Official 2.0.1 findings thread
I havent seen one yet, so forgive me if I missed it. This is what I have found so far.
Things I have noticed after 24 hours (manual update):
Voice calls via bluetooth to my Pioneer AVIC-D3 still dont work well. It worked at first then after a few hours it connects, but no sound comes through and the phone then does a hard reset. Battery pulls have not fixed the problem.
EDIT: I think this is a Pioneer issue, not a Droid issue.
Wi-Fi seems to be hit or miss. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesnt.
Edit: Seems to be working now, not sure what the issue was.
Going from screen to screen was nice and fast right after the update, now its back to how it was before, a little "jittery" at times.
Opening up my sms app seems to lag. I touch the app icon and it takes a second or two to open.
Edit: Deleted some of my messages and that fixed this issue.
Voice call quality seems to have improved, but its not what it should be.
The drag down bar at the top is fast, much better than before.
Overall I cant tell THAT much of a difference with this update, but its a step in the right direction.
Last edited by DreamSTi; 12-10-2009 at 11:39 AM.
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I did the manual update and the phone seems faster all around (changing screens, opening app's, notification bar) and less force closings. Everything else beside a few changes to widgets seems the same. I never had any problems before the update with BT or call quality or anything else so I'm still very happy with the Droid.
- 12-09-2009, 09:05 PM #10
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As I pointed out before, I never had any major issues prior to the update so not a HUGE change for me. Like everyone is saying, I am noticing flick scrolling, menu's and notification tray seem to be a lot smoother with this update, and I love the new Widgets. Other than that, still a VERY satisfied Droid owner
- 12-09-2009, 09:25 PM #12
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The notification pane is much smoother (and I think more reliable) which is a huge plus for me because that was starting to get to me. Transitions seem to be quicker for me as well and opening apps seems to be snappier than it was before. I can also deal with gmails more quickly and reliably. I can green check multiple emails/mark as read/deselect all checked/and change accounts much faster after this update than I could before.
However, in the release details it said improved battery. I definitely did not notice an improved battery life...
Minor changes, but still a step in the right direction!
- 12-09-2009, 09:56 PM #14
After I loaded 5.0 OS and did a battery pull, the click was still there,,,,,,oops wrong device lol. Dont get offended OP, but the battery pull was funny, and when I first got my Droid, it was natural for most of us BB users to want to do.
I have not noticed a darn bit a difference to be honest, but like one poster said, its headed in the right direction.
I would like for there to be a way to select all emails without having to check every single one, or maybe there is and I just haven't found it?
- 12-09-2009, 10:15 PM #15
Everything is faster for me. Haven't noticed any issues or slow down what so ever. It was a minor update. Just enough to hold us through till 2.1.
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Also, something I noticed after the update is that the LEDs on the back, menu, home, and search buttons no longer stay lit up in the dock like they did before the update which is a very welcome change for me.
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- 12-10-2009, 02:42 AM #20
-More responsive UI
-Increased sound/voice quality
-Increased keyboard accuracy
-Increased battery life (15 hours and I'm @ 60%).
-Smoother scroll function, except for browser.
-New power widget
-Increased Wifi stability
-Quicker page load on browser
I'm really feeling the 2.0.1 update. I can only image what version 2.1, 2.2, 2.3....will bring.
- 12-10-2009, 03:38 AM #21
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My experience has been most similar to d1pham thus far. I haven't had a chance to check things like three-way calling, but that didn't work for me previously. I've noticed that earpiece audio is also much clearer. Even still, that are many glaring omissions that I feel should be addressed, such as continued wifi instability and inability to connect. Not only that but my phone still has issues with the proximity sensor not turning on the screen when taken away from your ear. Android market seems a tad slower. I also seem to notice stronger haptic feedback upon unlock and that the phone's volume buttons will now unlock the phone while using bluetooth. Not sure if this is a good thing, I seem to recall it adjusting the volume with the screen off before. I am unfortunately still having issues with some contacts in my address book not showing up when I go to type the name manually in a new SMS message. This is damn annoying. I'd say this update is a mixed bag overall but there are some decent improvements. I guess they can't realistically do everything at once.
- 12-10-2009, 06:20 AM #22
Well having put the Droid through my daily test after the update, I must say, the battery life is VASTLY improved.
I just hit the 14 hour mark not to long ago and I just finally made it to the yellow bar. And that was with some heavy use people. I'm very impressed and very happy, ill definitly feel much safer having apps like Facebook and RSS readers running in the background now.
- 12-10-2009, 07:02 AM #23
I got the OTA this morning. I do notice that screen transitions are faster. The browser is definitely faster. I am not crazy about the new unlock screen. I think it is cheesy. Maybe I just have to get used to it. I do notice a stronger haptic buzz when unlocking, and when pressing the home key, menu key and the search key, but not the back key. Weird. I have high hopes for the better battery life.
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Broswer speeds are making this update be dissapointing for me. Broswer is laggy and the scrolling speeds are literally the speed of a snail. Broswer is one of the main features I use on the phone and if Im having very slow broswing/scrolling speeds then it sort of kills it for me. I hope they release some form of fix for it.
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