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What is new in Froyo for Desire?!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by afonja, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. afonja

    afonja Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Ok, so lets put together everything new that you have noticed playing with your Desire with Froyo!

    1. Wi-Fi Hotspot as promissed
    2. New HTC Sense icons for wireless control
    3. 1280 * 720 video recording
    4. Video Icon in All apps(used to be All programs?)
    5. News and Weather in All apps(or it was there before?)
    6. Flashlight in All apps
    7. App Sharing in All apps
     


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  2. afonja

    afonja Well-Known Member
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    Message compose redesign with ability to attach files, bigger "Tap to compose" area, multi-language support for key-input...

    BTW. multi-language support is coming with dictionaries which is really cool.
     
  3. gcairns84

    gcairns84 Newbie

    Also acsess to full memory on phone for apps and stuff as 2.1 only supports about the desires full memory.
     
  4. benchmark

    benchmark Well-Known Member

    Google search gets installed (with icon) if you did not have it before
    Voice search gets installed (with icon) if you did not have it installed before
     
  5. digital.ivan

    digital.ivan Newbie

    Full rotate abbility, not just counterclockwise.
     
  6. benchmark

    benchmark Well-Known Member

    New interface under settings>applications>all
    Clear data
    Move to SD card
    Force stop
    clear cache
     
  7. digital.ivan

    digital.ivan Newbie

    And the manage application section is very different now. It can sort apps in categories "Downloaded", "Runing" (you can also force close any app there!!!!), "All" and "On SD card".
     
  8. benchmark

    benchmark Well-Known Member

    New toolbar on top Settings>manage apps
    includingoption to see which apps are installed on SD card
     
  9. benchmark

    benchmark Well-Known Member

    A little correction there , rotates in 3 directions, it will not rotate upside down , so its not really full yet :D
     
  10. cultor

    cultor Member


    so I can just move all my apps to SD card?? Just checking if I have to reset the phone as I wanted to start all over again, but if this works...

    also, I tought the apps should support froyo and installing to SD??
     
  11. benchmark

    benchmark Well-Known Member

    Keyboard allows for quick language change.

    Is it just me or is the phone really smoother now? easier to select stuff, etc. Its like the touch sense was improved?
     
  12. cultor

    cultor Member

    when typing sms, you can see remaining letters till the next sms (before it was only when you where near the end of the first sms (160)
    also you can easily add pics etc to an sms
     
  13. Rogue

    Rogue Well-Known Member

    I HATE the fact that there's a multi language button on the main keyboard...would be more useful for most if they put an button to go to emoticons not another language...i only use the one, so it's a complete waste of space!
     
  14. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    The only bug ive noticed it that the lock pattern doesnt show sometimes. It seems very random.

    Edit: Ah theres a new setting so it doesnt auto lock every time u press the power button. You can change the timing on the lock.
     
  15. benchmark

    benchmark Well-Known Member

    Under Menu>settings>apps>security i am not sure but it looks like they have added a few more options.
     
  16. Casual Pete

    Casual Pete Android Enthusiast


    The devs have to add support for apps to sd in the app,if they haven't done so you can't move it.I just moved a load but some obviously can't be moved.
     
  17. benchmark

    benchmark Well-Known Member

    its not a bug, like i posted above, there is now an option on setting time for the lock pattern. Mine has also automatically changes to activate after
    '5 mins ' before it was immediately.
     
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  18. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Yeah just noticed. Thanks :)
     
  19. benchmark

    benchmark Well-Known Member

    Its is a waste of space for you but a gain of a larger target market for HTC.
    I personally sms in 2 languages depending on whom i send it to and its great that i can now control this easily. :cool:
     
  20. reech

    reech Guest

    Am impressed Voice search is on this version; I remember reading about that on Nexus One and thought it was odd it was missing. It's dead smart. Just resisting saying rude things and giggling.
     
  21. benchmark

    benchmark Well-Known Member

    Pictures renamed Gallery

    and

    Comment tab now separate when you are looking for apps in the apps market
     
  22. Gash

    Gash Member

    I'm sure there will be a keyboard along before the day is out that gets rid of the language shottcut and gives us the microphone symbol back anyway so the language option won't bug me for long. :cool:
     
  23. Rogue

    Rogue Well-Known Member

    Be nice if they made the keyboard regional...IE. It's a hardship to get to the
     
  24. benchmark

    benchmark Well-Known Member

    Back to new stuff :)

    if you dial *#*#4636#*#*

    there are now more options now including WIFI
     
  25. matttye

    matttye Android Expert

    - Friendstream now shows the number of comments / likes on facebook comments.
    - New widget under settings for turning WiFi hotspot on/off.
    - HTC caller ID (shows Facebook info when somebody calls you)
     

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