Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Android 2.3.x (2.3.7) (Gingerbread) first impression

After i switched back to Froyo (2.2.x), i felt that Ice cream sandwich (4.0.x) felt wrong and I decided to try out a gingerbread ROM. CyanogenMod 7.2 release candidate 1 for LG optimus one, was just to glitchy and would not turn on at all (by turn on i mean the screen, the phone functioned well). After about an hour of looking, i decided to try out Oxygen ROM, by unoficial KANG builds, my android 4.0.3 ROM was also an unoficial KANG build so i went with it, using a .35 kernel (for kernels and roms check out my other post that is about roms and kerenels for LG Thrive, and other LG optimus one phones).

Here is my first impression of pure stock Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread (Oxygen ROM is pure stock).

What i liked:
-rounded statusbar/notification bar
-small dock
-vertical app drawer
-retro android feeling off pressing >add>widget or what ever else

What i did not like:
-Oxygen ROM gingerebread keyboard is not like the stock though, its rigid and small, hard to type, but atleast its not twice as small as froyo keyboard like ICS, but only about 1.5 times smaller, but thats ok, "GO keyboard" (app on market) has a great gingerbread theme.

Other than that, Gingerbread is amazing, its just a darker froyo and i love it, it is my favorite UI.

Is it worth getting it, heck yes! You wont regret it, but when CyanogenMod fixes my problem with the screen, im gona try it out and make a review about it too.

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