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  1. rlwfish

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    Useful Discoveries in the unofficial 2.2 update:

    1. Color Trackball Enabled
    2. MFLOPS from Linpack increased from around 7 to around 30 (EDIT: I got 41 last night)
    3. Screen will now rotate in both directions, not just for right handed trackball use

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    4. I can't uninstall the Twitter App that came with it

    Anyone else notice little things that make the experience better?
     

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    Just getting going on 2.2. I notice navigating around flash video players to be easier with the dolfin browser. Just got caught up on LOST via tvshack. :D
     
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    [​IMG]

    slide up on the top portion of the stock keyboard to get that second keyboard
     
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    Nice, that's extremely handy! Hope someone mods that feat in with the htc keyboard :p
     
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    Did anyone else notice the improved call log? Collapsible, more details... fantastic.
     
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    Message reports now seem to work properly, pinch to peak in the gallery, push from browser to the phone, search widget provides local results, power control widget now also has auto-brightness setting, messaging app changed, attachments in Gmail, Gmail interface improvements.
     
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    Camera app has a better UI settings on screen and not left hand slide out option
     
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    Thanks for that.
     
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    Also, when you hold down the home button you get 8 recent programs instead of 6. It also looks different.
     
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    Has anyone noticed that it is harder to swipe down the keyboard to remove it though?
     
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    Get rid of it?

    The way it works for me is you swipe up, release your finger on the character you want, and it vanishes. It doesn't stick around.
     
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    I mean that I used to be easily able to remove the keyboard from the screen by swiping down the face of the keyboard. Handy for seeing the whole screen for finding another text field, submit button etc.

    Now it seems to rarely work, usually ending up in a random letter being typed instead.

    EDIT: It now seems to be controlled by the back button.
     
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    I had no idea it did this. But I just tried it and it seems that if you tap just above the keyboard the whole thing disappears.
     
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    I had no idea you could swipe the keyboard down to hide it before, I always either used the back button, or tapped outside it.
     
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    I knew you could swipe down to get rid of it but always just used the back button for it, less dodgey and alot easier. Really liking the 8 most recent apps too. Looks like Froyo is getting pretty close to a finished release of the android platform :)
     
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    8 most recent apps?
     
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    the youtube app (which i don't use as much anymore now that we have flash) finally has an always default to high quality setting!:D
     
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    I havn't manually installed froyo myself, waiting for the push, so I can't verify.. But I'd be really happy with this since I use this function alot and you've always opened up more apps then you think, often I'm short one app space :p
     
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    Don't need to swipe down, soon as you let go.. it vanishes. At least it does for me!

    That's handy to have :)
     
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    The menu buttons on the phone are way too bright when brouwsing in the dark. Anyone figure out a way to turn them down with 2.2? The auto brightness option added to the floating menu widget is a nice touch.

    Edit: Really happy with the new software controls for the camera and LED. Very well done.
     
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    I noticed when you use the Google car dock it doesn't charge from 90 to 100 but as soon as you hit 89 it charges again to 100 then stops charging again till 89. Also when I turn on plane mode while I am at work it only uses 2% of the battery in 8 hours. It use to drop to around 70%.

    Also pinch out on a gallery in the main gallery page. Has a cool flipping effect.
     
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    Is there a way to switch internet connections off in Froyo?
     
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    Settings > wireless and networks > mobile networks

    Untick "data enabled"
     
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    finding dolfin brouwser to be preferable over the stock brouwser now. it deals with the flash video windows a little better. dolfin also has the standard user agent block setting so that you can get to the non-mobile sites by default. NBA.com is sweet! getting around the little buttons on flash movie windows is def still a pain in the ass tho (fill screen and such). not sure how they will get that sorted on 'non mobile' sites.
     
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    So I tried to catch up on flashforward on tvshack, but having issues with getting the video to play. Will it start playing the video directly once it has loaded enough or do I need to click the play button? Because for the life of me I cannot hit the play button...
     
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