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Android 1.6.. Whats really missing?.. Jones`s Syndrome?..

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Outlaw.99, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Outlaw.99

    Outlaw.99 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I know everyone wants the latest and greatest (yes. me included) but are some of us just wanting to keep up with Jones`s ??.. I bought my device knowing I had an older version, but liked the phone itself better....

    Anyway, I have read on the differences till my eyes have bled and looked on a timetable for the older Motorola devices...My real question is, what can a 2.1 Droid device really do that mine cant at 1.6??.. And out of that, I wonder, what would I really use anyway?? Are those of us wanting the 2.1 just being selfish ??

    The 1.5 and 1.6 devices worked well, and people have loved them until the newer 2.1 showed up on the scene... Im curious, if we do get 2.1 in Q3 but then Shadow shows up with 2.2 will people still be unhappy??

    Which will be the Android benchmark and start the one year updates??


    (This is a reprint from my ppcgeeks post but no responses...)

  2. phirefaux

    phirefaux Well-Known Member

    Easy answer would be the ability to pinch zoom, live wallpapers, and speed but also the fact that few devs write programs for older devices, the ps one emulator in the works will only work on handsets with 2.0 or later. I'm worried if a netflix app or hulu app is released I won't be able to access them.
  3. jradicle11

    jradicle11 That Guy

    Honestly, I WANT MULTI-TOUCH. I feel like the lack of multi-touch affects the on-screen keyboards greatly. And yes, I want pinch-to-zoom as well.
  4. Outlaw.99

    Outlaw.99 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Yeah... I guess a speed boost would be nice.... Even without those things, I still dont dislike my device, but would love to be able to say mine is "updated"... Like I said, maybe I'm just being selfish...heh
  5. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    Helix Launcher, adw, launcher pro. IMO the best three home alternatives out there and are only available for 2.0+ Thats just the home apps. As 2.1 now covers almost half of all android handsets, Most devs are writing apps for eclair. Any new, cool idea that comes out will more than likely be the same story.
  6. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    2.1 provides little if any "performance boost"
  7. jradicle11

    jradicle11 That Guy

    But 2.2 is supposed to have a massive performance boost.
  8. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    I wouldn't hold your breath on 2.2
  9. jradicle11

    jradicle11 That Guy

  10. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    because devices with mfg implimented UI (ie HTC Sense, MotoBLur) are very very slow to receive updates to OS. It doesn't even have 2.1 yet. I would be willing to bet it will still be waiting at the end of the summer. It might have it by the end of the year. Then the clock with start for 2.2

    Lets look at the timeline for the eris. there were talks of 2.1 being tested in january and february. Then in march, the beta versions of 2.1 started to leak out. Finally in May they got the official 2.1 update. All this after it was announced back in December that the Eris would be receiving 2.1. they haven't even acknowledged that the devour will get 2.1. So I would say after you actually hear an official announcement about 2.1 for the devour, then you'll have about six months before you actually get it.
  11. jradicle11

    jradicle11 That Guy

    I will be on a test device within the next two weeks running a stock android. I wouldn't be surprised if they tried out 2.2 on it.
  12. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    I'm not sure what you mean
  13. SourPatchKid

    SourPatchKid Well-Known Member

    Some of the apps that I hear good things about aren't in my market and I think it's because I'm running 1.6. But I deal.
  14. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    you rascal you were talking about the x back then and you didn't say anything about it!!!!
  15. jradicle11

    jradicle11 That Guy

    Erm, Droid 2, actually.
  16. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

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