General Fresh Article on the OTA

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Frisco, May 12, 2010.

  1. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=
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    http://www.informationweek.com/blog...l;jsessionid=MYJ0LNTFIQVALQE1GHPCKH4ATMY32JVN



    Excerpt:



    A small number of Droid Eris owners have already received the update and in about 24 hours we will begin to send to increasingly more customers. Customers will see a icon in the notification tab on the phone and much like an application update, they have to confirm the install."



    The changelog is pretty intense, and Eris users should be plenty happy with the new features.



    First and foremost is that the Eris will now support pinch-to-zoom in the Gallery app, browser, and Google Maps. Android 2.1 also brings in voice-to-text entry support for all text fields (and not just within voice search); support for multiple Exchange accounts; support for Yahoo! Mail; Google Maps with Navigation; and much, much more.



    Eris users will also be happy to note that the update brings with it the latest version of Sense UI from HTC. That's excellent news. That includes the new Leap feature, which lets users quickly jump between the seven different home screens; the new Friend Stream application, and an improved weather application.
     

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  2. xx_bishop_xx

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  3. cpupeli1

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    good stuff
     
  4. Bishop

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    I hate this place! I swear, before I got here I was doing good practicing patience. Now all that hard work is gone out the window!! Hopefully they'll make an app for that soon.

    Thanks!
     
  5. morganpants

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    if it came with friendstream that would be neato
     
  6. banduraj

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    I'm not buying it. It seems others have already gotten it and they don't have pinch-to-zoom in Google maps or the voice-to-text on all text fields option either.
     
  7. Frisco

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    So you find a certain discreet sort of logic to keep yourself unhappy about something you have yet to receive.

    You must be a joy to be around in the days leading up to Christmas.
     
  8. banduraj

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    All I'm saying is that I think Verizon is misinforming customers about what they are getting.
     
  9. ErisDroid?

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    I was the same way, before.
     
  10. bkle44

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    super excited about the new FriendStream app - heard lots of good things on it from a friend with the Incredible. All the other stuff sounds cool too lol :)
     
  11. morganpants

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    how often are you really going to use Pinch and Zoom in google maps though? i mean yes its nice but it aint like O MY GOD I NEED IT nice and as for voice to text.. just use Handcent in my honest oppinion.
     
  12. sawah

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    I'm amazed we're getting friendstream.
     
  13. St33lBlu3

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    I kinda feel that way about a few of the items included in this update. Seems like there's a fair amount of "toys" and "candy"...
     
  14. Tarheel_Rambler

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    Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
     
  15. ThorSkaagi

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    I can't wait!
     
  16. orcsbane13

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    Considering none of the verizon pdf files have said anything about friedstream I highly doubt we will be getting that. All in all I expect the ota will be basically v3 with a tad more functionality.
     
  17. Frisco

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    It's apparently accelerating (the release numbers); I just got a call from a colleague in Oregon who received her OTA just a bit ago and is still loading in. She mentioned that her dad got his right about the same time, he had just called her from her mom's phone. He's in Idaho.
     
  18. mdeblaz

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    anyone who got the OTA already... do you have Friendstream?
     
  19. St33lBlu3

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    Seems like a good number of recipients thus far have been West Coast/Midwest. Interesting...
     
  20. EKG

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    Hmmm I am in the SouthWest...maybe I will get it soon....
     
  21. Frisco

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    Well I'm truly wondering if it is regional; my friend in Eureka, California just sent out texts to several of us that his 2.1 is installed and he's "having a good time with it."
     
  22. hookedMD

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    can anyone confirm talk to text? anyone?
     
  23. mtmwalrod

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    got mine at 3:30 am this morning. make sure you have 25mb of free space
     
  24. Frisco

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    I just sent a text to a friend on the west coast who just finished installing the OTA.

    I asked him to join here and post about it.
     
  25. Mays24

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    I am in the Bay Area. Hasn't trickled down here yet. That's a good sign that's in Northern California though.
     

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