Software updates are always looked forward to by smartphone enthusiasts with excitement for the simple reason that they often add new features, functionality and/or improvements to devices. However, in reality, many times, a much-awaited software update comes along with an array of bugs that makes the devices a bitter-sweet experience.
Take for example how:
- Android 5.0 has reduced the battery life to almost half of what was obtained on KitKat for many updated devices.
- BlackBerry 10.3.1 update has resulted in different issues from flickering display to heating up and to poor battery life
- iOS 8 brought with it Blue Screen of Deaths (BSOD) for some iPads, significant reduction in battery life, among several other issues
Those are just three examples of how the software updates that we so love end up as things that we regret embracing. We get improvements and get annoying bugs along with them. It is a case of updates being a necessary evil for everyone who longs for improved functionality from their mobile devices.
If you live on the cutting edge, there is no doubt that you have had your fair share of software update woes. Do share your most memorable experiences using the comment form below.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.