So I upgraded the EVO to Gingerbread last weekend. Happy to finally see this upgrade come OTA, so I went ahead with the download. It actually downloaded and installed pretty quickly, so I hoped everything came out fine.
Not too much difference was noticed. Some of the icons (when turning volume up, 3G, etc) were changed, but no big deal there. We went to the beach last week with my parents, and I wanted to turn on Google Nav (my Dad LOVES GPS). At first, I could not get into it. So I though, I ‘d try Sprint Nav. Well no, couldn’t do that–Sprint Nav is now TelNav and you PAY for the advanced features. Ugg! So back to Google, I went through Maps and got it to work.
What else changed? Lost the functionality of Shoot Me, the screen capture software you did not need to root to use. Well, now you need root. Can’t figure that one out–just want a screen capture–why can this not come default? It also seems like everything is speedier. I cannot share any scientific test results, but it does feel like it gets around the OS quicker. Will be interested to see how quickly some bug fixes come out. Overall, though, Android continues to move in the right direction. Obviously, as Apple will copy many of their features (drag down notifications, anyone?) in their new iOS update!
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