Tag Archives: 2.1

Motorola looking for Cliq 2.1 beta testers

Earlier today, we received word that Motorola is looking for first come first serve (along with some other pre-reqs) beta testers for 2.1 on the Cliq. Sure enough, like clockwork the Motorola Owners’ Forums has posted a message containing the following: “Motorola and T-Mobile are happy to announce a trial release of the 2.1 (Éclair) software upgrade… Read more

Updates, updates, updates

For those running non-hacked devices (a shrinking majority of our readers), updates are a topic of intense debate, anticipation, and frequently, frustration. From reportedly faulty Droid updates to fan pleasers like the recent Cliq fixer to the curiosity about pushing rooted Moments ahead of the curve, it’s clear that you all want information on the latest… Read more

Gallery bit-depth downgrade in 2.1

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If a 2D graphics slowdown after updating your Droid to 2.1 didn’t bother you, well…I applaud you. But more bad news? Because the gallery in 2.1 is entirely different from the boring old app in 2.0.1, the new one being made by Cooliris, it turns out you just downgraded image quality from 24-bit to 16-bit. But you know what? It’s really not that big a deal… Read more

Moment shown running 2.1

EDIT: This video is by LincKraker. I posted earlier today about a cooked ROM for hacked Moments that was rocking 2.1. I still can’t fully endorse it because I don’t have a Moment on hand, but here’s a video of a phone that was hacked using the process followed in that same thread. As always, embarking on this journey is done at your own risk, but I… Read more

2.1 for hacked Moments: dare you?

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I realize that dabbling with cooked ROMs is an at-your-own-risk type of business, but there are a few big names out there that we all know we can trust – Cyanogen, MoDaCo, a bunch of other folks who post over at xda-developers… Flashing ROMs released by these cats is a pretty safe endeavor. But what do you do when tempted by someone who appears to be a… Read more

2D graphics slow down after 2.1 Droid update?

Well this isn’t good. After being endlessly toyed with regarding the release window for the Android 2.1 update, Droid owners are now finding that the OTA has significantly slowed 2D graphic performance, as evidenced by the video below. Pinch-to-zoom in various apps, Live Wallpapers, and other long awaited goodies are now happily rocking Droids around… Read more

Noah’s HTC Legend unboxing

In terms of looks alone, I think this might be my favorite from HTC’s new generation of Androids. The specs of Hero’s successor don’t quite match up to…say, the N1 or EVO, but it does run 2.1 and that unibody aluminum casing looks mighty solid to me. And while I haven’t held one in my hand just yet, I really, really want to. I might not get the chance for… Read more

Finally…FINALLY, the Droid update is upon us

We’ve heard this several times now, if not a dozen, but it appears that the 2.1 update for Droid will finally, actually, begin to roll out Thursday. I’m not going to bother linking to all the false reports we’ve seen recently. No one needs to relive the nightmare. Android Central has a snap of an internal system that indicates the date, and we have an… Read more

Video: 2.1 on HTC Droid Eris

Many Verizon customers read – with giddy excitement – yesterday’s news that Android 2.1 dumps for both the Droid and Eris have been leaked to xda-developers. We saw video evidence of the bump at work on the Droid a few days ago, but this is the first (that I’ve seen anyway) of the upgrade on Eris. Q2 is still the projected dats for a public release, folks,… Read more

All US Androids to reach 2.1?

By far, the number one question I get about Android devices is, “when will my xxx get the x.x update?” And while I still don’t have information more specific than quarter on the most anticipated updates that I do know about, I can allay your 2.1 envy, if you have it, that is. Taylor Wimberly of Android and Me is reporting that all US Androids will receive… Read more