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Old 01-06-2011, 01:43 PM   #1
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Next firmware update for kobo wifi?

When will it be released and what functionality/fixes will it deliver?

(Please don't turn this into a feature request thread).
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:00 PM   #2
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Old 01-09-2011, 12:19 PM   #3
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bump. Anyone devs awake?
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:00 PM   #4
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:18 PM   #5
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I can't speak for the developers, of course (many of whom were at CES this week), but given that a light mention of a possible enhancement gets somehow transformed by some into a promise that is never here soon enough, I don't expect much in the way of future announcements before they are ready to go.

Jordan (JCKobo) did say that they had a minor update for the WiFi that will fix the sleep problem that was missed in 1.7.4. I would not be surprised to see that fairly quickly, now that the holidays and CES are over.

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Old 01-09-2011, 05:05 PM   #6
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@windowsrefund, was there a specific problem or feature you were waiting for?
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:51 PM   #7
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There are plenty but I don't want this to turn into a feature request thread. Any clue as to what is in the pipeline and when we'll see it?
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:15 PM   #8
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well there is at least one thing that the new firmware on the original kobo has that the wifi kobo doesn't, BMP file viewing (as far as I know, seen it in a thread on here)...
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:48 PM   #9
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Old 01-11-2011, 03:09 PM   #10
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Is this request for information so unreasonable? Not a single developer can provide a heads up to this community as far as what is being worked on and when it's targeted for release?
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Old 01-11-2011, 03:18 PM   #11
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Is this request for information so unreasonable? Not a single developer can provide a heads up to this community as far as what is being worked on and when it's targeted for release?


Considering how bashed they got for not releasing the original kobo firmware "on time", I don't blame them whatsoever for not giving a release date. It's great that interest is still being shown, and they have stated that it's being worked on, and that's should be good enough for everyone. I don't want a date that they might not be able to hold to for whatever reason. Give it to us when it's done.
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Old 01-11-2011, 05:20 PM   #12
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Is this request for information so unreasonable? Not a single developer can provide a heads up to this community as far as what is being worked on and when it's targeted for release?
It would, in my experience, be unusual to get anything other than hints and vague details regarding enhancements and updates, regardless of the device or software.

You may think it's a small thing but someone with even a whiff of officiality even hinted that they're trying to get a version of Tetris (for example) running on the Kobo, it would hound them until they either delivered it or 'til the End Of Days, whichever happened first.
And so they keep things necessarily vague, if not on the down-low until as details on what updates may contain/add/enhance, and when they may arrive are always subject to revision. In short, developers (and again I'm referring to those from all walks of electronics) tend to not make promises that they can't keep. And while that may be frustrating to some degree on our (the end-user) end, it is preferable to the alternative.

Having said all that, when it comes to firmware 'fixes', developers are more forthcoming as it's obviously important for a user to know that their problems are being addressed. And from what I've seen, the Kobo staff that visit and take part in this forum lean towards they 'very responsive' end of the spectrum.

But if you're just fishing for what's in the pipeline...good luck.
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:42 PM   #13
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I think it is reasonable to say that Kobo has no clue when the next update is coming. They had trouble with infinite 'coming soon' claims and should be careful what information is released. Any false information, be it on these unofficial boards or their own site only makes them look silly. I am all for them giving us information but continuous delays to promises don't help anyone.
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:21 PM   #14
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...they're trying to get a version of Tetris ... running on the Kobo...
Alright, dev team, I'm holding you to this!
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Alright, dev team, I'm holding you to this!
My thought's exactly!! A good Tetris was (is) one of my favourites of all time. Could be a little hard on the d-pad though
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