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Old November 13th, 2008, 01:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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MOD HIJACK: This is now the official Wishlist Thread. Please use it accordingly.

Thanks for the HIJACK.

Instead of discussing crazy apps that would be cool, I think there is still a lot of basic feature improvement that can be done to Android (which might include integrating some current apps in the OS).
Thought it would be good to have this in one convenient thread for the google developers to be able to take note.
Here's a list to get the ball rolling (not in any particular order of importance)

1. Better Caller ID (This might be T-Mobile's fault, but all the numbers that I used to get ID'd, show up as "unknown").
2. Bluetooth Voice recognition? I couldn't get it to work with my motorola set.
3. Virtual Keyboard - I like the Vista Tablet model, but in this case, you would use your thumb to slide the keyboard out when you need it, kind of like you slide out the Main Menu. Although if that got in the way, maybe you could access it through the menu button.
4. I want the option to auto-mount the sd card when connected via USB put back in menu as a check box.
5. Also, the option to choose the time-interval between data auto-syncs.
6. Better battery management functions, profiles, and quicker access to screen brightness, and the other functions that Toggle provides.
7. Make the alarm clock more like Klaxon (minus all the crashing). Big snooze button, back button = dismiss, ability to select any audio in system or sd card, ability to change snooze length (in 1 minutes intervals).
8. Option to remove unnecessary apps, like Amazon MP3.
9. Ability to setup multiple gmail accounts (with one set to master account)
10. Improve email app, allow for multiple message delete, empty trash, search mail
11. Add in-browser Flash support
12. Add OpenOffice-like app to not only read, but create new docs and save to sd card.
13. Add PDF support.
14. Add a file manager. I like Bender, but I think with the support of Google devs, we can make an even better one that integrates a little more seemlessly.
15. Google Earth!!!!!!! I was shocked to see my brother pull up Earth on his ITOUCH!!!! and ashamed that my Google, yeah that's right GOOGLE, phone could not do the same
16. Speaking of iPhones, the two-fingered zoom in/out is just awesome. Not sure if that is software or hardware, but it's just a huge difference is usability. And you won't hear me praise many things about the iPhone.
17. VPN functionality.
18. Fix Auto-connect WiFi. I almost always have to go in and manually connect, says connection problem, but then connects manually just fine.

[edit: thought of some more...]
19. I have a lot of Google Map connectivity issues, while being able to use other network apps fine, could be google server issue. Don't think it is T-Mobile (I'm in LA)
20. Sync contacts with popular desktop apps, such as Evolution, Outlook, Thunderbird, etc...
21. I am not big on IM, but I've heard a lot of frustration in this area, maybe someone else can give input here.
22. I'm going to steal from another thread, even though this is hardware related. I think we need a VGA video camera in the front for video-conferencing. Can you please release this OTA?
23. Tethering phone to laptop.
24. What do you call it when the screen senses the orientation of the phone, well I want that.
25. How could I forget? ability to copy and paste text from non-text edit modes. Maybe special text selection mode?
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OK, whew, that's all I got.

But to finish, I never expected the G1 to be perfect, it's 1st gen, so as Beta testers, hopefully Google/HTC/Tmobile are listening to us to improve not only our phones but the next gen as well.

Hey, free consumer feedback right here. We are your customers. Make us happy.

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Old November 13th, 2008, 08:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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16. Multi-Touch...That particular gesture is never going to happen on anything but the iPhone. Apple has patented it, or is at least attempting to. Trying to port it on to any other device would be "a bag of hurt" to use Steve Jobs' own words.

I want a quick keyboard function that works like my desktop TAB key to quickly move from field to field.

Agreed on Screen orientation (though some things do reorient, but it's not consistent)

FLASH SUPPORT!! NOW!!

I'd love to be able to paste text I've copied from elsewhere into the home screen "google search" widget.

Skins for native interface functions - like the dialer.

Really, really NEEDS a keyboard-or-keyboard/trackball option to highlight what you want to copy (I can see it now....up arrow+alt, trackball over what you want to copy...trackball press for context menu) This needs to be root functionality, available across all platforms and apps.

Did I mention...FLASH SUPPORT!!! SERIOUSLY!!! (flash support is going to become the Android users version of iPhone owner's "Copy and Paste" lament)

Please, please for the love of all that is open-source and holy...can we get just a little bit of a moderator presence on the Market comments? If I have to read one more "first!!!!111!!" or "Dis Sucks, crAPP." post, I think I'm going to have to start telling people I bought an Instinct.

