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What changes do YOU see with Froyo 2.2?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sh4o8kid, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. sh4o8kid

    sh4o8kid Well-Known Member
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    Here are the changes on .3 and .6 . ExamDiff Pro Diff Report

    Below is the .3 version however it seems that it is exactly like the .6 version.

    1. In camera/video mode, the options will move with you when you hold the phone in any direction.

    2. In the settings, theres car dock option.

    3. Messages: added the attachments on the bottom.

    4. When making a phone call, a new android picture shows up.

    5. Flashlight is located in the APPS. (hit 3 times for max brightness)

    6. Video recording has flash now so you can record in the dark.

    7. Text messages: Shows how much text you have per person within that conversation.

    8. 3G icon in the notification bar on the top is changed.

    9. Marketplace/appbrain now has comment tab.

    10. When you go to manage applications, theres 4 new tabs: Downloaded, running, All, on SD card.

    11. Move to sd card located in settings > applications >manage applications > downloaded tab. Hit the app you want and it'll give you the option to move to SD.

    12. When you do video record, go to options > settings > encoding type > h.264

    Note: Not every app can move to SD.

    13. you can now force stop an application by going to applications.

    14. when you go to running services, the bottom is colored.

    15. When calling, the photo has a reflection and also the photo contact isn't blurry.

    From other users:

    -3g/4g Hotspot works now -- from eieio
    -New "recent apps" layout and now shows 8 apps -- cubebuddha

    - Internal Memory has shrunk dramatically --Droidone
    - Youtube actually plays a video all the way through without constantly pausing and buffering
    - Linpack 38 avg vs 8 on 2.1
    - phone will rotate in any direction you turn it 360

    - stock browser does not load any sites -- VGPOP

    - justin.tv to be working on evo -- Lorak

    - no drag lag -- seigex

    - Qik will send you a text message if you miss a call from Qik -- eieio

    - text messages have a scrollable bar on the bottom now to add contacts, calendar appointments, files, videos etc -- eieio

    - Face Book status shows under picture in calls -- JahzerJ

    - Animated gifs -- blake247

    - Cannot use H.246 to record 720p -- blake247

    - reset all of my contacts primary number to the first listed -- Catpfish

    - Quick Contact shortcut to your screen for a Facebook-linked contact, the icon now has a little word bubble on it to let you know that the person has a recently changed status -- jrstinkfish

    - new interface when sending new message -- louisd11
    - The clock in the status bar has a new font.

    - if you select H264 you can only record in 800x400 res max-- aznmode

    - wifi seems to be a bit faster in d/u speeds. -- streaks

    - You cannot view your pictures in your HDTV under slideshow. - VGPOP

    - the pattern lock now has a delay feature -- nicksgarage

    - update all apps in the market with tap of single button -- dels 28

    - Flash 10.1 works to the fullest -- ARR22

    - Ringer volume change sound is slightly different -- Jazhzerj

    -small HTC calendar widget now changes the date on it instead of being stuck with the date you put the widget on the screen. -- NicksGarage

    - our phone will make a sound when you lock the screen and when you unlock it, like an iPhone. -- x0lliex

    - http://androidforums.com/htc-evo-4g...r-battery-life-after-froyo-2.html#post1276272 Battery Info.

    - HTC multitouch keyboard -- Neoterix

    - ability to use offensive words when using speech to text, settings --> settings/ voice, uncheck block offense words -- emicarri

    - boot up screen is different, after HTC EVO screen, just says 4G no animated boot up or music-- Firemanjay

    - Chrome to Phone is a nice feature to have!!

    -change in the haptic feedback. The vibrations seem much more stronger when I type -- manny84

    Hey guys, heres a link to the videos i shot with my bro's 2.1 evo and my 2.2 evo. I don't know how to put the two videos together so i just uploaded it both to youtube. You can open up 2 browsers and view it at the same time. blah i know it aint that great but i guess it's better than something for now. Both phones was placed on a book and was pushed against it so it won't move.


    Comparison of 2.1 and 2.2 Video Quality
    HTC EVO 2.1 Video Sample vs. HTC EVO 2.2 Video Sample | YouTube Doubler | Mashup Helper
    ^^^
    Left side 2.1, right side 2.2

