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Old 12-27-2009, 05:00 PM
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Default Possible New P3 Firmware?... Or not.

Well, according to the user Argetlam, Sammy just released a new firmware for the R1. Here's the thread: http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum...ewpost&t=50993

Probably also means that Sammy hasn't forgotten completely about the P3 & company, and that maybe the P3 is the next one (or the last in line) to receive an update... What do you think?

I mean, I do know the P3 and other Samsung players are being left behind because of the production/development of the almighty M1 a.k.a P4, but I do still think/hope that at least one last firmware is in their plans.

Anyway, a man can dream...
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Old 12-27-2009, 05:03 PM
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I sure hope so. 2.2 is pretty cool, but it's crashed on me two or three times in the past two days. Usually it just reboots itself, but one time I had to press the reset button. I really hope that they are making a new firmware, even if it only fixes some of the bugs in 2.2 and they just leave it at that.
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:12 PM
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That's wild, I've not had a single problem with 2.20 and it lets my Custom UCI's use widgets and touch navigation to work.

Then again, I strip all but the basic ID3 tags and album art off all my files. *shrug*
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:27 PM
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According to Lebellium - Samsung insider - no more firmwares are planned for the P3.
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:13 PM
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Yep, no more are planned normaly.
But as you can see, Samsung sometimes listens to me: They have improved the battery life with DNSe enabled in the new firmware version 3.00 for R1!!

But as regards the P3, it is 1 year old now and the M1 is here. So even if I insist strongly on it, the R&D won't listen to me...
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:18 PM
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The P3 is still the newest touchscreen player from Samsung in the U.S.. If the R1 and M1 aren't planned for U.S. release than I'd love a little more P3 support/updates. It's no where near finished as far as I can tell.
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:24 PM
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Honestly they do not care on the US market
The main market is the Korean one. In the other countries, particularly in the USA, they cannot compete with Apple
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:07 PM
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That does make sense. I guess maybe that's why P3s are not sold in-stores, only online. Why waste money on ads & store placement, when you know your player is going to be just feet away from an Itouch in WalMart, for example. That would be a bad idea.

And lebellium, you said "normally," so is it possible that they could change their plans in any given time? I mean, if 2.20 is truly the last one, then that's a big waste for the P3, which has so much potential... Things such as the gapless playback, on-screen volume which was on 2.07, the password protection that the P2 has, etc. are just some little things it needs.
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Old 12-29-2009, 05:44 AM
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I said "normally" because I met the Korean R&D and the guy told me his team was fed up with the bluewaves system on the P2, it was too stressful , so they decided to slow down firmwares releases on the new products. And he also told me that the P3 has all features it needs. Of course I told him the lack of gapless etc but I really do not think they will release a new firmware just for that.
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Old 12-29-2009, 05:58 AM
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And touch volume control they broke ?
I was really hopping to see that one back. It was usefull.
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:18 AM
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I can see the Bluewave experiment being stressful, although I'll bet they all earned their pay during the P2's life. It's no excuse to leave a device unfinished though. They must know they broke some features like On-screen volume and there is plenty they could do above just fixing what they broke.
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:32 AM
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I'll sent an email to the korean R&D again but I'm not sure it will useful
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True, but at least we would have let them know
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Old 12-29-2009, 07:39 PM
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Lebellium, be sure to attach a link to this forum on the e-mail; telling how many people really want another firmware. Lol
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Lebellium, be sure to attach a link to this forum on the e-mail; telling how many people really want another firmware. Lol
No way, if they only see these forums, they'll think only a dozen of persons are interested by a new firmware
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:30 PM
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Or he could link them to the P3 Firmwares subforum.
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