When I went to the service center the engineer there told me that after typing *#1234#
Showed me this on my phone
He told me this is the latest s/w (even though I had these problems only after updating OTA). Can others who have updated from 2.3.4 to 2.3.6 please confirm if you have the same display after trying out the code AND if you have the same problems as I have listed in post #27 above. I was told by this engineer that points (1) & (4) are now normal for this ver of firmware for the other points I am still testing the phone but I have a strong suspicion that these guys are giving me BS as Samsung
India has not released a change log for India for this ver.
My phone shows the following in About Phone
Kernal ver 22.214.171.124-perf-CL972857
@ashish, @amar can you try this.
All the Abt phone details are the same as yours.
I Haven't done extensive testing As it's my wife's phone, but incoming sms ringtone & delivery report ringtone works fine.
And there are no apparent issues related to the update