Lastly, Hey Sergy? How about the ability to drop pins on GoogleMaps? That would be sweet as a biscut.
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Old November 15th, 2008, 02:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Here is what I posted on another thread, most if not all is covered somewhere along the line already

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First off the Gmail Application itself.

I have my Gmail account pickup mail from a secondary Gmail account and also an ISP provided account. Now on the PC (Via the web portal as I don't bother with email clients on the PC) you can set up gmail to retrieve mail from other accounts but also send via those addresses also.

On the G1 you can't which is a minor shame, It would be cool if you could at least reply to an email sent to one of the other accounts from that address but you can't it defaults to your Gmail address. It's not a deal breaker for me and it doesn't cause me any issues as I have the G1 set up with my main email address anyway but it would be a nice to have for the future.

Google Reader.

The web portal works well on the phone but damn I wish they could build some kind of simple application for the handset itself. It just feels like there is something missing from the mobile web version and more functionality could be added I feel on a handset version.

Google Docs

Ok to be able to edit etc for the future would be good but my main little issue is that I can preview when I receive documents via email but can't download. Ok so you can't edit yet but I would have liked there to be a proper docs viewer on the handset that would also allow me to save the attachment and then at least upload to google docs (Which I use often) I except that I can do this when I get back to the PC but would be nice to have the functionality on the G1.

Picasa

Well I don't think I will be taking many photo's with the handset as it currently is as well lets be honest the camera isn't up to much but yeah why not picasa functionality would be good but there are applications in the store that can do this anyway so no biggie to be honest.

As I said none of these are deal breakers for me and it hasn't stopped me enjoying the handset or getting the most out of it, it's more musings and hopes for the future really.

Unless I have missed something though it would be nice if Google set up a wishlist site as Nokia did a couple of years ago for s60 where people could post up suggestions and comments as to what they would like to see, but I am sure they take very close notice of forums like this anyway so hopefully they are reading and taking little notes
But I would also like to add something around Bookmark syncing. Opera and Opera mobile/mini can sync and utilise each others bookmarks via the opera website, I would like to see something similar between Android and The Chrome Browser or even Firefox if at all possible.
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#1 - Flash support
#2 - see #1

YouTube. I would like to have the YouTube app link with my real YouTube account, so my tagged favorites will be synced for quick access. Maybe I'm just not finding the place to set it up. Either way, I think this will become more important when video recording finally lands.

AD2P support. I have media and phone in one device, with Bluetooth capabilities but I can't use my HT820 headphones to dual pair? I don't get it.

Document support. PDF viewing, google docs/open office docs edit, etc. Would love to be able to store/edit google docs offline.

Video conf camera. I hope that a future incarnation of an Android phone would have the ability to either swivel the camera, or give it multiple aperatures. Also, for retinal scanning phone security, having a lens on the front would keep me from looking like an idiot when I wanted to unlock the phone.

Oh yeh, copy from text messages. I can copy from almost any other application or place. Why can't I copy from my text messages?

I am sure I will have more later, but I've only had my Pocket Monkey® for just over a week so the "new car smell" is still a bit overwhelming. For the money, this is by far the coolest piece of technology I have ever owned and am looking forward to future generations. I don't mind being a Guinea pig with the G1, I've been drinking the Google flavored Kool-Aid for years.
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Being able to select multiple addresses from contact lists for SMS and email.
Ability to send SMS and emails to groups.
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1) +100 for A2DP support.

2) Streaming radio
3) OpenVPN client
4) ability to sudo to root ( I had my sdcard fs corrupted and I dismayed to find that there is not a way to fsck the disk without attaching the phone to a real computer)
5) tether
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I've thought of a few, but the main one on my mind right now:

1) Alarm clock improvements:
-- Ability to set independent volume level for alarms. So if the phone is silent, I can still have my maximum alarm sound.
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Ok, I don't have a long list, but CRUCIAL one.
and that is the main reason why I did not buy G1 yet, trust me the second it's solved (or maybe even before) I will be buying one set for me, and maybe second as an xmas present.
Here it is:
-Enterprise Productivity Suite: hence, Offline office support (ex. MSF Office, or OpenOffice type of a program) together with PDF offline support. I don't like having to work in a browser with my docs. (plus I one of those who likes his privacy)

I want to be able to replace my laptop with the phone during a short trip, or train ride to school, mostly reviewing with some editing trips.
Please understand, I need it for work and for school. I waited longest time for G1, not upgrading from my old BB, but that was one huge dissapointment.
I'll wait few more weeks, but I might be forced to just upgrade my BB.
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i've thought of a few, but the main one on my mind right now:

1) alarm clock improvements:
-- ability to set independent volume level for alarms. So if the phone is silent, i can still have my maximum alarm sound.
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1) The ability to send contacts via bluetooth (this stops me being able to use my bluetooth car kit to make calls)

2) On screen keyboard (for the times I only need to enter a few characters)

3) A decent Sat Nav app
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All great suggestions with, for my needs, the laptop connection and java, want to see my video cam on my N810 while I am away like I can using my N82 cellphone!

