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 Post subject: Re: FZ-A1 update ???
PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:52 am 
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Sadlmkr wrote:
As I read it, there are updates for ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) and the next upgrade would be Jelly Bean or something.
The catch 22 is there is a huge number of apps that would need to be modified by individuals so switching from ICS to JB doesn't make sense for making the big switch......another way to put it 2% have switched to JB so there in little motivation for apps designers to upgrade from ICS to JB.
It's all economics and advertising.... not function. (my opinion)


According to google, almost 50% of the users are using JB and only about 8% ICS, so It doesn't seem too much "secure" to stay with a hardly used version.

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 Post subject: Re: FZ-A1 update ???
PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:03 pm 
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My information was old I guess.

Sorry for the confusion.

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 Post subject: Re: FZ-A1 update ???
PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:12 pm 
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It's ok. Well, we'll have to wait for a service manual, maybe there's a way to get to a hidden menu to install custom firmware (I really doubt it).

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 Post subject: Re: FZ-A1 update ???
PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:27 pm 
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Have you experimented with Linux?

On my phone (Samsung smarter then me) I see lots of folders (folders are files in Linux or files are folders :confused: )

My choice would be a Linux platform ....doable with W7? Not doable with Android? Too many irons in the fire. (refers to branding irons of which I have three) and the cows to go with them.

I charge my JT-B1 and Samsung from a good (expensive) micro-usb to usb. Lots of files there....no time to sort it out. Ummm from a Mint 17 or similar Toughbook.

Let's update it and not tell anyone. :D

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 Post subject: Re: FZ-A1 update ???
PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:05 pm 
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The lack of support is not surprising, and definitely disappointing given what these things cost. I updated my FZ-G1 to Windows 10 recently, and when I went to Panny's website to see if they had updated any of their utilities for it, it said that Windows 10 is not supported on Mk 1 FZ-G1s**. It's a machine I bought two years ago :(

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 Post subject: Re: FZ-A1 update ???
PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:30 pm 
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But if you look how long W10 has been out, only a few months. Give them some time and they might have an update for you BUT do you really want it. I know I will never use W10. All the bullcrap that they are trying to do....they can shove W10 where the sun don't shine

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 Post subject: Re: FZ-A1 update ???
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Yes, perhaps, though I can't believe there is so much difference in the hardware versions that it's not possible to support them all.

As for getting Windows 10 in the first place, I had almost blown it off since it never popped up to auto-install, but it finally did, so I let it go to see if the tablet support had improved any. There's not much difference though; the on-screen keyboard is a bit less likely to resize my app windows, but that's about it. I had Classic Shell on it before for a start menu, and still do (sorry MS, live tiles don't do anything for me but waste space).

I have a 1TB mSATA SSD waiting to go in it when I get time, and once I do that, I'll probably try out Ubuntu Touch and PC-BSD on it. If they work OK then Windows 10 gets kicked to a VM :)


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