2.1 on the DROID - an early view

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  1. Isaiah
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    For what its worth theres also a "Motorola insider" on howard forums, that says live wallpapers will be included...
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    Oops, I meant "upset"
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    Who knows when it will come. But this is certainly a step in the right direction. But until then, I'm pretty happy with my rooted phone running 2.0.1 and prettymuch all those applications AND 5 screens.
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    It will be nice to have more than 3 screens. I came from the iPhone to the Droid in the last week. I like the widgets but with only 3 screens they don't leave much room for apps. I know I can still get to the apps from the launcher but I love having them all on my screens. I'm just used to that I guess. Live wallpaper to me is just eye candy that will be cool at first but ignored after the initial "wow". That being said I can't wait for 2.1.:rockon::rockon:
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    Yeah, no monkeys flying out of my butt yet.
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    I may have to polish up my dancing shoes......:icon_ banana:
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    PDANet sets up your computer to pull the data connection from your phone via USB or Bluetooth and use it for internet connectivity.

    It requires software installed on your computer to allow the connection which is offered by PDANet.
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    You could always use one of the "home replacement" apps in the market to get more screens, if you're not interested in rooting. I use GDE with 5 screens. It's great. Once the update comes, I might switch back, even though I like the "Hero" theme where the phone icon is always there.
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    So, I just read all the posts in that german thread. The original poster said something to the effect that live wallpapers react with sound? Like notifications, music and stuff.
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    This is correct there is a current build with them on. Will VZW allow them to remain is the question.

    Regardless your information is correct. There is a CURRENT build in testing with live walls and 5 screens.
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    I am ok with 3 screens and no live wallpaper, but I would really like to have a camera that worked worth a damn.

    My blackberry did a better job than the DROID, and is the only thing I miss.
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    I don't see any reason they would leave them off. If they have any intention on keeping motorola as a happy partner. The LG ENV Touch has them, the (rumored) VZW nexus one will likely have them. So I can't imagine it not getting them. What do you think?
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    I was the biggest "what's the big freakin deal about live wallpapers" at first but now that I've witnessed them first hand on mine, I don't see how I thought that. Live wallpapers is going to reevolutionize wallpapers just like swype is going to do with touchscreen keyboards imo. The live wallpaper with the earth rotating is awesome to say the least. It has really good graphics and has many settings like different earth looks like a real time one where it'll show the shadow depending where you are and what time, the speed ratating, the moon, ect, ect.. my current one is the one with lil sperm flying around everywhere.
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    I actually find that interesting..I hope it does release with them ... atleast the 5 homescreens ....but the 3d app drawer and live WP would be a bounus to me
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    I would think they are going to leave them on.

    Always in the back of my mind though is that we are dealing with VZW : )

    There are a couple bugs on the build so we will have to see how this all shakes out.
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    Where can you see the list of bugs?
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    Believe it when I see it . :motdroidhoriz: This is a cruel thread , trying to keep the dream alive and teasing people with the prospect of a Vapor Update , just mean .
    "It'll be here soon" ( soon; probably never) .
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    Not being cruel at all.:) We're reporting news on 2.1 and this is the first verified copy we've seen on the Droid. I actually wrote the article (Tigger took the credit;)) and I didn't put it it that it would be out soon. Just that there was a verifiable copy of 2.1 on the Droid. Speculation is the nature of the beast.
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    I'd rather have (3) screens filled with decent apps rather than 5-6 screens of useless clutter.

    There's absolutley got to be a finite amount of apps one can have that are really worth having.

    The ability to download movies like the I-Phone does would be nice, i don't want to download mp3s from amazon - i can ship mp3s over from my PC.
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    Do they have any real functionality or are they just something to look at?
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