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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Joshewah, May 21, 2010.

  1. Joshewah

    Joshewah Newbie
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  2. jersey221

    jersey221 Android Enthusiast

    i doubt the hero will get 2.2 the only thing i dont like about android is how hardware restricts phones from getting updates there should be some type of standard which seems to be coming with the snap dragon processor and all that.

    DFRESH Android Enthusiast

    dream on...you will never Froyo 2.2 in a Hero device...and I mean it..
  4. andy d

    andy d Android Enthusiast

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  6. Joshewah

    Joshewah Newbie
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  7. mooshell

    mooshell Newbie

    Didn't the Hero just get the 2.1 update? Froyo, Frodo, whatever... let's be happy with what we have now instead of getting all worked up over another update that might or might not be available for the Hero at some point.
  8. cooolone2

    cooolone2 Android Enthusiast

    Hahahaaa... Never say never!

    I agree, I don't think you will see an OFFICIAL Froyo release for the Hero. But...

    [ROM-DEV-for-da-heck-of-it] Froyo SDK system image on Toast kernel - xda-developers

    Awesome reading... and this was all just hours after it was out there. Problem is, until a device or source code is released, there are problems with Audio and whatnot with respect to hardware function that can not be fixed (Hero).

    But I would say... the Dev's are awesome! Jumping all over any and all avenues available to the Android OS and keeping it fresh always! I wish I had the time to jump into this, It's so reminding me of the early days of PC development and all the craze with that. Soon, the PC market will evaporate as these handsets become more and more powerful. All I can say is WOWOWOWOW!!!

    Anyway... just my $.02

    Happy Trails!
  9. RKMJ

    RKMJ Newbie

    well, considering that engadget shows the Droid Eris running 2.2, and this video shows the Hero running 2.2, it is entirely possible that in a few months we may see a Sense powered Android 2.2 rom for the Hero coming out of xda. It's cool, but I have to admit that I'm happy with my Hero on the official 2.1. Needless to say, by the time 2.2 drops officially, I'll be on the Evo, and waiting for HTC to release 2.2 for that. Nevertheless,after switching to the EVO, I will be putting 2.2 on my Hero if the chance arises.
  10. DFRESH

    DFRESH Android Enthusiast

    you can run it....but you won't get the same exact results and what froyo it's really supposed to do..

    Froyo will be meant for a more snappier processor with power such as the Snapdragon processor...

    the ones for our HTC Hero's wont do shit with it....and yes I already seen the XDA thread about it...just remember..IT WILL NOT HAVE THE SAME FEELING...
  11. RKMJ

    RKMJ Newbie

    I don't think anyone will expect the Hardware to support everything available in 2.2. Personally, I'm going to be doing it as a test, I'll be running the EVO 4G, so I'll just be using it to see what happens.
  12. A_Guy

    A_Guy Newbie

    The JIT we have now makes a very noticeable difference (Although occasionally unstable), why would 2.2 with Google's JIT not do the same?
  13. DFRESH

    DFRESH Android Enthusiast

    A Guy ......the word is "SPECS" ......HTC Hero doesn't have them........trust me...I love my Hero ...but Froyo it's not for our device...
  14. barnacles

    barnacles Android Enthusiast

    It seems obvious that the HERO will not feel the same as the EVO no matter what you are running. However, I don't see how it would make no difference at all. I notice much faster speeds simply enabling JIT on my 2.1 roms, and benchmarks show that difference as well. To say "they won't do shit" doesn't seem entirely accurate to me.

    EDIT: AND you have to remember, all these things (apps2sd, JIT, overclocking ect) are available only with root. Froyo introduces some of these things in official firmware. So you don't think those running stock 2.1 now, for example, would notice a worth while difference?

    Like I said, it will not meet the performance of newer phones with newer hardware, but that just seems obvious. Would windows 7 run the same on a ghz processor as one with multi cores? No..
  15. DFRESH

    DFRESH Android Enthusiast

    like i said......keep on dreaming.....run it..but the feel will NOT BE THE SAME....end of story.

    I'm not worried..I'll be using an EVO in June........ :D
  16. barnacles

    barnacles Android Enthusiast

    Did you not read that I understand speeds won't be the same as an EVO, or Nexusone, with a 1 ghz processor? I just don't get at all what you mean by "the feel won't be the same". Compared to what? I look at it as a stable rom running JIT and apps2sd officially released. I'm not trying to start an argument, you are just being vague. Please clarify
  17. DFRESH

    DFRESH Android Enthusiast

    there's features on froyo that won't be able to be used on a Hero device....like i said..go ahead..flash it....it will run......but you won't get the same exact juice out of it....
  18. cajunjacket

    cajunjacket Newbie

    The truth comes out. I would also be trying to convince myself that spending $200 and $10 extra a month on the untested EVO was a good investment.
  19. DFRESH

    DFRESH Android Enthusiast

    eventually there will be a new phone a few months after the evo and I am 100% sure i will get that one too...lol
  20. cooolone2

    cooolone2 Android Enthusiast

    I agree...

    Hahahaha, MOORE's Law does seem to be accelerating for Mobile Handsets... instead of 18 months, it seems like 18 weeks. That is to say, every 18 weeks the tech = 2x in power and the price for the original = 1/2 what it was before. Hahahahaha... Now couple that with the never ending upward progress of the Android OS and OH BOY!!!

    But to the Froyo question (not directed at you Dfresh), Trust me...
    I love my HERO, but in a few more months, we all will be drooling at the hardware being used and will want to get something new. The HERO ROCKS, but snapdragon processors, the coming dedicated graphics chips coming to handsets, the multimedia content... WOW... certainly, the hero would need some serious steroidal injections to handle the onslaught of tech coming Android's way.

    The Froyo will not be practical if even it were to run on the Hero and mostly would be just a shits & giggles type of thing... anyway, just my $.02.

  21. barnacles

    barnacles Android Enthusiast

    Froyos already running on the hero. Producing good benchmarks too
  22. Tazdeviloo7

    Tazdeviloo7 Newbie

    I'd like to see the V8 javascript engine and a stable JIT from google on the Hero. I don't think the full 2.2 will ever be on the Hero, but I sure do hope and believe that parts of it will be available on some future ROM's. I might have to wait till January to upgrade, but I'll be working at a Sprint retail store soon so maybe I can pull some strings.
  23. thefley

    thefley Android Enthusiast

    Why when someone comes in with some news or new ideas you have people like you all that come in and have to talk negative or shit on someone's parade?
  24. Tazdeviloo7

    Tazdeviloo7 Newbie

    We all know the hero is a midget when it comes to specs, but midgets can still play b-ball with the big boys too........ sort of.
  25. dominicanyor

    dominicanyor Android Enthusiast

    I'm sorry what is froyo again?

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