Source: Android Central
Android 2.1 on a Samsung Moment from user KansasCityJoe from Android Central.
The info: Build number is listed as ECLAIR.DC23, Kernel version is 2.6.29 and the baseband is S:M900.8.05.DC23.
Folks, this looks pretty legit. However, this test version isn't flawless.
Issues: It does not appear to have pinch-to-zoom on either the Gallery or the Browser. Same backgrounds/bloatware that 1.5 has. When you launch NFL Mobile Live, it tells you it will be replaced by "Sprint Football Live".
I think we are very close to a release if a user near Overland Park KS has it. So let's cross our fingers & hope that the 2.1 goodness will soon show up on device in the coming days or weeks.
I think the user who originally posted this at Android Central suggested this may arrive as early as this week. Lets just hope this addresses some of the other issues the phone has (random airplane mode, poor GPS, random lock ups). I really WANT to love my Moment, but so far that has been hard to do...
I think this is the final ROM, gang. Its not like its 'bloatware' either, Its common for Apps to be updated after they are cooked in, IE Visual Voicemail, Sprint TV. And IMHO, I dont consider that to be bloatware.
The only thing im bummed about is live wallpapers not making the cut, but I had a feeling they wouldnt, as the Moments battery life is just so damn bad. But Im excited! This device has the juice under the hood to kick ass, it just needs good software now
It's probably a good thing that the live wallpapers didn't make it - the CPU load increases, which drains more battery, guaranteed. If you use a wallpaper like the Google Maps one - it slows even the Droid down to a crawl and eats up gobbles of battery.
I love how the pic of the moment with the GPS says "Searching for GPS...." Now lets see if the GPS was fixed or not
I would not be surprised in the least that this was leaked by a Sprint employee. Often times they are given test phones to use months before the phone is released. I know of an employee who had a Hero well before it was released. The best way to identify a test phone is the serial number sticker Sprint places on it. Because we cant see the back, or sides of the phone, it's not clear it is a test phone, but I would not be suprised if it is.
My GPS On my moment works flawlessly. I have heard of some batches with some bad gps hardware though
Same here my GPS works fine, seems to be the only thing that does work lately. Getting very fustrated, almost thinking of going back to my Pre
YEA Right Did YOU see This they just started testing it!
The Samsung Moment 2 has reportedly been captured by Mr. Blurrycam and will be making its way over to Sprint, but at the same time we are now hearing that users of the original Samsung Moment may soon be receiving Android 2.1 and the goodness that comes along with it. Of course, I should point out that this topic has been rumored in the past, several times actually.
That said, this latest report does not give a date as to when the update will be available for customers, but it does tell us that Sprint has begun to test the update internally.
This latest report is coming courtesy of an Android Central reader who claims to have already received the update. According to his reports;
Just got it early this morning and it is not for general release yet. I just started playing with it, but it seems much faster/more responsive than 1.5.
It does not appear to have pinch-to-zoom on either the Gallery or the Browser. Same backgrounds/bloatware that 1.5 has. When you launch NFL Mobile Live, it tells you it will be replaced by “Sprint Football Live”.
It actually, now, has VPN built in (PPTP, L2TP, L2TP/IPSec both PSK and Certificate-based). Bluetooth is vastly improved. There is no more cutting out. Your headset will re-pair without having to put the phone into discoverable mode after you reboot.http://androinica.com/2010/04/07/sprint-said-to-have-begun-internal-testing-of-android-2-1-on-the-sa...
You slide-to-answer a phone call now. It has voice input (”an experimental feature using Google’s networked speech recognition”) built it and it actually works! No more texting while driving! Extremely cool!will now work with any certificate (not just signed).
The update erases everything on the device, and it’s probably a good idea just to reinstall everything from scratch. Some of the 1.5 apps I’m not finding in the Market for 2.1. And some versions of apps in the Market say they don’t work with 2.0 yet.
Sadly though, in the end this does not mean regular customers will see this update anytime soon, but at the same time it is nice to know that the update is being worked on. Hopefully the testing period will go smoothly and the update will roll-out sooner than later.
I love how this Sprint employee refers to the installed apps as "bloatware". Most of that said bloatware is the Sprint apps. Its like a Mailman calling ads "junk mail".