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Old 06-14-2012, 05:10 PM   #31
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Vox seemed a bit sluggish initially. I turned it off and then on again and things improved a whole lot.
The boot after the update sat on the Kobo screen with the 2 flashing pink and blue squares so long that I thought something had gone wrong. When running Google Maps it ended up freezing and I had to do a reboot. I think the Vox is marginal in horsepower for that app. It's the only one I've tried so far.
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:20 PM   #32
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I've installed google.play. so far so good. Now there is yet another reader app on my VOX.

I've downloaded and tested 2 games for my kids, some alligator and water game and mazes. They both work well.

Now I just have to figure out how to find apps, as opposed to looking at all of them.
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:51 PM   #33
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Now I just have to figure out how to find apps, as opposed to looking at all of them.
Tap the magnifying glass at the top right and enter some keywords.

Other suggestions: if you find something that is close to what you want, but not quite what you want, look at the suggested apps on the information screen. If you find a developer that you like, the information screen will show you other apps that they have published.

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Old 06-14-2012, 07:48 PM   #34
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My update only took 5 minutes, start to finish, and went without any hitches.
Wow! Mine took at least 20 minutes and a long time to install and reboot. I just checked the speed I'm getting and it's only about half what I get on my PC except for uploading.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:06 PM   #35
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I believe people ordering new devices were getting Play at the time it was announced--but the update was not coming down to us yet.
This update is build "GRJ22.eng.CAN.20120604.161216". That looks like June 4, ten days ago. Maybe the newest ones in the stores shipped in the last week have the update.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:17 PM   #36
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This update is build "GRJ22.eng.CAN.20120604.161216". That looks like June 4, ten days ago. Maybe the newest ones in the stores shipped in the last week have the update.
Since you are forced to update the software the first time you turn on the unit, what they ship with is irrelevant.

[edit]: Sorry, didn't notice what you quoted...

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Old 06-14-2012, 08:49 PM   #37
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Since you are forced to update the software the first time you turn on the unit, what they ship with is irrelevant.

[edit]: Sorry, didn't notice what you quoted...
I think you have a choice to update later (or not at all). Say your battery was low and you didn't have good wifi, you could update later. Perhaps that's the wiser choice; read all the complaints before deciding if you want to update. I don't know what would happen if you put off updating until you saw an update that fixed everything and was bug-free. On my PC, I stayed with Firefox 3 for a long time before biting the bullet and updating to 12 because I was having too many problems. Now I update whenever there's a new version available.
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:20 PM   #38
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No force

Not forced to update at all. I have not updated since Nov. There is nothing, as far as I am concerned, worth messing with the setup I have.
I have custom start up sound, a few custom apps and bunch of side loaded books I do not wish to loose mysteriously.
The SOD might bring me out of hiding and then I would prey Jeff has an update to rooting..... if he is still here.
My Vox runs perfectly with no strange behaviour so no use messing with it

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Since you are forced to update the software the first time you turn on the unit, what they ship with is irrelevant.

[edit]: Sorry, didn't notice what you quoted...
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:47 PM   #39
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Had SOD before and still have SOD after this update. But access to Google Play is nice. Battery life still sucks too. Oh well.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:55 PM   #40
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My install seems to have worked ok. I never rooted the device but did install a variety of apps from GetJar and Goodreads. It's really nice to be able to official updates. I think we're good!
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:01 AM   #41
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It's just a normal firmware update? When I click "update now" in Firmware update it just says "Current firmware v18 is up to date. No update is needed".
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:26 AM   #42
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working very nice for me

It was sluggish to start with, but this seemed to be the play store checking for updates, it added all my apps into google play and gave me updates for some of them
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:26 AM   #43
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Okay, I pretty clearly said "the first time you turn on the unit" (ie: out of the box) you do a forced update. I am well aware you can ignore subsequent updates...
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:01 AM   #44
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Has anyone tried to download a movie yet on google play? I don't know if the battery
life is long enough to watch an entire movie.
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:18 AM   #45
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It's just a normal firmware update? When I click "update now" in Firmware update it just says "Current firmware v18 is up to date. No update is needed".
its not under firmware,you need to go to system update, my VOX is off right now and if I turn it on I'll never get anything done around the house

but if by the time I turn it one no one has given you better instructions I will try
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