Verizon Confirms Second Android 2.2 Update Coming for Motorola Droid.

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  1. furbearingmammal

    furbearingmammal Super Moderator

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    RE: Task killers:

    FroYo has one built in, and running a second one is like running a second antivirus software on your computer -- they'll interfere with each other, get in each others' way, and bog things down like mad. You only need one. I have a dandy analogy for that, but it's non-family-friendly and probably inappropriate even though I don't swear in it.

    Having lots of apps running won't eat your battery unless they're pulling data or keeping the screen alive. Your phone clocks waaaay down unless the CPU is being polled, and when you turn the screen off it goes to sleep, further reducing battery drain. The biggest battery-users on a stock phone are the radio -- 3G and phone calls -- and the screen.

    The main theory behind using the task killer was to free up memory, but that's a near non-issue in the Android OS, and doubly-so on FroYo due to improved memory handling. The Android OS was built with the idea that the RAM would be limited in the first place, and provisions were made. Without getting too technical I can say you can trust your designers! :)
     
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    Got the update and like what I see. I especially love the new dock screen(s). Having it go to just date/time in a dim green, screen saver style is great.
     
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    2.2 First Impressions

    Nothing positive yet. (I'm not negative by nature, but gotta call it like I see it.) Hopefully I'll find some.

    Downsides so far:

    1. If anything, decrease in speed. OS dogs.

    2. New car screen loses Maps button. You have to scroll to next page to get maps. This is the one function I used every time in my car. FAIL!

    3. Helix Launcher (which I've loved as a great improvement over the native launcher) NOW CRASHES every time I hit the Home button. FAIL!
    But this is the responsibility of HL authors. Hopefully they'll come up with a fix soon! Pleeeeez!
     
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    for those of you manually updated to frg01b or frg22 and receiving the OTA push notificiation, how do you stop it from popping back up???
     
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    I'm rooted and running a leak of FRG22. Supposedly you accept the update, and when it attempts to install, it fails when recovery starts. That's what I did, more or less, and when I restarted the phone the update notification was gone.

    (I did a full backup afterward, and noted the backup file was almost 100Mb larger than normal. After poking around a bit, I found the update file--exactly the same as the one that can be downloaded and manually installed--sitting in the cache folder. Deleted it to clear up some space.)

    -Matt
     
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    Totally agree. The old dock screen was too bright at night. The 2.2 one is perfect. So far I like all the other changes too.
     
  7. Shadez

    Shadez Super Mod/News Team
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    If you havent gotten the OTA update yet, goto Settings/About Phone/Check for updates and see if it works now.
     
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    Have you tried Launcher Pro?

    -Matt
     
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    thanks for the info, time to give it a try.
     
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    Give the update time. If after a couple of hours and a reboot or two it's still laggy as heck, the only option is to install the larger update file manually. It will clear your lag issues right up.

    The maps thing sounds like a problem. Maybe there's a setting you could change or an app you could run to fix it.

    Helix Launcher doesn't like FroYo. Why the Dev hasn't updated it considering the Android 2.2 SDK has been available for months is beyond me, but it's possible s/he/they don't care. Try ADW or Launcher Pro as already suggested.
     
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    This is my only annoyance with 2.2. I don't have an "official" car dock, though, so I have just replaced the "Car Home" shortcut with the "Maps" shortcut on my main screen. You can get to the Navigation function from there anyway.
     
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    bleh, I still haven't got the first update yet but am still waiting. I tried going into settings>about phone>System Updates and it still says I'm currently up to date. :( I guess I'll just keep waiting for my 2.2 update though.
     
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