What do you want out of the next FW update?

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What do you want out of the next FW update?

Post by zillah »

To play off of Charbby's CES thread, I figure this would be a fun question to ask: What would you like in the next FW update for Gen 8?

- It MUST have an adobe certified flash plug-in. I should be able to stream crackle.com without a hiccup. (with droid x .apk, it streams well, but it stutters every minute or so)

- Hide soft buttons. If you hold power, and you get the power menu, one option is "buttons mode, button panel is hidden." At first I was giddy, and then I realized a more monstrous soft button overlay popped up. It would be so easy for archos to just make this into an enable "fullscreen" mode. In that instance, any app that scales to 1024 x won't have problems any more. (particularly games)

- Facebook syncing. Everything syncs properly but the Facebook app. Don't know why.

- Since the new firmware update, many games (like ExZues Arcade) will not open after installed. I don't know why but many other games experienced that. (for one, Pocket legends until the developer came out with an update that worked) I don't know whether to place blame on the developer but if past fw was able to play certain games and now it can not, maybe archos should look it to that.

- Setting to leave multimedia library update on demand. It is so annoying that after every app I install or download I make, my device has to "update its media library" which ends up slowing my device down or at worst, freezes it during enduring use. It gets really annoying every time I mount my archos to my computer and it continues to do it for media on the sd card. The on demand option is already there, so archos needs to have a setting to turn automatic updating off.

There are other things, but these are the most important in my book. Reasonable, no? Let everyone know what you want in the next FW.
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Re: What do you want out of the next FW update?

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I'd like a setting to control the scent emitted by the Archos at boot time.

Sigh ...
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Re: What do you want out of the next FW update?

Post by martin1718 »

Hi,

I would like to see a factory re-boot in the menu.
More explanitary operating manual.
Ability to transfer exisiting info on other Archos units to 101 with one lead - quick link?

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Re: What do you want out of the next FW update?

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Repartition the device A70/8 and A101 8/16 to have at least 1 gig if not more for the /data partition.
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Re: What do you want out of the next FW update?

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Some way to flip the image of the camera, as currently shows a false mirror image, very useless
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Re: What do you want out of the next FW update?

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  • Fix to PPP chat script for tethering to work with Blackberry
    Option to not horizontally flip camera image
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Re: What do you want out of the next FW update?

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rtsp and spotify fix
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Re: What do you want out of the next FW update?

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sweetypie wrote:I'd like a setting to control the scent emitted by the Archos at boot time.

Sigh ...
:lol: But not JUST the scent, the amount and frequency of spray needs to be user specified as well. :)
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Re: What do you want out of the next FW update?

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Would like to see Wireless-N fixed and bug that deletes media from sdcard.
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Re: What do you want out of the next FW update?

Post by Ominous »

Access password protected SMB shares on W7.
Camera flip image.
Option to update library on demand only / automatic.
Larger /data partition.
Soft buttons show/hide.
Board A70S-v7+8GB Class2 w~7mb/s
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Re: What do you want out of the next FW update?

Post by sdho »

in additions to what ppl have suggested:

- let us root the device, (provide ad-hoc tethering capability)
- better memory management
- better software driver for camera? maybe the camera is just crap
- Android 2.3? hehehe
- official Market support
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Re: What do you want out of the next FW update?

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sdho wrote: - official Market support
Doubt this one will ever happen unless Google eases their requirements. I believe a couple of the requirements are an electronic compass and GPS. The Gen8 boxes will never have these....at least not the current ones.
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Re: What do you want out of the next FW update?

Post by Ate_Bit »

sdho wrote:in additions to what ppl have suggested:

- let us root the device, (provide ad-hoc tethering capability)
- better memory management
- better software driver for camera? maybe the camera is just crap
- Android 2.3? hehehe
- official Market support
Well, since the official Market support is not Archos' decision, I don't expect to ever see that. Google is preventing that, not Archos. These tabs do not meet the "official" requirements for the Market so Archos can not officially provide it. Remember that Android is designed for phones and the Market requirements also state that hard buttons are required.
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Re: What do you want out of the next FW update?

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Wireless n fixed.
better performance as the firmware tweaks continue.
teleportation ;)
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Re: What do you want out of the next FW update?

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Ominous wrote:Larger /data partition.
+1 -- preferably 1GB or more.
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Re: What do you want out of the next FW update?

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I think it runs very well since the last firmware.
Only thing I'd really want is better flash video playback
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Re: What do you want out of the next FW update?

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I'd like to be able to sleep the device and have it wake up every time.

On the latest firmware, even after a full reinitialization, the device will not wake up from sleep most of the time. No difference using deep sleep either.
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Re: What do you want out of the next FW update?

Post by soulhunt79 »

- Wireless N
- Some sort of fix for the soft buttons. It could simply be the device telling apps a different screen size. They clearly think they have space that isn't available to them.
- Along with above, the ability to autohide buttons like how it does on the built in video player. It won't work for apps that you are constantly tapping the screen with, but something like a reader or news app would work perfectly.
- Official Flash support
- Something similar to the processor setting for memory. Not sure if this is an archos thing or android thing, but I want more than 60MB free if possible. I want much more aggressive built in app killing.
- Option to turn off the library update. Although maybe there is a good reason why after I install an app from the market it has to update the media library.
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Re: What do you want out of the next FW update?

Post by hurrpancakes »

Would love to have the option to hide the soft buttons. If you hold the power button, there is an option to have more soft buttons, but there isn't a way to do the same and remove the soft buttons. Would be great for games
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Re: What do you want out of the next FW update?

Post by vasgi »

1. Usb port unlocking for use with a complete pc/mac archos suite
2. Better and easier management of system and sd memory (A70 8GB) with optimization, transfer and easy installation of apps and files to appropriate place (eg system dependent apps automatically to sys mem and others to sd)
3. Skype and related apps full compatibility (because issues have been reported for cam or microphone)
4. No limitation to SD capacity (following the capacity of SDs on market)
and a bonus one ;)
4. Ultimately the reverse use (possibly with the help of an adapter) of mini usb port for plugging in of other hardware to tablet (especially 3G usb modem)
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