Even if T-mobile forced Edge only for this, one phone not two to carry, also not to have to use the N810 if 3G and web cam were working.
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1. Onscreen keyboard (T9 style) with vibration feedback.
- actual individual keys is pointless with a full keyboard underneath. a t9 layout allows the user to text/email one handed.
2. Vibration feedback on dialer
3. AIM that just plain works.
4. Ability to run apps off of SD card.
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all of what you said was pretty on the ball now to go through with the plans
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1-flash support
2-streaming siruis-xm radio
3-install and run apps from sd-card
4-video out using a usb-mini to composite cable so i can attach my phone to a tv and watch videos on a bigger screen at work
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Picture Caller ID

i would like the picture to take up the whole screen like it does on the iPhone. can someone create an app for it?
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There are many things that I want that shouldn't be apps developed by people. I want them in the Android OS. Some wishes are also for the sake of developers.

In order of importance:

1.) Install/run apps on SD card
2.) Task Manager
3.) Flash player
4.) Ability to close an app without continuously pressing the back button (like the Market for example). I would recommend/hope for holding the back button to do this.
5.) Ability to set music volume and ringer volume at the SAME TIME/SCREEN
6.) Give developers access to lock screen (for apps like Android Found and Owner)
7.) Store Contacts on SD Card or SIM (especially if bug #1 on my next list isn't fixed)
8.) Let developers code in languages besides Java. C/C++ is faster, and I love speed :-p
9.) Ability to delete Amazon MP3
10.) Better Bluetooth (file transfer, etc.)
11.) Speed dial
12.) More than 3 screens
13.) Ability to move around applications that are in folders on the desktop

Things I want changed/fixed:
1.) Syncing - I don't know about a lot of syncing, but I do sync my contacts with GMail, and I can say that half of the time I have no contacts and I have to resync. This is a major bug and needs to be fixed. What happens when I have no internet and no contacts, stranded somewhere?
2.) IM - PLEASE give us AIM that works. The constant signing off, slow speed of signing in, no away messages, etc. Come on, Google!
3.) Maps - Fix Street View. I want to search for addresses while in Street View. If I'm not in Street View, I want to be able to search for an address and click a nice button that will show me that address in Street View. ALSO! Maps really sucks at finding "My Location". It's not like I live in the boondocks either. I live in the NYC metropolitan area. "My Location," with GPS on, points 3-5 streets away from where I am. Right now it's actually showing that I'm a good half mile away from my house. This is not the case, as I am typing on my desktop computer -_-
4.) SMS - When I type in someone's name, I want suggestions to pop up. Most of the time nobody shows up, sometimes a few show up, but not all matches, and sometimes emails show up instead of phone numbers. FIX THIS! (please )

Options I want added:
1.) Auto-flip orientation for built-in apps and for home screen.
2.) Pin code lock (I like the pattern lock, but some may not)

That's all that I can think of right now. It might seem like a lot, but honestly I think that all of this stuff should be added/fixed. I think some of them are ridiculous (no speed dial?? no SD Card apps??). The bugs that are present right now are just terrible.

I'm getting sort of "sick?" of people wanting developers to come out with apps for things that should be included with the OS. I could understand that, but only if Google came out and said that they would never update certain things. Besides that, developers develop apps, and Google gives us our OS.

Besides all that crap up there, however, I LOVE MY G1!



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8.) Let developers code in languages besides Java. C/C++ is faster, and I love speed :-p
Now you are talking It would increase the time to develop an app, but I am and always have been a c/c++ fan
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Now you are talking It would increase the time to develop an app, but I am and always have been a c/c++ fan
lol, glad someone agrees. I'm actually not a programmer (unless you consider HTML/CSS and some ActionScript as programming), but that's what I want to be when I grow up (17 years old, a few more years to go!).

Anyway, I thought of another thing I want from Googe...

