It blows me away that the slightest fix on the iPhone yields huge results. In my unscientific side by side speed test to see which version will load SlashGear and iPhone Buzz faster on WiFi and 3G, the result on WiFi isn’t that big of a deal, but on 3G – iPhone 2.01 blew 2.0 out of the water!
Loading up SlashGear on WiFi, iPhone 2.01 finished roughly 2-seconds faster than 2.0. iPhone OS 2.01 literally obliterated 2.0 beating it by a massive lead of 26-seconds when loading up iPhoneBuzz.com! If you don’t believe me, watch the side-by-side video below and see it for yourself. Poking around in the about page of the new firmware, it looks like there’s a new modem firmware. iPhone OS 2.01′s modem firmware is now 01.48.02 versus 01.45.00 on iPhone OS 2.0.
Other differences include call quality. On 3G, I’m barely able to maintain a phone call (at home), while 2.01 “seems” to have better reception, allowing me to finish a full conversation with Ewdison.
Another notable improvement includes faster SMS. By faster, you can say good-bye to the lagging keyboard. I still need to test out the back-up feature, which everyone on the net is swearing up and down the pole that it’s much faster now.
That’s all for now from me, but feel free to chime in and post your comments should you discover something new.
Update: NetShare still works, you need to delete and reconfigure your profile. WiFi and Google maps is fixed, no more missed calculation even using without gps signal and assisted.