02-17-2012 02:09 PM - edited 02-17-2012 07:06 PM
So about two weeks ago I talked my uncle into purchasing a Toshiba Thrive 16gb from woot as a refurb. He is not very good with computers or etc but I told him it would be as easy as using his phone. He fell in love. So I checked his android version and he is running 3.1 and I was telling him about 3.2 and the issues. He wanted to try the upgrade anyway but Service Station would not allow him to upgrade no matter what he tried.
Today he contacted Toshiba and they told him they have completely removed 3.2 and that they will be pushing Ice Cream Sandwich in the next couple of months but they are trying work out all of the bugs. They made some kind of claim that many other Tablets running ICS have had issues and they are trying to eliminate as many bugs as possible before the push.
I'll take it all back..... My Thrive won't show up for another week or so, which means I do not have the ability to check what ver its shipping out with from woot. I had read that there was issues with the firmware the refurb units from woot are shipping with. I have reviewed the information on the Thrive Forums and can't wait to get mine and play around with it.
02-17-2012 03:49 PM
I am sorry, but you are being fed a bunch of bull. I do hope and do think ICS will be pushed in the next couple of months, but HC 3.2.1 has not been pulled. Your Uncles device is having the same issue a lot of Woot devices are having. Toshiba is missing an update on thier server that is before the HMJ37.31.5.0011 ROM update. Because the updates are incremental, the update fails. You can go to ThriveForums.org and get everything you need to correct this issue. I would do this regardless, since the ICS update will also fail unless it is a full ROM upgrade and not an update.
02-17-2012 10:09 PM
02-18-2012 12:26 AM
I don't know but with all the complaints about 3.2 maybe they are doing something about it, I have been reading the forums and it seems that sometimes Jim & Peter are slow to respond if they respond at all.... Just like Jims Comment from Oct.
10-19-2011 01:05 PM
Please stand by... I believe some news is coming very soon.
I can hope; I have been reading for the past week or so whatever I can find out about the Thrive and I know Toshiba is not communicating as much as they should to keep us happy customers. I am still getting it because I am very impressed with what it's potential is.
I have seen an Alpha release of ICS but Ill wait for something official.
I am not trying to strike a nerve or get everyone riled up. I am just hoping to get the most out of the thrive, it will be replacing my laptop.
02-20-2012 03:51 PM