I really don't want to get everyone all fired up, but its been on my mind for the last week as I've been reading all the stuff on here about the coming 2.1 update. Before I get going, let me say... I LOVE MY DROID!
So, my main gripe with the Droid is the visual speed of the OS. I did a side by side shoot out with an iPhone, and I give it to the Droid. It does just about everything faster. From app loading to net browsing to download speeds. Given, the latter two depend on 3G speed I'm sure.
Regardless, the visual aspect of the Droid just lags. If I fire up the phone after a few min of non use, and the first operation I do is move over a home screen, it lags a bit. Same with the "app drawer", and sometimes when loading apps. Is it fast enough for me to deal with? Yes. Does it ever go slow enough that it makes me take more time to complete a task? Nope. But it just looks unprofessional. That all I'm really getting at. Maybe those of you on other Android phones don't have this problem. 7 of my buddies have Moto Droids and they all seem to operate just like mine. I've used two of the demo model at two separate Verizon stores and one of the Managers let me mess with his as well. They all operate just like mine. Its not huge. But other phones on the market don't seem to have this problem.
So, I've been reading about 2.1. I've seen the videos of the OS running on the Nexus1. It looks great. I've been following all the threads about guys running 2.1 on their Droid right now. I'm pumped about the new features. Really pumped!! But I can't help but think... with all this new stuff they've added. That the slow visual operation of the phone is only gonna get worse.
Is anyone else a little worried about this? I know there are those out there, who like me, are not 100% happy with the visual aspect of the phone. Anyone else dreading the upgrade to 2.1? Let my verbal bashing begin. LOL