Garmin recently released a firmware update for the nuvi 2×5 series, which was introduced four years ago and discontinued in June of last year. This extended support for previous generation products is one of the reasons why people love Garmin.
On the other hand, here it is four years later and they are still finding things to fix. That may not be a fair statement in regard to this particular release, but it is true that Garmin and the entire GPS industry have a reputation for delivering products that typically need several firmare updates to straighten out initial bugs. Handheld devices, which are more complex, tend to see an even longer development cycle to ensure that they work properly. And hate may not be too strong of a word for how some owners feel about that!
So that’s the yin and yang of it. I was just struck by the duality of this release and wanted to share.