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  1. KrippyKreme

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    *Updating*

    I don't notice any significant interface differences other than Quick Settings. (when you drag down the drawer on the home screen)

    There is a small icon on the camera screen now so you can just tap it to switch between front and rear cameras.

    Not sure if there was an icon for Downloads in the app drawer with Froyo, but I noticed it as I was sifting through my phone.

    When you open the browser and click the url box, it starts with a blank box instead of having to delete the text in the box. (Did I word that correctly so it's understandable?)

    Google Sky Maps is still just a hair off, while Google Maps seemed to locate me quicker and with greater precision.

    Benchmark score bumped up 100ish points..

    Gives you the option in the phonebook to show contacts from different places (i.e. Gmail, phone, SIM, etc.) Not sure if this is new, but it prompted me to pick when I looked at my phonebook list.

    Applications seem to load a lot faster like opening the browser, when you press the End Call button, it goes away immediately, etc.
     

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    more than one hour and still downloading, phone getting hot...
     
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    Mine took 45 minutes total. I don't notice any real changes either. Just the quick settings and the new Metal Skin? or is it not new? lol. Other than that, I think the front facing camera is 1MP instead of 1.3MP now. No biggie to me. Never use it. The email icon is faded in the notification bar? Or no? IDK lol.Trying to dig deep for some changes. lol
     
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    Are you using wifi?
     
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    yes, wifi, but on the upper right corner the phone shows no bar, then, 1x for almost 1 hour, then 3G for 45 mins. I got bad signals today for no reasons. Now it's done and updating software from VZ....
     
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    GB has fixed the HTC widget download issue.
     
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    Is there a native gingerbread keyboard now?
     
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    So, have my GB. Like it so far, except for the loss of my skins. I was using a thunderbolt skin (yes those work) but now I cannot unpack the apk file.

    Small price to pay, now going to test the reception.
     
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    I don't like what they did to the peoples app. All my Google+ contact are at the top and I see no way to remove them. You can now also have your facebook and Twitter contacts in you All peoples list. These can be removed but the Google+ are still there. Anyone know how to remove them?

    Otherwise, so far I like it. I don't really notice and reception differences right now.
     
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    No ... You should still have the Sense keyboard
     
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    Look closely in the all apps you should have an icon that says files, this is a new gingerbread file explorer that will let you veiw sd card contents though the stock ui, don't know how good it is though, saw it on a friends phone.
     
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    Where do you find those skins?
     
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    Sadly all those skins are for froyo...

    I just played a game of fruit ninja & it works WAY, WAY, better. Nice to hear that we are about 100 points better on benchmarks, not too shabby from a software update.

    I think this makes this phone WAY more appealing. We will get more custom skins, just gotta give people time.
     
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    Preferred the old Plain white M Gmail notification bar ICON. The new one looks like it was made by a 5th grader or me. Quadrant scores are lower, down from 1520 -1580 to about 1420. I expected them to be higher. Phone does not seem slower though.

    Quick Settings is nice. Can't tell about phone reception yet, had more dropped calls and calls breaking up with DINC2 Froyo than DINC1 Froyo. Did they update the CDMA radio in this update?

    Battery life has been better from day 1 on the DINC2 than the DINC1, will see how battery life is now with GB on DINC2.

    Other than that, no big woop, more hype than actual useful improvements. Oh and speakerphone still is not nearly as good as on DINC1
     
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    Hmmm, I've got the new Downloads, but no Files...
     
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    What software are you using to check benchmarks and what scores are you getting?
     
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    Don't see a file icon in all apps. I see a new download icon and believe the books icon is new as well.
     
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    Sorry, this file icon I saw was on my friends droid X running 2.3, not dinc 2, sorry for my error.
    Can't wait to get mine activated and update!!!
     
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    Can you clarify which skins work now with gingerbread?
     
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    With the upgrade, my existing shortcuts for direct dial (one touch dialing to a phone number in my contact list) didn't work and gave me an error message. I deleted them and recreated them, they worked fine. Go figure.
     
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    I've found that app icons in folders now remain correct, where in 2.2 some app icons often reverted to plain Android icon.
     
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    Something I just noticed with my phone.

    There were some apps that would not move to the SD Card with Froyo, now with the Gingerbread update I am able to move some to the SD card. Also, at the bottom of your Manage Apps list it now shows the Internal memory and updates as you move apps to and from the SD card. I like that feature.
     
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