Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Gee 1.6, Wally

After three weeks, my phone finally updated its firmware from version 1.1 to 1.6. I liked my phone before, but this new version?

It's a whole new world.

Seriously, everything is better. The OS is more stable. There are more apps, most of the interfaces are cleaner and better-looking. The apps I had sport new, better functionality. Even the battery life is improved. The only downside (and this is a pretty minimal downside) is that it takes about twice as long to boot up.

I spent a good long while on Saturday downloading free apps: OpenTable, Google Sky, Twidroid (which is my favorite of all the Twitter clients I've tried), they even have that stupid light-saber app.

Why they can't factory load these with 1.6 (or even 1.5) rather than push out over-the-air updates to new phones is a mystery to me. I mean, I bought this thing from T-Mobile--they were just going to have to update it anyway.

Still, happy with the improvements.

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