Changes I've noticed with Gingerbread and Sense 2.1

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    OK... on the surface, not too many changes... then you start using the programs...

    Notification bar - when you pull it down, you have the option for quick settings... I really like that... Simple, yet useful
    App Drawer - the page by page is annoying. Do not like that, but being able to sort by most used, downloaded, and Verizon... yeah, that's a nice little touch
    Incoming Call screen - I absolutely love the redesign of the answer/ignore bar. Looks classy
    Google Talk - The new design... I really like it. Option to voice chat, video chat, or type. Yeah, thats pretty nice, and the way they integrated it is pretty cool.

    Anyone else notice any subtle changes?
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    I haven't warmed up to the page by page app drawer either. I have the sort options of all, most used, and downloaded, but do not have the Verizon option. My wife's Thunderbolt has the Verizon option. Not sure why though. Take a look at your "what's been using your battery" page. The top bar of the page acts as a battery gauge, showing the remaining battery life. At first I thought they screwed up the page graphic because it showed a slight slope, but now as my battery discharges more, it clearly shows as a battery level. And just underneath that there is a series of little blue pixels. I don't know what those blue pixels represents though.
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    Me and my girl both have the bolt and on her G Talk it says she can video call me but it doesn't appear I can do it to her. My talk app doesn't look like it was updated. I'm stock never rooted.
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    My incoming call is the same...im pretty sure

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    The camera is different. Now u can switch between cameras with an onscreen button. Also they added an new effect called bubbles

    thunderbolt
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    You can move icons/widgets around on your Home screen(s) even if the screen is full. Drag the item to an occupied space the items will switch positions.


    Not liking the paginated app screen.
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    New live wallpaper, allows a slideshow of your photos to run in the background.
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    Same here. Really pissed about it too.

    This was a feature I was waiting on. Spent a lot of time and effort getting friends and relatives from all over the world to switch to gmail in order to use the video chat and now I'm the one who can't use it.

    This will be my last HTC device.

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    Last edited: Sep 29, 2011
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    Never had the vm notification problem of not showing up, now I do...great.

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    Only two things found that I like about new update camera and dock Mode.

    Things I have notice
    - Camera switch front/back
    - Dock Mode dancedroid
    - Downloads icon in app menu now
    - VZ Navigator still sucks
    - Books in the app menu

    Then again I use Launch Pro as my default desktop and RocketDial make calls
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    I like the detailed stats on battery life now as well as the more detailed running apps page. The new notification bar is excellent. Now if they would fix the vm notification bug I think everyone would be happy.
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    I don't see any change in my battery icon.....why?

    Thanks
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    there isn't a change in the battery icon, there is a change in the battery use app. My main concern is the volume of notifications. I have it set all the way up and it sounds like about 30% of normal notification volume.
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    I must be confused. I've only had this phone s few weeks so still learning. What battery app and where are the battery stats mentioned in another message previously.
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    Anybody else having an issue with the car dock. I used to insert the phone in the dock and then exit car mode. The Home screen would be in landscape mode. Now it is in portrait, so everything is sideways when in the car dock unless I am on the car screen, or one of the car apps. The dialer is in landscape but the Home screen and app drawer are in portrait.
    If anybody could try inserting the phone in the car dock and then exiting car mode and get back to me with whether the Home screen is in landscape or not, it would be greatly appreciated. If everybody else is in landscape mode I will do a hard reset and let the firmware reload, but if the reset isn't going to work, I don't want to go through the trouble of resetting up my phone. Thanks in advance.
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    Just noticed something else...if you used the network widget (the one with the mobile, wifi, data sync, and roaming toggles) well the wifi is no longer a toggle, just a shortcut to wifi. If you only have the single individual wifi toggle widget then it works as normal...I'm really beginning to wish I had froyo back...

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    Why didntbthe update come with sense 3.0

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    I think I remember htc saying that 3.0 would only be released on duel core devices.
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    I believe the ota is a soak test, because not that many have upate,,and did anyone recieve a update notification.

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    I got reboot issue back. Thrilled bout that.

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