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New Gallery app taken from Android 2.1

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New Gallery app taken from Android 2.1
Even though the Motorola DROID was recently updated to Android 2.0.1, the anticipation is growing for the Android 2.1 release, which is expected in a few weeks. If you are wondering what some of the changes might be, then you may want to try the new Gallery app that was recently leaked from an Android 2.1 beta build. We tested it on a Motorola DROID and it worked flawlessly. After installing it, you will have two "Gallery" apps listed, so be sure to select the 2nd one in the apps menu. When you run it for the first time, it will load and cache all the images and videos first, so prepare to wait a few minutes if you have a lot of saved data. Once its finished, it shows a new 3D type of interface where you swipe side-to-side to select different folders, such as Camera and Wallpaper. Clicking on the Camera folder will show thumbnails for all the pictures and videos that you've recorded with the DROID, where you can easily move through them by swiping across the screen, or by using the horizontal scroll bar at the bottom. Pressing the display icon on the top-right will organize the images by the date and time taken. When you select an image to view full-screen, you can now "flick" across the screen to move to the next image, instead of having to press that annoying arrow button on the side. Even though this is not the final product, we like what we've seen so far. Just be sure to remove it once Android 2.1 is officially avaliable, so that way you'll be sure to have the final Gallery app installed.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. avengedfo7ld (Posts: 14; Member since: 25 Sep 2009)

first we get swype and now this! it really is christmas! works great!

posted on 31 Dec 2009, 07:17

2. crappypunk (Posts: 131; Member since: 15 Aug 2009)

I like it

posted on 31 Dec 2009, 09:03

3. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

Can't wait to hear all the negative banter for this comment, but WTF is so great about this? iPhone has been doin it for years ladies. I love how you Droid lovers get all giddy about things the iPhone that you loathe has been doing for years *YAWN*

posted on 31 Dec 2009, 09:17

5. VZWtrainer (Posts: 50; Member since: 24 Jul 2008)

Yeah *HOVA* it's kind of like when iPhone owners got all excited this year when they could finally send mms on their toy when everybody else in America has been able to do it on basic flip phones for over 5 years.

posted on 31 Dec 2009, 09:41

6. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

I've been doing it for years, nice try.

posted on 31 Dec 2009, 10:27

11. phoneguy (Posts: 193; Member since: 08 Jan 2009)

hey douche troll, carrier supported. BTW I have worked for VZW and I dont work for ATT. VZW does a good job training all their employees to be arrogant ignorant assholes.

posted on 31 Dec 2009, 13:56

17. SamTime (Posts: 253; Member since: 07 Nov 2009)

How is it that you justify giving the iPhone credit for something JAILBREAKERS do? So what if you've been sending MMS for years? It still doesn't mean the iPhone is the shit. Just like guys who take their Honda Civics and make them run 11-sec quarter miles; it doesn't mean Civics are the shit in the first place.

posted on 31 Dec 2009, 14:15

19. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

Soooo what you're trying to say is modifying a phone with more/better features doesn't make it a better phone... Tell me how that make sesne. Are you a ratard?

posted on 31 Dec 2009, 14:28

21. VZWtrainer (Posts: 50; Member since: 24 Jul 2008)

Yeah but you had to jailbreak your phone to do it. Even though you (and others) were able to do this, a vast majority of people were not. This was publicly stated as one of the limitations of the phone until the 3Gs came out. Hell, even Apple/AT&T touted it as being one of the big upgrades of the 3Gs over the 3G. The iPhone has had many updates since it first came out; the DROID will as well. I am using SWYPE on my DROID (which I love) but it won't be officially available for a few months. So, for the average consumer, that is an advantage that the Samsung Omnia II has over the DROID. I'm not so in love with my phone that I try to claim that my phone is better than every other phone in every way imaginable, because there is NO phone on the market that is llike that.

posted on 31 Dec 2009, 09:14

4. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

you can "swipe" on the cliq.. lol. hey hova, ever wonder why people dont like ibots? lol.. hey how are those widgets on the iphones customizable interface? oh wait.. lol.

posted on 31 Dec 2009, 09:43

7. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

I can download apps and arrange my home screen and diff pages anyway I want, what's your point?

posted on 31 Dec 2009, 10:15

8. lilmoney30 (Posts: 7; Member since: 14 Sep 2009)

andriod is light years ahead of the icrap! The only thing the icrap has over android is about 10,000 more fart app's I love the fact that android lets YOU do what YOU want and not what THEY want! Im not trying to bad mouth HOVA, to each their own. HOVA go play with a android phone and see how you like its openness, Thats all Im saying.

