why 2.2 upgrade?

Discussion in 'Droid Polls' started by IIIVanishIII, Aug 21, 2010.

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    Hey vanish, I see that you use advanced task killer. I had that, deleted it today actually. I found on our forums here that those don't do squat and if anything, go against your OS. Android drains the same amount of battery whether it has 30m free or 120m free. Also you said you have a lot of applications that you can't use. Since these are going against your system trying to be used even though they can't be that might slow your system down and cause a bigger battery drain. I'd suggest deleting some of them until they are updated and compatible with 2.2. If none of that works then I hope that the 2nd froyo update fixes everything up so that your Android is running crystal clean like it should be. :D
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    I like the updates for the most part, the voice search for the car nav and some the new formats are better, BUT my photo gallery is GONE, pics are still on SD Card you just can't seem them! And the phone is running VERY slow now, so its just whole new set problems
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    Well I see he is banned now....that was fast....LOL!!

    Like any OS update for any OS: desktop/laptop, mobile....there are bound to be issues, problems. The thing is, Froyo for the majority of ppl that installed it....its been great.

    Froyo breathed new life in my Droid. So much so that I will still be using it, even tho its not activated anymore.
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    Yeah the update to Froyo was definitely one of (if not the) most feature-rich updates to the Droid so far, with Flash capability, Apps2SD, Tethering (even tho verizon dorked it up with charges), better performance, etc. I've seen many articles repeatedly reporting that it puts up by far the best benchmark numbers of for android (at least over 2.1 eclair anyway). So yeah, on paper it's really good.

    However, like someone said earlier, with new OS's and upgrades, there's bound to be initial problems and quirks about it. Give it some time and they should be hammered out. There's solutions to everything, you just gotta take the time to seek them out. i.e. I learned something new in this thread regarding ATK. I'll go delete it now, lol.

    So with ATK, do you guys advise just not having a task killer, or having a better one than ATK? If so, which one should I use?
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    I think the consensus is the OS does a pretty good job of killing tasks on its own, and the apps try to compete with the OS, thus causing more problems than they are worth.
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    I'm loving me some 2.2, especially chrome to phone and apps2sd some of the games I like to play are pretty big files
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    Froyo update

    I got the 2.2 update last week (on my birthday) on my Droid. It doesn't seem like as big an upgrade as 2.1 that added pinch zoom and live wallpaper, but I think it added some good features.
    1. 5 home screens instead of 3
    2. The ability to jump directly to a home screen
    3. Big improvements on the camera, much easier to operate.
    4. I am very happy with the way the media dock works now. It used to be so bright, it was like having a light on in the bedroom, even with brightness set to zero and the screen set to night mode. Now the dimming actually works. I've seen complaints about the screen saver aspect of it, but I like it. If I want to see the temperature, I just touch the home icon.
    5. The ability to auto update apps is nice. I only use it for apps I trust.
    6. I'm not sure I could set Advanced Task Killer to auto kill before 2.2, but that is a recent improvement.
    OK, I guess tethering doesn't work, although the feature is on the Droid. That's Verizon's fault. Also, I don't think I have Flash yet. I'm waiting for the next update.
    Haven't used bluetooth calling feature, but that is an improvement.
    I don't see much to complain about here. dancedroid
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    Flash?

    Did some people get Flash? I don't think I did.:greendroid:
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    You won't get Flash OTA. With the upcoming FRG22D update you'll gain the ability to get Flash from the Market. If you're anxious, there's links on this site where you can install Flash manually.
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    I agreed all the good things about 2.2. I also got the update ( 2.2, Build# FRG01B ) and was so happy to get that update. But now none of my videos plays. I have so many video clips that I converted ( MP4 848x480, 1000 ) which was playing before the update. It playes all videos that I recorded with my phone. But none that I converted and copied. Any one have any idea why it is not playing? Please advice me.
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    Try going to the "issues" and tech support subforum to get help with that.

    And to whomever banned the blockhead, thank you. You get a dancing banana. :icon_ banana:

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    Oh wow I didn't realize he got banned. I guess it was worthless to post more information as to why his froyo didn't like his phone as much as others.
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    Flash compatibilty? I'm running 2.2 and flash sites never show up on my droid.
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    That's because you don't have it. You can 1 of 2 things. You can manually download and install here through the forums(I don't have the link sorry) or you can wait for the 2nd froyo update in which you will then be able to download flash through the android market for use on your phone.
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    Not worthless, because someone who isn't an overbearing, self-important **** might appreciate the information. I, personally, appreciate you trying to help -- but the attitude being copped by the OP was unacceptable here; hence the banning.
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    Oh the flash people are using on their droids is a Nexus one version? I thought I read somewhere it was a beta of the droid version. Huh, I'm surprised it even works on the droid.
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    Most of them have been betas, and most of the betas have been for the Nexus 1. Don't be surprised that it works, be happy that it does. :)
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    Haha yea that's true. I was gonna wait for the 2nd update, but I might just get flash from the forums instead.