if you export your contacts to google you will never need to backup/restore them ever again. as long as you dont go back to a non-smart phone that is. i exported my contacts to google off my iphone and they just appeared in my x10 when i signed in to my gmail account with the x10. its that easy 🙂
Well, I installed the update this morning and I've been playing with the phone since.
The battery life, I guess it's better because I haven't run out of battery yet and I've been using the phone all morning!
Now there's Skype, I couldn't use it before with Android 1.6
I don't like that the auto brightness function is not there anymore.
At first it was a little slow but then it picked up and now it's running fine.
The font size for the phone book and in general is too big for my liking.
You pretty much have to configure all the settings after the update. It's like you just took the phone out of the box.
Some things on the keyboard are in different places now, I guess it'll take some getting used to.
The live wallpapers are kind of neat!
That's what I've seen so far. I haven't used 3G, I'm connected to my wireless router.
In general seems to work fine.
Finally installed the update.
Eveyrthing that everyone has said so far applies. Live wallpapers are definately neat. Phone was slow at first but now great. I also lost all my apps, but that's alright because I planned on redoing them all anyway. Haven't tired recording HD video yet. Seems quicker now. Haven't played with it enough yet to comment on battery life or anything else substantial I suppose.
the only thing i'd like to change would be at the Lock screen, it says at the top "This phone belongs to ROGERS". it's doesnt. it belongs to me. If anyone knows how to change that, their comments would be appreciated.
Also, it says this phone is protected by antivirus. Is there a native antivirus built into 2.1 now or am I missing something?
Otherwise happy to have the update, but as already said in a previous thread, lets not let SE off the hook yet. We still want 16M colour and Flash support (MT is obviously out of the question.)
So.. I've updated the phone... Here's my first thoughts...
1- Battery life... I've been on it for 4 hours and I went from 60% to 58%... 4 hours and 2% I think it's better than what it use to be 🙂
2- 720P HD camera... yes I tested it out. The video on it is much better than before...
3- Finally 5 home screens... more options, more options. I'm always a fan...
4- Finally updates through facebook and my contacts all have pictures now! instead of the annoying blank pictures.
5- The touch screen and keyboard are improved ALOT.
So far, so good... I like the update and I've used droid 2.2 as well, and itself is a little better... but for the X10 I think 2.1 is as far as they're going. Good update... Good update! I'm happy.
I installed my 2.1 update yesterday. It took about 2 hours, but the internet connection at my office is notoriously slow.
Lots of small-ish changes throughout the O/S, but nothing that is what I would call a 'Wow' factor. I'm not sure how much of this is Android 2.1 vs. SonyEricsson updates. There's definitely nothing 2.2 about this update (as SE intimated) -- it's all 2.1. Some of the things I've found so far...
18. Battery charging from USB seems a lot slower (over 7 hours from 10% to 73%)
19. Youtube client no longer shows 'Most Recent'
As noted above, SE's backup/restore will not work with 'synced' contacts, so you'll need to retrieve those from your server (Google, Exchange, etc).
Also, apps from the Market are not retrievable until AFTER you reconnect with the Marketplace (using your gmail account).
I'm still playing with this, but overall the experience is fairly positive. I wish, though, that it was a 2.2 or 2.3 upgrade. 2.1 is so old now...