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    Gingerbread?

    Kinda new to the android market... just wondering if my d2g is up to date plz assist

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    2.3.2 is the latest update for the d2 gingerbread won't b out for a little while
    Task Killers? Nope

    This is what rooting is right here
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    What? No, you don't have Gingerbread. No, you can't have Gingerbread. In a few months, maybe we'll get a release. Go to settings -> about phone... what system version does it show? It should say Android Version 2.2 and System Version 2.4.3330
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrHatchi87 View Post
    Kinda new to the android market... just wondering if my d2g is up to date plz assist

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    Welcome to the forums!!

    We don't know the timetable for Gingerbread to be pushed to particular phones.

    Enjoy your stay here!!
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    Yup that's what it says. So I know its up to date. Im also looking to free up some speed on it. Any suggestions? Im somewhat computer literate so I can understand most things. Im running stock with applanet and little to no apps

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    Well you could root then freeze some bloatware and install fission on it thats what most people so with the d2g that will make it much quicker
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    Also on a side note, I would like to know what kind of case I should get. I don't do leather... I would like a rubber or silicone kind of thing. Ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrHatchi87 View Post
    Yup that's what it says. So I know its up to date. Im also looking to free up some speed on it. Any suggestions? Im somewhat computer literate so I can understand most things. Im running stock with applanet and little to no apps

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    The following is an article written about the evils of task killers. I put it here not for that but because it will give a good glance at how Android works and is different from Blackberry, Palm, etc. Enjoy!!

    Task Killers Per Lifehacker:

    Android Task Killers Explained: What They Do and Why You Shouldn't Use Them
    How Android Manages Processes

    In Android, processes and Applications are two different things. An app can stay "running" in the background without any processes eating up your phone's resources. Android keeps the app in its memory so it launches more quickly and returns to its prior state. When your phone runs out of memory, Android will automatically start killing tasks on its own, starting with ones that you haven't used in awhile.
    The problem is that Android uses RAM differently than, say, Windows. On Android, having your RAM nearly full is a good thing. It means that when you relaunch an app you've previously opened, the app launches quickly and returns to its previous state. So while Android actually uses RAM efficiently, most users see that their RAM is full and assume that's what's slowing down their phone. In reality, your CPU—which is only used by apps that are actually active—is almost always the bottleneck.

    Why Task Killers Are (Usually) Bad News


    Apps like Advanced Task Killer, the most popular task killer in the Market, act on the incorrect assumption that freeing up memory on an Android device is a good thing. When launched, it presents you with a list of "running" apps and the option to kill as many as you want. You can also hit the Menu button to access a more detailed "Services" view, that lists exactly which parts of each application are "running", how much memory they take up, and how much free memory is available on your phone. This set-up implies that the goal of killing these apps is to free up memory. Nowhere on the list does it mention the number of CPU cycles each app is consuming, only the memory you'll free by killing it. As we've learned, full memory is not a bad thing—we want to watch out for the CPU, the resource that actually slows down your phone and drains your battery life.
    Thus, killing all but the essential apps (or telling Android to kill apps more aggressively with the "autokill" feature) is generally unnecessary. Furthermore, it's actually possible that this will worsen your phone's performance and battery life. Whether you're manually killing apps all the time or telling the task killer to aggressively remove apps from your memory, you're actually using CPU cycles when you otherwise wouldn't—killing apps that aren't doing anything in the first place.
    In fact, some of the processes related to those apps will actually start right back up, further draining your CPU. If they don't, killing those processes can cause other sorts of problems—alarms don't go off, you don't receive text messages, or other related apps may force close without warning. All in all, you're usually better off letting your phone work as intended—especially if you're more of a casual user. In these instances, a task killer causes more problems than it solves.
    What You Should Do Instead

    That said, not all apps are created equal. Many of you have used task killers in the past and actually found that after freeing up memory, your phone works a bit better. It's more likely that this is because you've killed a bad app—one that was poorly coded, and (for example) keeps trying to connect to the internet even when it shouldn't. Any performance increase you experience is more likely because you killed the right app, not because you freed up loads of memory (or, in many cases, it's just placebo). Instead of killing all those apps, find out which ones are actually causing the problems. If you really know what you're doing, you may benefit from using a task killer to stop the one or two inefficient-but-loved apps on your phone.
    Note, however, that this is still a contested notion. A lot of developers (including ROM builder extraordinaire, Cyanogen) will not even look at your bug reports if you're using a task killer. In this humble blogger's opinion, your best bet is to stay away from regular task killer usage entirely. If you absolutely have to have that one battery-killing app on your phone, though, kill away—just be aware that when you experience a recurring Android bug later on, the task killer may be at fault. Of course, you can just stop using it to determine whether that is or isn't the case.
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    Im installing titanium and z4 now. what is some good bloatware to freeze

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    Check out this list:

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dro...eeze-list.html

    Obviously, don't freeze things in the list if you are actually using them. But for those who want as bare-bones a Google experience on this phone, this is the way to go.

    You do need to be rooted, and you do need Titanium Backup from the market. Never delete apps, only freeze them.
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