OpenEclair 1.2.2..... WOW 02/25/2010
Alright, so I wasnt so impressed by 1.2.1. All I can say about 1.2.2 is WOW so far. Mind you Ive only had it flashed to my phone for about 5 min but its leaps better. More of the live wall papers are functional. They dont seem to lag as much (probably due to the fact that they have included a RAM hack in this version). It looks like they have also added the Nexus One home screen launcher. Heres the big one for me. My widgets work. The weather widget and twidget both work. This puts the ROM in the running for a daily setup for me. Im really excited about it and Ill give and update later tonight. Until then here is the link to the ROM for any who have a rooted android device.
Back to Cyanogen. 02/14/2010
Well OpenEclair was nifty. I enjoyed the live wallpaper at first. This is the first not 1.5 1.6 ROM that Ive tried that hasnt force closed when I opened the keyboard on the home screen. It kind of lagged but it didnt force close. It just stopped responding for about 30 seconds. 30 seconds seems so long when your trying to text some one.As with all Eclair ROMs right now there was no camera. A couple other main things to mention, twidgit and my weather widget wouldnt work. All in all it was worth giving a test run but its not a daily runner for me.
Live Wallpaper - The live wallpaper was pretty cool but I was under the impression that it responded to your touch. It doesnt or at least it didnt for me. The Nexus One background was the coolest. One thing to mention is that it wasnt a nice smooth transition from one home screen to another. The background seemed to lag for half a second.
Applications - I noticed funny quirks with several apps. Cavedroid seemed to have some funky issue with the 3D engine that I hadnt had before. As I talked about above, my web connected widgets were a bust. Mostly things you could look over if you really loved the addition of live wallpapers.
With all this said I knew I would be coming back soon. I use the camera alot with my projects and thats the kicker for me. I love to see new ROMs and enjoy trying them out. So keep em' coming and thanks for all you guys do for the Android community.
OpenEclair 1.2.1 02/13/2010
For the longest time Ive used Cyanogens ROMs on my G1 but Ive decided to test out OpenEclair. I flashed to it this morning and its been pretty cool so far. As with all other Elcair ROMs the camera function doesnt work. It also seems to hang up every now and then. Im going to give it a couple days before I run back to Cyanogen. Heres how I feel so far,
- Live wallpapers are not as cool as I thought
- I miss my camera
- Its pretty fast
- No force closes...yet
If your android phone is rooted I would recommend you try it out. Heres the link to the release.