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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by l.a.rossmann, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. l.a.rossmann

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    Here are the changes I notice.

    a) Voice to text. 10% of the time I would hit the microphone button on the keyboard, speak, and nothing would register. I'd have to start speaking again for it to register sound, and whatever I said while it wasn't registering sound would come out as gibberish.

    Now this happens 50% of the time.

    b) In the calendar, when I hit menu on an event, I don't see "edit event" as an option anymore. I tried to change the time of an event when someone called me, and could not figure out until after I hung up that I have to hold my finger down on an event for 2 seconds, then hit edit event.

    Making the interface less intuitive is lame.

    c) HTC mail still can't send mail over wifi. I like how I can select text from within an email the same way I can within the browser, but having to turn wifi on and off everytime I send an email is lame. I expect some bugs when the device comes out, but this was a chance to fix all that.

    My personal favorite,

    d) The phone was acting weird(think storm 9530 before OS5), so I turned it off, removed the battery, and turned it back on. I turn it back on to find out all the phone contacts are gone, 99% of the 3rd party apps I installed have icons but won't start/have their data cleared.

    For all the supposed updates, I was hoping at the very least I'd be able to select text in applications like K-9, maildroid. Or on apps that came as a part of the phone - gtalk. If someone gtalks me a tracking number, I have to retype it then select what I just typed. This is asinine.

    The phone seems no faster than before. The speed is the same. I's just buggier and less intuitive. :(

    I use the phone for business, primarily to set appointments, take customer calls, order parts, do banking, check the status of orders. I loved it coming from a storm, I still do, but wish 2.2 were actually an upgrade.
     

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    A few questions:

    1. Are you rooted? > If so, are you stock? > If not, what ROM are you running?
    2. If you are not rooted, your message does not belong in "all-things-root" but I would still ask if you have done a factory reset? If not, it may have something to do with old apps and/or data.
     
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    +1 Try the factory reset. Seems to clear up a lot of the buggy-ness with the OTA.
     
  4. l.a.rossmann

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    I am terribly sorry & embarrassed to have been an idiot and posted this in the all things root forum, I wasn't paying attention and didn't mean to do so. My apologies!

    I will try a factory reset. I am not rooted. If this is what I get half the battery life of every other motorola/samsung android phone for, I'm not impressed
     
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    i have no issues with WIFI and the stock mail app on wifi. and overall froyo is better than 2.1 was. but not by much
     
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    IMHO OTA is NOT the way to go. Just like upgrading Winbows, it's better if you do a clean install. I did a Titanium backup of my apps and then used the RUU to upgrade to 2.2. I then reinstalled all my apps. A bit of a pain I know but well worth it in OS stability.
     
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    Sending, receiving, or both?

    I can't send on wifi, on my IMAP account. Only K-9 or maildroid
     
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    no problems with email at all for an exchange and hotmail account. that is sending, receiving both.

    i have used touchdown, vanilla email, htc email and all have worked
     
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    The same crap happened with the Eris with 1.5 to 2.1...

    it's a software update. it isn't giving you a new phone. Something will improve others will crap out. it's the name of the game and why they give a one year manufacturer warranty. I suggest using that to the fullest. I went through 3 Eris refurbs and got the Incredible for free due to problems, and now I just got my first Inc refurb today and its great!!
     
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    everyone is expecting 2.2 to be some special sooftware that will make the phone the best thing in the world and everything. it didnt. its just froyo. its 2.1, but with .1 added. lol
     
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    i just wanted bluetooth wiimote and HIGHMEM supoort... i got neither :(
     

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