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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by killtheaquitted, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. killtheaquitted

    Thread Starter

    I know we are all waiting with bated breath for the next android update in Q1 2010. What feature are you hoping they fix/improve with the update? Personally, I am hoping that they get the proximity screen deal to turn off when I am talking on the phone. I don't even know if this is something that can be fixed by an update but I have hung up on so many people with my cheek that I call it getting "Cheek closed" on someone.

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  2. BSki

    BSki Well-Known Member

    Welcome, you may want to read a few pages of this forum and specifically look for an app titled Proximity Sensor.

    As to your question, I look forward to improved speed and from what I have heard, a 33% increase in battery life from the 2.x upgrade.

    As HTC is still coming out with new phones with <600mhz processors, I truely believe that is enough juice to run the OS very smooth, its just the 1.5 build is a little chunky.
  3. rondo777

    rondo777 Member

    I would like for them to open up the Bluetooth. I want to be able to share contacts via bluetooth. who needs the option of sharing a contact via Bar Scanner?
  4. nick325i

    nick325i Android Enthusiast

    Google Nav - New Marketplace - Improved battery management.

    These items will satisfy me oh and bluetooth file transfers are coming as well...
  5. TF1984

    TF1984 Android Enthusiast

    How about more than one theme?

    I know you can customize with widgets gallore (and more of those would be great too!) but more colors and stuff would be nice too.
  6. cooolone2

    cooolone2 Android Enthusiast

    Absolute BT file OBEX capability... a must!

  7. lldsandsll

    lldsandsll Well-Known Member

    i thought for $600 unsubsidized it ought to blow you too, so i'm keeping my fingers crossed for that.
  8. jdbell2004

    jdbell2004 Member

  9. Droidone

    Droidone Android Enthusiast

    Better battery management which is already coming, better browser speed, more optimization to cut down slight lag and I really want the new market. I hate trying to download something I can't see.
  10. rocking

    rocking Lurker

    Google navigation
    Google Goggles
    Bluetooth FileTransfer - I can't believe we don't have this already!

    I also read about a new button on the home screen that when pressed brings up a preview of all other home screen pages, similar to Palm's webOS. That's an interesting feature.

    Hopefully it will also come with the ability to close some of the opened programs.
  11. cooolone2

    cooolone2 Android Enthusiast

    Hahaha... I could tell you where that would cost a hell of a lot less and includes no finger crossing, lmao...

  12. killtheaquitted

    Thread Starter

    There's an app for that.
  13. eyebeam

    eyebeam Extreme Android User

    ...And my wife thinks I love the phone inordinately now! :rolleyes:
  14. AmericanHero

    AmericanHero Well-Known Member

    Definitely much better Bluetooth support. I would like to see true hands free control over dialing and call functions. I have been use to this with my Razr V3mm for the last 3 years. As a wish, I would like to see voice control within the app environment implemented via BT as well. Task switching and application termination should be cleaner cut and easier to use. I wouldn't mind being able to program that search button for something else either.

  15. troyboytn

    troyboytn Well-Known Member

    Amen to that AmericanHero! it is absurd that in this day and age, one cant voice dial using a bluetooth headset on a brand new phone(especially since "low end" phones have been doing this for years).
  16. etbrandt

    etbrandt Member

    The feature I'm looking forward to is homescreen rotation. But the real star of the show will be the speed. Even the hacked together rom flies. I'd be using it full time if they had multi-touch and the g-sensor working.
  17. lldsandsll

    lldsandsll Well-Known Member

    i lol'd at every comment in response to mine
  18. xisruno

    xisruno Member

    I would like full Active-sync support for my corp mail. I am using touchdown but its not integrated with the stock apps.
  19. toomuchgame441

    toomuchgame441 Android Expert

    better keyboard functionality... the lag is quite annoying from time to time
  20. 702DROID

    702DROID Android Enthusiast

    ill be happy when people stop bitching (not really on this site thank god) about how long its taking and get it by this time or im leaving blah blah blah blah im so sick and tired of hearing that (sorry had to vent a lil)
  21. osli

    osli Well-Known Member

    1. Less general lag
    2. Landscape with rotation to both sides
    3. Option to alphabetize contacts by last name
    4. Fix no proximity sensor with appropriate call screen (sliders, something)
    5. Much improved keyboard accuracy
    6. Much improved keyboard lag
    7. Keyboard calibration in landscape
    8. Voice bt dialing
    9. Option to disable double menu unlock
    10. Option to wake directly to pattern unlock
    11. Ability to pull down status bar on lockscreen
    12. Native app management
    13. Open bt transfers
    14. Improved market
    15. Fixed weather widget
    16. Quickscrolling for long lists, documents, web pages, etc.
    17. Improved battery management
    18. Webpage caching to sd
    19. Native apps to sd
    20. Improved WiFi range... I wish, but really, wtf?
  22. rjjr2531

    rjjr2531 Android Enthusiast

    a flash for the camera...lol...um id say overall speed, maybe a built in task manager that doesnt run all that crap in the background, tilt during a google search, better battery, be able to send i high res image via mms without error saying its too big (thats what she said), diff themes, and....thats all for now
  23. HackerX5

    HackerX5 Lurker

    Instant conference option for connecting two seperate callers
    Fix 3-Way calling* (being able to disconnect certain callers specifically)
    Google Navigation
    Google Goggles
    Bluetooth file transfer
    In-call proximity sensor
    Improved keyboard lag
    Improved HTC IM application (Full Buddy Lists, Less Crashing, More Settings)
    Improved battery life

    *serious issue
  24. VoXHTC

    VoXHTC Newbie

    I have installed and run an Android 2.1 ROM on my Sprint Hero and from what I experienced, it's going to be awesome. The speed is perfect, the transistions between menus are quick. I made several test calls and the phone rang as it should with the exception of one.

    Now this is a GSM version chopped up and hacked to work (for the most part) on our phones so there were some setbacks and some things just didnt work at all. Though the ROM is very close to be usable everyday. Android 2.1 is going to be awesome.
  25. astrobill

    astrobill Well-Known Member

    Isn't it 'baited' breath?

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