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Old November 26th, 2011, 04:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Users Guide (or What's New) for 2.3??

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I've had a good ol' Droid Eris since they came out a couple years ago. I just bought a used Incredible, though, to hold me over until something I really want comes out.

So my Eris is running Android 2.1 (a rooted version, but basically stock with Sense).

I just got the Incredible and before I did any setup, installed anything, or activate it, I ran the system update (off WiFi) and got it to the latest 2.3.4 (4.08.605.2). Install seemed to go fine.

- So is there a guide anywhere that will help me see what's different with 2.3, as I'm coming from 2.1??

I'm imagining the version of Sense is pretty similar and the phone itself is not that much different. All I found was the full Incredible manual, but that is for 2.2 and dated from last year. I'm sure Gingerbread adds some new features I'm not aware of.

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Old November 26th, 2011, 07:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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There is a list of changes on Verizon's Incredible page about the update.

http://m-support.verizonwireless.com/system_update/htc_incredible.html

But you are correct, most of the changes are internal and not visual. There is better memory management (rom and ram), better Bluetooth support, and some general bug fixes.
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Hmmm. So the upgrade to 2.3 from 2.2 was that minor?? With all the hype about Gingerbread (or all the new versions for that matter), I guess I expected more new features or additions.

I'll look through the official manual so I can at least get to know what was new with Froyo over what I've got.

But any kind of manual or documentation would still be great. I can search for general features of Android versions I suppose, but I know HTC with Sense modifies and customizes a lot of that.

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Hmmm. So the upgrade to 2.3 from 2.2 was that minor?? With all the hype about Gingerbread (or all the new versions for that matter), I guess I expected more new features or additions.

I'll look through the official manual so I can at least get to know what was new with Froyo over what I've got.

But any kind of manual or documentation would still be great. I can search for general features of Android versions I suppose, but I know HTC with Sense modifies and customizes a lot of that.

Thanks!
yeah, there is always a lot of hype/anticipation when it comes to Android updates. But even the version numbers themselves tell a lot of the story... 2.1 - 2.2 - 2.3 not too many visual changes. Now when you get to 3.*.* and 4.0 is where you will really notice changes. Google didn't help quell the hype by giving even those incremental changes actual code names (eclair, froyo, gingerbread), and if anything starts all the hype.

Albeit, there is significant under the hood changes from eclair to gingerbread, but i personally don't think it warrants all the fanfare that surrounds it.
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