- Saner API and a more maintainable and closer-to-upstream GTK+ 2.10.x;
- Much improved theming infrastructure;
- Open source extensible input method framework;
- Control Panel is more maintainable after a full rewrite;
- Hildon Desktop uses indirect rendering to take advantage of alpha masks from the themes, has a new plugin system (with optional Python support) and brings an improved task launching and switching experience.
From my “user experience” with this device, I think the keyboard improves a lot the messaging and web browsing experience, the GPS is an excelent addition and the general UI polishing brings a smoother interaction with the device.
Last but not least, this is a device full of hacking possibilities! Yay!