How do you pick which OS Update to use?
It seems like 23569 is the highest number the chefs here are using, but I also still see a lot of activity with 21909?
Usually I would think that the higher the build number the more current the code within it. (28232)
But that does not seem to hold true. Also what about the different COM's (1 2 3 4 5 6)
I already walked through the OS upgrade exercise, but I want to understand WHY I would choose one over the other?
If you go by last modified then the numbers really don't make any sense!
Just a little more education Please.
okay so basically these are builds that are sent to the companies to test out. They are NOT releases from MS, but rather "leaks" from places that remain anonymous for obvious reasons.
that said, here is a simple breakdown:
217xx - 219xx is COM1 - based on the older system. this is WinMo 6.5 This is based on the older 6.5 but new features are added.
218xx is COM2 - was a continuation of an older COM1 and is no longer updated
230xx is COM3 - not updated anymore as COM5 has taken over
234xx is COM4 - not many updates, and appears to be abandoned
235xx is COM5 - this is the newer 6.5.5 windows and is considered the newest WinMo out there.
280xx is WMD - this has not been updated in quite a while and WAS the newest releases usually working on IE mostly. This build branched off of COM3 a while ago.
it was thought that COM5 and WMD would be combined and the best features of each would be used and called the official 6.5.5
There is NO official release of 6.5.5
6.5 is not dead, as you can see there are regular releases as some ppl prefer to use 6.5 vs. 6.5.5
the biggest most noticeable difference between them is the placement of the start menu flag, and the graphic "touch friendly" buttons on the bottom bar.
6.5.5 has some disadvantages especially for programs not designed to handle the smaller taskbar and larger startbar.
as of this writing, the latest COM1 is 21911, and the latest COM5 is 23569. There hasn't been a new release of 6.5.5 in quite some time.
There are other build numbers out there and they are usually device dependent...
236xx is for LG devices
24xxx is for HTC devices
213xx is for Motorola devices
215xx is for Samsung devices