This is a discussion on Was gingerbread worth all that wait? within the Nexus One forums, part of the Google Phones category; Originally Posted by FlyingsCool Originally Posted by xRayx Originally Posted by xRayx Hey guys, Am not sure about you guys but i was completely disappointed ...
totally worth it. I think they fixed the back button... mine work flawlessly now.
"I smell blood, something is calling me"
My battery life is way better now. i upgraded 3 days ago and everything is smoother too.
on idle mode and with decent signal in my basement, i slept for 8 hours and phone battery went from 100% to 98%, i mean, this is way better than what i used to get on froyo. i use to loose something between 8-11% each night in the same room. (stock ROM, no root)
what i miss is the Clear Cache option in the app 2 SD that is integrated in GB, i mean i can do it, but only one by one. with the app "App2SD" for example i could do it for all the apps all at once. if someone has an idea....
after checking out a review video regarding gingerbread - I learned something about the new keyboard that I LOVE!!!!!!!
Selecting a word (for copy/paste, cut, whatever) is great! So much better than any other method I used previously... this alone is worth the upgrade (and the new speed of course).
For those that dont know the keyboard feature - go to 1:40 here: [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsG3ijCPTP8]YouTube - Official Nexus One Gingerbread Update[/ame]
I'm now noticing low battery - when I posted this morning the phone was fresh from full charge... about 4 hours later, batter was half (under normal use)... this is much faster battery drain than prior to gingerbread.
So far that seems to be the only negative.
My Nexus One is running smoother and it hasn't crashed yet with Gingerbread. With 2.2.2 I started experiencing random hanging and had to pull the battery a few times. I never had that before 2.2.2.
I like the built in sip and copy and paste, plus I'm used to the new keyboard now and I think it is better.
I did notice my battery draining fast after the update to Gingerbread. When I checked the battery use I found Android OS had used 40% of the battery and about 4h of CPU time. It seems to have chilled out now and my battery is about the same as froyo.
Overall I'm very pleased with gingerbread, although I was hoping for more of a UI overhall. But we will hopefully see that in ice cream now.