06-10-2012 11:25 PM
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  1. artzznyzz's Avatar
    Post - "Purple" Update Issues:

    I didn't have the "Purple" problem, but overall have been pleased with responsiveness after the "Purple" update. Much snappier, quicker loading, etc., screen much more responsive, etc.

    But now I am up to new bugs, (Ooppss - 'features') to check out over the next couple days:

    - The default nokia / bing map seems flakey:
    I spent 4+ hrs driving this AM in "new to me" neighborhoods and snakepit highways with only the nokia / bing default maps. It was awful. Phone (post "Purple" update) kept losing data connection, & would not reliably pick up or sync with the GPS signal. Then recentered on nearby cell towers, not using GPS data. (Cold restart did not help.)

    - Battery / charge issue:
    And, despite being on the car charger the whole time this AM, the battery dropped continually from 100% to 38%. As the power dropped, the charge / discharge fluxuated and the phone went repeatedly into power saving mode. Overall awfull.

    - (Note, my N L 900 seems to gets flakey when the charge drops much below 3.8 volts, ~55% charge. This was also true pre "Purple" update)

    Measuring Battery Status:
    - This is easy - Download "diagnostic tools" (google on net, wpcentral or xda-developers for just dial ##634# from the phone. It shows battery status as a graphic with ~4 intervals, as a %, 0 to 100 by ones, voltage (3.5 to 4.1 volts seems typical), & current as charging or discharging AND rate of charge or discharge in mA (mille Amps), -100 to -300, to +100 - +300 - +500 - +700 seem typical. (this is also great for checking if new cables & chargers are working) - Neat.
    Last edited by artzznyzz; 06-09-2012 at 02:54 PM. Reason: Typos
    06-08-2012 03:10 PM
  2. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    Strange they didn't make a good camera. Nokia could do better.

    I know this will be offtopic, but i have to ask

    How much lumia 900 costs (total=99+monthly fee*24?) on at&t and unlocked in usa?
    Because in Europe its price now is 450 pounds. And it is same price as htc one x, even htc one s is cheaper... I haven't had android, but i know wp should be better than android for light user like me.
    $99 + $36 activation + ($39.99 for 450 min + $20 for unlimited texting + $30 for 3GB of data)*24 = $2294.76 after 2 years, not including tax.

    It is available off contract for $449.99, but it is NOT unlocked.
    06-08-2012 03:32 PM
  3. Kredrian's Avatar
    Post update the purple hue is gone, the phone overall seems snappier and not as sluggish at times, though I have noticed one thing. When typing, say in a text message, at random times the keyboard lags quite badly. I can be finished typing a word before anything shows up on the screen, and then whamo!! There it is.. not sure what's up with that, but it did not do it before.
    06-09-2012 07:50 PM
  4. undisputed n00b's Avatar
    I have noticed that my speaker is now louder than it used to be, also the screen is much more responsive and does not lag behind my finger as much. (Screen lag still noticeable when scrolling on the home screen very slowly).
    The screen draw issue still exists but not as bad as it used to be.
    The camera appears to be a bit better in low light but with auto settings you may have to point the camera sensor towards light for a few seconds to get the sensor to stop making pictures pink.
    "Pocket to picture" still works randomly.
    Battery life now goes from 100%-90% with no percentages in between.
    After changing brightness level, the current selected brightness level is not displayed in settings it is just blank but after changing to low brightness and back to high it now displays it.(may be a 1 time bug or glitch, I have been unable to recreate it).
    06-09-2012 08:49 PM
  5. rjansen3's Avatar
    I don't believe the purple issue is completely gone. When brightness is on auto, and goes dim,certain UI elements still have a slight purple hue. Namely, the "greyed out" version of the "send" button in messaging, as well as text such as the "online" header in messaging. Anyone else notice this?
    06-09-2012 10:10 PM
  6. 4ty-phive's Avatar
    My 2 cents

    Never had the purple hue, volume function when the phone is locked, or the phone the waking when pressing the camera button issues. It seemed my only issue was using iphone bud (w/mic) during a call. Before the update, the mic didn't work. After the update, the mic works just fine. My concern now involves using slacker radio. I like to use it with my screen locked and turned off. Sometimes it won't go the next song and has gone unresponsive (This where I try to turn the screen back on but nothing happens) a couple of times. I don't know if that is the app or the phone itself. I purchased some earbuds with mic and remote control capabilities. I will find out if it all works with the phone.
    06-10-2012 07:54 AM
  7. streborc's Avatar
    I can't understand everyone's preoccupation with this purplish hue thing. I only was able to notice it while staring at the screen for prolonged periods when driving my car.
    06-10-2012 10:39 AM
  8. iloveamystery's Avatar
    I can't understand everyone's preoccupation with this purplish hue thing. I only was able to notice it while staring at the screen for prolonged periods when driving my car.
    It was very noticeable for me, especially when the autobrightness raised when I had the keyboard open, and the keyboard's color changed from purple to gray. It was annoying and a little jarring. If it had been purple constantly, then it wouldn't have been a big deal--at least for me.

    I'm happy to see this update... I'm able to change the volume of music with the screen off consistently now.
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    06-10-2012 05:36 PM
  9. PhilR8's Avatar
    I can't understand everyone's preoccupation with this purplish hue thing. I only was able to notice it while staring at the screen for prolonged periods when driving my car.
    It doesn't matter what you do or don't understand. The Purple Hue bug was a huge issue on my device and made everything look bad. Now that the update has come and gone and the issue has been resolved, I'm happy.

    Some of us came to Windows Phone because of Metro - the aesthetics of the UI was the driving force behind my adoption of the platform. When the entire UI was bathed in a purple hue that also discolored pictures, etc, it was a huge deal. Kudos to you that you didn't seem to mind, but do not belittle those who were justly upset.
    06-10-2012 11:18 PM
  10. PhilR8's Avatar
    I don't believe the purple issue is completely gone. When brightness is on auto, and goes dim,certain UI elements still have a slight purple hue. Namely, the "greyed out" version of the "send" button in messaging, as well as text such as the "online" header in messaging. Anyone else notice this?
    I can almost trick myself into thinking the "greyed out" version of the "send" button is still a little purple. Almost. I'm 99% sure that on my device, the purple hue is gone. And hopefully for good.
    06-10-2012 11:25 PM
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