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New Zune & Software Released

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by LarryFlowers, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

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    I'm sure that is ... entice users to upgrade to new hardware by putting new features only on the new hardware, so owners will upgrade, sell or give away their old Zune, and Microsoft grows the Zune user-base. It's a smart strategy.
     
  2. Steve

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    You may be right. It could also backfire and cause folks thinking of upgrading to look at the iPhone/iPod Touch platform instead, tho. I'm not positive, but I think even the first iPhones are able to run the latest generation 3.1 software today. That helps promotes loyalty among users.
     
  3. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    Ok...I'm a bit confused (not unusual), is Z4.0 for the desktop or the Zune, or both? Z4.0 is installed on my laptop. I have an original Zune, just what is the firmware version for that?
     
  4. LarryFlowers

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    You don't get a choice about the desktop software... it is an automatic upgrade. Older Zunes will be unaffected by the change and will continue to function normally. The new Zunes will benefit from some of the changes in the new desktop.
     
  5. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    So it is a desktop only upgrade? Gotcha. Thanks, Larry.
     
  6. Drew2k

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    When I finally synced my Zune 120 with my PC last night I saw an option to upgrade the firmware. After connecting your device, go to Settings > Device > Player Update and see if it tells you there's an update waiting.

    In my case it was a very minor revision as far as the numbering went, and I still haven't noticed anything, but I suspect it was a change that impacts Marketplace or ratings, as the more you play the better Zune 4.0 learns about your tastes to make recommendations in the marketplace and to customize your Smart DJ Mix channels ...
     
  7. naijai

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    i got a look at my friend's HD yesterday and that thing is light, so light i was scared i would drop it but i like the feel, interface is very smooth and clean i wasn't able to dive too deep into the device but from face value looked very promising for me
     
  8. wilbur_the_goose

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    I really like the PC software - the DJ feature is like Pandora and kicks butt with my Zune Pass.
     
  9. Steve

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