Do NOT buy this phone. It is very unreliable and has many problems with its functioning. I repeat, DO NOT buy this phone.
Anonymous, 09 Mar 2011Hi. As there won't be an official upgrade to Android 2.2 or 2.3 (Garmin said), does someone k... moreHi, Garmin is the partner for upgrading the GPS side, as i understand Asus are the ones to release an upgrade to Android OS. I checked with the support guys here and they told it is not available yet. but it doesnt mean that upgrade wont be available at all.
I am also waiting for 2.2. Lets hope for the best. :)
Ashwani, 09 Mar 2011I am facing the same issue as Muni has reported. screams . The touch is too faulty n sometime... moreHi,
U have to upgrade the firmware. I assume that u bought the phone from india. hence upgrade to Indian version. These will be fixed.
My phone went back to its maker 3 times,once after 1 month and 1 day of buying it,then 5 months later and then the 3rd time they-the phone shop where I bought it-did not bother to send it back,they wrote a complaint letter for me. After about 1 week I got a phone call from KPN in the Netherlands and they asked me to explain the problem,I did and they asked if I would like another phone...Of course I said yes so long as it was NOT the Garmin and that the phone actually worked.
They sent me on my existing contract a brand new Samsung Galaxy S..ME VERY happy !!!
It works like a dream. Navigation geo tags everything the Garmin was ment to do but for wat ever reason never did,not properly at any rate.
Hi. As there won't be an official upgrade to Android 2.2 or 2.3 (Garmin said), does someone know if an un-official build has been (or will be) created and where i could download it ? Thanx.
Anonymous, 10 Dec 2010Hello Muni, I have a similar issue on my A10 phone. Did you manage to get a fix for this... moreI am facing the same issue as Muni has reported. screams . The touch is too faulty n sometimes the mute button gets pressed while talking by your ear and u cannot be heard, navigation is great ans so is the processor. But the issue raised must be addressed by Asus.
ckupcu, 01 Mar 2011Hallo,
Where can I get the latest SW? I found Version 5.0.82, 118 MB in Australian Garminas... moreI have done the upgrade with no problems .
If you are still having problems I'd phone the garmin asus support line the number here in Australia is : 1-800-552-608 it operates between 8:00 – 17:00 EST .
I am sure they will be able to guide you through the update process .
Rosh, 11 Feb 2011Hi, I am back. Great News. They have done some considerable improvements here. And a lot stabl... moreHallo,
Where can I get the latest SW? I found Version 5.0.82, 118 MB in Australian Garminasus Web site. I tried to update as mentioned in the guidelines, but it did not work for me. In one try it says "file is inconstent". In a second try it say "insufficient memory". I still have Version 5.0.71...
Did someone succeed with SW update?
haad, 21 Feb 2011how mutch is procesor? 1ghz or?CPU: Qualcomm 7227 600MHz
how mutch is procesor? 1ghz or?
Rosh, 11 Feb 2011I forgot to mention 2 things here:
1. The mob recognises that the battery cover is removed.... moreHi, I am back. Great News. They have done some considerable improvements here. And a lot stable as well. Earlier it was a GPS device, Now it is a phone as well.
Few that I have noted:
1. Contact have come back. Properties->Display groups->Expand one group -> Select All Other Contacts (last one). i am not sure whether this was available earlier. But now all contacts ara visible.
2. As soon as you dial a number, if it is there in contact, it gets displayed.
3. Battery appears to be more efficient.
4. No more removing of batteries. I tried few calls and appears pretty stable. Wew... BIGGG RELIEF.
Android OS v2.1.1 - Has Live Wallpaper.
Rosh, 11 Feb 2011Ok i have successfully installed ver 5071. UI looks more 3d especially the player but i am won... moreI forgot to mention 2 things here:
1. The mob recognises that the battery cover is removed. hence after sitcking in the SD card, before doing anything, put back the battery cover. If not, it will not proceed with update. Instead, it will go to desktop and you will have to repeat the process.
2. The update file (approx 300MB) will remain in the folder itself. Hence you will have to remove it manually. Otherwise you will wonder where did all the space go.
Contact me - roshkm82 at hotmail dot com
Rosh, 11 Feb 2011Ok, I got Invalid system update file. I guess i have to live with 5071. Ok, trying again.
~RoshOk i have successfully installed ver 5071. UI looks more 3d especially the player but i am wondering how it found that this phone is IND? I just changed the time zone to Kaula lumpur and tried. No Luck.
I just bought this mob yesterday and i am experimenting already. Garmin Asus guys, 'are you listening?' :)
Will update in a day or 2 about the usage. but i feel the phone is quite heavy. no need of a dumbel. Never saw that in a review either. Wonder all the guys stopped going to gym. ;)
Rosh, 11 Feb 2011After much search i found how to install firmware. I am facing the problem of proximity. i.e. ... moreOk, I got Invalid system update file. I guess i have to live with 5071. Ok, trying again.
After much search i found how to install firmware. I am facing the problem of proximity. i.e. fone turns blak\ck, or hangs after a long call. When you press the power button to unlock it, it dont respond. You have to remove the battery to cut the phone. This happens generally when you make a call to a LAN phone. So even if they cut the call from their side, the line will be open unless you cut it.
If you are calling anothoer mobile, this wont happen.
So hold on tight guys, i am going to upgrade to 5077 ver. In this ver, they have mentioned that proximity issue is fixed, lets see.
All information is available on garminasus.com/en_MY/support/a10-software-updates.html
I will post in a while about the status.
btw i am from India. and Indian site of garmin asus is having only 5071. Wonder why.
Can I purchase UK maps for phone purchased in OZ and loaded with Oz maps ?
Mandy, 01 Feb 2011well...i bought A10 3 days ago and when i chkd memory it was showing total storage 3.01 gb- av... moreAll phones use a certain amount of there internal memory for there own operating system the last update for the A10 used about 100 MB of memory as I remember and that would be on top of the old system . In the past I have owned an iPhone and I know they use quite a lot of there on board memory as well . But unlike the iPhone you can and more memory if you need it with the A10 .
Anonymous, 01 Feb 2011Some memory is lost when the memory is formatted and the rest would be used by the phones oper... morewell...i bought A10 3 days ago and when i chkd memory it was showing total storage 3.01 gb- available 2.56, utilised by applications is 406MB. :(..just worried!! wheather i have made the right decision buying this fone :(
Michelle, 01 Feb 2011can any one suggest which one is better between A10 & M10.In my opinion the A10 is a much better phone the GPS is very good and the operating system is much smoother now since the upgrades .