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    Android os 1.6 vs 2.1

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    What is the difference between the versions? I have a Mytouch is 1.6.

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    Here's 2.0 vs 1.6:
    These are the software differences between 1.6 and 2.0, to me these seem very minor. I am looking for whats changed between verison 2.0 > 2.1 one a the mo.

    Wireless Controls:

    Airplane mode was at bottom, went to top
    Mobile Networks – Cannot select 2G only, Network Operators or Access Point Names
    Call Settings:

    GSM vs CDMA differences
    No “Use 2G only” – is Verizon touting their 3G expertise? What if we want to save battery? Hmmm…
    Aut0-Retry
    TTY Mode – text mode for deaf
    Hearing Aids
    DTMF Tones – the sounds you hear when you press buttons
    Voice Privacy – ???
    Sound & Display Settings:

    (NEW) Haptic Feedback
    (NEW) Emergency Tone
    Animation – Added “Some” option
    Location & Security (Formerly Security & Location)

    Set/Change Unlock Pattern Moved To Top
    Install From SD Card (No .p12 file found in the SD Card)]
    Applications:

    Application Settings > (NEW) Running Services
    Accounts & Sync (Formerly Data Synchronization)

    Decide Syncing On Account by Account basis
    (NEW) Privacy

    Use My Location (Changed from Share With Google)
    (NEW) Back up my settings
    SD Card & Phone Storage

    Factory Data Reset Disappeared… now in Privacy (above)
    Search Settings

    YouTube Added To Searchable Items
    Language & Keyboard (formerly locale & text)

    Accessibility: TalkBack recites menu options, app titles, contacts, etc when scrolling through and opening. SoundBack plays a tone when scrolling menus and a different one everytime a menu is selected. KickBack is like SoundBack but with vibrate.
    1.6 has menu, offers no options
    Text-To-Speech (formerly speech synthesis)

    About Phone

    Status > Not Charging vs. Discharging (Lollerskates)
    (NEW) Safety Information
    Source: http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/sho...php?p=16103286

    I'll see if I can find the 2.1 changelog

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    Some of the changes 2.1 brings are pinch zooming in browser, 3D effects in gallery, live wallpapers, speech to text option built into keyboard......of course some of these things may already exist in custom UIs like HTC Sense.
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    Azstar do you think there will be an os 2.1 upgrade for the Mytouch in the near future?

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    I really don't know....not sure if the older devices have the needed memory or processing power....the Moto Droid finally just got it.....unless rooted like me, I've had it for a while...but my son just got it on his Droid
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    Here's a short article on the subject.

    http://pocketnow.com/thought/android...at-has-changed

    It seems that Google will attempt to offer upgrades through the market for the older devices.
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    ^^ I agree with azstar that a lot of these things are available through sense. I have the Hero (1.5) and I have pinch-to-zoom everywhere (except google maps).......the only thing I am really looking forward to is Google Navigation, and the fact that I have heard that 2.1 is a lot "lighter" than 1.5. This should cause the device to be speedier with less resources.

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