Android 2.1 released

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by Redflea, Jan 11, 2010.

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    so what does this exactley mean for us....will we get 2.1 soon
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    Already posted, however the common thinking is that the release will be Jan. 22.
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    Im thinking this is for the developers?
    But who knows
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    Yes, the 2.1 SDK is available, mine just finished downloading :)
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    OK, so considering I just got my droid not too long ago, what does this mean? Is there any way I can download the SDK and get 2.1? no right? lol im just excited for 2.1 to come out :)
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    Nah, it means that it'll be either released as an unofficial update.zip soon or an OTA update soon.
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    I'm guessing the dev community will make short work of fixing all the bugs in the 2.1 ROMs out now...I also saw stuff for creating your own animated wallpapers...this will be a good night :)
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    Can't wait to update to the official 2.1 :D
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    I hope Motorola now hurries up and optimizes it for the DROID so they can push the OTA update... :D
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    it really shouldnt take that long considering its basically just stock android, not anything like with HTC's Sense UI
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    I if use the OTA update will I lose root? Or anything. And is there gonna be a way to get 2.1 keeping root and without having to reinstall my apps n stuff
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    I'm sure given a little bit of time the Devs will have this up and running (rooted) with all kinds of android goodness. :icon_ banana::icon_ banana:
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    the need to hurry up...im getting frisky!
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    haha im getting anxious too. Getting bored of 2.0.1 with the 2.1 Launcher and Gallery!
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    the only thing I've put on my droid is the news widget, just because I needed one anyway, I've got a need for everything to be fast and efficient, and I dont feel like dealing with all the bugs right now
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    You can have most of what's good in 2.1 now (over 2.01) via normal APK installs and in a couple remaining cases via root to push the app...

    2.1 is disappointing if it's only going to be updates to a few apps...no fix for BT voice dialing, no improvements in email attachment handling or viewing embedded images in email, etc. I don't need wiggly wallpaper, I want usable features/functionality!
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    so maybe we can get spare parts now
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    Too many bugs for now

    I just restored my Droid back to 2.0.1 after trying out 2.1. There were too many glitches and apps that didn't work properly with it. Even before adding any apps to it with a clean install it was glitchy and basic stuff couldn't decide if it wanted to run right or not. It definitely needs to be optimized for the Droid before it is officially released because battery life was atrocious! I went to bed with a full charge and woke up in the morning with about 10 minutes left on my battery before it shutdown on me. I've decided that 2.0.1 is much better at the moment and will wait for the official release of 2.1. Sure was pretty though and I LOVED the 5 home screens.

    Johnny
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    glitchy eh? i haven't ran into any glitches at all... 2.1 (79 build) is much more stable than 2.0.1 with Home++

    did you forget to clear the cache and data before you installed?