The Rogers Magic 2.1 Thread


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  1. mjschmidt

    mjschmidt Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah, I know it will be a while, but I thought we could get a head start.

    For example, according to this article HTC Hero Gets 2.1 Too! | Android Phone Fans the HTC HERO should be getting 2.1 in March!

    Since the Hero hardware is apparently very similar (the same?) as the Magic, might we see 2.1 here around the same time, or possibly soon after? This is NOT the same 2.1 update that the US will get, I think this is European?

    And obviously this means the Hero can run 2.1, so will Telus Hero owners get 2.1 as well?

    Interesting. Very interesting.

    Let the speculation begin!
     

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  2. Akkuzo

    Akkuzo Well-Known Member

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    I'm willing to bet they will polish off the other hero roms and then port them to our magics so I would think we won't get ours until later (april-june?). I would be happy to wait even longer if it means we can get flash 10.1. Mary hasn't responded to my other thread about flash and I'm thinking she's not going to.
     
  3. GreatBigDog

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    I like the simple way that sense links twitter, Flickr & Facebook into contacts, would like to see more options there with the new update. Are you listening HTC? Also would like to see an integrated HTC Facebook app/widget something like peep.

    I know, I know..... there are better Twitter apps, I have a couple, but I find myself using peep quite often. Maybe HTC could add a setting to the home screen widgets that would allow users to select app to use with it.

    gbd
     
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    I like the simple way that sense links twitter, Flickr & Facebook into contacts, would like to see more options there with the new update. Are you listening HTC? Also would like to see an integrated HTC Facebook app/widget something like peep.

    I know, I know..... there are better Twitter apps, I have a couple, but I find myself using peep quite often. Maybe HTC could add a setting to the home screen widgets that would allow users to select app to use with it.

    gbd
     
  5. davidelewis

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    I want to see "Google Search by Voice" integrated into the 2.1 release. I gather that this hasn't been included with Roger's previous builds due to incomplete support for both official languages (Google's issue, apparently). I have installed this app on the recent Rogers Android 1.5 update (with HTC Sense UI) on my HTC Magic following these instructions:

    http://androidforums.com/rogers/395...issing-after-911bugfix-update.html#post332248
     
  6. mjschmidt

    mjschmidt Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well, on my non-rooted, non-updated phone I can use "Voice Dialer" to search for contacts and applications, so it's not universal search, per se but it does do limited voice search of the phone.
     
  7. davidelewis

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    I was a fan of the Voice Dialer on the previous ROM as well. As it was not included in the update, I'm using TopVoiceControl as a replacement, It is similar, but with a few customizations ...

    "Google Search by Voice" is a different product. It integrates voice control with the Google search engine. or example, you can say "find pizza" and all the pizza vendors near you will be displayed in Google search results. Read more at: Official Google Mobile Blog: Search with your voice on Android

    For now, you can install the install the Google Search by Voice APK manually. After installation, if you delete the Google Search widget from your "home screen", then replace the widget again, you'll be able to see the microphone button right next to the search box and the search button.

    It would be great if "Google Search by Voice" were included in the pending Roger/HTC Android 2.1 release.
     
  8. chrisyak

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    i find sense laggy now,it was great at first but their are much better apps then the ones sense ui provides...over all i recreated my own UI from apps that i found ran much smother and less buggy.

    on the other hand sense ui is very dummy proof and for most people that don't take time to play with apps is has good range of stuff to keep most users happy.
     
  10. 123Steve

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    Sweet , thanks for the link to the "Google search by voice " application . I wasn't even aware of it before I did the upgrade/downgrade to the sense UI .
    It's working good I love it .
     
  11. davidelewis

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    You're welcome! ;)
     
  12. SouthofOttawa

    SouthofOttawa Well-Known Member

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    When I click on the link that you supplied above for the Google Search by Voice APK I am prompted to save a .zip file. What are the steps for copying this onto my Magic? I have copies straight .apk files before but don't know what to do with the .zip file.

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Thanks
     
  13. zortoflaven

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    Just tried it and its a .apk for me. Can you unzip the .zip you get to get the .apk back?
     
  14. 123Steve

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    I used the browser on my actual magic downloaded the file that way , just did the same to my girlfriends magic and its working too :)
     
  15. TriC

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    it was a zip file the other day looks like the link is fixed its now an .apk file
     
  16. SouthofOttawa

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    Can you forward the link you used? I must be something wrong as the link always gets me to the .zip file directly...

    Thanks!
     
  17. mjschmidt

    mjschmidt Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Should I rename this thread to the "Google search by voice .apk discussion" thread?

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  18. TriC

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    Try renaming the .zip to .Apk. could be your web browser causing it to be renamed.
     
  19. puleen

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    Personally I hate Sense UI and would love to be able to remove it in any future updates which HTC provides. I much prefer the OOTB Home Screen and would stick to that as much as possible.

    With the recent update from HTC / Rogers to provide Sense UI on Magic, I've noticed it being a much heavier app with all these integrations resulting in a drastic drain in battery life.

    Cheers!
     
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    I'd love to see this incorporated. As a suggestion, MJSchmidt, GBD and myself are working on a presentation for Rogers and would love it if you guys (android community/users) can provide a list of things that you would like to see available as part of the Android 2.1 update for the Magic.

    We can take this and include it as part of our presentation to Rogers. Just a thought!

    Android, of the people, for the people, by the people!

    Leave NO Droid Behind!
     
  21. SouthofOttawa

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    Thanks for all the help!! Went to the link when I got home from work and this time it was linked to the .apk file. So maybe it was my work network changing it to a .zip file...
    Installed and works great!!
     
  22. davidelewis

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    Perhaps some media type extensions got screwed up? APK files are actually in ZIP format - essentially they are a specialized JAR file.
     
  23. 4runnerguy

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    back to takin about 2.1 does any one have a ruff idea when its comin out
     
  24. Silvertag

    Silvertag Well-Known Member

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    Rogers is still waiting for the HTC 2.1 mid year update so unless RogersMary has left any news i did not see.. we are looking for the month of june-july.


    EDIT: Well that's just great... Apple suing HTC over 20 patents.. looks like we may have to face delay on the 2.1 update.

    http://androidforums.com/android-lounge/49919-apple-suing-htc.html
     
  25. TriC

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    APPLE!! HAHAHAHA what a Joke..

    Did you see the Patents... its so Lame its like if Apple made toilet paper they would have a Patent for the way you wipe your A$$..

    Their patents are bogus. This is why I hate the Iphone to much control... Apple is just upset that android is going to be selling more phones then them down the road.. It will not delay the update.
     

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