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count the ways I love Gingerbread

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  1. AndroidSPCS

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    So I've been using Gingerbread on my Evo (CM7) for a while, and I keep finding new cool features that are simply awesome.

    Aside from all of the well document changes in Gingerbread, I really love a couple of cool features:

    1. ability to "lock" the desktop so I don't accidentally drag away an icon into another screen or the trash can, or accidentally keep popping up the "add" menu. This is a huge huge thing for me!

    2. I just discovered this the other night - while viewing notifications, I can "swipe" away each notification to remove them, rather than dismiss all, or view each one to dismiss them individually. This is such a cool feature!!! :D

    I really liked Froyo, but I'm loving Gingerbread!!! I can't wait til my Epic is upgraded to a good version of Gingerbread. I'll be super content. :)
     

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    Flash it yourself mate :)
    I'm using an LG P500 and already running Gingerbread well over a month now... Won't be officially released until August... ./care.

    That's the benefit of an open-source OS. This isn't iPhone. Just cook your own OS, it's not that hard.
     
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    You should check out the EF02 leak (Gingerbread) for the Epic 4G, seriously, its rather nice and stable from everything I can tell (been running it 1.5 days).
     
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    Are you using the stock ROM, or have the devs cooked up a nice rooted ROM based on it? :D

    I read about it when it first came out, but was waiting for the devs to cook up nice Roms based on it.

    I just showed a buddy the new power widgets in 2.3, simply awesome. My buddy's 2.2 power widget is very basic. He is jealous. :p
     
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    I'm just pretty much running stock (rooted obv). I did just flash a deodexed ROM a little while ago, but its still stock. I do know there's is a ROM coming up in the morning by marcusant... and I'm sure other developers are building on it.

    I will only be stock as long as I have to :) I can't wait for a custom ROM, I only updated cuz I wanted GB that much.
     
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    * The power notification widgets have one more interesting feature in CM7: if you long-press an icon, it will take you to the settings of that particular icon (for example WiFi settings). :)

    * Another cool thing is the possibility to enable a battery percentage icon in the notification bar. :)

    * GB gives also a better overview of battery usage in Settings.

    * GB allows you also to move more pieces of apps to SD card, thus freeing-up more of internal storage.
     
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    Fingers crossed all this makes it to the Desire (whenever that might be).
     
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    Wow didn't know about the long press thing, very very very cool!!!! :D
     
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    I'm pretty sure the features you're talking about are features of CyanogenMod specifically and not Gingerbread.
     

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