It’s that time again! And this time we’ve got a release for both froyo and gingerbread.
First of all, our official froyo branch release, FRX06… We’ve got a couple minor changes, backported from Gingerbread:
- Switched to touch-friendly dialer, along with the VGA layout improvements as seen in Gingerbread
- Added HSPA icon (for GSM models)
FRX06 is available for download now as a system.ext2 update.
And for Gingerbread, we’ve also got just a couple minor updates:
- Further tuned keyboard sizing to be useful on VGA (also made the key labels bigger)
- World-phone settings support (very important for future RIL enhancements especially on CDMA)
- Enabled HSPA icon (someone on GSM please let me know if it actually works)
The new Gingerbread testing image is also available for download now as a system.ext2 update.
Evening folks. Got another release for you tonight!
Decent list of changes…
- Further keyboard size fixes, should be perfect now (and goes fullscreen in landscape)
- Updated Google apps package (Books phone version is now included)
- Switched to GLES1.1 library with patches from bzo (you probably won’t see much difference here)
- Phone app switched to touch-friendly in-call user interface (and fixed its layout on Raph)
Regressions from the last system image that were fixed:
- Added the missing camera bits
- Re-added a graphical speed-up that was accidentally lost in merge
A few of these changes are important.
The software keyboard should be considered functional (but with some small bugs) at this point. If you see any issues, please report them on the bug tracker after searching for them to make sure it’s not a dupe.
The Phone app change is important for a couple reasons. On Rhodium, this allows us to set the end-call key to Home without crippling the user in a call, since there’s now a nice big button on the screen for hanging up. This will be further improved by implementing the proximity sensor. Our support for VGA devices precluded using this UI due to the buttons blocking some of the dialpad keys in the in-call screen. This has been fine-tuned to be useful on both resolutions.
Google Apps speaks for itself. Updated stuff, woo.
Anyway, without further ado, you may download the updated system image.
This time it’s the Froyo branch. We’ve got build FRX05 available for download now. This is a minor release with a major new feature. 🙂
The short list of changes from FRX04 to FRX05…
- Camera support – both photo and video capture (without sound currently) are working. This depends on kernel support, so only Rhodium and Topaz are supported currently. Huge thanks to Jerome Bruneaux (viruscrazy on XDA) for basically doing all the work.
- Switch build variants from engineering to user-debug for slight speedup.
There’s no OTA update.zip this time. I accidentally got rid of the FRX04 target files, needed to generate the incremental patches.
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