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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by NewYorkLaw, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. NewYorkLaw

    NewYorkLaw Member
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    When HTC officially releases android 2 (anyone know when that might actually be?), will it still leave me with the same amount of free space, give-or-take? I wonder whether the operating system itself will take up more room and leave me more laggy. (I am reminded of flashing custom roms with windows 6.5.1 on my Touch Diamond - and getting out of memory errors).
    Just curious. Thanks!

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  2. capuman

    capuman Well-Known Member

    should be released anytime soon now, possibly before the end of the year.

    Best thing to do really is wait a few days after its released to see what people say about it. Difficult to say anything right now since its only been tested by a few people on the G1 i think.
  3. quantumrand

    quantumrand Android Expert

    It looks like HTC is working on an Android 2.1 build with SenseUI. A few pre-release versions have leaked, which confirm that it is indeed a 2.1 version and does have SenseUI, but it's not for certain that it will come out for the Hero (I'd be willing to bet it will though). Assuming it does make it to the Hero, from what I can tell, it will require a full wipe (like going from 1.76 to 2.73).

    As for a release date, there is some word of Dec 11th, but thats far from anything official. The Dec 11th date sounds reasonable to me, but there can be any large number of things to delay their planned release, so who knows. Worse case senario, I'd say middle of January.

    I definitely agree with that. Wait to get a few reviews on the whole thing. You never know if the update might break something you rely on. There is, however, a leaked version out that the XNA devs have. I'm considering testing it out, but it definitely has quite a few bugs.
  4. capuman

    capuman Well-Known Member

    i actually spoke to HTC the other day, and they confirmed that it will be coming out for the Hero. I mean to be honest HTC would be stupid not to considering the success they are having with the Hero so far.

    I just hope the new rom improves things as opposed to making things worse. Battery life is my main concern, and although its much better now after turning off most of the things on the phone it would be great if they improved this on the new rom.
  5. daveybaby

    daveybaby Android Expert

    I'm hoping that if anything the 2.0 (2.1?) firmware will be faster. We all know how laggy the initial release firmware was, and how much faster the updated firmware was in comparison. Hopefully alongside the integration of SenseUI with android 2.0 theyve done some more optimisation.

    This is pretty common practice. The initial shipping versions of firmwares have one priority: get it working by the ship date. Subsequent versions have the luxury of being able to fix some of the ugly hacks and bodges and getting it working better.
  6. ken-doh

    ken-doh Newbie

    of course - you will then have to wait for Orange to release their special version... which will probably be a bit longer behind - if at all :(
  7. Elpelco

    Elpelco Well-Known Member

    I personally am going to wait and hope that Paul at MOdaco does his magic and makes an MCR ROM. I'll wait for that.
  8. david83

    david83 Well-Known Member

    i really hope it doesnt make the phone slower. i don't know if i could handle that.

    wasn't it t-mobile users who had to wait ages last time round?
  9. JimR123

    JimR123 Well-Known Member

    XNA devs? Is there some kind of Microsoft/Android project going on then?
  10. MartinS

    MartinS Android Expert

    If I remember correctly Orange were less than a week behind HTC.
  11. islandmixed

    islandmixed Well-Known Member

    lets hope us orange users dont have to wait to long...grrrr
  12. alinver

    alinver Android Enthusiast

    What happens when android 2 is released for hero?

    Well if its anything like the release of the iPhones 3.0 update the servers will crash ;)

    Seriously though, I think there's a party round your house, do you want us to bring anything?

  13. nolimit966

    nolimit966 Newbie

    i have just purchased the HTC Hero o T-Mobile which is running 1.5. Is 2.0 available to T-Mobile users with Sence UI Yet?
  14. Delude

    Delude Member

    No, you'll know about it when 2.0 is released.
  15. quantumrand

    quantumrand Android Expert

    Lol, XDA Devs, sorry, hahaha.
  16. ScotPjotr

    ScotPjotr Lurker

    Anyone heard any more about this ? The Hero is great but been looking fwd to Android 2 happening !
  17. Jaffa

    Jaffa Android Expert

    +1 for digging this up :)
  18. Squiggy

    Squiggy Android Enthusiast

    2.1? Never heard of it.
  19. eddysd

    eddysd Newbie

    Does anyone know if android 2 is actually out yet, if so, is it available for the Hero? And also, how do i get my hands on it if it is? Plus I am on orange, so do i have to wait longer??? :p
  20. stoney73

    stoney73 Guest

    matey...not to be funny.......but there is such a thing as browsing through the forum you have just joined?

    EDIT: On saying that, having realised I've been a snotty git,

    nope, the official htc 2.1 rom is not out yet. allegedly rumoured for some time in june, seeing as the sprint version was released a week or so ago.

    However, if you root your hero, there are several credible 2.1 roms available that have been put together by knowledgable people.

    Hopefully that kinda makes up for being snotty.

    EDIT: when I say snotty....I really mean snotty. I'm suffering from the dreaded man-flu, so please take pity.
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  21. eddysd

    eddysd Newbie

    Lol, cheers for the help, i did read through the thread before i posted! Just since it hadn't been updated for a while just seeing if anything had changed. Thanks, hope u get better soon!
  22. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42

    This thread is old now though, venture into some of the others in the Hero forum and you'll see we're all waiting on the 2.1 update :D (And being jealous of all the people running 2.2.)
  23. themonkster

    themonkster Member

    When 2.1 is released....

    Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson will be hosting the press conference.

    Follwed by a 4 course meal cooked by Colonel Sanders...

    Why would you wait till December the phone will be nearly 2 years old and ready for trading in.

    I'm currently running Cronos 1.4.1 Sense 2.1 ROM.

    Fully stable, super fast, awesome battery not a bad word to say about it.

    I cannot understand why you wouldn't want to Root your phone.

    2.1 is old hat now, time for 2.2 then a new phone in 6 months.

    Unlock your phones potential......ROOT

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