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Desire+Froyo Speediness

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MrIphone, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. MrIphone

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    Hi Everyone,

    I tested a desire running 2.1 for 2 weeks (to check out a viable alternative to another iPhone) and was stunned at how good it was, I simply didnt expect it. However, the two areas that i felt it really wasn't great (which are two areas that are important to me) were the speed of the music player, and photo gallery.

    I only had a 4Gb card bundled but I loaded 400 odd photos and filled the rest up with music.

    I walk to and from work for about 45 mins each way, so music capability is very important, and I felt the music player didn't really cut it performance wise when, say, unlocking the phone, opening the music player and skipping to a different artist etc.

    I also found the pictures app to not scroll anywhere near as smoothly when scrolling through an album full of pics.

    I know 2.2 is supposed to bring some pretty major performance upgrades with the JIT compiler - can anyone let me know if they have noticed a difference in these two areas?

    Perhaps it was just me, but I couldn't seem to get Facebook or my e-mail to "push" updates to the phone? I got twitter to check every 5 mins which is fine, but I couldn't for the life of me get facebook to! I checked the settings under something like setting-> accounts and sync (I'm doing this from memory) and set everything to as low a frequency as possible.

    everything else, the desire trumped my iphone on, I can see Apple being beaten into the ground this year unless they do something VERY special with iOS5!

    Thanks Everyone
     

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    For both music and photos, I use other apps most of the time.

    I think the picture scrolling is a faster, though that might be the placebo effect. Personally, the music app didn't change much.

    However, the JIT is definitely helping. It hangs less, and apps open up faster.
     
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    Thanks applefruit.

    I tried a couple of other free music apps, think one was called btunes (it looked alot like the iPod app) that was ok, but i really want something on par (or very close to) apples offering. The photos arnt such a biggie, but it's nice to be able to carry all my pics (4000 plus) with me and access them quickly and smoothly!
     
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    Apple are the designers of the worlds most popular MP3 devices. If there's one thing they're going to do well, it's making music apps.
     
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    I really like the music app mixzing, you get playback controls on the lockscreen with it as well.
     
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    I found the new 3D gallery in 2.2 much slower and more cumbersome than the very basic 2.1 non 3D version.

    The scroll system / look and feel just seem cheap.
     
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    Hi tef89.
    A question please. How do you access the 3D gallery? Since installing Froyo I still only have the standard film strip or grid pattern presentation and no 3d.
    cheers
    Marsh
     
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    Same for me, I only have the old gallery view since 2,2.
     
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    Thats because there is no stock 3d gallery with 2.2....

    You need to download 3D Gallery and Flikie Wallpapers HD to get the gallery you speak off.
     
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    buy a class 6 memory card can pick 8 gig ones for peanuts, voila super fast access to your music and photos, this is pre froyo too, my phone is locked to Orange. I had a iPhone previously too :)
     
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