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Re:M8 tablet android 10 update

2021-03-02, 18:05 PM
@monxton39 What do you mean by system level and what kind of background processes? I am not very technical.
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Re:M8 tablet android 10 update

2021-03-02, 18:51 PM

@17Rachel17 the level I'm talking about can be found at Settings->System->About tablet, it's the Build Number and will look something like TB-8505F_Snnnnnn_nnnnnn_BMP.

 

The problem that people are experiencing is that if you are using an app which uses push notification, for example WhatsApp, Facebook, any email client except Gmail, anything really that you would expect to give you a notification sound and put up an icon in the top left of the screen, it is not working. Also if you use widgets on your home screen. For most tablet users the absence of notifications makes their device useless. This problem and others are discussed at the start of this very long thread: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Android-based-Tablets-and-Phablets/Tab-M10-FHD-Plus-after-upgrade-to-Android-10-problems/m-p/5049935

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Re:M8 tablet android 10 update

2021-03-02, 19:12 PM

Not useless, I've been using both 8505 X and F models for almost 3 months now since that d a m n update.

 

What pisses me off is that apps don't work in the background, and when you switch apps, and then return to a previous app it restarts.

 

I don't use many apps, mostly Google apps, so I get most of the notifications.

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Re:M8 tablet android 10 update

2021-03-02, 19:14 PM
I'll have a look at the widgets/notifications aspect and get back to you on that. I only use Gmail on this tablet for email. I'll also have a look at the other thread that you mention. System level is TB-8505F_S300034_201220_BMP
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Re:M8 tablet android 10 update

2021-03-03, 0:28 AM

@ GeorgeFeb

 

I'm finding this problem even running the stock Android 9 without update. Have say, Kindle app, Browser, Email client all open. Spend some time on one app and go to open the other and a delay of sometimes up to 10 seconds to open, as it reloads.

 

Almost better to just close any app your using directly after using it! Seems to load quicker from closed rather than cached/background state.

 

It only happens after you've left the app 'dormant' for a certain period of time, though what that time period is I haven't measured. If you're readily switching between apps every few minutes or so, they seem to remain active and ready.

 

Haven't discovered if there's anything in the settings/developer options to counteract this.

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Re:M8 tablet android 10 update

2021-03-05, 9:48 AM

@NomNomNow

 

I'm finding this problem even running the stock Android 9 without update. Have say, Kindle app, Browser, Email client all open. Spend some time on one app and go to open the other and a delay of sometimes up to 10 seconds to open, as it reloads.

 

Almost better to just close any app your using directly after using it! Seems to load quicker from closed rather than cached/background state.

 

It only happens after you've left the app 'dormant' for a certain period of time, though what that time period is I haven't measured. If you're readily switching between apps every few minutes or so, they seem to remain active and ready.

 

Haven't discovered if there's anything in the settings/developer options to counteract this.

Similarly, 24-bit audio can record 16,777,216 discreet values for loudness levels (or a dynamic range of 144 dB), versus 16-bit audio which can represent 65,536 discrete values for the loudness levels (or a dynamic range of 96 dB).

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Re:M8 tablet android 10 update

2021-03-07, 19:50 PM

Hi, I have the same issue of widgets not updating and notifications not being received as described above and also on the the lengthy thread about the M10 Tablet.

At least it's not me....lol....but very annoying.  I had an earlier version of the 8" tablet but got the new one because it has twice as much Main Storage as the older one.  Hope this issue gets resolved.  It seems to be a Lenovo Tablet problem as I have a Moto cell phone which also has Android 10 and I have no similar problems with that - I mention that as Moto is also owned by Lenovo....

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Re:M8 tablet android 10 update

2021-03-09, 10:10 AM

It is now just over 3 months since I bought this M8 tablet, my first ever Lenovo product, and there has been zero progress in solving any of the issues previously reported by me or by the many people who have contributed to this thread.  I have never experienced such a vacuum of information from any tech company before. 

 

What do people with more experience with the Lenovo brand advise, given that I have no knowledge or experience with Lenovo Support?  My choices are:

 

1. Return the tablet to Amazon for a full refund, and buy a different brand.

2. Try to follow the instructions that some people have posted to roll back to Android 9 via various independent websites, and disable automatic updates to 10.

3. Wait for an official Lenovo OTA update, or at least for someone at Lenovo to give us a more definite and precise date for when this promised update will arrive.

 

It is beyond ridiculous that customers who have paid for this product are now seemingly abandoned, or at best have just a vague promise of an update some time in the grey future.  Just how much patience are we expected to have?

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Re:M8 tablet android 10 update

2021-03-09, 11:05 AM

@P40 only you can answer that. I am very pleased with my M8 tablet now that it is rolled back to Android 9. I found it intolerable without notifications, so I was unable to go for your option 3.

 

If option 1, what device would you choose to replace it? 

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Re:M8 tablet android 10 update

2021-03-09, 14:30 PM

@P40

 

Another option could be to exchange your current tablet and replace with the same model (assuming Android 9 pre-installed), this time disabling the automatic update on setup.

 

I'm glad that I did that with mine initially, however I look forward to there being a fully functional update/fix in the near future.

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