0383.Work-Stuff-041_thumb_0A30C7B7We Venue Pro owners have been waiting patiently for Dell to fix our crashing and RAM woes. There was hope that maybe Dell would roll their fix into the NoDo release. Dell has now said on Direct2Dell that the Dell specific update will be deployed separately from the NoDo update. NoDo started rolling out a few days ago, but the Dell update has no ETA as of now. I don’t know about other Venue Pro owners, but I could care less about NoDo. I just want my Dell update!

So to clarify now, there will be 3 separate updates for Venue Pro owners. The pre-NoDo update which started going out a few days ago. The NoDo update which started on March 29, and the Dell specific update which will hopefully fix the crashing and RAM issues. I like that Dell is “working” on fixing things, but April is almost upon us. I think Dell needs to pick up the pace a bit.


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  1. I don’t mean to be a dickhole or anything but this fantastic updating system was all you people would go on and on about when Windows Phone began to take shape.

    And when I point at this snafu you say “Yeah well not every Android device has Froyo!”

    But come on, this is friggin’ pathetic. It’s almost as if Microsoft doesn’t really regard phones as much of a concern anymore.

    And Dell? You think they give a shit? Sorry, “give” a shit?

  2. Well unlike with Android, I never have to worry about if an update will come, just when. My dad’s Aria just got the 2.2 update a few weeks ago. That is pathetic…And while Nodo is taking quite a while to roll out…it’s nothing compared to Android’s failure(time-wise) to get official updates out to phones. Just my 2 cents…

  3. Simmons, you’re right. Waiting a couple of weeks for MS to roll out an update is silly. We should get an Android phone, head over to XDA, get a new Android ROM and flash weekly, hell, nightly. Oh wait, with WM6.x I use to head over to XDA, get a new ROM and flash weekly.

  4. Doug — maybe Dell is the problem, and the WP7 deal with Nokia will team it with a hardware partner that won’t screw users. (HTC has been good too.)

  5. @Ike: Or this whole thing could be much ado about nothing.

    I’m happy with my NoDo update…ok, I cheated and used the pull the ethernet cable trick, but it’s the build up from online chatter that drove me crazy. I think Android Fanboys are looking to divert attention away from their platform by saying that carrier update issues/fragmentation aren’t just an Android problem, which to be fair, it’s definitely not. Online chatter basically takes something that was manageable (read: consumer expectation) and blew it up to something that it isn’t (read: which ever way BGR and Thurrott are pushing people).

  6. Hey, I’ve been almost completely tuned out of the online chatter, especially shit involving Windows Phone which, up until a few months ago, I had stuffed into my Google Reader items to share with everyone else here. I vaguely remembered some old mobilecrunch article and took a shot at a shot taken at Android, then called ridiculous and false by someone like you, that people who actually conducted a mock funeral and a Thriller dance with youtube cams rolling .. ah whatever you’re right.

    But I’m liking this Thurrott man and his blog. Thanks — that’s the good that came out of our exchange, a nice addition to my Google Reader collection.

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