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Newbie
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Registered: ‎05-03-2014

When will the first firmware going to be released?

Hi there, I'm a customer who have used Sansa Clip Sport for over two months now. Honestly, when I chose Sansa Clip Sport, I was affected by the Sansa Clip Zip's performance, so I order it right away. But it has been released for a long dmn time now, and there are tons of bugs in my device. Comparing to the Sansa Clip Zip, which have a following firmware very early to fix its problem, why there is still no firmware for the Sport yet?

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 8,152
Registered: ‎12-11-2007

Re: When will the first firmware going to be released?

Being worked on; perhaps later this month.

 

Please note, though--the Sport never will have the capabilities of the earlier Zip and Clip+, apart from a superior battey capacity.  It is a limited player. 

Newbie
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎04-24-2014

Re: When will the first firmware going to be released?

Limited in what way? Hardware? Firmware?

SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: When will the first firmware going to be released?


@tabaz wrote:

Limited in what way? Hardware? Firmware?


 

Yes.

Newbie
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎04-24-2014

Re: When will the first firmware going to be released?

So i asked if its limited by hardware and / or firmware and i got an "yes" for the answer... Smiley Wink
Let me refine my question then:
Why is the Hardware limited? I mean, it has a larger screen and a longer running time. This arent any limits.
And why should the firmware be limited? Because it has some bugs and missing features, for sure! 

So the "limits" are that SanDisk does not want to put more effort into the firmware because their skills are limited? Sorry, i dont get it.

Probably iam a limited person - firmware wise, i mean.

 

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SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: When will the first firmware going to be released?

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@tabaz wrote:


Why is the Hardware limited?

 

Because SanDisk built it this way purposely.


And why should the firmware be limited?

 

Because the hardware is.

 

 

So the "limits" are that SanDisk does not want to put more effort into the firmware because their skills are limited? Sorry, i dont get it.

 

I think you get it pretty well, but it's not their "skills" that are limited. It's their resources (aka manpower). SanDisk's focus has changed. They don't want to spend any more money developing a super-duper player at this point when the majority of people are using their phones and other multi-function devices for audio playback. You are witnessing the demise of the dedicated portable adudio player.

 

 


 

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 8,152
Registered: ‎12-11-2007

Re: When will the first firmware going to be released?

I don't know that the above is the case, but the fact remains that the internals of the Sport are different from the earlier Clips, imposing limitations on operation.  Sigh.

Newbie
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎04-05-2014

Re: When will the first firmware going to be released?

It still seems to me that if this was the case, why release the Clip Sport in the first place? Keep making Clip + and Clip Zip, and forget about developing something else.

SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎12-11-2007

Re: When will the first firmware going to be released?


@godbreath wrote:

It still seems to me that if this was the case, why release the Clip Sport in the first place? Keep making Clip + and Clip Zip, and forget about developing something else.


Yep, a very good question indeed.

 

One thing I noticed in the Sunday paper is that Best Buy was advertising the Sport (and not the other Clips).  It made me wonder if a store like that requires the introduction of new models, even if limited in scope, to try to spur sales.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,305
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: When will the first firmware going to be released?


@godbreath wrote:

It still seems to me that if this was the case, why release the Clip Sport in the first place? Keep making Clip + and Clip Zip, and forget about developing something else.



The Clip+ and Zip are still in production. The Sport was not built to complete with (or exceed) these models. It was built with fewer features to meet an lower price point.