1. TripperGetem's Avatar
    I'm not bashing it or anything, but besides the supposed GPS Fix.

    What's new about it, and why is everybody flipping out about it.
    10-06-2010 01:43 AM
  2. anneoneamouse's Avatar
    There doesn't appear to be much to it functionally, other than eye candy and the gps fix. Exchange can now remote-wipe the whole phone via the native email app.

    If you set the msconfig server to auto (see my post, part of the stickied 'gps fix' above), turn on all the options (use networks, gps, sensors) the gps locks in under 10 seconds, all the time, every time. That's enough of a fix to make it worthwhile, in my book.

    Just my 10 scents,

    AoN.
    10-06-2010 01:51 AM
  3. s2h2golf's Avatar
    FroYo brings to the table just-in-time (JIT) compilation (http://www.androidcentral.com/benchm...roid-21-eclair) which speeds everything up. Webpages load faster programs run smoother. FroYo also brings full Flash capability for websites so you can have the full experience if you want it (i.e., play Flash-based games, watch TV episodes online from ABC, NBC, etc.). Wireless tethering is now native on the phone, instead of having to root it and install a third party app. The GPS fix works OK, but I have found that I still have issues with My Tracks and Navigation - standing still I get almost an instant lock, but using any of those programs GPS wanders some - I set it to cold start and Auto Config, which has worked the best for me.

    Some have been questioning whether ATT will keep MobileAp (wireless tethering) on the phone when 2.2 becomes official. Because of that, I went ahead and installed the Beta version so I could have that capability. If it is still available on the official build, I will go ahead and update.
    10-06-2010 08:14 AM
  4. mojonation1487's Avatar
    also saving apps to sdcard
    10-06-2010 12:40 PM
  5. schoolboy's Avatar
    Wifi reconnects much more reliably.

    There seem to be MANY little things. I had a non-Smasung charger that charges a separate battery and USB. Through USB under 2.1 it would charge to 85% but on 2.2 it goes to 100%. Little things. It's faster.

    Get it while you can. I bet the official one will have more stuff removed (tethering).
    10-06-2010 02:25 PM
  6. MANdroid5000's Avatar
    How far will Samsung take the Galaxy? To 3.0? 4.0? What do you guys think?
    10-06-2010 03:07 PM
  7. planoman's Avatar
    If so why? Have not upgraded. Wanted to get a good feel for the update before rushing in.
    10-06-2010 08:12 PM
  8. s2h2golf's Avatar
    How far will Samsung take the Galaxy? To 3.0? 4.0? What do you guys think?
    At the pace that new phones are being released, and with Samsung's history of leaving people behind (Behold II), my guess is that 2.2 is the last official update this phone will get. That doesn't mean that the XDA community won't port something over from 3.0 for the Captivate when 3.0 comes out.
    10-07-2010 07:07 AM
  9. Dirt Mcgirt's Avatar
    There doesn't appear to be much to it functionally, other than eye candy and the gps fix.
    Can you elaborate more on the eye candy? Are there changes made to the screen layout or functionality?
    10-07-2010 07:41 AM
  10. derande's Avatar
    At the pace that new phones are being released, and with Samsung's history of leaving people behind (Behold II), my guess is that 2.2 is the last official update this phone will get. That doesn't mean that the XDA community won't port something over from 3.0 for the Captivate when 3.0 comes out.
    agreed. blackberry has a similar history with leaving behind their most popular lines of devices with legacy firmware. i'm so far content with 2.1 but 2.2 would be great to have. i will wait for the official release unless we're talking next spring; then i may install a custom ROM. i'm not waiting for 2.5, 3.0, etc...i go through phones annually so by then i most likely won't using my captivate anymore.
    10-07-2010 07:54 AM
  11. anneoneamouse's Avatar
    Icons are more colorful.

    AoN
    10-07-2010 09:06 AM
  12. sjforcum's Avatar
    Has anyone got this running? I download the ODIN installer but it fails...
    10-09-2010 01:21 AM
  13. jflexe99's Avatar
    What derande said....

    When 2.5 or 3.0 comes out, Ill have one or two new phones to replace the captivate, even though I do love it!!!
    10-09-2010 08:09 AM
  14. jflexe99's Avatar
    I got leaked 2.2 working no problems at all. But it was too slow. Went back to 2.1, then installed Cognition 2.2 Beta ROM...I am soo happy with it being rooted and Ryans OCLF already installed so you can install EXT2 files and LagFix it, pretty damn quick!
    10-09-2010 08:12 AM
  15. jflexe99's Avatar
    Good question...what are your MFLOPs?

    I am hitting constant 14.++ on my Linpak.

    Takes me 5-6 seconds normally.

    Anyone else? 2.1, leaked 2.2, Cog 2.2 Beta(what I have)
    10-09-2010 08:21 AM
  16. Apanther's Avatar
    Running the Cognition Beta makes this phone twice as fast, IMO. This is why I bought this phone. 2.2 is definitely worth it. Also, the ease of having a wireless access point for my ipad and laptop is definitely a plus. much better than wireless tether or PDAnet.
    10-10-2010 09:10 PM
  17. tout59's Avatar
    I am trying to load froyo 2.2 on my captivate, have followed instuctions from how too on techpetals.com. have downloaded the drivers and followed instuctions and connected to the phone and for some reason cant get it to sinc, any ideas?
    10-11-2010 07:35 PM
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