What have you found new or different in 2.1?


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  1. DroidSteve

    DroidSteve Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Besides the few obvious changes like live wallpapers, pinch to zoom, etc. Have you found any other changes that you really like or dislike? Seems to run good for me, but I guess I was just expecting more. What do you think?
     

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  2. silkchaos

    silkchaos Well-Known Member

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    Personally, I want my Cyanogen back...

    It seems to run well enough for me - all my apps are working just fine. But it seems like we got gip'd. The Milestone got 9 screens, we still need an app to go beyond 3.

    Overall, it doesn't seem like it got us very much.
     
  3. BlueIce5249

    BlueIce5249 Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to know the reasoning behind only giving us 3 screens. It just doesn't make much sense. But I'd agree with you, overall there's not much to it. Makes me wonder why I was so excited for it in the first place.
     
  4. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!! VIP Member

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    Well the most obvious change is no more "When are we getting 2.1 update" threads! :D

    This will soon be replaced with "When are we getting Flash 10.1" threads. At least now...there is REALLY something to look forward to!

    I said several times to people who were rooted and contemplated going back to stock to get the update, NOT to unroot for the OTA 2.1. I feel bad for some of you that had your hopes and dreams pinned on this update :(...it was never supposed to be THAT big of a deal but somehow, it got blown out of proportion.
     
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  5. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser VIP Member

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    Here's a nice one:

    If you put your phone on vibrate, it won't interrupt your music anymore when you get a notification. You'll only get the vibrate.

    Whereas in 2.0.1, it would cut out the music (but not play any sound).
     
  6. silkchaos

    silkchaos Well-Known Member

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    I figure it will be rooted shortly. Plus it lets me see what is different to help answer my wife's (or her best friend) questions. I'm not going to be to upset waiting a short period before i get back to the custom roms.
     
  7. SinfulDragon

    SinfulDragon Well-Known Member

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    So far I'm just happy that it seems to be running snappy, Google earth is fun and fairly snappy.
    I can't complain, it was put out to be a bug fix and I think it did exactly that.
     
  8. BlueIce5249

    BlueIce5249 Well-Known Member

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    I installed Google Earth and played around with it. Then I noticed it was over 22mb and said holy #@%& and uninstalled it! That's too big for an app I'm barely going to use.
     
  9. SinfulDragon

    SinfulDragon Well-Known Member

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    Oh no doubt, its a fat girl. but it is fun. I'm sure I will uninstall it as I need more memory but even with it and close to 40 other apps installed I have 170M Free so it doesn't look like I'll need to uninstall it anytime soon.
     
  10. Humpa

    Humpa Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I am clueless why it got so blown out of proportion. We've known for a while exactly what was going to be on this update (ever since the ese53 leaked).
    And guess what? There were no surprises - it was exactly as we thought. Some people apparently only paid attention to rumors and wishes as opposed to reality. :D

    I think it is a great update - exactly what was needed. MultiTouch, the pinch zoom, the News widget, live wallpapers, Google Earth, etc. Though the fact that it has only 3 homescreens is apparently devestating news to many people - I wish my life was so simple that the number of homescreens on my phone was cause for my attention. ;)
     
  11. BlueIce5249

    BlueIce5249 Well-Known Member

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    I went through and uninstalled everything I don't want/use before updating, I now have 190mb free! Im sure I'll be reinstalling some though soon.
     
  12. athack

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    also like that now you can set up your yahoo email acct too
     
  13. Optimus

    Optimus Well-Known Member

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    Don't be mistaken..people saw 2.1 on the Nexus One and wanted it. People were talking about live wallpapers and '3d' gallery.. Droid users felt left out. Other carriers rushed to announce a 2.1 update...so it was bridging the gap. My phone does feel slightly more capable now, and it's not a huge leap..but it's a decent update and they fixed quirks. Google Earth is there. To bad the new launcher is missing and Adobe drooped the ball with flash(but the N1 doesn't have it either so..). So anyone thinking it was going to make the Droid different than what it already was were fooling themselves...but all in all it's a nice update.
     
  14. hitman618

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    well for me i noticed a huge difference in battery usually my battery is halfway at noon and today and noon was barely drained at all and i did nothing different other than my usual usage
     
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    lol...this pisses me off every day on way home, when I'm playing music over bluetooth through my car stereo. I'll be looking forward to that fix when the 81 based ROM's come out.

    Joe
     
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    I thought it was pretty cool until I zoomed in on my house and waited for the picture quality load and get better and it never did. Does this happen with you?
     
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    haha pretty funny, where is 2.1 where is 2.1 where is 2.1

    now its oh, its a disappointment

    flash is where its at, should be out soon i bet
     
  18. UBRocked

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    I don't think Adobe dropped the ball. Don't get me wrong, I feel like we COULD have this by now but Adobe didn't say it was coming until sometime int the first half of 2010 (which REALLY means we'll have it in May or June probably). Flash was NEVER set to be part of the 2.1 update.
     
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    nathan312 Well-Known Member

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    my battery has improved SIGNIFICANTLY! It's quite impressive I must say
     
  20. zeroG

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    I'm a little hesitant to do the official 2.1 update. I already have all of the new upgrades that 2.1 offers except live wallpapers.

    If i update I'm going to lose root, wi-fi tether, and most importantly 1ghz overclock. So idk if it's worth it yet for me.
     
  21. UBRocked

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    ???

    If you are comtemplating unrooting...you are running the wrong ROM. :D
     
  22. zeroG

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    I'm not running any modded roms, I just have the plain 5-screen launcher with all the 2.1 apps. And then the wi-fi tether and overclock. My phone runs like a champ. But it's always nice to be on the latest FW. I'm just gonna wait until they root 2.1 I guess.
     
  23. ccousinsjr

    ccousinsjr Well-Known Member

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    Dont start talking about flash or it'll be a disappointment too. haha
     
  24. radikal

    radikal Well-Known Member

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    true, lets not talk up flash to be the next amazing thing, it will be cool to watch flash vids and play flash games :)
     
  25. earstanley

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    Mine is much snappier. Also, I like the weather feature of the news widget (as well as some of the items mentioned above).
     

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