droid 2.1 to look the same as 2.0.1? bummer


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  1. doomedromance

    doomedromance Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Engadget

    Has new info on Verizon's testing of droid update
    Motorola: Droid update to Android 2.1 'will start to roll out this week'

     

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  2. gonzoguy24

    gonzoguy24 Well-Known Member

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    Fine with me...I like the drawer better. Hopefully it has 5 homescreens and smoother homescreen animations/snappier os throughout :)
     
  3. Anonimac

    Anonimac Your mom goes to college. VIP Member

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    Don't care for 2.1 app "toilet paper roll" so i'm fine with that. I am a bit bummed about live wallpapers if they end up being excluded. I'm also surprised that the news and weather widget is in question. I've been running it on my Droid since it was leaked two months ago and it works just fine, in fact i rely on it every single day many times a day.
     
  4. doomedromance

    doomedromance Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I really only cared about the 5 home screens and more importantly the "Pre cards"

    Although graphically stimulating, I wasn't a big fan of the new app launcher. The animation made it slower to launch by the animation delay. Maybe being stock you can turn it off but the Launcher2 replacements wouldn't. Overall I felt the Launcher2 was much more laggy then acceptable. Maybe that wasn't just because it was ported. Maybe it's just laggy and that's why VZW decided against it. With so many reasons why you could hate VZW they do have pretty high standards of performance.

    I don't care about the live wallpapers and everything else I already have thanks to the awesome modding community. I don't think I'll even do the OTA. Probably will keep using Bugless Beast. Thanks Pete!
     
  5. andrew53517

    andrew53517 Well-Known Member

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    Alright, this is bull crap for other people who wanted the 3D app drawer! I don't understand why it won't have that or LIVE WALLPAPERS! I'm currently rooted so I have the 3D app drawer and I personally LOVE IT! Will never go back! But that's bull crap about live wallpapers!

    So if we don't get live wallpapers can developers still add them to the ROM? Like is it even possible now then? I really really really wanted those! (I know they take battery life away and blah blah blah) but being rooted, I have plenty of speed 800, and 1 ghz if needed, and my battery life is phenominal so I'm not worried. But I'm really bummed about live wallpapers! :mad:
     
  6. carlz28

    carlz28 Well-Known Member

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    I certainly understand the need to limit things based on hardware ability, but jeeze, having multiple versions of 2.1 is gonna really drive people crazy. Especially on forums as this. Well, that is of course is if Verizon is going to call it 2.1. I can only imagine it will be even different for the HTC Eris. I am a firm believer in open source, but this is probably the ONLY, I repeat ONLY reason I like Apple...everybody gets the same thing at the same time.
    Oh well. Only time will tell.
     
  7. andrew53517

    andrew53517 Well-Known Member

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    You know, sometimes you have to wonder if this could really mess android up. Like google better watch it. There was an article published about a week ago talking about all the different versions we are currently at....well if were going to go to half of current ones, then this is really going to mess android up as a whole. And I agree. Apple does actually do it right with their versions, unlike google!
     
  8. screamster

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    95%???!?! BS. I want cooler looking tab and animated screen. WTF.
     
  9. burton71

    burton71 Well-Known Member

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    So root your phone and install it.
     
  10. burton71

    burton71 Well-Known Member

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    Outside of phone geeks, which are the vast minority of consumers, the general public doesn't give a crap what version of android they have.
     
  11. rjoudrey

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    I am sure all the features we want will end up on ROM's soon.
     
  12. andrew53517

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    Correct (plus I wasn't talking about phone geeks, I was talking mainly about android just as a whole), but for developers it does... plus, we don't need 100 different phones ranging from 1.5 to 2.1. We still have phones being released with 1.5! :eek: That should NEVER be happening! 2.0 should be the minimum without a doubt.
     
  13. screamster

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    I am waiting for the official update to see what it includes. They could revert back to the original 2.1 update. Never know...
     
  14. droidosis

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    If this is true, then that's BS.

    We all know the Droid can run the exact same OS. Forced OS fragmentation from Verizon is a load of crap. You know how they are thinking though, if Verizon gives the Droid everything, then nobody will ever upgrade. How will we make money if the phone lasts so long?

    It's too soon for that old school philosophy, and I think Verizon is going to have to get an earful of just how wrong it is. Since people are running the phone with it, what kind of lie will they make up as the reason for it?

    Hoping this is just a rumor from the Android hating Engadgeters!

    -droidosis-
     
  15. gonzoguy24

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    The reason I believe will be better performance :)
     
  16. blue rocket

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    again, this is just speculation. I wouldnt hold this 100%, they also posted that we were getting a maintanance release which was 100% BS. If animated wallpapers are part of 2.1 and we are getting 2.1, they will be there. It's not like the droid can't handle them.
     
  17. istolvampire

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    No mention of the new gallery, music, dock mode and where is tether Verizon? Been putting off rooting in hope that I would get 2.1 and tethering stock. For the money I pay I should already have it. Guess I am just going to root because tether is something I want now!
     
  18. screamster

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    I am starting to wonder if they realized they made a mistake with Droid. They made the phone so well that every phone they release afterward does not surpass the awesomeness of the Droid.

    Now, with enabling key features that are on Nexus One, they will be stealing thunder from the Nexus which will hurt it's sales.

    My point is this, if people have already gotten most of the features(animated wallpapers, new UI menu system) to function correctly on the Droid, then why can't the manufacturer do it?

    If Engadget is correct in their assumption, it leaves me to believe Motorola CAN get 2.1 update to fully function on the Droid, but choose not to because of future phone releases. If that's the case, then it is BS.
     
  19. droidosis

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    So they should bump the processor up to 800mhz in the next update. The speed seems to be stable and hardly taxes the battery any more then current settings.

    -droidosis-
     
  20. screamster

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    Exactly. Just what I was thinking as well. ;)
     
  21. nycebo

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    Seriously, you guys are all too funny. Verizon will test the software to ensure that everything works. They could hardly care about device overlap as they are not device manufacturers and actually LOSE money on every one they sell. Verizon only cares if you use THEIR network. They want the experience to be seamless and smooth so that you aren't complaining like iPhone users on AT&T. The Droid will have everything you want and more. Indeed, if it doesn't, you'll want to upgrade again and they'll lose on acquisition cost once more. There's a reason why Verizon's network works well.
     
  22. droidosis

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    This is exactly what I was getting at in my previous post. They must make a product less desirable at some point in its marketability life span.

    Instead, I feel they should be embracing it, and selling more and more of the Droid. Keep it at it's peak until 1.5 years in with all full updates and pushing it to the limit. Then slam the market with Droid 2. Everyone will jump on it. Cutting the head of the OS 3 months in is a mistake in my eyes and old Verizon exec thinking 100% - on par with limiting features like Wifi on Storm1, etc.

    -droidosis-
     
  23. pbwhite

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    That was the one thing that always gave me problems - the app 'roll' would often times come up 'blank', and I'd have to go 'home' and then select again - sometimes several times before it came up, and it was always much slower animating that the stock app drawer.
    I ended up getting rid of the 2.1 launcher because of that.
     
  24. screamster

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    Hmmm... I thought Motorola was working on the update, not Verizon. :confused:
     
  25. vincentp

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    In the long run that's not true. The vast majority will end up being affected when developers stop creating as many apps, previous apps lose support and more and more quirks start to pop up on their phones as a result of minor incompatibilities.

    We the geeks and forum-goers may certainly be the vocal minority, but just because the others are not actively complaining about things does not mean that they won't be negatively impacted by it.
     

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