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  1. twilighter

    twilighter Well-Known Member
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    Can someone tell me all the changes the moment will get once the 2.1 update is released?
     

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  2. pdx77

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    I don't think anyone knows at this point what they are going to include. I do hope they include Google voice search though.
     
  3. jephdood

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    I'm hoping we'll have pinch/zoom.. (browser, gallery, google maps, etc).

    The hardware (I think) is capable of it.
     
  4. sdho

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    most importantly native CDMA support on 2.1?
     
  5. jephdood

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    I think this is already confirmed.
     
  6. Knitewulf

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    Theres a picture telling you...
    Heres what to expect:

    • Pinch-to-Zoom multitouch capabilities now available in the browser, Gallery, and Google Maps
    • Google’s News and Weather application is bundled as well, including the wonderful widget
    • Voice-to-Text entry throughout the device, for all text fields
    • Gallery is getting upgraded to the 3D Gallery
    • Live Wallpapers will be officially supported
    • Yahoo! Mail is now supported the device natively
    • Updates to Google Maps, which includes a “Night Viewing” mode
    • Improved pattern-lock functionality
    • Improves the handsets audio quality if you disconnect a wired headset from the Droid
    • And, finally, email accounts no longer have to be re-entered after an OTA update
     
  7. jephdood

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    So.. I see "Droid" mentioned in there.. do all those necessarily translate to the Moment? Not sure.
     
  8. twilighter

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    What about:

    -improvements to battery life?
    -flash content when online and in picture messaging?
    -access to facebook without getting an app?

    (I don't have this phone yet. I'm waiting on the update to purchase which is why I'm so curious about the changes).
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  9. Covert_Death

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  10. cosine83

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    Flash is a pipe dream and unneeded in the mobile world. Especially in picture messaging.
    www.facebook.com - no app needed :p
     
  11. decalex

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    touch.facebook.com works much better IMO. Better than the mobile version.
     
  12. kahale

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    the update log for 2.1 says improves optimized hardware. i would assume the os will run more efficiently thus improving the battery life. most of the major battery issues was fixed in the recent firmware upgrade. no flash for moment. adobe made it self clear they will not support flash on the moment because it does not have the hardware to properly run flash according to them. you can easily access facebook through their mobile site or dling the facebook app in the market, flash is not needed.

    of course this is your own opinion. :rolleyes:
     
  13. Momentarydroidfan

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    There are a lot of websites flash would be nice to have. Facebook is not the only site I go to. How many yahoo video clips have you watched on your moment? Really frustrating actually.
     
  14. pdx77

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  15. CriticalCritic

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    *Crosses fingers for google turn-by-turn navigation

    Sprint Nav can burn
     
  16. Android Walks

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    I'd like to see mostly graphical updates to go along with the 2.1 market. The only 3d shooter available right now is Toonwarz and the gameplay is really bad without MT.
     
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  18. Knitewulf

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    Jesus Christ why have I been doing that lately...
     
  19. cosine83

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    It surely is. However, it's a very informed opinion.

    Flash offers the following benefits:

    - allows you to watch Flash video clips
    - allows you to navigate static webpages completely laid out in flash (have fun doing that, see you in an hour if your phone doesn't die)

    Flash offers the following cons:

    - biggest security hole on the internet
    - uses lots of CPU power for anything more than a small ad, thus draining the battery quicker if you're watching videos or even just browsing most sites
    - full of memory leaks
    - 99% of ads on the internet are flash-based
    - website tracking is mostly flash-based
    - buggy as hell

    I don't know man, the good parts here do not outweigh the bad parts. I'm pretty happy with the Youtube app. Once big sites like Yahoo, CNN, etc. start using HTML5 video combined with H.264 video codec (what YouTube uses) then there will be zero need for Flash.
     
  20. njbianco

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    I can almost guarantee its going to at least have this feature if not 100%
     
  21. CriticalCritic

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    I read up on this and found that Hulu has most (if not all) of their videos backed up in H.264. So hopefully they will make use of that soon!
     
  22. pdx77

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    i wouldn't count on Hulu working as they block mobile devices from viewing their videos.. Anyone who has ever used Skyfire on Windows Mobile knows what I'm talking about.
     
  23. ramiss

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    Wow. Quite a statement. You are aware that a good percentage of web sites use Flash for Navigation right? Also...some high end sites use it for Photo Galleries.

    Not to mention that my Windows Mobile i730 (2006) ran Flash just fine. So the 'dream' has been a reality in the Mobile World for quite a while now. :rolleyes:

    Edit...I get what you mean, but it annoys me that so many people tell me the reason we don't have Flash on these devices is because "we don't need it". Well, let me be the judge of that!

    Richard
     
  24. Momentarydroidfan

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    Well in the benefit column you did exclude the whole watch most videos posted on the internet thing youtube isn't even a minor blip on my radar. So that argument has already gotten old.

    At THIS TIME yahoo and cnn etc are not using the format that my phone will recognize.
     
  25. Eazail70x7

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    Would anyone mind neatly listing what we will get with this upgrade? You can also list what we might get as well (the things which haven't been confirmed yet.).

    Thanks to the kind person who does ^_^
     

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