    YouTube - HTC EVO 4G android 2.2 froyo Camera test

    List of changes - from user LETHALOTT

    Performance
    2 to 5 times faster than Android 2.1
    Faster, more powerful browser
    Smoother scrolling
    Faster app switching
    Overall improvement in responsiveness
    4G speed improvement
    720p video recording improvement
    Faster GPS triangulation in Sprint Navigation
    Features
    Long pressing Home button shows 8 recent apps (instead of 6)
    Adobe Flash 10.1
    Google search (widget and bar) options: Web, Apps, All
    Camera flash accessible to Camcorder
    Left and right landscape mode
    4-way camera orientation
    Free apps can be shared
    Send contact as vCard via SMS
    Larger Message compose window with Attach button
    Message count badge
    MMS slideshow editor
    Exchange support with improved security, remote wipe, auto-discovery, global address lists look-up, lock screen timeout, and calendar sync
    Facebook events and birthdays appear in Calendar
    Unknown Facebook users can be added to Friend Stream
    Local search in Friend Stream
    Facebook comments in Gallery
    Numeric and alphanumeric password locks
    Adjustable alarm volume
    Voice dialing and contact sharing over Bluetooth
    Store apps on microSD card
    Forward/Back arrows in Gmail message
    Multiple Gmail calendars
    Android Market
    "Update All" button
    Automatic updating option
    App comments/reviews appear in their own tab
    Apps (developer-controlled)
    Installable on microSD card
    Android Cloud to Device Messaging for mobile alert, send to phone, and two-way push sync functionality
    Bug reporting for users to send crash reports to devs
    Data backup and restore
    Settings
    Sound and Display settings are separated
    Dock setting
    Voice input & output setting
    "Move to SD card" in Applications -> Manage Applications
    Different lock options in Security setting
    New Apps/Widgets
    Flashlight
    App Sharing
    Car Panel
    Calculator, FM radio, Profile, Ringtone, and Message widgets
    UI/Cosmetic
    Enhanced 3G icon
    Redesigned Gtalk interface
    New UI for FM radio
    Anything else you've noticed on your EVO that should be added to this list?



    THANKS TO OUR FRIENDS ON


    New features and changes in Android 2.2 (Froyo) update for HTC EVO
     

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  2. shadiguy1

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    Nice Thanks..
     
  3. eieio

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    Going where others are afraid to
    Bat Cave
    my 3g and 4g hotspot now works
     
  4. cubebuddha

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    Holding down the home key brings up the Recent Apps, Old news.

    But its was given a new look, much better than the old one.
     
  5. Droidone

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    1. Internal Memory has not shrunk (correction found the culprit)
    2. Youtube actually plays a video all the way through without constantly pausing and buffering
    3. Linpack 38 avg vs 8 on 2.1
    4. 30 fps still a problem but oh well I guess
    5. phone will rotate in any direction you turn it 270
    6. still able to make phone calls without a Apple condom on it. lol
    7. browser is more refined and zooms in smoother and text is a little smaller
    8. zippier in every aspect. Especially the manage apps option on settings
    9. Gmail has been tweaked and looks and functions a lot better
     
  6. sh4o8kid

    sh4o8kid Well-Known Member
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    rofl@6
     
  7. CriticalCritic

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    Woohoo! :D
     
  8. BenChase7

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    No shit? Thats cool!
     
  9. kryptoniteman

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    What's under DOCK settings?
     
  10. VGPOP

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    Browser doesn't load any website. It stopped working for me.
     
  11. sh4o8kid

    sh4o8kid Well-Known Member
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    Car Dock settings
     
  12. jebrank

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    Does it add more recent apps like threads have said?
     
  13. sh4o8kid

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    it shows only 8 of the most recent apps.
     
  14. WaSTeLaNd

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    Can anyone tell me about the pinch to peek feature , and whats the music player look like
     
  15. jebrank

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    Wasn't it only 6 before?
     
  16. sh4o8kid

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    I believe so, i added that to the list of changes.
     
  17. Lorak

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    I have to do more testing when I get to a better reception place (desk at work sucks). But I was watching some SCII video on justin.tv
    So appears justin.tv works, haven't tried ustream.tv yet

    Just checked.
    Justin.tv and Ustream.tv work fine.
     
  18. seigex

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    I noticed there's no drag lag ... when I drag a menu up my finger stays with the menu instead of going faster than it
     
  19. Droidone

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    Remember that this is not the OFFICIAL official update according to HTC. Some things may get better on the 3rd. I am getting a little lag with leap and hope that is resolved soon.

    Twitter / HTC: @cynikaloptimist It is not ...
     
  20. jebrank

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    Adds a new Messaging widget that is scrollable. Tap to reply...(pretty sure its new)
     
  21. Painkillaz

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    i am still noticing a lag in the drag
     
  22. eieio

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    Going where others are afraid to
    Bat Cave
    Some one called me on Qik and it left a text message saying I missed a call from Qik
     
  23. jebrank

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    What is pinch to peek?
     
  24. kryptoniteman

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    Is the new HTC Software include....the one that's suppose to do itunes sync?
     
  25. Agent Jones

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    the only difference i can see is that it bricked my phone! wont load past 4g screen
     
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