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Descriptions of new 2.1

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Linx, May 24, 2010.

  1. Linx

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    So I downloaded it and the only problem I seem to have is the lag in making and receiving calls. Other then that it's running pretty good. But I would like to know where I can find info and descriptions on the new things that 2.1 has. Though I know it wasn't released in the official release, but what is "Friend Stream" (I think that's the correct name). And whats so different about Bluetooth 2.1. I mean I never had a problem with mine before the update but is there anything different? And is there a way I can play a streaming station through my car BT? I know with 1.5 BT you can program "**" and send and that would play your music through your BT earpiece but I cant get that to work anymore. Also my voice dial has never worked for me even before the update. I was hoping they fixed that but still doesn't work. Anyways, I'd really like to know if there is a description of all the new features and what they do. Thanks.
     

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    Differences between Android 1.5 and Android 2.0/2.1


    • Improved OS stability.
    • Improved battery life.
    • Free turn-by-turn GPS based on Google maps.
    • Three-way calling enhancements.
    • Incoming call quality is improved.
    • Speakerphone remains on when call waiting kicks in.
    • Better Bluetooth, background echo eliminated, improved phone book transfer of contacts to in-vehicle systems.
    • GPS icon will disappear after a GPS app is closed.
    • SMS and MMS messages can be received after an EMS message is received.
    • SMS and MMS can now go to seven-digit addresses.
    • Google contact merging supports seven-digit numbers.
    • Visual Voice Mail notices arrive instantly.
    • Universal search from the home screen.
    • Camera, camcorder and gallery features integrated into a single UI.
    • Corporate calendar widget is updated.
    • 802.1x VPN support.
    • A comprehensive battery usage indicator in the setting menu identifies all sources of battery drain, and what percentage they
     
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    Nice list, thanks!

    "..Auto delete the oldest messages in a conversation when a defined limit is reached..."

    Where do you find or define this limit?

    "...Camera: Built-in flash support..."

    The Hero's camera doesn't have a flash.
     
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    i fixed it by updating my profile. Menu| settings| About Phone| System Updates| update profile.

    been working perfect now for about 8 hours.
     
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    There is no combined inbox. The Droid had it last November but HTC apparently eliminated it from the 2.1 version of Sense UI. It's available in the development version of K-9 Mail.
     
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    if stock users from 1.5 were to download this update, is it confirmed that their facebook linked contacts won't sync? i kno this is a problem with rooted 2.1 ROMs but is it the same for the official update?

    i ask cuz i've seen some official updates from other members here and they can't link their facebook contacts..wtf??
     
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    when you first turn on your phone after getting 2.1 it will bring you through a setup. one of the setups is for facebook, and if you set it all up, your facebook contacts will be sync'd to your "people"
     
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