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What to expect with 2.2 update next week?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by inphoenix, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. inphoenix

    inphoenix Well-Known Member
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    in Phoenix. Duh!

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  2. DarcMasta

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    Wow, I feel kinda let down by waiting...Rooting seems very tempting now. Doesn't mention anything about the app drawer, screen additions, and hotspot tethering......

    EDIT:See the 5 home screen thing now.
     
  3. The_Chief

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    My favorite feature (other than Flash capability)? The bright button lights GO OUT when you dim the Droid in the docking cradle. Now it's a great bedside clock!
     
  4. Genetic_Bloom

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    Where do you see this? I really really hope it's true.
     
  5. JAGI410

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    It's true. I had rooted to froyo a couple weeks ago and loved this feature. Yesterday I went back to stock and it sure made a difference on my bedside table. I hope the OTA froyo comes soon!
     
  6. porky101

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    They are adding more home screen space?


    EDIT: SWEET!
     
  7. Genetic_Bloom

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    Same as the Nexus 1. They're making it 5 screens and the new launcher.
     
  8. munsontrombone

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    Yeah, no mention of the hotspot tethering. I'm not all that surprised though...
     
  9. DarcMasta

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    Yep I feel like Im going to wait a few before I install this OTA when I get it...
     
  10. snapcase

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    It does seem a little underwhelming, but Flash will be more than enough to make me happy. Not sure I care about the homescreen enhancements though. I've been using home replacement apps for a while now. First Home++, but got sick of the bugs, and lately have been using HelixLauncher (though I still think Home++ was the best feature-wise). I've been using 7 home screens since only a month or so after I first got my droid, so going down to 5 and with less features... meh.

    Hopefully, even though I didn't see direct mention of it, we'll get those fabled massive performance enhancements. Better overall performance + Flash will make it well worth updating.
     
  11. SinfulDragon

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    Go Launcher Pro for home replacement. the free version is great. blows the doors off of everyone else.
     
  12. Lock-N-Load

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    good luck trying to put it off.. it will remind you endlessly and you can put it off, but it will just relentlessly come back over and over so at some point, you have to just update
     
  13. smfoley1

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    Flash 10.1 and fixing the bluetooth operation make me happy...
     
  14. Lock-N-Load

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    which means for people like me using Launcher+ to just add additional home screens, we can ditch that app and just use the internal stock one. It's been great, but it causes some lags so it would be nice to ditch and just use the stock additional home screen system. Any apps I can ditch that mess with the system like that I am happy to.
     
  15. Casemantwo

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    I heard that it also speeds up the processer. Is that true. Or does that only happen when you root the phone ?
     
  16. Lock-N-Load

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  17. Shachren

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    For all those who expect tethering with your droid, I'm afraid i have bad news for you. I personally am looking forward to the massive speed increases coming, the new launcher, and better battery life. Should be hitting some time tomorrow, here's hoping!
     
  18. DapCorderman

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    I think I'll be sitting on the update once downloaded. Waiting to see what implications this has for rooting. Once root instructions are tested and confirmed for the phone with stock 2.2 then I'll feel better installing.
     
  19. Lock-N-Load

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    see post #12
     
  20. Jebus

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    I really hope 2.2 speeds up the processer. If it doesn't, I'll root mah phone then. =o

    Do I need to back up my apps, contacts, and such before I update?

    As for tethering, I can live without. I don't see what's the big deal is.
     
  21. Casemantwo

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    I feel the same way.

    Is there a way to tell if they upped the processer speed?
     
  22. SSinisterSS

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    im curious about the camera improvements, hopefully they changed/added more features in the menu for it.
     
  23. snapcase

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    If it doesn't include the speed enhancements I'll be extremely disappointed. If so they only thing good will be Flash imo.

    If they withhold the performance enhancements, tethering, and wifi hotspot broadcast like they're rumored to do... then the only reason for them to do that is to intentionally make the new phones look more appealing by holding back features in updates. That's downright shady. Actually directly ripping off your customer to get them to spend more money.

    They're supposedly claiming that they're not doing the wifi hotspot thing because the Hardware in the Droid isn't capable of it. Only problem is that people with the 2.2 ROMs can do this on their droid... so if they claim it's hardware, then it's a blatant lie.
     
  24. Shachren

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    I'm fairly sure they bumped the processor speed to 600 mHz, plus the JIT-Dalvik compiler will make it feel a LOT faster than that. The only thing is, i've seen some folks who rooted on youtube saying that it feels slow at first but gradually picks up speed, so please dont throw a hissy fit if it isn't blazing fast right off the bat.
     
  25. RazorBeast

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    This.
     

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