In HK we just received an updated version of Android 2.1 called 2.1 Update (or 2.1.1 as I interpret), which drastically improved most major issues of 2.1, such as Crystal Talk, MP3 player, etc...
I'll probably update mine this weekend...Of course, 2.2 is around the corner in June as well, and I do look for the radio function to be installed in my Milestone.
Seems like Milestone owners maybe on Android 2.3 (if not 2.4 or 2.5) when users of X10 gets 2.1...
Chris, 26 May 2010isnt in a simple choice? If you want a qwerty keyboard and a slightly larger screen, go for Mi... moreRelatively speaking, Legend is not a "phone" when being compared to Milestone, as Motorola offers its exclusive Crystal Talk technology, which makes a phone being a phone. Legend "relatively" speaking is a multi-media device.
Milestone is a great phone to use,its so fast customisable and never lags.its screen is awesome.i bought it 2 days ago and it didnt lag for a sec its a very good cell.ma only problem is that the android market application is not installed on my phone cause i bought it from the middle east :(.hopefully android 2.2 ll get me the market app :D
this is the best smartphone
very beter than nexus - 3gs or other rivaled
i realy like this super phone and im so happy
I use the stock browser.
About motorola locking the device... you can still root it. You can even install mods. You can't, however, install anyhing that uses another system kernel, AFAIK.
I bought one and I love it. But be aware of that specific limitation. It's not a problem to me, so it's a perfect phone for my uses. I could not need a better one. As usual, your mileage may vary.
if you choose android hoping that you can customize the phone. then you better go for HTC. because moto lock the bootloader of milestone. go google bout this issue before you make your decision. i already regret my decision buying 1
Fraziel, 26 May 2010Good phone I'm thinking to buy it, been dreaming of using android phone.. My option is Miles... moreisnt in a simple choice? If you want a qwerty keyboard and a slightly larger screen, go for Milestone. Otherwise, Legend is a really solid phone as well with a nice AMOLED screen.
I'm thinking to buy it, been dreaming of using android phone..
My option is Milestone or HTC Legend
both will hopefully have Froyo updates in the future.. Kinda confused which one I should choose..
jo, 25 May 2010froyo not just added wifi teethering..it 5X times than android 2.1froyo not just added wifi teethering..it 5X times faster than android 2.1
Motorola expects Android 2.2 update to hit Droid 'in the near future'
Hearing Google say that Android 2.2 would be filtering out to the Nexus One in short order was no huge shock -- after all, it's Google's first smartphone. But for those who purchased Motorola's first heavy-hitter since the RAZR, it looks as if they'll be close behind in enjoying the spoils. According to a Motorola spokesperson quoted at Slashgear (full statement is past the break), the company is expecting the original Droid to get Android 2.2 "in the near future," though he / she wouldn't go so far as to provide specifics beyond that. Better still, the same person stated that Motorola is excited about Froyo in general, and it's "looking forward to integrating it on [the firm's] Android-based devices as [the software] is made available." We hate to read too deeply into anything, but "devices" sure gets our digits tingling
Hi guys...I just got my phone :)...n wow!!! wot a phone!! well done motorola.
1 question...when they say Digital compass...is there an image of a compas?
Sorry for teh silly question
Motorola i1 now available on SouthernLinc, coming to Boost Mobile
The Motorola i1, the first push to talk Android-powered phone, is now available on SouthernLinc Wireless. We had expected Sprint to be the first carrier to carry the Motorola i1 but we guess a little carrier no one's heard about beat them to the punch. And it looks like Boost Mobile is hot on its heels, with MobileCrunch scoring confirmation that the i1 is on the way to the MVNO.
The Motorola i1 is actually a rather decent phone for those in the iDEN market -- it packs a 5-megapixel camera, gorilla glass screen, and is Military Spec 810F certified for blowing rain, dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, low pressure, salt fog, humidity and solar radiation. Now that's a spec list for you. The i1 also comes preloaded with Opera Mini 5 (and the native browser too) and Swype, so in all, a pretty decent option for those looking for a rugged handset. [via southernlinc and MobileCrunch]
Motorola Milestone ready for overclocking
Before today, overclocking a Motorola Milestone was mostly just a dream, because of the way the boot partition is locked up. But no more. Thanks to some pure genius (something we're getting used to when talking Android), you can now rev up your RPMs (erm, or clock cycles) on the Milestone, and all you need is to make sure your phone is rooted. Additionally, you’ll be able to overclock the Milestone to 1.2GHz, just like the Droid, which should provide a significant speed boost. This method works by actually changing the structures in the kernel’s memory runtime via an injected kernel module, which means you could turn up your CPU before playing a game, or turn it down to save battery life; all without having to reboot the system. Be sure to check out the in-depth instructions. [Milestone Overclock code page via XDA Developers] Thanks, Tiago!
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Woww!! Great news, and just in time. My Milestone arrives tomorrow and will be overclocked right away.
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Jerba, 24 May 2010in south africa the milestone have android 2.1 already in the box. i think it is true what you... moreWhen Milestone was released in HK around late Dec, it came with Android 2.0, which already had some issues.
Then 2.0.1 was available in late Jan, and for those who "upgraded" had some problems. But when I got mine in mid-Feb, it came with 2.0.1 "brand new".
Then 2.1 was released sometime in Mar/Apr, for those who "upgraded", they seem to have problems, especially with Crystal Talk (major issue for me as I really value voice quality, esp on Moto phones), but for those who bought the phone recently with 2.1, such is "not" a problem.
So I'll need to wait til somebody tells me the bugs on 2.1 has been fixed for the "upgrade" version, otherwise I'll stick with my 2.0.1.