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  1. Joelist's Avatar
    Hi,

    I got my Froyo at about 1pm (CST) this afternoon. These are my first impressions. If anyone can guide me to taking screenshots without rooting I will post some as well.

    First, the new bootup is nice. It's pretty quick, and resembles the old one except that there is a Droid eye screen with the robot "Droid" voice. I liked it.

    Second, everything looks subtly different. What I mean is all the fonts appear a touch sharper and a very little touch smaller. It's almost like Sense also received an update to a more granular font package.

    Third, speed. Everything is noticable faster and there are no lags anywhere. The Browser is especially fast, and an occasional tendency I noted in the past of lines of text being piled on top of each other is gone. Flash works very well, and only slows the Browser down slightly.

    The increaed speed even extends to visuals. I use a Live Wallpaper (the leaves in the pond) and both the rippling water effect and the leaf movements are quicker. The HTC Mail app is likewise quicker - it looks the same except again the fonts are a tiny bit smaller and a bit crisper.

    The market is the new one, with the Comments in a separate tab and also a listing of all your downloads. It also implements automatic updating.

    And in a big HOORAY!, Bluetooth voice command functionality is fully operational. It can be used without touching the phone at all, which is a major safety enhancement.

    More as I explore my "new" phone more.
    Joker35, KozmicBlues950 and ricbon like this.
    08-27-2010 08:02 PM
  2. rosariorose9's Avatar
    Thanks for the update. Have you checked to verify that Google Navigation still works?
    08-27-2010 08:38 PM
  3. Joker35's Avatar
    thanks for the personal review. i cant wait to get it.
    08-27-2010 09:05 PM
  4. danswartz's Avatar
    Well, I am running 2.2 rooted and google nav works just fine.
    08-27-2010 09:14 PM
  5. SpYd3r05's Avatar
    You pull the update zip fit every one?... Cause I know there are a lot that want it... I don't but others do.
    08-27-2010 09:47 PM
  6. Joelist's Avatar
    Google Nav is fully operational. Tested it in my car.
    08-27-2010 10:11 PM
  7. Cory Streater's Avatar
    I might as well sticky this. If anyone else gets the update, please add your first impressions here.
    08-27-2010 10:50 PM
  8. HuskerWebhead's Avatar
    So is this an upgrade or a wipe and install? I've got all my stuff backed up anyways, so I'm not worried about losing anything. Just curious.
    08-27-2010 11:16 PM
  9. Joelist's Avatar
    It wiped and installed. However getting things back up took only a few minutes.
    08-27-2010 11:23 PM
  10. bespinct's Avatar
    Its an over the air upgrade. Could you imagine an upgrade wiping the data of the typical users phone? That uproar would make people think Microsoft Windows Vista upgrades!

    Steve in CT

    Sent from my Incredible using Tapatalk
    08-27-2010 11:26 PM
  11. LBTRS's Avatar
    It wiped and installed. However getting things back up took only a few minutes.
    Wiped? I thought the OTA didn't wipe the phone?
    08-27-2010 11:50 PM
  12. busterbuster's Avatar
    Yeah, it shouldn't wipe your phone for an OTA upgrade. In fact, I'm positive it won't.
    08-27-2010 11:52 PM
  13. Joelist's Avatar
    Well, all my apps were gone and I had to reinstall them. I suppose wipe is not correct because the contents of the SD card and built in storage were not deleted.
    08-28-2010 12:01 AM
  14. Sir_N's Avatar
    is wifi tethering works? nota 3g hotspot...
    08-28-2010 03:27 AM
  15. Joelist's Avatar
    I think you have to root to enable Wifi Tethering.
    08-28-2010 04:04 AM
  16. Joelist's Avatar
    More:

    Camcorder works just fine, offering a range of resolutions ranging from 720p to QVGA. Camera likewise looking good.

    This is a very smmoth upgrade. No bugs found yet.
    08-28-2010 04:11 AM
  17. mmolitor87's Avatar
    More:

    Camcorder works just fine, offering a range of resolutions ranging from 720p to QVGA. Camera likewise looking good.

    This is a very smmoth upgrade. No bugs found yet.
    Would you mind going into your /cache/ and giving us the update.zip file?
    08-28-2010 04:29 AM
  18. Joelist's Avatar
    Just searched using ASTRO. No file by that name.

    Perhaps the reboot at the end of the update flushed the cache?
    08-28-2010 04:50 AM
  19. mmolitor87's Avatar
    Just searched using ASTRO. No file by that name.

    Perhaps the reboot at the end of the update flushed the cache?
    Maybe. Thanks for checking.
    08-28-2010 05:07 AM
  20. sum spicy rice's Avatar
    battery life improved? i hate this bump charging
    08-28-2010 06:05 AM
  21. JTO_2K8's Avatar
    I got my update last night and now my internet force closes before it shows the google page. Any suggestions? I have reset my phone twice and no luck.
    08-28-2010 07:30 AM
  22. gordo8631's Avatar
    I got my froyo last night a little after midnight, and im def impressed to say the least. Everything flows quite nicely, i havent noticed any lag. Also the addition of some simple things like the flashlight. All in all def worth the wait
    08-28-2010 09:25 AM
  23. Jeepzor's Avatar
    Can someone verify that the power control widget now has the automatic brightness setting? That was supposed to be one of the features and my girls 2.2 moto droid has it but all the 2.2 roms for my incredible have not featured this. Supposed to be Off, Auto, Low, High.
    08-28-2010 10:01 AM
  24. jrkrace's Avatar
    Newbie here....I'm wondering if the recpetion and voice quality has changed with Froyo. I'm still within the 30 day trial and I'm noticing that the reception and voice quality is lacking compared to the BB Tour I had before.

    I love the phone, but I'm wondering if the Facscinate or even a Droid Pro(?) will be a better ticket call wise...
    08-28-2010 10:08 AM
  25. evosaurusrex's Avatar
    How fast is it compared to the leak? My buddy has the leak running on his phone but I don't think it has JIT.
    08-28-2010 10:11 AM
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