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Initial thoughts on 2.2

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Drhyde, May 23, 2010.

  1. Drhyde

    Drhyde Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Just did the manual update and I'm impressed with it so far. Here are a few highlights that I like.

    Quadrant Standard that I use for benchmarking my N1 was getting 527 (higher than what it was for the average N1). With 2.2, that has jumped to 1291! I was noticing 20+ fps boost on the planet 3D test.

    My benchmark for Linpack has gone from 7 to anywhere from 33 to 39.

    Overall performance is much faster. I noticed when I went to my Applications area it was almost instantaneous unlike before where it displayed computing on the apps. There is also a sort of built in task manager and the option to view the apps on the computer memory and the SD card.

    The main menu now shows both the bottom and top of apps as they scroll by.

    As far as Flash, it is just as quick as the rest of the boosts. I had some problems interacting with certain areas due to the small size, but flash videos loaded extremely quick. Watched a little Strongbad and was impressed. Going to try games later.

    The YouTube widget seems to have been updated to show highlights that you can pick.

    Don't have a data plan yet (but might soon with the USB tethering) with TMo doing $2 per MB or $30 unlimited. Setting up the Hotspot with very easy. Data Enabled option in mobile networks. Good if you don't want to accidentally use data which with TMo's setup might happen if a app tries to get information.

    Twitter now built in, but I don't use it.

    Moving between home screens does that little bounce thing that the main menu does when you scroll. Still a bit laggy, but I keep a lot of widgets running and live wallpaper.

    Looks like some new voice settings.

    Google widget has been updated.

    All in all, I think this is the "official" version 2 of Android. The performance gains, Flash, tethering/hotspot, and other additions make this feel like what 2.0 was supposed to be.

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  2. ianr

    ianr Android Enthusiast

    Wasn't there supposed to be FM radio support and multi coloured trackballs in this release, or was that just enabling access with actual apps to come later? Anyone know?
  3. GoofyG28

    GoofyG28 Newbie

    Just updated to v2.2. This is my second time manually upgrading (v2.1 was a no-brainer, too). I have a T-Mobile phone but using it in Singapore (Singtel).

    Initial bootup (the animated four-color splash screen) took longer than usual. My Beautiful Home widget was stuck at "loading". I deleted it from the interface, added it back in, and now it's restored.

    I'll play around and see if there are really any dramatic real-world improvements.

    Edit: I had about 26MB of free RAM before Froyo. Now it's jumped to 42MB. And this is before I've moved any of my programs onto the SD card. [​IMG]

    Edit: Although I see the "Move to SD Card" button for each app, it's always grayed out, so I can't perform app2SD. [​IMG]

    Edit: The counter-clockwise rotation is EXTREMELY sensitive. All I have to do is hold my N1 up vertically, tilt it forward towards my face (the LCD closer to the horizontal plane--i.e., screen facing down), then tilt the phone to the right. And BAM! the screen rotates counter-clockwise. Is it because of Froyo, Launch Pro (beta), or the combination of the two?

    Edit: USB 3G tethering works flawlessly on my Thinkpad X200T on Singapore's Singtel network. Just plug in your phone via the USB cable, turn on tethering, and my Windows 7 finds the necessary driver online. Too bad it's useless to me, since my laptop has built-in WWAN already, but it'll come in handy for anyone without broadband mobile on their laptops or wifi-enabled phones/devices.

    Edit: It crashes my Handsent whenever I sent an SMS. The SMS itself sometimes does get sent, sometimes not. When I go back to the conversation screen, I see the clockwise waiting icon that is permanent, even if the SMS was sent successfully.
  4. chaz_uk

    chaz_uk Android Enthusiast

    I got my (non protected) apps onto my SD card by doing this :
    Force all apps to SD on FROYO - xda-developers

    Now the guy in the thread said all apps should move over after that but only my non protected apps were able to go across to my SD card.

    It worked for me and if you have any knowledge of ADB, it shouldn't be too hard to do.
  5. worker1

    worker1 Member

    on google maps, it's much more accurate using tower triangulation than it was before. It still has a circle on location, but the circle is tiny and centered on me, where before it was a six block radius and my actual location was on the outside of the radius. Could be coincidence, or could be froyo.
  6. Member12446

    Member12446 Guest

    I now have a blue flashing trackball for SMS alerts, thanks to ChompSMS. :D
  7. turbosol16

    turbosol16 Android Enthusiast

    Does Chomp work handscent is giving me an error and wont send anything.
  8. Member12446

    Member12446 Guest

    Yes. They released a new version today:

    FroYo issues - chompSMS
  9. Nak#57

    Nak#57 Newbie

    no chomp doesnt work either at the moment fc's all the time just needs to be updated to 2.2 from what i hear

    edit------ never mind update came out today
  10. ianr

    ianr Android Enthusiast

    Probably coincidence, as mine's been doing this for ages pre-Froyo. When Google went round streetviewing places, they scanned access points and MAC addresses and located them on the map, so if your phone spots an access point that's in the database, it uses it to refine your location as the access point has quite precise location data associated with it. Of course if that access point is moved then it's no use, I'd have thought that it would use mobile phone masts to locate you and if an access point with plausible location data from streetview cars is found, it uses it.

    I found that if I fired up google maps with WLAN turned off, I got a wide location radius error indicator, then when I turned WLAN on and the network connected, it shrank down to my address, then turning WLAN off caused the radius of the location error indicator to increase again. This was all pre-Froyo.
  11. billytkid

    billytkid Member

    The stock keyboard is utter shit.compared.to the HTC one(as ulyou can see hy this uncorrected typing)

    Hope the HTC hi Res is ported very soon
  12. Member12446

    Member12446 Guest

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  13. nccruz

    nccruz Newbie

    anyone tried tethering to multiple devices?
  14. ianr

    ianr Android Enthusiast

    Coming from an HTC hero to the N1, I found the N1 stock keyboard better, not at first, but I quickly got used to it and ended up preferring it.

    Just don't try the voice recognition ;-)
  15. bitxboi

    bitxboi Android Enthusiast

    Overall, the phone feels snappier, but one thing I don't like is the new "messages" appearence, I preferred the old dark one :(
  16. Talderon

    Talderon Android Expert

    I thought Froyo was supposed to also have HiMem built in?
  17. bitxboi

    bitxboi Android Enthusiast

    it has, I can see more than 200MB of free memory in my Nexus One at the moment!
  18. MartinS

    MartinS Android Expert

    Can't swipe down the keyboard to get rid of it.

    A massive pain on the web.
  19. Buck Shot

    Buck Shot Well-Known Member

    my first thought was, wow this sucks, being on stock sucks. I cant wait for Cyanogen to get his hands on this. Aside from all the goodies it comes with, I think the normal function as far as switching apps,sliding screen, and app draw animation is slow compared to 5.0.6 But i love all the new features
  20. Drhyde

    Drhyde Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Bit more play time. Another Quadrant test peaked at 1383! Can't find anything for FM radio and I think the trackball light isn't working anymore since the update. Some finicky behavior, but nothing really bad. Ran through Quadrant and found this update still has the N1 at OpenGL 1.1. Some of my apps don't work which is to be expected, but some like my Yatzee app have smoother animation than before. Data Enabled option will turn off the Edge/3G display (which might freak some people out).

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