Progress on the 2.2.1 test of froyo
As stated below, we have now had the software for a couple of days to test and verify. What we have completed is:
a) root was obtained
b) Overclocking was obtained by the mighty nadlabak
c) We could complete 3 days of daily usage testing
What we, GOT and the other developers are struggling with is the following:
– The values we are getting after OC with the new 2.6.32 Kernel from Motorola are, whilst not bad, not overly impressive for the “new” kernel we all have been waiting for
– The performance of the stock ROM by Motorola is, to say the least, not good enough for daily use and fails our testing continuously. We have failures in Wireless LAN, applications not opening (launcher loses focus), minor lags in apps and launcher, AGPS not working and other issues (such as WHY would Motorola still insist of loading all this “crapware” like the interim voice dialer hogging the entire memory, the old & outdated launcher 1 on a 2.2 built when much better alternatives exist such as Google Voice&Search and the standard 2.2 launchers from Google?)
– As such, we believe that the best way forward is for the developers to use the kernel and integrate it into their custom builds. Even if a performance boost is not obtained this way, the ROM developers can access the proprietary features of the ROM itself, which means a CM6 or other mod integrating this kernel is a much more stable approach than releasing the Motorola stock ROM as it is.
Whilst we encourage the developers we are cooperating with to continue down this road, we will seek an updated/new/better froyo beta from our sources. Since Motorola confirmed on facebook that the user trials start next week, we hope to obtain newer and updated versions of the froyo beta’s as Motorola prepares for the user trials. We will keep you posted.