Possible stupid question here, but... are we going to "lose" features with 2.x?General


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  1. JCUMV

    JCUMV Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Haven't been on the board in about 10 days. Been real busy with work and haven't had a chance to pop in here. Just dropped in tonight and WOW... all the 2.1 buzz, and leaked software this and that. Like a soap opera in here :D

    So here's a question I haven't seen posed yet. Are we going to lose features with the 2.1 OTA? Here's why I ask.... I got a Moto Droid for Xmas, used that boat anchor for 3 weeks, hated it, took it back for an Eris. I converted from BB so I use this mostly as a work device and there were so many things the Droid was missing.
    1. No access to Global Email List
    2. No ability to Accept or Decline meeting requests
    3. No ability to bring up the phone keypad, type in a person's name and get their contact info
    4. etc etc etc.

    Those are the big ones, and there were about 10 things on my list that drove me nuts about the Droid. Traded "up" to the Eris and loving life... even on 1.5 or 1.6 (whatever I have). I'll tell ya, the ONLY thing I miss about that Droid was the GoogleNav. That is really the only piece about 2.x that I'm looking forward to.

    Anyway, back to my question. When 2.1 finally comes out and my phone updates, will I lose all the cool Eris features that I've listed above? I would be really pissed if that were the case. Does anyone know for sure?

    Thanks.
     

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  2. n1ghtwish

    n1ghtwish Well-Known Member

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    I can't answer 1 and 2 but I can tell you that long pressing the menu button on the home screen no longer brings up the keyboard.
     
  3. JrzDroid

    JrzDroid Well-Known Member

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    haven't "lost" anything it seems, been running 2.1 since the leak
    we have gained quite a few things so far though=]
    Yay Navigation!
     
  4. JoCo1289

    JoCo1289 Well-Known Member

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    Bringing up the keyboard still happens when I hold the menu button.
     
  5. rvpartsguy

    rvpartsguy Well-Known Member

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    not on mine
     
  6. ericDylan

    ericDylan Well-Known Member

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    it depends on where you are. i tried it on the home screen and it didnt work but when i went to the people app it worked fwiw there was no text box or whatever there so it looks like the keyboard thing still comes up regardless but idk why it matters i mean you will obviously be able to pull up the keyboard when there is a text box and when there isnt one why do you need the keyboard?
     
  7. smacky

    smacky Banned

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    Menu brings up the keyboard on the homescreen. I'm also using Swype.

    If you miss the Google Nav but don't want to upgrade to 2.1 right now, use CoPilot. It's $35. Or free. Depends.
     
  8. smacky

    smacky Banned

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    If you can't download the stuff from HTC extra or whatever, here are the things that are on there, courtesy of XDA:


    nexus one / sense ui 2.1 launcher
    http://sites.google.com/site/droidlife3/home/Launcher2-app.apk?attredirects=0
    flan(eclair) gallery 2.1 w/ multi-touch
    http://sites.google.com/site/motodroidlife/home/Gallery3DMT.apk?attredirects=0
    launcher 2.1
    http://sites.google.com/site/droidlife3/home/Launcher2.apk?attredirects=0
    music app 2.1
    http://sites.google.com/site/motodroidlife/home/MusicInstallable.apk?attredirects=0
    clock app 2.1
    http://sites.google.com/site/motodroidlife/home/DeskClock.apk?attredirects=0


    Here is a link to the WeatherGenie from Nexus 1. http://www.mediafire.com/?xmtwizbmm3m
     

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