Brent VA7BNB contacted me as his brand new GD-77 seems to have a new version of firmware, which has not been released either to the Beta testers or on the official Radioddity website
Bent tells me that he didn’t receive a disk firmware 3.1.3 on it, so unless one of the beta testers has been sent a copy of 3.1.3 we have no way of getting hold of a copy.
On a possibly related note.
Radioddity also now seems to be selling a version with an inverted video display. Back background with white text.
However I don’t know whether the hardware in the display is the same and this is controlled via the firmware, especially the new firmware.
I guess we’ll find out in the new few weeks when people buy and receive these new versions
Update. 16th May 2018
Apparently, Radioddity have said that 3.1.3 does not contain any new features, but fixes some problems. However they have not said what problems it fixes.
They’ve also said that they do not have an update file for this version at the moment, but will put it on their official website when they have received it themselves.
This seems to imply that Radioddity receive the radios, with the firmware pre-installed, from another company, rather than writing the firmware themselves.
This explains why they often seen unable to fix firmware bugs, and are reluctant to add enhancements, because they their suppliers effectively are the ones who are in control.