OpenEclair is a community project to bring a stable 2.1 ROM to the Android Users. Â I’ve been using OpenEclair since it’s first released and I was overly excited for 1.2.2 to come out. Â It was finally released the other night, and I’ve been using it ever since. Â Here is what I think.
It’s a good improvement from V1.2.1, which was a good version but after 2-3 days it started to lag to the point where I had to switch back to Super D. Â So far not much lag with this version, although it could use a speed boost. Â It has two home launchers. Â The Nexus launcher, which features the box app tray and the indicators as to which page you are on. Â As well as a nexus like animation when pulling up the app tray. Â The app launcher does lag sometimes, but it’s usually when a lot of apps are running at once. Â A quick push to kill app and it should be fine. Â It also features the new gallery on the Nexus One, without the 3D animations of course. Â I’ve experienced a few force closes when opening the gallery, but other then that it works fairly well.
Live wallpapers work actually fairly smooth in this version. Â I downloaded a few from the market and Starfield so far is my favorite. Â It’sÂ doesn’tÂ delay when switching homescreens, like some of the stock wallpapers. Â I can’t forget to mention the boot animation. Â Which is just awesome.
Pros: Â It runs a lot faster then previous verisons. Â Live wallpapers work well, and no force closes in major apps. Â Apps load quickly, and work effieciently. Â The Gmail app comes with a manage accounts options, which allows you to sync several gmail accounts to your device. Â It’s a very useful tool for those of us who manage more then one account.
Cons: Wifi and wired tether force close and don’t work. Â The Clock app force closes and now Im stuck with this icon at the top of my notifications bar, which I can’t seem to get rid of. Â Battery life seems to be shorter even when I’m not using live wallpapers or wifi.
All in all I see myself using this as a daily ROM, with much satisfaction. Â Be sure to thank Chris Soyars and Wes Garner for all their hard work.