon....
Anyone know whats in the firmware update?
Do a google search for "Windows Phone 8107 update". The biggest fix is the disappearing keyboard if you have background tasks running. There are also security enhancements, Gmail fixes, and a few other things. The only thing the user would notice user in this bug fix is perhaps Gmail syncing issues resolved and the keyboard no longer disappearing when typing...
Ah, so this is about OS updates, not firmware updates.
8107 is an OS update
Firmware updates would come from nokia, not ms
That is halfway correct. This is both a firmware (Nokia) AND OS update (Microsoft). The firmware part takes care of bugs specific to the Lumia 710 (no tethering, bad camera, proximity sensor bug, etc...) that Nokia would have to fix. The OS update is the Gmail part, keyboard disappearing, etc, because those are bugs that effect EVERY Windows Phone. That's why they're called software updates and not only firmware updates because there is a combination of both.
So, how come you don't read about these issues when reading all the reviews (or at least the first dozen or so) of this device using the link from the device info page on T-mobile? One would think that would seriously affect the general tone of the vast majority of reviews.
Or, are these intermittent issues? Do they only happen sometimes? Do they only seem to happen on some handsets??
The majority of people who submit these reviews probably submit them before they get deep and install a bunch of apps and use their phone for a while (we're talking probably within the first week of when they use it). Very rarely do you see people come back a month later and re-edit their review because they just go to te store and handle it.
For example, the disappearing keyboard bug doesn't happen until you have a certain number of background tasks running in the background. If you don't use a lot of background tasks then you won't see this bug. 9/10 the bugs people see are just buggy software, but sometimes it is hardware. That's why this update is so important (and frustrating not to have on-time) because they are software fixes.
Thanks for the insight! Who do we need to rough up to move this along?? lol
No problem. There is unfortunately nothing you can do to get this official, as Tmobile (and to be fair, other carriers as well) aren't to keen on updating phones because it gives your phone more reply value and adds more reason for you to keep with your current phone and not buy another one and sign a contract. I put more blame on Microsoft because they knew carriers operate in this way and they STILL gave carriers the power to withhold updates from customers if they want to. If this doesn't change soon, I will be switching to an iPhone or Blackberry 10 device (if Apollo isn't amazing enough).
If you're brave (being sarcastic here because "hacking around" with Windows Phone is easy and not that risky at all), you can install the half baked update. Do a Google Search for "Manually install 8107 update". The thing to keep in mind, however, is that doing this is NOT installing the full update (what we are waiting for Tmobile to release) because it will not contain specific bug fixes from the hardware maker (Nokia in this case) and only contains the bugfixea from Microsoft.
I don't think anyone is expecting an exact date on the update. A simple, yes its coming, can't say exactly when but its coming or no, we are waiting to wrap it into Tango or whatever the case may be. We understand that you can't give an exact date to this. What boggles my mind is the secret attitude towards a rather minor update or any update for that matter. In the back of my mind, I thought that this being the first U.S. released Nokia Windows Phone, it would receive a bit more attention.
Exactly. Its not like we are asking for the build number or something....simply what the update I'd gonna entail (perhaps...?) and a little insight. I mean of course we know they can't know the exact date, but even an out of the air time frame (of course disclaiming that this date could change at anytime and be inaccurate) would be nice...
B U M P... May 5th and counting...
B U M P.........May 7th and counting.
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