WTF?! MyPhone Agua Rio New Version; Don’t Buy Unless You Know It’s The Updated Unit

WTF?! MyPhone Agua Rio New Version; Don’t Buy Unless You Know It’s The Updated Unit
April 21 06:14 2014 Print This Article

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UPDATE: MyPhone has issued a software update for “old version” users updating them to a newer firmware with SD card installs. Read our guide on how to update here.

Maybe MyPhone didn’t think people would notice, but Rio’s Facebook groups have been abuzz for days now after the discovery of a new version of the budget smartphone being sold in stores. The updated phone is packing a newer kernel and build number (basically more up-to-date and optimized software), plus it has a revised case with a finger tab for pulling the back cover open. User reports have been saying that this version has a smoother interface than the old, and that’s enough to warrant a huge public outrage from early adopters (including us).

 

 

From a consumer standpoint, MyPhone has definitely messed up – essentially selling people an inferior unit at launch, and stealthily changing the version of the stocks later on as necessary. It’s a good thing people have noticed and started complaining about it, otherwise the local brand might not have even told us there’s a new unit / UI out there.

 

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Question is: If MyPhone decides to update the older units to the new Kernel/Build, how are they planning to go about it? Are they going to have to make people go back to their stores and have it updated there? Do they even have the manpower to do that? And will we need to bring our receipts, and hope our data doesn’t get erased? Why couldn’t they have just sold us the new units in the first place?

 

And what about the ones who’ve already rooted their phones because the memory is too small and MyPhone didn’t have the decency to allow SD Installs without root access – are they screwed too? Why is MyPhone treating their loyal early adopters this way?

 

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MyPhone has to fix this, someway or somehow. That or people who got burned will ultimately never choose a MyPhone again. And if you’re in the market for one, at least make sure you’re getting the new version before parting with your money. Because right now a lot of Rio owners are not happy – and you don’t want to be in the same boat.

 

UPDATE: MyPhone has issued a software update for “old version” users updating them to a newer firmware with SD card installs. Read our guide on how to update here.

 

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12 Comments

  1. kards le sharpeye
    April 21, 08:06 #1 kards le sharpeye

    i lost my reciept so now how can my rio be updated to the latest version. i bought my rio 2days after the 1st release.. also its rooted and i ported it to note3 hehehe..

  2. Marc
    April 21, 08:25 #2 Marc

    Will you make a performance comparison? Especially how apps behave (youtube app lags on old version). I already re-swap my memory storage and unrooted my RIO so ready na for the update (kung magkakaroon ;))

  3. Mick
    April 21, 19:45 #3 Mick

    So you’re bashing Myphone for basically listening to the complaints and improving the Rio?

  4. Ayan Villafuerte
    April 21, 22:46 #4 Ayan Villafuerte

    there is an update now in their facebook page…

  5. pcso
    April 22, 12:44 #5 pcso

    buti na lang di pa ako bumili nito. tsk!

  6. Marc
    April 22, 19:35 #6 Marc

    Also noticed on the sticker of the new version RIO box where IMEI is posted, there is a “V1” written in the sticker, please anyone confirm this

  7. Reiko
    April 24, 09:34 #7 Reiko

    Atleast myphone has the decency to listen to the loyal customers complaints and swiftly act on it,not unlike some local phone companies i know..

    We should commend them instead of bashing the store..besides,no phone company is perfect,even samsung and specially apple makes goof ups every now and then..^_^

  8. carlo
    April 24, 13:32 #8 carlo

    pansin ko lang na panay myphone bashing sa blog na to. credibility check please.
    sana makita ng myphone to at bigyan tayo ng feedback… and im sure magbibigay ng feedback yan… antayin niyo lang.

  9. Roni J.
    April 29, 00:59 #10 Roni J.

    nag release sila ng MyPhone Rio Lite with apps directly to an SD card, kaya ina-update din nila yung MyPhone Rio para di magalit ang bumili nito.

  10. jerome
    May 16, 03:57 #11 jerome

    sana maayos din ang ocean pro, ayaw mag install s sd

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