The Android 4.0 update for Huawei’s G300 hit the phones of Vodafone users last week, and it hasn’t been particularly well received. The problems come from the fact that Vodafone has released the B936 build of ICS for UK users to install, which, for some owners, is reportedly rather laggy and broken post installation.
Users who’ve updated are reporting issues with the phone’s dictionary and spellchecker, a broken caller ID system, regular app force closes and more, plus there’s still no support for hardware acceleration within the UI, despite users of the phone lobbying hard for its inclusion – and Huawei saying it would feature in the code.
In fact, furious Vodafone G300 users are even claiming the phone fails some of Google’s mandatory compatibility requirements, which could lead to all manner of problems for Huawei. It’s another amazing OS update mess. Vodafone says it’s looking into the reports, but hasn’t offered any sort of timescale or promises of fixes.
Thanks to reader Paul for the extremely thorough tip.