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Shamrock
08-02-10, 10:35 PM
It came online about 9 PM ota. It's 84mb.

All I can say is...I love it! The flashlight is super bright!

Sazar
08-02-10, 10:51 PM
Does the flash-light use the LED?

Shamrock
08-02-10, 11:22 PM
both LEDs. It also has 3 settings. Dim, bright, and super bright. super will make you see red spots.

betterdan
08-03-10, 06:16 AM
:lol: Just kind of funny someone is excited because it made their phone into a flashlight.

Rakeesh
08-03-10, 08:43 PM
Nice I wasn't expecting it to come this soon. I'll have to start playing around with it.

betterdan
08-03-10, 09:56 PM
Let us know how far you can see in the dark with Froyo now. :D

Sazar
08-03-10, 10:27 PM
both LEDs. It also has 3 settings. Dim, bright, and super bright. super will make you see red spots.

Yah, :rofl my friend dl'd it OTA and activated it in the elevator and nearly blinded us :cool:

2 LED's > the single LED for the iPhone 4 but I think max brightness of individual LED's was about the same.

He seemed to lose some of his settings, and had some issues with SWYPE, but the phone was definitely faster and smoother and lots of new items to play with too :D I thought it was a pretty substantial update and I can't wait to see what this will do for devices like the Dell Streak.

Shamrock
08-03-10, 10:37 PM
It has given a nice little battery bump too.

I always take it off charge at 3 AM. By 8 PM next day I have to charge it, because it's in yellow. It's 10:37pm now and still in green.

betterdan
08-03-10, 10:38 PM
Getting excited that a phone can act like a flashlight is like getting excited Windows 7 can add numbers with it's calculator. :lol:

Rakeesh
08-03-10, 11:50 PM
It has given a nice little battery bump too.

I always take it off charge at 3 AM. By 8 PM next day I have to charge it, because it's in yellow. It's 10:37pm now and still in green.

I've gotten really good battery life by using the DamageControl rom. I often go 3 days before I need to charge it. It'll be interesting to see what kind of battery life DC does with froyo.

Bman212121
08-09-10, 08:43 PM
Getting excited that a phone can act like a flashlight is like getting excited Windows 7 can add numbers with it's calculator. :lol:

It's just another one of the little bonuses that might not seem like much, but once you have it you wonder how you lived without it. I think the phone is almost like a swiss army knife anymore. It can be a phone, camera, flashlight, MP3 player, GPS, compass, radio, video player. Not only that once you have the internet you can use it for finding all kinds of information.

I'm hopefully going to get either an EVO or a droid X this year, which will be my first smartphone. It will be amazing to have a device that can do all of those things anywhere you take it. I'm just thinking of being out camping somewhere and how nice it would be to just have the phone in your pocket and you're covered for most of your electronic devices. If only it had a lighter... (Maybe just bang the side of the phone up against something for sparks...)

Shamrock
08-09-10, 10:19 PM
Uhm...you can also use it as a bubble level, gieger counter. To get the Geiger counter, download the app Tricorder (from Star Trek), goto magnetic flux, and then look at Absolute Magnitude. Tricorder is fully functional, not just a toy. It will even tell you how many solar flares we've had!

betterdan
08-09-10, 11:20 PM
You don't need Froyo for the bubble level, I can get it with 2.1
No idea about the other stuff.

It's just another one of the little bonuses that might not seem like much, but once you have it you wonder how you lived without it. I think the phone is almost like a swiss army knife anymore. It can be a phone, camera, flashlight, MP3 player, GPS, compass, radio, video player. Not only that once you have the internet you can use it for finding all kinds of information.


I think every smart phone out now can do all that stuff (well except the flashlight part if you don't have a flash on the phone but I have seen an app I think that could make your screen go white and use it like a flashlight, but why?)
I also love how they can be multiple things in one. I can ride with it in my pocket on the motorcycle then stop and check the weather for where we are riding or get directions to somewhere or listen to music on the mp3 player or even make a call, whatever and all on a device that fits in my pocket.