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

  1. zafonic

    zafonic Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Reading many of the comments of people upgrading to froyo, i am at this stage rather put off upgrading to froyo.
    One thing that concerns me the most is, that some users are experiencing problems with the stock browser being laggy.

    I have a sim free Desire from the CPW.

    So am i right to hold back and wait for more feedback, as it seems since the update there has been more negativity to froyo than i expected. Or should i take the plunge and update to Froyo now??


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  2. Eris Ed

    Eris Ed Android Expert

    Forums posts tend to discuss problems and issues rather than the things that are going well.
  3. Shofar

    Shofar Android Enthusiast

    My phone was working fine before 2.2.
    With all the hupla I couldn't wait to see if there were problems.

    Besides losing my APN settings (found them and reinstalled), my biggest problem is with my POP3 mail. If I download to my PC, the POP3 that was in my Inbox on the Desire dissapears - deleted.
    Most of it ends up in the trash but some has just dissappeared.

    It seems that under 2.2, POP3, and Google Calendar updates as soon as you open the program. It no longer keeps a copy of what it had updated before you exited the program. Gmail seems to work OK as it did before.

    This is not a good feature and no one has been able to suggest a solution to the problem.
    Email HTC support and waiting for a response.

    The really crazy thing about 2.2 is that is seems inconsistent.
    Some say the battery is worse - mine is the same, maybe better.

    Some say the browser is laggy - mine seems like before.
    Haven't done video so can't say.

    All in all, while HTC is to be commended on getting this out fast, maybe they should have taken a little longer and gotten all the kinks out first.

    Our impatience is to blame as well.

    You pay your nickel or pence and you take your chances.
  4. Phenomenological

    Phenomenological Android Expert

    As mentioned by the poster above (Edit: 2 posts above), people come to forums to complain about problems and try to find resolutions. Only a comparatively small number of regulars stick around. So forums are depressing, pessimistic places. Don't let it bother you. :p
  5. Moogle

    Moogle Well-Known Member

    So far Froyo's done nothing obvious to my phone except make it go faster. :)
  6. 318vert

    318vert Newbie

    I have a unlocked htc desire from CPW aswell and i updated to 2.2 on sunday. my phone did require a hard reset due to the flash bug where it was force closing the browser when the webpage had anything flash on it but it all work fine now and the phone seems faster and flash is awsome
  7. I was wondering if I should upgrade to the official release (there is an official version on the XDA forum). I have an unlocked Orange rooted Desire using DeFrost ROM with LauncherPro.

    What do yo reckon?
  8. TheTrueSpin

    TheTrueSpin Android Enthusiast

    I found the default browser slightly more laggy after the update. Nothing major, but I did notice the difference. I use Dolphin HD and that is actually faster now I have 2.2... so not sure what is going on
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  9. Fatwaz

    Fatwaz Well-Known Member

    dolphin was always quicker for me and still is after update.i notice on their market page they say a big update is coming next week!
  10. I suppose 720p recording and a flashlight widget. I do miss the ability to select words/numbers in the browser version I'm using. Can you do this in the update?
  11. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Android Expert

    I would stay rooted m8 & get the roms from xda, if you go for the OTA version by unrooting there is no way back.
    The devs over at xda will carry on improving the roms they got there so you will be better off remaining rooted.
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  12. matttye

    matttye Android Expert

    Browser's not laggy at all for me :)
  13. Pedro7

    Pedro7 Android Enthusiast

    i quite like this forum to be honest. :)

    the regulars who offer help are nothing sort of brilliant when it comes to help.
  14. Phenomenological

    Phenomenological Android Expert

    I loved the forum before the update. I'm slightly disenchanted with it at the moment, the number of people who can't be bothered to spend a few seconds reading the TITLES of the sticky threads is indescribable. Hopefully it'll settle back down soon though.
  15. Pedro7

    Pedro7 Android Enthusiast

    obviously i came after the update, but i plan on using these forums for everything android :) friendly community and help is given quickly, just what i need when im on the verge of turning my desire into a paper weight :)
  16. Phenomenological

    Phenomenological Android Expert

    The forums are really quite good. You come on pretty ignorant, then (If you keep up with the sheer number of posts, which is a full time job!) you learn a lot very very fast, and pretty soon you can start helping other people. And the more you read, the more you learn, and the more help you can give. It's the only forum I've been on with such a high information turnover rate. It really is absurd.
  17. Pedro7

    Pedro7 Android Enthusiast

    its brilliant though.. helping eachother with problems is what this forum is all about though, makes everyone's android experiences better which is the main idea i hope :)

    i thought you were calling me ignorant there for a minute :p
  18. Phenomenological

    Phenomenological Android Expert

    Nah, if I'm going to call someone ignorant I try to be a bit more subtle. :p It was just a general remark - Everyone was new to Android at some point!
  19. Pedro7

    Pedro7 Android Enthusiast

    thought so afterwards :p

    im almost 4 months in and still new.. i will root someday.. as soon as i get the courage..
  20. Phenomenological

    Phenomenological Android Expert

    I was on the point of rooting and realised that I really didn't need to. I have everything I need on Sense.
  21. Pedro7

    Pedro7 Android Enthusiast

    oh, so you're unrooted?

    i'd like to try out 2.2 though, and don't really want to wait till t-mobile decide to get round to it..
  22. Phenomenological

    Phenomenological Android Expert

    Yep unrooted. I know a fair bit about the process as I recently looked into it, but I decided for all the trouble I wouldn't get anything new (that I'd actually use). So I decided to leave well enough alone!
  23. galapin26

    galapin26 Lurker

    You should check out this blog, it help me out a lot with my phone andr0id-mazter.blogspot.com
  24. sookster54

    sookster54 Android Expert

    go go gadget activate necro post!

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