Things you've noticed since the 2.2 update.


Last Updated: 2011-04-14 22:18:56
  1. Tangent

    Tangent Well-Known Member

    What have you noticed since the update? I've noticed a couple of things:

    - Unlocking is slightly more finicky than it used to be. You have to drag the bar slightly further down or hold out down longer. Just by fractions, but it's noticable.

    - Swype is slightly different. To choose another word, instead of just double-tapping the wrong one to bring up the list, you now double-tap to select it, then tap the Swype button for the list.

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  2. tattedman

    tattedman Well-Known Member

    Iv noticed that the privacy menu is gone from settings (unless its just me ) so there appears to be no reset

    On a side note im already leaving the mt slide i love the phone except i still get hard reset when trying to make calls sometimes...... i got my replacement and the first call i made it happened then updated it to froyo and same thing..... so on to my next device..... moto cliq 2(will be here thurs) i just cant deal with that..... ( btw i tried everything to fix it even the sim card)
  3. mwl1119

    mwl1119 Well-Known Member

    Did they exchange it under warranty?
  4. tattedman

    tattedman Well-Known Member

    It was a brand spankin new phone as i only had it 3 days :(
  5. mwl1119

    mwl1119 Well-Known Member

    I would of swapped it for a G2 way before a Cliq 2....... you about made me call 611 to get an exchange...... last time all they offered was a MotoCharm
  6. tattedman

    tattedman Well-Known Member

    Well see i went through amazon wireless which i love the cusmer service is us based....... i got the slide for a penny and the cliq 2 was a penny also so haha plus since they couldnt overnight it they gave me $10 in my amazon account so i paid -9.99 for a moto cliq 2
  7. MyNamesTooLong

    MyNamesTooLong Well-Known Member

    For easy unlocking push the menu button...For a reset it is now under sd card and phone storage in the settings menu.
  8. jefferzzzz

    jefferzzzz Member

    I really don't see that many changes. Still trying to figure out how to move things to SD card but i do love the live wallpapers.
  9. tattedman

    tattedman Well-Known Member

    i replied in the other topic about the sd as for the live wallpapers..... it comes stock with one... google map.....

    For thoughs of you that havent been on a froyo phone before (ie lg ally) they arnt anything really special..... ya they are cool to look at but causes the phone to freeze and also say good bye to your battery life (which IMO is already week as it is..... i unpluged this phone at midnight and it is 3 pm here in sunny california and im at 20% already on my old ally it would last till 6pm before getting to 20% this may be into part the fact my slide does this lovely thing and resets itself when trying to make a call sometimes isnt that awesome hehe)
  10. Tangent

    Tangent Well-Known Member

    There's been no change to my battery life that I've noticed over the last couple of days...
  11. tattedman

    tattedman Well-Known Member

    Check your battery usage before live wallpapers and after there is about 2% difference with display and idle.... it also depends on how elaberate the background is... you may also notice a lagwhen changing home screens
  12. MyNamesTooLong

    MyNamesTooLong Well-Known Member

    Download app2sd...it pops up and tells you everytime you download an app that can be moved. Or menu>settings>applications>manage applications
  13. freefallpunk

    freefallpunk Member

    2.2 has definitely increased my battery life by 6-12 hours depending on usage, even with live wallpapers. Wallpapers does slow down the phone as others have mentioned. Apps to SD has made life much easier. It's nice to install apps again. Swype is terrible though and it's been a headache. Tangent mentioned one issue in the 1st post and the pop-up box loves to pick words other than the ones I want. Screen auto-rotate does not work while on the main screen, not that it's a big deal. Overall it's worth the upgrade for battery life and apps2SD. I like my phone again.
  14. jefferzzzz

    jefferzzzz Member

    I think my battery life has lasted longer than it was before actually... Although I have had several problems since the update. The screen goes screwy and the top of the screen goes down to the bottom (about a 1/4 of the screen) and you have to shut off the screen to get it right again. And half the time when I open the slider to send a text message in landscape mode, the screen goes black and I have to close it and hit the power button to get the screen back on. Also, the signal seems MUCH stronger, however I lose signal sporadically, from 5 bars to none.

    If I do a factory reset on this phone (to try to fix the issues), will it revert back to the original software as it was when purchased? Or would I still have the new version?
  15. freefallpunk

    freefallpunk Member

    I can only guess you'd be back to 1.6 and have to manually upgrade again.
  16. behold_this

    behold_this Well-Known Member

    LMFAO! Bad guess...this phone NEVER had 1.6! Way to spread bad info. Thank you, come again.

    Btw after reset you'll still have the update.
  17. freefallpunk

    freefallpunk Member

    You're right. Didn't mean to put 1.6 in there. I've never had to reset my phone hence the guess. But since the almighty behold_this came in and corrected me then I guess I'll have to "come again."
  18. MyNamesTooLong

    MyNamesTooLong Well-Known Member

    He is right I had to master reset my phone yesterday and its still rocking 2.2.1
  19. LadyTron

    LadyTron New Member

    Hi all...noob here. Just updated this afternoon.

    Things I've noticed so far:


    1. I have less system memory than I did before. 25MB (out of 128MB) before update. I now have 17.25MB and that's with moving all the apps I could to the SD
    2. I can't move my largest apps to my SD card (i.e. all the ones I really wanted to move; mail, shazam, facebook, epicurious, price grabber, etc.
    3. Still can't uninstall News and other extracurricular bloatware
    4. A little problem with the slide unlock but not anything critical

    This is my first smartphone so I'm not too savvy.

    Do you guys have any tricks for me to gain some phone space?

    I'd love to figure out how to decraese my mail since it's 50MB. Can't figure out how to do it.

    Thanks!
  20. MyNamesTooLong

    MyNamesTooLong Well-Known Member

    Well low space means either install less apps or make sure they can be moved to the sd card(usually tells you in the description)...with bloatware you are stuck with it unless you root the phone. Ignore it and it wont bother you.
  21. madboosted

    madboosted Member

    I've noticed THAT I STILL DON'T HAVE FLASH WTF!!! Anybody know a way to get flash on it
  22. Cramill

    Cramill Well-Known Member

    What do you mean still don't have flash? The slide originally came with a version of flash called flash lite. The official update keeps that. You're not going to be able to install the Flash Player 10.2 on this phone.
  23. behold_this

    behold_this Well-Known Member

    Lol Buy a new phone!
  24. madboosted

    madboosted Member

    and yea i meant 10.2, why wouldnt you be able to install 10.2 or even 10.1 on froyo on the slide?? theres just this shitty flash lite....

    and i think im gonna have to end up buying a new phone. might have to pick up the g2x next week... i just like the slide because of the keyboard. i hate the onscreen keyboard bs.
  25. Cramill

    Cramill Well-Known Member

    I think its the slide's processor that isn't good enough. Not sure if that is the actual reason for not having Flash 10.2 or 10.1. But that is the reason this phone can't have Firefox Mobile. Needs an ARM7 processor, the slide is ARM6 or something like that.

    I think the Swype keyboard is great. It just takes some getting used to. There are many different on-screen keyboards you can download and install as well - its just a matter of finding one you like.

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