All Android devices to receive 2.1 update??? Wow...seriously??

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SteveRyan, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. SteveRyan

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  2. xodustrance

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    Perhaps google is responding to the "left behind" sentiment expressed by some users. I say this could be a great thing if tru.
     
  3. taz55

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    i know a few people that have the my touch or the g1 that will love this news.
     
  4. shadowdude777

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    This is excellent, and will strengthen the Android OS that much more. Devs will be more likely to make apps for Android now because they won't have to develop multiple versions for multiple OSes.

    And all those stupid articles about how Android is about to die because there are a billion phones out there that are on different OS versions? Meaningless now! ;)
     
  5. Hegemony

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    I was under impression that the G1 didn't have enough ROM space to accommodate a 2.1 build. Didn't Rogers in Canada say as much? They even offered G1 owners free upgrades to HTC Magics because of it, I think.
     
  6. Bkfraiders7

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    Well they also said it couldnt have a 2.0 build and its there (unofficially of course)
     
  7. istolvampire

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    good news but we have heard this before. actions speak louder google!
     
  8. messenger13

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    Yea, not exactly "news" ... but even so, I'm all for it. Every Android device should have the same firmware, if at all possible.
     
  9. Needsdecaf

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    Someone google "circle jerk".

    "I talked to someone who said it's coming soon".

    Then another website "reports" the same thing, but only cites the first website.

    After about 20 websites "report" the same story, each quoting back one layer, critical mass is reached and its's finally "news".

    Pah.

    It'll get here when it gets here.
     
  10. skunkpbguy

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    Like Needsdecaf and Messenger13 said.. that entire article is heresay until we see it released or at least admitted to by Google/Android..
    I'll still be cruising on 2.0.1 until they send it my direction :D
     
  11. radikal

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    i think its legit, a friend of mine says he read under his account that g1 is getting it on the tmobile page. not sure how accurate he is, but it sounded pretty legit, and even the tmoible reps were telling us yesterday that it was pretty much for sure, they don't usually know much, but they all pretty much sounded like they got some kind of a memo that said as such
     
  12. riffdex

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    This will (if true, notice I said if) fix all the complaints about segmentation. But I sure hope "All android devices" doesn't include my rooted Droid :) its quite fine how it is now.
     
  13. potatolover1102

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    I believe they got this. Probably confused on what it was for and thought of 2.1

    T-Mobile G1 getting ultra-minor firmware update -- Engadget Mobile
     
  14. radikal

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    pretty sure he said 2.1, like it was there, said 2.1? not sure.

    but like i said, when we went to the reps, they usually barely know whats up and they all acted pretty much like it was coming

    my words "so when my wifes g1 gets 2.1, we have to come here to flash it? or is it OTA like others"

    they said "no, its just OTA, like usual, has anyone heard about flashing it here? Nah its OTA."

    it wasn't the usual uh, we don't know, uh... der.

    i only asked about flashing it there cause i heard some may need to.

    but yeah they seemed sure.
     
  15. Neverendingxsin

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    +1 my rooted droid is pretty happy right now, it doesnt need any "2.1 ota" nonsense running around its head
     
  16. FrayAdjacent

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    The IPCC got busted for doing the same thing - citing sources that were not reliable.
     
  17. Nbcrompton

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    What will happen?
     
  18. riffdex

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    If we got 2.1 official update, we would most likely lose root access, as well as some apps functionality.
     
  19. QrafTee

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    It's pretty cool if it is true, too bad it doesn't guarantee Flash for all.
     
  20. sooper_droid12

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    First smart thing Google has done in 2010. Of course, it just means that all the phones will get the 2.1 firmware, but will also get some neutered variant off the N1, much like the DROID will be getting. Don't expect live wallpapers (N1 feature), 3D app tray, etc. But do expect voice navigation and widgets.
     
  21. sooper_droid12

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    Flash is different. That's an Adobe thing not a Google thing. Adobe is putting system requirements on the package. I don't know how they'll regulate that if everyone is on 2.1 firmware. But they've said at least 500MHz ARM-A8.
     
  22. bose301s

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    The phone has been out 4 months and we have already had the 2.0.1 update, most phones are lucky to get 1 update a year if they even get that.
     
  23. sooper_droid12

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    +1 agree. Yeah, we're really "suffering" with 2.0.1. So, Motorola within the 6-8 months, we would have received 2 major updates to the OS, whereas other devices have had how many in HOW MANY years? I think I'm okay with Motorola's decision on this. Obviously, they are not just optimizing 2.1 for us, but delivering to us whatever other tweaks since it's clear that the DROID is no longer under the "Google Phone" mantra.
     

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