2.1 on the DROID - an early view

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  1. 1linuxfreak

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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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    I was like you as well. Once I started trying some of the live wallpapers in the market, I was blown away. The Earth Rotate one is mindblowing and I'd love to have it as my background on a stable rom. The fact that it allows you to set it up so that the shadows fall on the earth correctly and cities lights turn on at night in parts of the world is amazing. The eye candy of the moon rotating around the Earth is great as well.

    The developer is very active on the app and wants to eventually set up a whole solar system view! I wanted to try out the Death Star views, but I couldn't get them working on my phone. Some of the other wallpapers like the smoke and starfield ones look great too.

    Sure, but wouldn't you rather have the option of being able to used 5 screens if you wanted to? It's not the apps that take up the most amount of room, it's the widgets. I only have 10 actual app icons on my 5 home screens. I was using only 3 screens happily up until yesterday. Once you start using big, beautiful widgets, you realize how little 3 screens really is. I'm filling up 5 screens and I actually wish I had a 6th so I could put in a full screen, Sense-style calendar.
     
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    It will be here when it is.

    I want the new vkb myself, as I have all the 2.1 goodies.

    I hope all of us have enough xanex, for the post 2.1 depression: )
     
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    I still am excited about the OTA but like most people that rooted I already have the LW and more homescreens. I mostly am interested in the 3D app tray, its still unstable with the ROM I use. Hopefully after we get some ROMS based off the OTA the launcher+app tray will be stable. Speaking of 3D app tray, does anyone know of a ROM/Kernel combo that works well with the ported version of the 2.1 launcher?
     
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    That's what I'm looking forward to the most. I'll grab the OTA and use it, but I'll root as soon as the custom ROMs are ready for prime time.
     
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    tired of hearing about it. update all ready!!!!!!
     
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    //Insert 1970's SNL skit of pouring catsup on burger while singing "An ti ci pa a shun"//
     
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    I think I'm going to play the "believe it when I see it" card too. From the sounds of it the guy in the video said it's version ERE25, which if I am not mistaken has been out for a little bit. (Please correct me if I'm wrong on that. Maybe this is just a more tweaked version?) The supposed in-the-know people over at HowardForums are saying that the devs are testing with ERE53.

    Also on HowardForums they are saying that it only has 3 home screens and that besides being faster, having pinch to zoom everywhere, 3D Picture manager, new music app, and a few other small things that's about all we are getting. (I say "all" with a touch of sarchasm.) It was a pretty definitive statement that we aren't getting more than 3 screens "so far".

    Not trying to be a downer, just going off what I have seen. It sounds to me like VZW decided to push more focus on stopping root hacks than features. Typical.

    Still love my droid though. And as long as it's smoother and generally better, I wont complain! First gen Droid kicks the crap out of first gen iPoo. I can't wait to see what future gen is going to bring!
     
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    pfffttt... im rooted only thing to look forward to is flash....

    -=Jason=-
     
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