android
  #21  
Old 07-28-2010, 04:41 PM
McDougal's Avatar
McDougal McDougal is offline
Ultra Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,375
Default

I'm sad to say that my first Zune has disappointed me. It has disappointed me for a couple of reasons. But one of the big reasons is because of the slow development....it takes MS 4 months to release a new app...and another 6 months to release a new firmware update. Now this is not the only reason why I'm disappointed, another reason why is because of the lack of common media features, such as custom EQ, support for more file formats, and easy creating, editing, and deleting of playlists on device, as well as having to use the Zune software in order to sync anything. Due to these reasons, I will probably be leaving the Zune party. I'm not keeping my hopes up for this update. What I'm going to do is wait for the next update (whenever that will be), and if there is any new features that I need (such as a custom EQ or easy playlist creating, editing, and deleting), then I will stick with Zune, if things look like they're going better. If there isn't anything good new, then I'm sad to say that I will be selling my Zune on this forum, and if no luck here, sell it at someplace like craigslist or eBay, and once it's sold, buy myself a Cowon S9. Sorry Microsoft, but MP3 players are not what you are best at.
__________________
iPod Touch 4G 32GB; Google Nexus 7 32GB
JVC HAS600B;Pioneer SE-M390;Audio-Technica ATH-P5

Retired Devices:
Sansa Fuze 8+16GB Rockboxed
Reply With Quote

Advertisement [Remove Advertisement]

  #22  
Old 07-28-2010, 04:54 PM
Zuniq Zuniq is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 298
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Briankealing View Post
What I'd really like to see is some of the WP7 features in Zune, and I mean, the smoother animations - the WP7 demos look so slick, it makes the zune look like trying to cut wood with a knife, instead of cutting butter.

You forget that Zune HD doesn't have the same hardware with WP7 test units..

...also, i think that the animations are already very smooth...
Reply With Quote

  #23  
Old 07-28-2010, 05:16 PM
McDougal's Avatar
McDougal McDougal is offline
Ultra Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,375
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zuniq View Post
You forget that Zune HD doesn't have the same hardware with WP7 test units..

...also, i think that the animations are already very smooth...
They could make a version of the WP7 firmware that's compatible with the Zune HD hardware, but it's highly unlikely. And I agree, for the most part the animations are smooth and lag free, there is, however, a lag and freeze here and there which requires a restart, but not that often.
__________________
iPod Touch 4G 32GB; Google Nexus 7 32GB
JVC HAS600B;Pioneer SE-M390;Audio-Technica ATH-P5

Retired Devices:
Sansa Fuze 8+16GB Rockboxed
Reply With Quote

  #24  
Old 07-28-2010, 05:29 PM
NSILMike NSILMike is offline
Sub-Forum Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 233
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by McDougal View Post
They could make a version of the WP7 firmware that's compatible with the Zune HD hardware, but it's highly unlikely. And I agree, for the most part the animations are smooth and lag free, there is, however, a lag and freeze here and there which requires a restart, but not that often.
the hardware requirements for WP7 are pretty tall, including a 1GHz processor min...
"There is a single Windows Phone 7 hardware specification. Developers can count on the fact that all Windows Phone 7 Series hardware will include; a powerful processor, 256 MB of RAM with a minimum of 4 GB Flash, 802.11 b/g wireless), 4 point, true multi-touch capacitive only screen and 5 sensors (A-GPS, accelerometer, compass, proximity and light)."
Quote snipped from here: http://www.wmexperts.com/your-questi...brandon-watson He doesn't mention it, but I've seen credible reports suggesting the 'powerful processor' is 1GHz min., which beats Tegra (6 to 750MHz... It takes Tegra 2 to get to 1Gig..) Part of that speed bump is to allow multi-tasking, which they constantly tease about (iPhone multi-tasks, so 'teasing' is an easy way to say yes without saying yes...)
So, I agree with your 'unlikely' statement. But, I'd bet they take advantage of interesting parts...
Reply With Quote

  #25  
Old 07-28-2010, 08:06 PM
FallenArms3 FallenArms3 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 259
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bluezune16 View Post
when have they ever had a software update without updating the Zune firmware to match...
A few times. Likewise, there have been firmware updates without software updates.
__________________
- Grant F
Reply With Quote

  #26  
Old 09-01-2010, 11:04 AM
bluezune16's Avatar
bluezune16 bluezune16 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 25
Default

UPDATE: according to the Zune Insider podcast, the update is "for windows phone 7. There won't be an update to the Zune HD."
__________________
Computers, huh? I've heard it all boils down to just a bunch of ones and zeroes.... I don't know how that enables me to see naked women, but however it works, God bless you guys.
Reply With Quote

Reply

Tags
zune 4.7

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:19 AM.