Anyone else annoyed with Froyo hype ?


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  1. HTCeasar

    HTCeasar Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    They had a whole event for Froyo back in May or whatever. Then last week they say it will come "very soon". Now its by december. Come on ... I'm annoyed not being able to put apps on my SD card. Really limits what I can do.

    I know they're excited about they're software but it all seemed alittle premature IMO. If I gave any credit to Apple it would be that they're pretty punctual with new software and stick to it most of the time. If it wasn't ready they shouldve kept it under wraps longer. Seems like they just stringing us along.

    Realistically we won't see gingerbread for a year probably and they re already talking about that. Spoon feeding each device Froyo is annoying in itself.

    I'm no dev and I'm sure its not easy to do but the way they go about it seems all wrong. Just wanted to rant. My apologies if this annoys anyone. But very soon to me is like a week or two. "soon" maybe a couple months. IDK.
     

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  2. DarkNeo

    DarkNeo Well-Known Member

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    Well the major problem for us is that if we want the official HTC build with sense, we will have to wait a while. Then wait for Sprint to push it out to us. All in all I think the hype surrounding Froyo will ultimately lead to alot of users thinking its some sort of messiah upgrade. Even now we get threads everyday about when will get get Froyo, and the poster doesnt even know what it is or what it does. Im sure the upgrade will be nice but people need to stop overhyping it.
     
  3. jsnole

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    I agree, the way they were talking made it sound like it was coming out sooner.
     
  4. RoboMonkey

    RoboMonkey Well-Known Member

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    Well I saw a video with it on an EVO and the performance wasn't that good. I don't know if it's actually going to give us anything. So yes over hype. I'm waiting on the EVO2
     
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    that video you saw didn't have JIT enabled.... that is where all the performance comes from

    that is like saying the new ford fiesta is coming with twin turbo chargers, and showing the new model but without the turbo chargers... you don't have any idea what it'll be like

    JIT makes everything to me in froyo, and the stock launcher is better too, i hope they allow us disable sense again
     
  6. zcarman

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    I have to say that I am already tired of the ranting about 2.2... 2.2 will be great, when it is ready for prime-time. Apparently they have thrown out 3 or 4 RC's for the Nexus in the last month. They do have one 'approved' for the N1, but this does not mean that it is 'ready' to go for all the devices.

    HTC and Sprint are working as fast as they can to get the best user experience. Keep in mind they just finished designing the EVO around 2.1. Retweaking everything to 2.2 (however small the differences are) will take some time. I doubt we will have to wait until December to see it, but seriously, is your EVO lagging already?

    I do want to install apps to the SD card without rooting... I do want the JIT compiler to make mine run smoother... I do want the 30fps cap fixed (if that's really a problem?) and I do want to have access to the latest and greatest stuff for the phone.

    Overall, I think the carriers will disable a good chunk of the 'new features' like the wifi tethering and such because they want to charge for them. Sprint charges $30 to tether your EVO now, you think they aren't going to restrict access to free tethering? I bet all we will see in 2.2 on the EVO is a smoother experience, better game play and faster load times on software.
     
  7. mynamewastaken

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    May was Google demoing it, it wasn't even released then. It wasn't until very recently that they released the full source, so there was nothing HTC could do with it until that point. Now they have it we can only assume they are working on it.

    The December date is someone's speculation, nothing more. We could have it as soon as this month, depending on what priority HTC is giving it.

    If what wasn't ready? the EVO is plenty ready with 2.1. As for updates, if you recall there was an update available on launch day (6/4) to fix a known bug with the SD card. Can't ask for much better than an 0-day fix (well, other than there not being bugs in the first place, but that's unrealistic.)

    Where's the fix for the radio on the iPhone 4? The Apple forums are all blow'd up over that right now because Apple are taking their sweet a$$ time releasing it.

