Update to FroYo?
From what I've been reading, it seems that the reason I can't disable Sense and run stock Android on the Incredible is because a lot of the graphics and framework for Android 2.1 are missing on the device. With this in mind, does anyone know if the Incredible would even be physically able to be updated to 2.2 when it comes out? It seems kind of ridiculous to think that HTC would make such an "Incredible" device, only to have it crippled in that manner. Can anyone shed some light on this?
- 05-16-2010, 07:06 PM #2
- 05-16-2010, 07:17 PM #3
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Shed light on what?
If HTC is doing the upgrade, missing parts would mean nothing since whatever is needed would come with the upgrade Rom. It would make no difference if the current version is missing something.
I don't think HTC sees the phone as crippled but rather enhanced with Sense UI.
- 05-16-2010, 07:29 PM #4
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- 05-16-2010, 09:30 PM #7
All Sense enabled phones are usually the last to get an update because as someone said HTC has to put Sense on top of Android. Historically it takes a long time to do this but I do see the wait time dwindlind down seeing how Android is bigger than ever and has a bigger consumer base. But don't be upset if your waiting a year to get 2.2. They made get you by with a minor update let's say a 2.1.1, but not 2.2. Hero owners have been waiting for a year and half for an update. They've been stuck on 1.5 since the beginning. 1.6, 2.0, and 2.1 have been released since then. So pretty much, all I can say is be prepared to wait.
- 05-16-2010, 10:22 PM #8
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- 05-16-2010, 11:14 PM #12
The eris has not waited a year. We should get some more info after the 2.2 unveiling.
- 05-17-2010, 12:02 AM #13
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Based on nothing but my opinion I don't think it will take that much longer to get 2.2 on sense. It was only a couple months after the Droid got 2.1 that the Eris got 2.1 and that was going from 1.5 to 2.1. As already stated there hasn't been a sense phone to go from 2.0 to 2.1 to compare equally but still the Eris wasn't that far behind the Droid.
Also with the Evo and Inc. both running sense I would think HTC will be on top of 2.2 once it gets released.
So yeah, we'll probably have to wait a little while longer, but I wouldn't count on it being a long time.
- 05-17-2010, 12:33 AM #14
Great point. The EVO and the Inc basically have the same internal hardware and software. Both are on the same 1Ghz Snapdraggon, both have same resolution screen, both on 2.1 now, both are CDMA (with EVO adding in WiMax). I would bet both phones are updated by HTC fairly quickly as they are the flagship Android phones in the US for the foreseeable future.
I want my 450% speed boost and full flash!
- 05-17-2010, 07:38 AM #15
- 05-17-2010, 07:44 AM #16
Especially on that glorious 4.3 inch screen on the Evo, I think alot of people would love streaming some Hulu goodness straight to their phone. It also helps make up for the lack of an iTunes-like store for video.
- 05-17-2010, 07:48 AM #17
Hulu may be blocking mobile browsers. // Current
For instance they are blocking skyfire now from transcoding the site, which puts no more strain on their site than someone watching the video. So don't get hyped up about options you may not have.
As far as hulu goes personally, I quit using that site about a year ago, but I have a media center pc with orb, I would rather have a slingbox setup. Record what I want to watch and access it across the internet. Not as easy as hulu because you actually have to set stuff up, but I like having the option to fast foward through commercials myself, and have access to all my files.
- 05-17-2010, 08:15 AM #18
Plus, maybe I want to watch some homestarrunner.com in my spare time
- 05-17-2010, 08:41 AM #19
- 05-17-2010, 12:10 PM #20
I think it would be awesome to access these things, it all boils down to how well it actually runs on the phone. I'm figuring at least as twice as well as flashlite, and praying for totally smooth but who knows.
I want flash that doesn't crash my phone too, so maybe they have done some really extensive testing on it as well. Guess we will see at I/O this week.
- 05-17-2010, 12:39 PM #21
- 05-17-2010, 12:40 PM #22
Google: Clear advantage for Android over iPhone OS, showcase power and openness/flexibility of Android vs. iPhone OS
Adobe: The above puts pressure on Apple to allow Flash compatibility, provides great PR if Flash run fast and securely on Android while Apple says both are impossible.
Google is throwing some dev party thingy this week as I recall and I think they are gonna show of Flash and everyone is gonna be amazed. Fingers crossed
- 05-17-2010, 02:05 PM #23
Man I hope everyone will be amazed. Google is all about open standards, but remember they are also pushing for HTML5 standardization which I personally hope happens soon, adobe isn't too wild about it though I would imagine. If we had HTML5 now then flash wouldn't even matter anymore. Which that is exactly what Apple is hoping for, but as of right now I want flash until HTML5 becomes wide spread. You can as of now opt into the youtube HTML5 beta but you have to use chrome or Firefox with the chrome frame plug, I started using chrome for it, and I'm very impressed with the limited to no buffering time and any time fast forward before the full video is downloaded. It's going to be a good year for smart phones
- 05-17-2010, 03:31 PM #24
- 05-20-2010, 03:54 PM #25