View Poll Results: Do you think Gingerbread is worth the hype?
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What is Gingerbread?
I'm still waiting on Froyo
Do YOU think 2.3 is worth the hype?
There are a lot of people excited or complaining (depending on wether or not they are getting Gingerbread) Myself being on a Fascinate and waiting for Froyo, who knows. Do you think it is worth the hype?
- 04-14-2011, 04:23 PM #2
Yes! Actually, the leap between 2.1 and 2.2 (Froyo) was MAJOR and so is this advance beyond Froyo! Lots of little nice touches, great speed, and more. So far, it's been behaving well, despite being a manual install over a stock Froyo. And, best of all, most of the Froyo-designed apps are still working with GB.
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- 04-14-2011, 07:41 PM #3
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- 05-04-2011, 07:41 PM #5
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I was sort of excited about it, and I'm still looking forward to it, but overall what I am truly looing forward to is a whole overhaul to the look of android to make it more polished and ideally adding more features and speed improvements and gpu ui acceleration and what not. I imagine all of this is a bit further off than anyone would like it to be though.
- 05-05-2011, 01:21 PM #6
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Nothing huge, but definitely something that you should be excited about. The UI changes and increased power management will be enough for most people to enjoy the update.Samsung Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch - Gingerbread 2.3.4
CPU/Kernel: 800mHz - LoSTKernel underclocked for 30 hours of battery life
- 05-05-2011, 07:16 PM #7
In some ways, GB seems to be what the X was originally designed to use as an operating system. There's a "finished" feeling to how the X operates ... smooth, fast, impressive in its native capabilities. Best of all, it's still competitive to newer phones and, compared to many, superior! Very hard to find something worth an "upgrade."Always learning ...
- 05-11-2011, 09:26 PM #8
- 05-14-2011, 02:02 PM #9
No knock to the op but don't we go through this every update? No update lives up to the hype because we create impossible expectations of what each update will bring. Now with that said I'm happy with the enhancements gingerbread brings after playing with my sisters nexus s but I have no doubt HTC sense will not incorporate most of the cool UI touches. Wish Google would force HTC to limit how much sense could change of the OS but that's just wishful thinking.
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- 05-30-2011, 03:59 AM #15
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Gingerbread is great!
I had a few android devices. my last one was a Galaxy S. and now I got my Optimus V. I cant say the V is better than the Galaxy, but Gingerbread sure changed the game for this "entry level" phone.
my galaxy had 2.1, then upgraded to 2.2 (took forever btw) and it just never felt right.. it wasnt the Touchwiz ui, it wasnt the subtle animations or anything. it was a deeper level. froyo is a step up from 2.1 but Gingerbread really is where android is truley starting to shine as a mature mobile OS.
also my friends who have some high end devices HATE HATE HATE that my little 150$ prepaid android phone runs 2.3.4 AND performs better at day to day tasks then theirs (nice multicore cpu and dedicated gpu. not a gaming phone, but very snappy when paired with gingerbread)
I cant wait for Ice Cream Sandwich THAT is the os to get really excited for. will give iOS a run for its money when the community starts putting it on every device available. soon pretty much every phone is going to run a unified android (be it from the manufacturers or the community development).
times are looking very good for androids future
- 06-08-2011, 03:50 PM #16
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Gingerbread update for Droid X is a total pile of ..... SO MANY things are going bad. In fact, when someone calls, a song in my music collection (same song always) plays in the background! Some message about sharing through DLNA, and a pop-up about Wi-Fi off also comes up. WHAT is happening? Battery also immediately begins to rapidly drain at this point, and phone warms up quite noticeably. Looking like I might hard-reset and update back to Froyo or whatever, if I can. If you own a Droid X and are looking to upgrade to Gingerbread, I'd wait awhile and see if there are any updates after June 8. I can't speak for all Droid X/Gingerbread instances, but mine is terrible!
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- 07-12-2011, 12:25 AM #24
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Re: Do YOU think 2.3 is worth the hype?
I'm running a Froyo based AOSP ROM on my Samsung Droid Charge (in other words, a Nexus S in a Droid Charge body) and had the opportunity to do a "side-by-side" test with my phone and a Nexus S 4G. I cleaned off some app short cuts on the Nexus, switched to a regular wallpaper and rebooted both phones.
The Nexus S rebooted faster than mine but that's where its victories end.
My Charge was smoother when scrolling through home screens and while scrolling through the app drawer. The Charge also transitioned faster and smoother from the app drawer to the home screen. The Nexus was slightly stuttery.
Battery life is another issue. I have no idea how long a Nexus S 4G lasts. It probably lasts longer than mine but if I was stuck with one, I'd probably wish it would die faster rather than have to go through the frustration of dealing with the slow and fragile WiMax signal. 700mhz LTE is a very spoiling experience.
With moderate use, in an LTE fringe area, I get around 14 hours until I hear the 15% battery alarm.
All in all, the only real benefit I can see coming from Gingerbread is a supposed extension of battery life; the rest is just aesthetics really. But I do have a sneaking suspicion that if the phone wasn't originally designed for Gingerbread, you're probably not going to see much improvement with an OTA update. I could be wrong though.
- 07-12-2011, 10:45 AM #25