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General Android 2.2.1?!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Astridax93, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. Astridax93

    Astridax93 Well-Known Member
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    Jun 5, 2010


  2. NZtechfreak

    NZtechfreak Android Expert

    Apr 23, 2010
    Medical Doctor
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Been on the new Froyo 2.2.1 update several hours now.

    I disabled Voodoo lagfix, flashed with Odin, factory reset, flashed Chainfire Root (restores 2e recovery, clockworkmod compatible, and Roots), Titanium Backup to restore apps, and then a while getting everything up to speed again. No lagfix yet, will see how it goes without for a while.

    So far impression are very favourable indeed.

    Speed is really very good, but then it always is post flash, although thats with ~95 apps installed after Titanium was done, so still gives me a good feeling about how this will perform over time. I'm getting ~1100 on Quandrant with this one, for whatever thats worth.

    Lots of little bugfixes that I really like in here - default player now reads playlist files, setting custom ringtones to individual contacts from the default player finally works, I read that subtitles now work in the video player, 339MB RAM free at boot on this firmware. TouchWiz seems a lot more decent, although I quickly got LauncherPro Plus running of course, but it now has the Sense-styled leap view (and you can rearrange the preview cards, which is nice and needed in LauncherPro). Press Reader app works.

    Sadly still no LastFM scrobbling with the inbuilt player, so I guess its still WinAmp for me at the moment.

    They still haven't fixed the camera app so that you can turn off geotagging if you wanted to, its enabled by default.

    There is the usual post-flash enthusiasm for the GPS at XDA, will see how it performs tomorrow with Run.GPS now that I'm cycling to work again (on JPK I found it fine for navigation, but it struggled with tracking activities this week - it was either fine or awful, restart would fix it though).

    Browser speed is improved, but now get the dreaded checkerboard pattern on scrolling before pages fully load, and they still haven't fixed zoom reflowing properly. Overall I'll take the speed though.

    Only app incompatibility casualty so far appears to be BattStatt, which just sits there saying loading the whole time. Will email the dev (brilliant text widget for battery).

    I think the really interesting point underlying this is that Samsung are still working on new firmwares for this phone, which surprises me and is quite encouraging (although of course I wouldn't expect to see this officially for a long time).

    ...oh, and forgot to mention that this one appears to add OTA firmware updating...

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