Samsung and AT&T announce OTA software update for Captivate GPS bug

By on September 22, 2010 at 11:44 AM.

Samsung and AT&T announce OTA software update for Captivate GPS bug

Today, Samsung and AT&T announced an over-the-air update for the Captivate handset to address the units GPS performance. As the two companies state:

An update to improve the Samsung Captivate’s GPS performance is now available. Captivate customers will receive a notification on their device that an update is available and will simply need to download the file to update their phone. The updates will be pushed to customers’ devices over the next few weeks.

The update for the Captivate will also improve additional device functions, such as media scanning time, add the full version of QuickOffice and address Microsoft Exchange 2003 policy support.

We know that for many Captivate users this fix can’t come soon enough.

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Motorola employee states Android 2.2 for DROID X due by "early September"

By on August 6, 2010 at 6:48 AM.

Motorola employee states Android 2.2 for DROID X due by "early September"

Yesterday afternoon, a Motorola employee named Matt dropped this little nugget in the company’s official forums:

Some Droid X users are experiencing an issue using Exchange 2003 email. Though the email is arriving on the Droid X, no notifications are appearing. A fix for this will be included in the upgrade to Android 2.2 scheduled for deployment by early September.

The post is the closest thing to an official date released by Motorola; up until now the software update has been coming “soon” or “this summer.” Anybody disappointed by the September timeline? Anyone seeing the Exchange 2003 issue Matt goes on to mention in the post? More →

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Microsoft Word: Banned in the USA

By on August 12, 2009 at 5:22 PM.

Microsoft Word: Banned in the USA

In an interesting turn of events, Seattle PI is reporting that a Texas judge has ordered Microsoft to cease all sales of its famed word processor in the US within 60 days. No, seriously. The injunction came as the result of a patent dispute between Canadian software company i4i and Microsoft regarding the processes with which Word handles XML files. This isn’t the first victory for i4i over the Washingtonian beast either — back in May a court awarded the company $200 million in damages as it found Microsoft had knowingly infringed on the same patent. That judgment is still being appealed and of course Microsoft isn’t going to stop selling Word any time soon as a result of this new injunction. In the end, Redmond will appeal related rulings as long as it can and then it’ll cut a check and be done with the matter. Oh yes, it will be a large check.

[Via Mashable]

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