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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by potatolover1102, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. potatolover1102

    potatolover1102 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    So I thought to help the madness on the others threads that we could make one with all of the pros and cons we have seen in the new official update to help people see what they should do as far as force it or root and etc.

    Pros: More polished and faster
    Flash capable
    much faster browser
    apps to sd
    camera software i much better with a few new features like exposure ( might have already been there lol)
    5 screens

    Cons: Flash is not included so you have to find it in dumb ways and it is not in the market
    No more vibrate and silent modes being seperate ugh!

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  2. rdsok

    rdsok Android Enthusiast

    As mentioned many many times, Flash is made by Adobe... so anyone thinking it would be included was just deluding themselves... in short, this alone can't be counted as a con... Windows doesn't include it, IPhone doesn't even run it ... its has always been a seperate download for every OS that I'm aware of.

    The market side of this... could go either way since Flash is still in beta but I suspect it will show up eventually
  3. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    That, plus the file is still the Beta 3 release - not a final release, IIRC
  4. SSinisterSS

    SSinisterSS Android Enthusiast

    as soon as i saw the launcher having no 3d effect i felt ripped off like with 2.1 lol
  5. potatolover1102

    potatolover1102 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    No deluding. It clearly states in the official pdf that it INCLUDES flash beta now available in the market and its not so that is a con
  6. potatolover1102

    potatolover1102 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Also a new youtube which allows full time HQ video over cellular!
  7. 513

    513 Newbie

    Flash was included in the recent froyo update for my HTC Desire, no need to download it (and it is not visible in the market for us too, Desire users).
  8. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Correct. Straight from the PDF:

    Improved Web browsing with Adobe
  9. mklear

    mklear Newbie

    Does anyone know if wifi hotspot is going to be possible with froyo without root?
  10. waffleking

    waffleking Lurker

    Just noticed that there is no longer a separate silent...what's up with that? So now when I put it to silent it will always vibrate?
  11. Hegemony

    Hegemony Android Enthusiast

    I know someone said there's not 3D launcher, but do you buys still have the same tab to pull up the app drawer? And does the scrolling feel different? On the N1 2.2 made the home screen scrolling much smoother.
  12. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    See my post way back when about this:


    The N1 also has a much faster and more powerful processor....

    I run Pete's BB 0.4 at 1200 Mhz, and I gurantee you that hte scrolling is superfast.

    At stock speeds, tough it is going to lag a bit behind the N1.
  13. potatolover1102

    potatolover1102 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Is there a way to see if they actually upped the processor speed to 600mhz?
  14. bills534

    bills534 Member

    Couple of little things about 2.2 that I thought were strange.

    What happened to the "Places" app that seemed to just be added a week or two ago?

    My media dock is hooked up through my computer, i use it to charge the phone. The new USB Mass Storage screen that come up everytime I put it in the dock is starting to get annoying.

    Otherwise I'm really happy with the update.
  15. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    I am guessing you'd need root access for that, but a simple sensors app in the market may work.

    Places may not be 2.2 compatible?

    USB Mass Storage - is that on ypour computer? If so, is it showing you a drive letter automatically and asking you what you want to do?

    If not, well, then the notificaiton is going to happen b/c your drivers may have been updated automatically (4.6.5 is hte latest, IIRC). Also, check to see if your SDCard is set to automount.
  16. mosbysjedi

    mosbysjedi Lurker

    First Impressions:

    Good for me: Facebook Update, YouTube Update I just wished it would load the High Quality Videos for me

    Bad for me: No more Silence+Vibrate on the phone it's either one or the other I am constantly changing these, No wifi hot spotting (I already knew this but mentioning it anyways), and haven't noticed a speed increase maybe this is just me, and Swype no longer works
  17. DaManDJ3

    DaManDJ3 Member

    Froyo is awesome

    But the messaging app sucks now! I hate the white background and the pictures on every message.
  18. DaManDJ3

    DaManDJ3 Member

    Also, we should be able to customize the dock with whatever app we chose
  19. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Swype: Uninstall just swype, not the installer, and then run the installer again. Swype fixed.

    As soon as it is rooted, we can metaMorph themes, and apps as well. Hold tight.

    I honestly thought that was going ot happen, but haven't seen it yet. I beta 2.2.1 / 2.2u1 will allow us to, or else a rooted version using a MetaMorph app replacement.
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  20. mosbysjedi

    mosbysjedi Lurker

    Thank ya kindly
  21. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    My pleasure
  22. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!!

    I am seeing some complaints about the froyo launcher and I'm just saying that I've been running 2.2 for quite some time and Launcher Pro is still where it's at ;)
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  23. bills534

    bills534 Member

    On the phone, a little android guy pops up with a usb arm, whole screen is filled telling me i connected my phone to the pc and gives me a button to turn on usb storage. I have to press back to see the normal multimedia dock screen. I don't see an automount SD card option anywhere.
  24. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Amen, brother!

    Oh, lol that - I had forgotten about that.

    Hmm, I don't see it anymore, but that may be because I am running Bugless Beast, and Pete may have yanked it out....
  25. JSK

    JSK Newbie

    Ugh, that silent/vibrate setting change is going to annoy me. Sometimes I want vibrate only, say if I am watching a movie/show here at the house and I don't want it loud interrupting me or the girlfriend.

    But if its an important call I like to be able to feel the vibrate and ignore/accept at will. Guess this means I pretty much never use vibrate any more. =/

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