December 19, 2007
My immediate impression (of pretty much everything that has been updated) is…
As a portable device operating system, OS2008 scores a hit. The interface was built to focus on the Internet Tablet’s primary purpose: Internet use. The shortcuts, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, and bundled software show that well. OS2008 goes beyond that to give the consumer something of value and interest beyond the browser, too.
I agree with him on pretty much everything.
There are still a few things I’m trying to work out, though:
- On my virtual keyboard, it now says “EN” (which I’m assuming is an indication that I am using the English dictionary) where the Caps Lock button used to be.
So how do I use Caps Lock now?This has been answered in the comments below.
- Word completion seems to work a little better in the new OS, but I can’t figure out how to add words to my dictionary now. Has this option been removed in lieu of a more intelligent dictionary?
- No matter how I organize my Bookmarks in the Bookmark Manager, it doesn’t seem to reorganize anything in my actual Bookmarks list. Is this intentional?
Other than that, everything is pretty slick… For instance, the Application Manager now saves your selection position (i.e., no more scrolling and searching where you used to be in the application list!). The better-optimized finger navigation is great too — and navigation, in general, is very quick now. And, honestly, restoring all of my most loved apps seemed a lot smoother too (e.g., it only took me an hour or so to do what used to take a few).
So, if you haven’t, download and flash away!
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