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Which Version would be better.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by aliveon2legs, May 22, 2010.

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Which version would be better?

  1. Android 2.1 with Sense UI

    6 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. A rooted EVO with Android 2.2 (Froyo) without Sense UI

    1 vote(s)
    3.3%
  3. A rooted EVO with Android 2.2 (Froyo) with Sense UI

    23 vote(s)
    76.7%
  1. aliveon2legs

    aliveon2legs Well-Known Member
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    While you're waiting for the official release of Froyo on the EVO, which way will you go?
     

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  2. SoFLO

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    I'll be going Android 2.1 with Sense UI...I can wait :)
     
  3. wase4711

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    when the official htc/sprint update comes out, I will change..
    the phone is so uber-kewl, that by the time I get a little bored with it, 2.2 will make it like new again...

    delayed gratification....delayed gratification.....
     
  4. Bek

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    How about a rooted Evo with Froyo and Sense?
     
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  5. Clock

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    That's what I'll be waiting for as well. Until then, I'll run with 2.1 and Sense.

    Froyo looks awesome, but I doubt the wait will be long and I'll have more than enough to sink my teeth into with 2.1 and Sense to keep me going. Froyo will be a VERY cool upgrade, but it doesn't have any GOTTA-HAVE-IT-NOW utility for me. The performance increase will certainly be amazing, but from the reviews so far, the EVO's hardware has handled the software load just fine.
     
  6. seretogis

    seretogis Well-Known Member
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    exactly! :)
     
  7. GeneralPatton

    GeneralPatton Well-Known Member
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    Stay with the official Android 2.1 with HTC Sense

    The only reason I will root the EVO is if you can successfully use the phone as a hotspot without paying the extra $30/mo
     
  8. VGPOP

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    Can that be accomplished?

    I think Sprint will sue xda-developers or whoever tries to do that.
     
  9. Clock

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    Yes. It's already done, actually.

    They really can't - what would they be suing for? Undesired competition from independent developers?
     
  10. wase4711

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    I hope someone develops a Swype keyboard for the EVO ASAP..thats one of my favorite features of my INC..handscent+Swype=Android Nirvana
     
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  11. Caloy

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    ditto.
     
  12. devobail

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    +1
     
  13. jadoe05

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    lol. Sprint wishes they could. With 3g/4g being "uncapped" for the EVO and the next update of android coming with built in free WIFI tethering, Sprint doesn't have a basis to sue.
     
  14. Aridon

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    I won't update until I'm sure that I won't lose root.

    Rooted users will be enjoying froyo well before it is officially released
     
  15. stroths

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    While I think I will prefer Sense over the stock interface, I would go with a rooted 2.2 because I want the newer OS and the flexibility to do more with a rooted device.
     
  16. jadoe05

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    If you have root and you update you lose it. You can't get it back unless that version is already rooted.

    Example: The Sprint Hero 1.5 has been rooted, 2.1 hasn't been yet. If you update to official 2.1 from Sprint, you lose root and can't get it until official 2.1 on the Hero is rooted.

    I won't "oficially" update until after official Froyo on the EVO is rooted.
     
  17. neodorian

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    What he said. Until that is doable I will just run rooted 2.1 with Sense most likely. Maybe a modded version of that if I find a good one.
     
  18. ikonosin

    ikonosin Active Member
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    This
     
  19. Nem_Zero

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    Actually, I'm pretty sure that exact ability with 2.2 will be what delays the update coming to EVO. Sprint will have shot themselves in the foot. I'm sure we can assume 2.2 won't port Wimax connectivity (but someone will find a hack), but the fact it gives 3G tethering will be a turn off to Sprint as it's undermining a target market for revenue (they're marketing the phone and service in all coverage areas). Pretty sure 2.2 with EVO will have the tethering aspect disabled (or perhaps with every Sprint phone, though that's a reach) out of spite. ..Though, if they don't then that'll be awesome too.
     
  20. twospirits

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    Okay folks, you may need to re-vote, since I updated the poll to include the third option. In doing so, it wiped out the previous poll.

    TS
     
  21. aliveon2legs

    aliveon2legs Well-Known Member
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    The 3rd option kind of defeats the purpose of the original question. When it's possible to have Froyo and Sense on a rooted EVO, that seems like the obvious route to go. I'm trying to decide what I want to do until then.
     
  22. fr4nk1yn

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    I like the plain version someplaces and Froyo fixes the "launch bar" so that makes it better.
    plus some of the HTC apps I won't use, footprint, frindstream, peep, so it's just bloat.
    I'm sure we'll see a cyanogen mod for this beast.

    The question is after Sense's eye candy could I give it up?
    I can't vote yet.
     
  23. Orion

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    Same here.
     
  24. TheBiles

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    Why would anyone want 2.1 over 2.2? 2.2 is amazing!
     
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