Dec 11 AT 3:07 PM Nick Gray 5 Comments

A quick peek at Android 2.2 and its new features on the HTC Legend

Now that HTC has delivered Android 2.2 for the Legend, most of you are probably wondering what new features are included with the update. Since the HTC Legend is coated with HTC Sense, many of the new features are a bit hard to spot. HTC has not released an official list of new features, but with a bit of searching on YouTube we were able to find two videos which gives us a little peak of what’s inside the Android 2.2 build for the Legend.

The first video is a quick walk-through of Android 2.2 on the HTC Legend, while the second video shows how Legend’s Android 2.2 stands up to Android 2.1 in a Quadrant benchmark showdown. With a Quadrant score of 853, the HTC Legend won’t be breaking any performance records, but it’s nice to see the numbers jump over 140% over the previous Android 2.1 build.

Note: If the OTA update has not hit your HTC Legend, go to Settings > About phone > System software updates and hit the Check now button.

New Android 2.2 features on the HTC Legend

  • Live wallpapers
  • Apps to SD
  • App sharing (app)
  • Adobe PDF reader (app)
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot (apps)
  • News and Weather (stock Android app)
  • Flashlight (app)
  • Updated HTC Sense graphics and widgets
  • Ability to use LED flash while recording video
  • Small enhancements to Gmail and Android Market
  • Accelerometer support in the gallery app
Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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