    Gingerbread isn't even code complete, so ANY predictions on when that will be available for anything is just pure speculation. Perhaps the problem is that people have too much information because Android is transparent. I don't see people asking when their iPhone 4 will get iOS 4.1, because people don't know when Apple is expecting to finish it.
     
  8. JackT

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    I am excited for Froyo and I will just root mine as soon as the ROMs are taking advantage of it and are stable. The apps2sd feature will be very nice, but I am wondering how it is currently limiting you (OP)? I have a number of things installed on my phone and have not had any issues running out of space.
     
  9. freeza

    freeza Well-Known Member

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    Why would anybody be annoyed at the progress of Android? If something like that can seriously effect your mood, you have bigger issues going on.
     
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    Lol, absolutely. People will always find something to complain about.
     
  11. MalloThaPrince

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    iHave a feeling that this may end up like how the Hero Recieved its update by finally updating to 2.1 within a week or two before another major roadmap phone hit the streets..so if the Winter launch for this Frozen Yogurt actually comes out in December iWill be kinda upset but not mad because i would probely be the fool to get another phone like iDid with the Evo..but what I am saying is most of the time SPRINT IS A MAJOR FAIL with Promises, but hopefully since this is said to be still a top of the line phone, they should continue to make the Evo as strong as the newer phones coming out..and another 'but' there is always ROOT!
     
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    I wouldn't say that so fast. Seeing the iphone in December and seeing launch out in June made me go from "I must have it!" to "eh...". The three months wait on the EVO was too long in my opinion.
     
  14. MalloThaPrince

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    Good catch...no i've never own an iPiece..was typing a little too fast
     
  15. apocalypse_later

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    Google just started doing the OTA update rollout for its own stock phone last week, and you expect HTC and Sprint to have one ready soon? Software takes time. Heck, last week's patch was obviously rushed and look how well that turned out.

    If you wanted a 2.2 phone you should have just bought an N1.
     
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    I am actually happy with my Evo as is. Yes, it will be better when it is updated to Froyo, but to always anticipate it and become so anxious about it that I can't enjoy my Evo as it is now totally defeats the purpose of owning my Evo in the first place.
     
  17. HTCeasar

    HTCeasar Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Why would anyone be annoyed ? Wow :) Guess Android can do no wrong to you. Lol. Its a phone man. I bought it and expect any upgrades. I simply stated I'm tired of the hype when it ain't even ready for all but one phone. I'm no Droid fanboy :) it ain't that serious man. I think your the one with the issues.

    Who said it affected my mood Dr. Phil ? :) Stick to being a fanboy. Its called having an opinion. Don't worry you'll get em next time. Enjoy your thank you I'm sure it made your summer.

    Kinda sad you can't post anything negative about the Evo without the fanboys coming out crying. Kids these days.
     
  18. cabbie

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    if its really christmas (which i dont think it will be) then I'll root for sure.

    I heart my EVO but will seriously investigate devices outside of HTC for my next phone. Gingerbread "theoretically" makes manufacturer skins redundant and if HTC insists on sticking with sense in spite of that, then I don't see a reason to give them my business.

    Since Sense can be disabled on the EVO, my hope is that HTC will have two releases of gingerbread: one for vanilla android as soon as its available like it is for N1, and another wrapped in sense. Seems like that would effectively quell any consumer dissatisfaction by offering a choice.
     
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  19. bluehaze013

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    Froyo will be out for EVO this month, trust me ;)
     
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  20. Liebertron

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    Didnt I see an article somewhere about 3.0 being released "around christmas?" Or am I being totally crazy?
     
  21. digitaliceblast

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    lol where did you get this info
     
  22. StealthTH

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    Does it matter? Just trust him of course..lol
     
  23. teky

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    Yeah, leave him alone...this supports my own wishful thinking. If he's wrong, then I've had a happy month being deluded into thinking it's almost here. Then I can begin convincing myself it will definitely happen the next month.
     
  24. pwnst*r

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    Lol, sad.
     

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