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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Frisco, May 16, 2010.

  1. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=
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    ..it's the 2.1 update..doing battery pull.

    I'll put the battery back in and boot it up in a few minutes.

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  2. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=
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    Battery pull at 6:24 am Central U.S. time...
  3. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=
    Thread Starter

    ..battery back in and rebooting..

    ..that notification better NOT be there. :mad:
  4. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=
    Thread Starter

    It's there in the notification bar again.

    It does appear I have no choice but to run it.

    I was hoping it would merely be in the menu and could be ignored.

    ..running the download now. :mad:
  5. hasbrobot

    hasbrobot Android Enthusiast

    You made a great effort to hold out as long as you can...
  6. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=
    Thread Starter

    I did. Thank you.

    It finished a few minutes ago. I'm configuring.. everything seems fine so far.

    It defaulted to its stock, boring screen, so I'm putting my stuff on it.. noticed all my photos and wallpapers are there..

    One thing I took note of right away: I saw several reports of the device not going to sleep with the end button, mine goes to sleep with it and seems to function the same as before, only more quickly.

    I'll continue putting it through its paces, messaging and making calls, etc...
  7. Doit2it

    Doit2it Android Expert

    OK, I call "NOT FAIR"

    People who didn't want the 2.1 update are getting it, and I'll probably get my notice on May 25th at 11:59pm
  8. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=
    Thread Starter

    I doubt if there is any sort of "User Desire/Lack-of Desire Meter" being implemented as a means of determining what order the OTA is being sent out. ;)
  9. Doit2it

    Doit2it Android Expert

    LDBF - Long Distance Bio Feedback

    Right up there with alien invasion and alligators in the sewers!

    But it's a reverse "Desire Meter", that's why you got yours in the first week. Yea, that's it, reverse desire meter...hmmmmm
  10. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=
    Thread Starter

    Anyway.. in messaging I see there is a character-count meter in the upper right of the landscape mode screen. It is off the actual text field area in both landscape and portrait (in portrait on 1.5 it was a bit of an annoyance).

    I'm also noticing that the first use of messaging, phone calling, menu tweaking, screen configuration, etc, is just a bit slower than subsequent uses; indeed, I thought I was spotting bugs for a bit there, but everything is settling in as I repeat usage of them, including transition from portrait to landscape while texting.

    I'll try web browsing with it now using the stock browser.
  11. Doit2it

    Doit2it Android Expert

    Glad they fixed that, it is an annoyance. Especially since Swype's word prediction is always wonky with my text messages. I've sent a few funky texts because a mis-predicted word was hiding under that counter.
  12. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=
    Thread Starter

    Yeah, I had very few complaints about the 1.5 stock operating system, but that message counter in portrait got on my nerves. :D

    The browser is quick and has a slightly different menu, "navigate" where "bookmarks" was, but seems more intuitive.

    I just watched a YouTube video.. no problems and quite "computer like" as I observed it loading and running nicely.

    I'll be keeping an eye on battery life, as I was getting used to two days of not needing a charge, even though my acquired habit is to place the charger on the device each night around 9 or 10 pm.

    So far so good on the 2.1 update, folks. ;)
  13. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=
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    ..think I'll go check out the 2.1 bugs thread and see if any of what is there shows up on my newly updated device. :cool:
  14. alprazolam

    alprazolam Android Expert

    For the most part, it seems that those with no problems on 1.5, have the same experience on 2.1. I expect you to have all of the functionality as before with a few more bells and whistles to play around with.
  15. bjanow

    bjanow Android Expert

    Told ya.;) I do remember MR2 doing the same thing. I actually held out for about 2 days before I gave up. You were ready, congrats Frisco. Welcome aboard.
  16. ACD168

    ACD168 Android Expert

    +1 I fully agree. I was experiencing what I thought was much worse battery drainage on OTA 2.1 , but after a few days of use and a few days of letting the new shine wear off and not on it all day, everything seems to have settled down.
  17. hookem

    hookem Android Enthusiast

    Congrats Frisco! I thought you'd be the least one to get it.:D

    Your gonna love Google Nav!
  18. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=
    Thread Starter

    Yes, our "good 1.5 = good 2.1, bad 1.5 = bad 2.1" theory seems to bear out again.

    I can find nothing wrong with it and am pleasantly surprised at the increased quickness and overall look and feel of the update.
  19. polizi212

    polizi212 Member

    My wife got the Notification this morning at 1:56 am did the update at 9 and all is good so far. Just have to wait on my notification now....
  20. dragonbro

    dragonbro Android Enthusiast

    Congrats Frisco :)
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  21. formerflyboy

    formerflyboy Newbie

    As with Frisco, I woke up to the system update notice. I'm one of those that have had a 1.5 with no problems so hopefully the 2.1 will work as well for me. I'm in Wisconsin heading back to home in Illinois so I'll update tonight and post tomorrow.

    Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
  22. jayjay1122

    jayjay1122 Android Expert

    Glad you're liking it so far!!:D
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  23. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=
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    Not worthy of a new thread, just an observation after about 10 hours of using the device off and on with the OTA installed.

    - Battery life has suffered a bit as compared to the stock 1.5 OS. I'm thinking about 20% more drainage overall, as at this point in the day prior to upgrading I would have been seeing about 70% of the battery life remaining. As it is, in 2.1 usage, it now reports about 50%.

    - Heat while charging! What a difference this is; I put it on the charger about 15 minutes ago and went back to it and handled it and found it to be not warm, but hot as compared to charging it in 1.5.

    Not hand-burning hot, but good and noticeable, a bit disconcerting. I'm going to read up a bit on battery behaviors before I come to any conclusions about this little discovery.
  24. WineJones

    WineJones Member

    Congrats, Frisco! I found my update notice this morning and had a serious moment of hesitation before I pressed that "Download" button. I, too, have been pleasantly surprised at how well everything seems to be working (guess that makes me sound sort of a pessimist, huh?) I was very happy with my 1.5 phone, and expect to be happy with this.

    The battery seems to be expiring faster, but I attributed that to all the fiddling I was doing with the phone - setting things up and trying out "new" stuff. Definitely seems to be "hotter" while charging, as well.
  25. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=
    Thread Starter

    Mine did cool down after about another 15 minutes of charging, I noticed just now.

    We'll see how it settled in over the long run.

    Battery usage may well be from more "fiddling" with it, as you say.. ;)

    Again, we'll see over the long haul.

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