Support What's So Great About 2.1

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by docfreed, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. docfreed

    docfreed Active Member
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    From what I've seen on my Droid, outside of a little extra bling, 2.1 doesn't do anything better. Isn't it better to stick with the rooted 1.5 and a custom kernel?
     

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  2. cosine83

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    while the custom kernels are great, they can't overcome the difficiencies that 1.5 inherantly has when it comes to CDMA. The biggest problem, random airplane mode, is likely tied to the shoddy implementation that Sprint/Sammy hacked into 1.5. Heck, all CDMA phones on 1.5 that I know of have issues. 2.1 will bring a lot of fixes for the Moment when it comes to general usability. The Droid already had 2.0 at launch so going to 2.1 isn't a huge update like it would be going from 1.5 to 2.1.

    Also, access to newer versions of apps would be A+.
     
  3. pdx77

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    For me the big change going to 2.1 is being able to run more apps that right now only work on Android 1.6+ (new google maps, google earth just to name a couple).
     
  4. pastafarian

    pastafarian P√Ętes avec votre foie
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    What do I expect of 2.1? In this order-

    Stability
    Speed
    App compatibility
    World peace
     
  5. cosine83

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    I expect something more like whirled peas.
     
  6. Eric-VTX

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    Yes!!! I'm going to get Google Goggles! when 2.1 is updated on my moment!
     
  7. pdx77

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    ah yeah, google goggles was the other one I was thinking of, couldn't remember the name, the gesture thing they have too looks kinda cool..

    Regardles, having the new UI for the marketplace, the new UI for the web browser, etc.. the list goes on and on.... going from 1.5 to 2.1 is like night and day.
     
  8. drooooid

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    a newer graphic driver for android 2.1, live walpaper..
     
  9. numus

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    If you have a droid, you will not have the full opinion as someone with a 1.5 device... since the droid started life with 2.0
     
  10. MomentMan

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    Google Maps with turn by turn nav is huge!
     
  11. docfreed

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    but will Google Maps turn-by-turn have voice navigation?

    And does anyone think that they will fix the slooowww
    camera shutter - it was pretty lousy on the Droid and on my current Moment it takes forever to snap the picture.
     
  12. Le0_Br4zUc4

    Le0_Br4zUc4 Well-Known Member
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    Dude, have you being leaving under a rock for the past 3 months? lol JK

    The 2.1 has 3 incredible homescreens and it has something else that I don't remember what it is but anyway ....

    I have no idea what's so special about it for everyone to be crazy to jump over and install 2.1, just wait for devs to use wherever is good on it and make a even better ROM =)

    Sounds like a better deal for me
     
  13. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Well-Known Member
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    I'm hoping for multi touch and pinch to zoom as well. (The n1 didn't have it at first but now it does)
     
  14. ramiss

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    Sort of like asking "why don't we all just stick with windows 98?". Usually the reason for an OS upgrade seems trivial until you understand all of the little features that so quickly become a part of our lives.

    Richard
     
  15. G.Armour

    G.Armour You know you want to.
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    Glad I got 2.1 on my Droid: )


    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  16. setset

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    yes.:D
     
  17. pdx77

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    I'm hoping for voice search.
     
  18. zcarman

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    Any chance of getting that awesome 'search' function like the Droid shows in the commercial? That'd be awesome...
     
  19. MomentMan

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    Does anyone know if it will include the new 3D gallery... with picasa sync???
     
  20. mrmojoz

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    Can't run the Goggle Animal Translator on 1.5. I'll never know what my cats are planning at this rate.
     
  21. pdx77

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    LOL!!! I was disappointed too that it doesn't run on 1.5
     
  22. SlyFerret

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    I'm looking forward having more than one google account setup on the phone so that I can have push email on mutiple gmail accounts.

    Right now, I have push on my main account, and IMAP on the other one, set to check every 15 minutes.

    -SF
     
  23. Zumaki

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    Shouldn't a droid user be asking this question in the Droid forum?
     
  24. docfreed

    docfreed Active Member
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    I just have an extra droid (and who appointed you to question posts?).

    I just want to know whether it's advantageous to update to 2.1 on the Moment or stay rooted at 1.5
     
  25. pdx77

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    Once 2.1 comes out I don't see why anyone would not want to update.
     

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