posted on 31 Dec 2009, 10:32

12. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

No bad mouthing here either. I have friends that have the Droid, I've used it, don't see what the deal is I guess. I get you guys hate the iPhone, but 98% of you have never owned one. If the Droid came out before the iPhone, maybe I'd have some more respect, but it does a lot of things the iPhone has been doing so that's where I'm lost about the hype. It's the first great phone for Verizon, but not the first great phone.

posted on 31 Dec 2009, 11:14

13. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

and i can say the same thing about the iphone... it's too simple and boring. i dont know how people have kept it for over 2 years.

posted on 31 Dec 2009, 11:32

14. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

So you're agreeing the Droid is boring... Interesting. And I would agree in regards to the iPhone until you jb it. There's HUNDREDS of different themes you can pick from in Cydia. Not only themes but a neverending supply of modifications you can make to the phone. If it wasn't for Cydia, I probably wouldn't own an iPhone. I'm surprised Android hasn't caught on to this, I'd be much more inclined to consider it if they did.

posted on 31 Dec 2009, 13:02

15. vzwman (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)

A hova, DROID DOES your mommy!

posted on 31 Dec 2009, 13:27

16. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

Nah she thinks it's as lame of a phone as I do, no joke.

posted on 31 Dec 2009, 14:12

18. SamTime (Posts: 253; Member since: 07 Nov 2009)

Dude stop talking about Cydia. In no way is Apple responsible for that. That credit belongs to the jailbreaking community. Maybe you should be touting the jailbreaking community and not the phone? It would make a lot of sense right? They're the ones making up for iPhone's deficiencies. All smartphones are going to have deficiencies of some sort. If you weren't so enamored by Apple, you'd realize that. Call me when iPhone (without the help of the jailbreaking community) gets free turn-by-turn voice navigation, message notifications that don't get in your way all the damn time, wireless contacts sync without the need for mobileme, proper multitasking, and widget and background app support. Android phones get all those right out of the box (although DROID is the only one that gets Google Nav currently)!

posted on 31 Dec 2009, 14:18

20. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

Wow it's someones time of the month. I'm not saying Apple is the greatest company in the world. I'm saying having an iPhone with the capability to modify every little thing about it is amazing. I've yet to see any Android phone that even remotely resembles the capabilities a jb'ed iPhone has. Sorry I didn't realize I was dealing with a bunch of ignants who can't grasp the endless possibilities of a jb'ed iPhone.

posted on 31 Dec 2009, 10:18

9. lilmoney30 (Posts: 7; Member since: 14 Sep 2009)

The Gallery app is beautiful! and if you root your phone, you can get rid of the other gallery app or hide the icon!

posted on 31 Dec 2009, 10:27

10. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

i love it!

posted on 31 Dec 2009, 18:55

22. chuck (Posts: 4; Member since: 31 Dec 2009)

Hova the iPhone is good but so is the Droid. The iPhone just got cut and paste? Its far from perfect. No removeable memory. And no removeable battery. It just got mms last year. No navigation. I like the iPhone but the motor Droid can go toe to toe with it. The bad thing is u don't have to jailbreak a Droid to do all the stuff u talking bout. Both phones are good but the Droid world is taking over. Apple is gonna have to come out with something new

posted on 02 Jan 2010, 12:59

23. beric08 (Posts: 2; Member since: 02 Jan 2010)

Hova I know one point you made was most of current Droid users never used an iPhone. Well having moved from Florida to Wyoming recently I had to do just that back in November because no gsm network covers up here. Anyway I have astonishing news for both of sides of the issue, both devices are fantastic. They both have their pros and cons but I will tell you the Droid has my ultimate vote on this one. I have actually designed apps for both the droid and jb'd iPhones and it seems to me development can be much more rapid on the Droid over the iPhone. I will say for the iPhone I miss the smooth music interface for the gym and also the pinch zoom browsing (moto Droid issue only). At the same time I do not miss the home screen layout on the iPhone. Sure you can move your icons around but I can add interactive widgets, hide any apps I don't constantly use, and make folders and shorcuts to specific people in my contact list. And with the app Home++ I am not limited to the three homescreens like most Droid users. Also another droid pro, NO DROPPED CALLS!!! This was epic! Clear, crisp quality. And the 5MP camera ain't too shabby either. The other thing you need to remember is that every phone has a target demographic. I happen to fall under both but have a preference between the 2. Hova I really think you would like the Droid but if you are content with your iPhone then keep it. Also lets not dog on people for liking the Droid because it is a safe choice considering they are so fast to have updates out and take care of problems so quickly. I think we should just all be happy with the phones we want unless we hate them :-P. Any way, Happy New Year

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