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  1. Hayley

    Hayley Member

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    can you tell me the differance bewteen a android 2.1 and a android 2.2?:)
     
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    2.2 can do more than 2.1 the biggest difference is 2.2 can play flash videos

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    Thanks for your reply, i am looking at buying a talbet,i want to use it for my collage work? would i be albe to upgrad from 2.1 to 2.2 if needed?
     
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    Hayley -

    Here is a quick list of the major changes that impact the end user of a 2.2 vs. 2.1 platform:


    User Features
    Home
    • Addition of the Phone, Launcher and Browser shortcuts to Home Screen
    • Tips Widget for setting up Home Screens
    Exchange Integration
    • Pin Security instead of using the older pattern “wipe”
    • Remote wipe and reset capability for enterprise users
    • Exchange Calendar Support and Integration
    • Auto discovery for setup
    • Global Address lookup Support
    Camera and Gallery
    • Zoom and picture “stacking”
    • On-screen feature access in camera (zoom, flash, etc)
    • Integration direct from camera to social media site
    • LED Flash enabled for video
    Portable Hotspot support
    • Tethering and Wifi hotspot capable depending on device
    Input
    • Swiping the keyboard now changes keyboard types and auto-correct for multiple language support
    Performance (against 2.1 benchmarks, values approximate)
    • Browser is 4.5 times faster on Java heavy apps and pages
    • 2x-5x performance for CPU Intensive apps from JIT
    • 20x better memory performance and reclaimation

    Platform Features
    Media
    • Stagefright – local file playback and HTTP streaming
    • OpenCore – improved in 2.2
    Bluetooth
    • Voice Dial over BT
    • Contact (vcard) sharing
    • BT car and desk dock support
    Kernel Improvements
    • Highmem support greater than 256Mb
     
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    probbiethe1 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    some devices can be upgraded from 2.1 to 2.2 but you would have to ask the manufacturers if they are going to upgrade and even if they says yes they might change their mind later and not upgrade.
     
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    Thanks For Your Reply, It Lost Me A Bit But Thanks Anyway
     

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