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Froyo (2.2) wishlist

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sourmilk, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. sourmilk

    sourmilk Well-Known Member
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    Since 2.1 has been around since Jan, which is quite a while in android years, it can't be long before we see the rumored Froyo, aka 2.2.
    So far it's only the N1 that's running 2.1 commercially and it will be the N1 that gets Froyo first :cool:. So who better to know how 2.1 can be improved than us N1 users?

    Coming from 1.5+sense, i think 2.1 was a great upgrade and resolved nearly all the issues i had with 1.5. But there is always room for improvement.

    Here's my wishlist in no particular order:
    1. A real equalizer in the music app
    2. Better task manager that lets you switch and close apps, similar to cards on the Pre
    3. Built-in ability to store apps on the sd card
    4. Built in exchange calendar sync
    5. Integrated gesture search. i love this app, but i wish i could use it anywhere i can use voice search

    So what new features do you want in the next android release?
     

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  2. Neemo

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    1. Snappier transition between homescreens and overall faster UI
    2. A better stock keyboard
    3. Decent camera app that doesn't over-saturate the photos with touch-focus
     
  3. Air Force One

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    I would love the ability to change the color of the notification bar to black

    also copy and paste in gmail
     
  4. dick w

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    Native tethering. If my 3 year old subsidized, locked V3xx could do it, my $529 unsubsidized, unlocked phone should be able to as well. To heck with what the carriers want. Let's get the CAPABILITY in place and then have the fight with the poor put upon carriers over why that capability forces bigger bills. Maybe it would speed the march to pricing by the bit used, not by the capability.

    BT handsfree dialing of a locked phone. Ditto what the 3 year old V3xx could do.
     
  5. Air Force One

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    another vote for BT voice dialing. Lack of that one has been a bummer.
     
  6. MartinS

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    Full copy and paste.
    Native hyperlinks for calling numbers etc from text and intermet.
    Real multi-tasking app switching.
    Landscape screen flip both ways (my charger is to my left in bed).
     
  7. ap3604

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    +100!!!

    Read my mind :D
     
  8. Esquire1

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    Full copy and paste, like the iPhone's implementation, is very much desired.

    Regarding hyperlinks, I have no problem clicking on the numbers and it calling. Why doesn't it work for you? Well, the numbers work on Handcent and the numbers work on the stock browser. For the stock browser, the number isn't highlighted but you can just click it anyway. Works for me.
     
  9. SnotF

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    Boston Baby!
    I like how every feature named with the exception of bt dial is achievable through root.
     
  10. |mpulse

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    Agreed, however, it would be nice to have native support for most of these features - especially Exchange Sync. I'm rooted and have tried a couple of ROM's that offer this support and it's still nothing special compared to the iPhone's IMO.
     
  11. SnotF

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    Boston Baby!
    Have you run the sense rom? I agree, there really isn't a spectacular solution out there, but sense is a bit Better...
     
  12. mi_canuck

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    forget 2.2... us Nexus peeps demand 3.0... too many other android phones are getting 2.1 now... time for the Nexus to get ahead again... :D
     
  13. MartinS

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    I know Handcent does it which is why I said native. I'll have to look at the browser though, sure it didn't work last time I tried...
     
  14. dwd3885

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    Improve camera color and white balance (it is AWFUL).
    better copy and paste (like iPhone).
    ability to save attachments from Gmail app.
    Better keyboard.
    Smoother operation (at times it lags).
    Better music player.
     
  15. jfbaro

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    I second dwd3885 on that, mainly the item about having a better keyboard (also if it could support suggestion for other languages, I am interested in Brazilian Portuguese).

    Cheers
     
  16. archsloth

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    Touch to focus on the camera screen. I've had trouble with some up-close shots focusing on the background no matter what I do...
     
  17. defiantbeast

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    2.1 seems to have brought a lot of polish to android, but there are still some areas that can be worked on:

    1Music player needs proper equalizer settings. As well as a bit more eye candy not bad but still very plain
    2)Touch focus on the camera as well as more settings, white balance etc.
    3)Built in video editing for the video that we shoot at the very least just the ability to trim it down
    4)Apps to sd tired of monitoring the number of apps
    5)Divx support as well as more formats such as avi
    6)Default control of trackball led for different notifications
    7)Full Copy and paste

    Some of the other quirks of 2.1 are to me addressed by certain apps, for example the keyboard is improved on by swype of the htc keyboard.
     
  18. |mpulse

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    Yup, I think it's good, but so far it hasn't prove consistently reliable (for syncing, I sometimes need to force - understand it's an Alpha though) but my biggest complaint is that there is no easy way to drill into a calendar when the event pops up, i.e. once I get an invite, I want to be presented with an option to drill into the calendar to see where it's at.
     
  19. Markdental

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    All of the above +

    JIT and Dalvick-Cache Turbo enabled and stable.

    I have a feeling it will be included because the linpack numbers in the top 10 have an N1 with a 40 MFLOPS running Froyo. Exciting stuff.

    BTW, stock N1 runs 7 MFLOPS.
     
  20. mi_canuck

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    Forget Froyo... I'm holding out for 'Gurt :D
     
  21. andrew53517

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    +1 on that. But Dalvick-Cache Turbo I don't think we'll see for a while.. But JIt I read somewhere that they are working on their own version of it and it is supposed to be sickk and fastttt! The 40 MFLOPS are from it running Froyo so I'd expect us to get the same at stock too! Imagine the numbers with root! :eek:
     
  22. erikivy

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    I wish to hell I knew what you guys were talking about. :)
     
  23. Bill

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    JIT Compiler - Should more than double performance
    Built-in ability to store apps on the sd card
    better copy and paste
    Bluetooth hosting - Allow for BT devices (Keyboard, HD, etc)
     
  24. batman25

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    NUMBER 1 fix the damn calibration problems! Followed by a better stock keyboard, full c&p, much much better camera interface.
     
  25. alangerow

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    You can install PDAnet without rooting your device. It's not "native", but it took all of 3 minutes to install on my netbook & Nexus One. It's free if you don't need https and only $30 to purchase. And using Bluetooth it can tether wirelessly.
     
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