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  1. dirtmouth

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    list some of the cool and new features on 2.1 as i just installed the update and would like a condensed place to hear about cool things. thx
    edit: i woke the phone up and it partly cloudy outside so clouds scrolled thru the backround for a few seconds , kinda neat.
    I also tried the google nav with voice and im impressed. swithed to night mode automatically as the sun set. cool. oh and it self orientates now too
     

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    Google Goggles
    Google Navigation
    Helicopter View
    New Icons
    New Market interface
    the end of 2.1 threads
     
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    Is just too soon to tell. But we can all dream.
     
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    I for one am really enjoying the updated layout of the market, but google goggles has seemed useless in my first few attempts at using it.
     
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    do you get those from the market?
     
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    Yeah, everything but the 2.1 Threads.
     
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    any voice turn by turn yet?....thats free?
     
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    yes, turn by turn is free and works great. google nav comes with 2.1 but you are prompted to download the voice feature from the market when you first try and use google nav through google maps.
     
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    When you're at the Home screen and you press the Home button again, all 5 screens fly out like thumbnails and you can pick which one to jump to. Pretty neat.
     
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    and what would be the name of this voice prgm?
     
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    Oh and you can EDIT and ADD to the user dictionary!
     
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    its called helicopter view =]
     
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    I thought it was called leap.
     
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    Actually, it's Leap ;)
     
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    Leap, helicopter view, whatever! The thing that does that thing on the thing.
     
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    was searching market for heli view lol. thanks for clearing that up :)
     
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    sorry, can't remember. it automatically went and grabbed it from the market as soon as i put in directions in google maps and selected 'navigate.' it told me i needed such and such voice program to run nav and asked if i wanted to download it. and i can't seem to find it in my phone anywhere. i do see something in my market history though that's titled pname:com.svox.langpack.installer. you could search by that.
     
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    You dont need the market at all dirtmouth, 2.1 sense comes with leap. Just hit your home key twice. ;)
     
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    you can also pinch the corners to get to heli view..:)
     
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    SpeechSynthesis.
     
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    the htc music widget has a picture, how can you chg that pic?
     
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    It should be an album cover and change for each new song.
     
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    it has a picture of me and my son, and i did not select it lol. not sure how it got there . just went to add music widget and then bam... there it was.
     
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    Are you sure you didn't add a photo frame or photo album by mistake?
     

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