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Old 04-05-2008, 07:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I noticed that version 3.0.18 was released with in the past couple of days. The Cell positioning works now...along with my news threads. A bit snappier, but not much else new.
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In the "bit snappier" department - are we talking a wee little bit, or a noticeable improvement over the dog that was .13 release? I'm so hesitant to try the upgrade again, I did see .18 the other day as well.

Did you notice that they tried to play the marketing game and now call the older, stable 2.0.69 "BETA" to try and trick people into thinking it's worse? bleh.
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I didn't notice any slowness with it last night while trying to find an alternative to Google Maps. I really liked the interface, aside from the lack of escape/back button integration.
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I have a chronic love/hate relationship with both Go! and Opera Mini. I try each new build and they rarely last more then a day. With that said I downloaded the .18 release to see if this dog has received any performance improvement and yep, it sure has. I seems quite a bit faster then the prior build. It may stay on the 8820 for more then a day this time!
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I really wish it were modularized (any version), all I personally use is the Flickr interface - give me just that widget and I bet it'd be a lost faster. In general I tend to dislike any "one app to rule them all" mentality, I've been a UNIX/Linux nerd for way, way too long and know the beauty of having one app to do one job incredibly well. $0.02.
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I really wish it were modularized (any version), all I personally use is the Flickr interface - give me just that widget and I bet it'd be a lost faster. In general I tend to dislike any "one app to rule them all" mentality, I've been a UNIX/Linux nerd for way, way too long and know the beauty of having one app to do one job incredibly well. $0.02.
You can removed unused "widgets" and keep what you want. I've deleted the mail and some others.
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You can removed unused "widgets" and keep what you want. I've deleted the mail and some others.
Oooh, now there's a reason to upgrade. Did you notice a performance improvement after removing the unused widgets in 3.0, did it get faster? (either bootup or during usage)
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Oooh, now there's a reason to upgrade. Did you notice a performance improvement after removing the unused widgets in 3.0, did it get faster? (either bootup or during usage)
Hard to tell is it seems to remember the config from prior installs. I had removed the widgets while on the previous build and they did not reinstall with this one. FWIW, I just leave it running in background so the load time hasn't been a big issue. Switching between widgets seems pretty fast now though.
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I did the upgrade and am pleasantly surprised, the speed is on par (or maybe a tad faster!) than 2.0.69, and it does seem removing a bunch of the widgets (news, sports, finance, weather) make bootup nicer. The scrolling and keystrokes are more responsive now (better than 2.0), but it still has a few warts. I think it'll be staying on my device however. I don't care for those huge screen-space wasting ads (the purple GIF things), they're a killer on a mobile screen - @^%#*&%@^#$ marketing people ruin everything.

One thing that's a pain is getting out of the app - as mentioned I only really use Flickr (the others "sometimes" but not enough to write home about), there are too many keystrokes to Exit the app directly after it boots up and you use your widget. They need Exit right on the main menu.
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I do not mind the speed and the interface. But, is anyone else having problems with navigating the settings menu?

It is very clunky, and I am not able get back out of a settings menu because the escape key does not function. Even the # key or * key which should take you to the main screen do not work when, for instance changing the default startup widget.

I know it is a beta, but basic functions are not working. Are we sure this is not still in alpha?
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