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> Android 8.1 for the Gemini to be available later this week, New article on GeminiPlanet about the new features of this release
Varti
post Apr 8 2019, 11:22 PM
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Mike Halsey has released a new article on GeminiPlanet about the upcoming Android 8.1 release for the Gemini PDA, describing some of the new features that will debut on this version.

"Android 8.1 is expected to be available as an over-the-air (OTA) update later this week, with a download available for manual installation on rooted, or dual-boot devices soon afterwards."

https://geminiplanet.com/planet-release-and...r-the-gemini-2/

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post Apr 9 2019, 10:48 AM
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QUOTE(Varti @ Apr 9 2019, 08:22 AM) *
Mike Halsey has released a new article on GeminiPlanet about the upcoming Android 8.1 release for the Gemini PDA

Thanks a lot for the link. It's kind of sad that Planet keeps being so pathologically unable to timely tell when and why there are delays, which WILL happen, when duly telling is so cheap, also in the short term, and failing to do so, is so potentially expensive. I would so much like to be able to recommend Planet Computers to every IT person I know, but when the company can't even send basic messages properly, I am forced to limit myself to maybe telling a few of my most patient friends. Sigh.
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post Apr 13 2019, 07:14 AM
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https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?s=&...st&p=291669
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post Apr 22 2019, 05:05 PM
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Has this update happened yet? I check with my Gemini, now and then, but it's still insisting that 7.1 is the current system. On my machine, as you might have noticed, I've rooted, unrooted, re-rooted, multi booted and finally resigned to the standard andoid, I'm not sure whether my system can be called a standard machine, or whether it's a non-rooted rooted machine.
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post Apr 22 2019, 10:52 PM
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QUOTE(rodgos @ Apr 23 2019, 02:05 AM) *
Has this update happened yet? I check with my Gemini, now and then, but it's still insisting that 7.1 is the current system. On my machine, as you might have noticed, I've rooted, unrooted, re-rooted, multi booted and finally resigned to the standard andoid, I'm not sure whether my system can be called a standard machine, or whether it's a non-rooted rooted machine.


lol no! In October it was by the end of the year, on 18 Mar it was within 2 weeks, on 9 Apr it was this week. Think of it more as by the end of a year, a week....
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post Apr 22 2019, 11:32 PM
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Mike (who has been given a beta of 8.1) said that he has found some issues in it (like minor rendering problems), I hope they' re spending this additional time to iron these problems out.

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post Apr 23 2019, 04:16 AM
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Thanks, lads. It recalls, to me, that great British saying, "Is it just me, or......."
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post Apr 26 2019, 08:33 AM
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looks like it will be available by the end of the month.

Indiegogo update 70: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gemini-p...74#/updates/all
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post Apr 26 2019, 10:40 AM
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QUOTE(gemini_user_j @ Apr 26 2019, 04:33 PM) *
looks like it will be available by the end of the month.

Indiegogo update 70: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gemini-p...74#/updates/all


Lol, but which month?
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post Apr 26 2019, 09:30 PM
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Good that they have fixed a number of last-minute bugs, better to do this now than after the release of the update. Next Monday a limited number of Wifi/LTE devices should receive the update... fingers crossed!

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post Apr 27 2019, 10:12 PM
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QUOTE(Varti @ Apr 27 2019, 06:30 AM) *
Next Monday a limited number of Wifi/LTE devices should receive the update... fingers crossed!

Varti


Or if I wanted to be really cynical does this sound like a limited release in case further bugs emerge? I don't know anything about release firmware updates but I am struggling to come up with a technical reason (or method how to!) why you would do this other than the split between processor types, but PC have stated the limited release will cover both X25 and X27s.
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QUOTE(Murple2 @ Apr 26 2019, 10:40 AM) *
QUOTE(gemini_user_j @ Apr 26 2019, 04:33 PM) *
looks like it will be available by the end of the month.

Indiegogo update 70: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gemini-p...74#/updates/all


Lol, but which month?

well, this time the news came directly from planet computers, the link in the first post is from an independent fanpage.
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post Apr 28 2019, 03:38 AM
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QUOTE(gemini_user_j @ Apr 28 2019, 12:07 PM) *
QUOTE(Murple2 @ Apr 26 2019, 10:40 AM) *
QUOTE(gemini_user_j @ Apr 26 2019, 04:33 PM) *
looks like it will be available by the end of the month.

Indiegogo update 70: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gemini-p...74#/updates/all


Lol, but which month?

well, this time the news came directly from planet computers, the link in the first post is from an independent fanpage.


True but PC have also directly said in the same update page 'by the end of the year' meaning last year, and most recently, 5 weeks ago, within 2 weeks, so hence the humorous question ????????
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post Apr 28 2019, 04:07 AM
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You know, I am aware that I should stay Zen about start-ups missing their own deadlines.
Just be happy that the thing materialized. It is here, in my hands.

Nevertheless, the persistent messages stating "at the end of this year", "before Christmas", "at the end of this month", "next week", "Monday"....

WRRRAAAAGGGGHHH !

I guess this is British. It proceeds in the same way as the Brexit.
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post Apr 28 2019, 07:41 AM
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QUOTE(Dixit @ Apr 28 2019, 12:07 PM) *
I guess this is British. It proceeds in the same way as the Brexit.

Lol. I want to be offended but I cant really argue with your assessment. I am reminded of a quotation from the late great Douglas Adams -
"I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by"
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