Originally Posted by ddcjohnson
I just bought this phone and have read tons of horrible reviews about the current software, does the update fix all the problems I keep reading about?
In my opinion, the phone's biggest issues are the small internal memory and the bloat that AT&T preinstalls. It won't fix those. However, it does open up the option to allow non-market apps without rooting. 2.2 also adds the ability to move certain apps to the SD card, but not all apps are movable and none of the preinstalled & system apps are movable. A few can be tricked by sneaking in a default location change via the bridge but you're looking at maybe a 10mb difference over stock, if that, so you're only making up what you lost in the update, which adds 10mb of data to the internal memory.
Factor that into your decision if you're already low on memory due to preinstalled or system apps and don't want to root. 2.2 also seems to work faster, but I only had the phone for a day before the update became available, so I don't know how accurate my perceptions are on that. It is a boon to be able to move many of the user apps, especially since not that long ago it didn't look like 2.2 was going to be available on this phone.