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Join Date: Jul 2011
Dell streak disadvantage: Android 2.2 (Froyo) and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). - 07-17-2011, 12:08 PM
This is what Dell streak misses here.
Android 2.2 (Froyo) and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) are two versions of the Smartphone operating system developed by Google. Android 2.3 is the latest edition. In comparison between Android 2.2 and Android 2.3, Android 2.3 is a major release and there are number of differences between Android 2.2 and Android 2.3. Android platform was initially developed by Android Inc. Google, the internet giant acquired Android in year 2005. Basically Android did not start from scratch; it was developed from the versions of Linux kernel.
A considerable number of new features were introduced in Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), that include new UI themes, redesigned keyboards, new copy and paste functionality, improved power management, better application management, new download manager, NFC (Near Field Communication), support for VoIP/SIP calls, new Camera application for accessing multiple cameras and supports extra large screens.
Android 2.2 supports Bluetooth as well as Wi-Fi. On top of these, Android 2.2 supports Wi-Fi hotspot functionality that can connect 6 devices. In the sense, you can use Android 2.2 phone as a wireless broadband router.
Android 2.3(Gingerbread), in addition to all existing features, supports for NFC (Near Field Communication) which is a high speed data communication mechanism operates in high frequency within a short range (10 cm).
Power Management is one the critical tasks in these kind of Mobile operating systems. Even if you have all these fancy features, if the battery life of the device is couple of hours, then there is no use in the added features. Android 2.3 handles it in a better way than Android 2.2. Here in 2.3 the OS manages the applications and daemon application which are running at the background and closes the unnecessary applications.
Android 2.2 (Froyo) supports the following features:
Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) supports the following features in addition to existing 2.2 features:
Join Date: Mar 2010
07-25-2011, 04:39 PM
I wouldn't expect much from him regarding good points of the Streak, like the battery life. He seems to be regurgitating stuff he finds online. One message he repeated three different times on two threads.
The biggest battery drains are the GPS and WiFi, and if you shut them off, either in the settings or, preferably, the power control widget, you will easily improve your battery life. I don't use the Streak as a music player since I have a dedicated MP3 player for that, but heavy Internet, text, and calls nets me between 1 and 1.5 days on a single charge. I recommend charging the Streak nightly.
Join Date: Jul 2011
07-26-2011, 12:54 PM
Hey the phone battery is not good. 25-30% of the battery use is done by bluetooth, 15-20% use by GPS, Wifi 10%....etc etc.
So when I goto office, I keep my APC battery charger as I have to charge it once in a day.
Usually I work from home and have Wifi at home, so when my phone is connected to wifi it lasts much longer than 3G data.
When I go out I switch off my bluetooth and wifi, and I do not listen to music generally. My main use of a phone is email and navigation, with that the battery lasts not more than 12-15 hrs. Now, I have purchased an iphone and much more happier with it. The battery for my iphone4 lasts for more than 24 hrs without switching off any applications.
I hope this answers your questions.
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