I’ve been playing around on 2.0.2 for couple of days. And here’s the improvements I’ve seen based on my experience.
1. less mobile signal recover time than all previous firmware versions
I did have such kind of experience that I had to reboot the phone to get the lost cellular signal back. Using carrier search function(tap Setting->Carrier) can bring the signal back, but not always. Not mention the side effect the search brings as well: no Edge icon on the taskbar, which means no internet browsing, no weather update, no email checking bla bla bla.
I should say from 2.0 Apple has been working on this. the recovery speed in 2.0 is better than 1.1.4, and now 2.0.2 is better than 2.0.
2. Overall more stable than 2.0, but still not as good as 1.1.4.
The launch speed of Contacts and Setting.app is much faster than 2.0. The safari browser works much stable and smooth than 2.0. And the time to pop up the keyboard when clicking on the input box is faster as well. Oh, the iTunes sync takes less time than 2.0 as well.
When the comparison comes to 2.0.2 against 1.1.4, i would say 1.1.4 behaves better. I mean, the whole system’s performance, including the faster launch speed of native applications, the less crash times and more accurate touch intention processing(my scroll touch has often been taken as select touch in 2.0.x ) etc.
Anyway, i’m now on 2.0.2 already. and I’ll stay. But I’m really looking forward to the coming firmware 2.1 on the rumored Apple’s Sep.9 event, even though it’s already confirmed that 2.1 will kill the 3rd party’s copy-and-paste effort 🙁