2.1 on the DROID - an early view

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  1. Wraith

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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....

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    What is the name of this app where I can get the live wallpapers you speak of?
     
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    so I am using droidmod v1 and I love having a rooted phone a don't want to switch back for an update that what I have is pretty much better anyway so should I wait for droidmod to release it or install the update then reroot which would probably be more difficult?
     
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    Well, eventually they will HAVE to pass some build, if they are waiting on a build with absolutely NO bugs, we will NEVER see 2.1 - because a bug-free OS is a complete fairy tale, there is no such thing.
     
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    so all this wait and hype for just smoother screens? LOL, last time I listen to update hype
     
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    You don't find 2.0.1 very stable and "bug free"?

    They won't release 2.1 on us if it is not as stable as 2.0.1. That would be a HUGE mistake and they know that.
     
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    Believe it when I see it...LOL .
     
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    What is the rotating earth wallpaper? Is it included with 2.1 or an app? If it's an app can someone please link it so I can check it out when we get 2.1 or I get fed up and root?
     
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    Operating Systems do get better. Windows 7 is a major leap over Vista. I'm sure Moto/Verizon/Google are going to make sure 2.1 is as bug free as possible. Other than a rare FC (probably due to the apps fault), 2.0.1 runs like a top on my Droid.
     
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    Lol the other guy was right, there is no such thing as bug free because that would indicate perfection which is unachievable by a human being. 2.01 is quite stable from my experience (Droid owner since early December) but it's not perfect. There were a couple times it lagged or maybe the screen got temporarily stuck in horizontal view. However there are other owners complaining of freezing and having to pull the battery.

    My guess is they're stalling on releasing the update because in today's economy, nobody wants to look like a jackass, and everyone here knows that a highly anticipated update is going to get just as many complaints as it does not being released, if it's not highly stable. This alone could cause a fluctuation in sales, screwing Verizon and Motorola, meaning some poor bastard and his coworkers will be sitting on the unemployment line.

    I may be wrong but that's one way to look at the wait, it's just people trying to cover their own ass; you'd do the same.
     
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    9 screens and flash! This is fantastic news, really looking forward to this update.
     
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    You know CK that when we had 2.0.0 we didn't have that scrolling in the forums issue. That showed up on 2.0.1. And that's quite a noticeable bug.

    It won't make a difference, no matter what they do with 2.1 ultimately, and I believe that the video is probably it, people won't be satisfied.
     
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    I'll believe it when I see it.
     
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