FIGHT APPLE for Multi-touch rights. I love Macs...I like Steve Jobs. I like lots of Apple's products (although the iPod Touch is the only iPod I will ever lay my hands on). However, a patent on a feature, a piece of code, for basically any kind of touch-responsive device? Ridiculous.
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When will the HTC Dream with Android be available unlocked without the T-Mobile brand mark ontop? I want to be able to use it with AT&T but I don't want one with a T-Mobile brandname all over it.
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I would say that having T-Mobile at the top of the phone is keeping the cost down a bit, it is extra advertising for T-Mobile and that generates revenue.
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Another thing I was thinking of...

Just like the iPhone/iPod Touch, the G1's accelerometer readings are not 100% correct. By readings, I mean when you open a program like "Bubble" for the G1 and put the phone on a flat surface, the bubble will be a little off center. You can tell this isn't the surface, because if you flip the phone about its x axis, the bubble is in the same spot on the phone, but a facing a different direction. Hard to explain, but people who have Bubble would/should understand.

So maybe, just maybe, Android could have some sort of code to fix what applications would read from the accelerometer since you can't fix the hardware by programming?

If I'm not clear, I'm sorry. It's hard to explain this by typing lmao.

EDIT: I was just thinking! Maybe we can get a feature to re-calibrate the accelerometer?! Is that possible? To me it seems a lot easier/logical than my above suggestion.

EDIT #2: I've got to stop doing this lol. I noticed Bubble has a calibration option, but I don't know if that works for the entire phone....
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  1. Google Chrome browser
  2. Video camera (more of a G1 wishlist item) and good video playback utility
  3. Google Bookmarks (love this feature on my PCs), Google News, and Google Docs
  4. Store Apps to the MicroSD memory
  5. Tether
  6. Embrace multi-touch and auto-orientation (I am starting to wonder if Google is trying to avoid patent issues...)
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1.) Install/run apps on SD card
Yes, oh yes! I'm still scratching my head why they don't have SD card support for applications. Hopefully, it is high priority.

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2.) Task Manager
Sure, could be useful for services.

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Isn't this actively in the works along side WinMo (excluding Flash Lite)? I hope so

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8.) Let developers code in languages besides Java. C/C++ is faster, and I love speed :-p
Ugh, I think the last thing we want is another BREW

That actually reminds me of what I heard from Google at LinuxWorld. Of the main focal points of Android, as stated by them, is clarity for both developers and user. Take Symbian for example. It's powerful, you can code in any number of languages in any number of ways. While awesome in theory, their libraries are a mess. If you want certain functionality, it's anyone's guess if it supported/maintained for your setup. This whole Dalvik/Eclipse move is IMHO a smart copy from Apple's playbook. The end result: optimized and full featured API with a powerful IDE.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not siding with Java. I just don't think the (possible) speed increase with coding c/c++ would be worth breaking the unity that Android is enjoying.

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The list is very good!

I'll add some developer oriented things:
  1. Desktop widgets - Come on Google, stop teasing us! It sucks that they are hardcoded into the Launcher application.
  2. Allow devs to put a dynamically generated bitmap in a Notification.
  3. More built in animations for widgets to combat the iPhone.
  4. Allow an application to dynamically add permissions by asking the user.
  5. Database syncing please!

Edit: An updater to keep all of your applications up to date by updating them in the background, similar to Linux distributions.
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Multiple GMail account.
O for the love of god. Please let us use multiple GMail accounts with the built in GMail app.
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I just figured out the bug with the contact suggesting in SMS that I was complaining about...

If you add your contacts through Google Contacts on your computer, their mobile numbers will be placed in the "mobile" category. If you add them through your phone, they show up as "Mobile". Apparently, the contact suggestion only takes email addresses and "Mobile" with the capital M. I spent quite a bit of time this morning trying to figure out what the problem was, and even more time resetting all of my contacts to "Mobile". This bug seriously needs to be fixed because it's so annoying lol.
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1.) I would like to have folders that dont show up in the pictures, for those personal pics or to be able to lock people out of my pics.

2.)a video recorder

3.)navigation (turn by turn)
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A file manager
Ability to send attachments with Gmail (or any other) other than just pictures (which would need a file manager)

I'm starting to think I made a mistake getting the G1, it seems like my old AT&T 8125 with WinMo 5 had a much better feature set built into it from the start.
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Would be excellent if there was an app that would [toggle wiFi only] so that when travelling abroad our phones would only connect to the internet where a Wifi spot was availble thus saving us 100's of pounds on roaming data charges.
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A file manager
Ability to send attachments with Gmail (or any other) other than just pictures (which would need a file manager)

I'm starting to think I made a mistake getting the G1, it seems like my old AT&T 8125 with WinMo 5 had a much better feature set built into it from the start.
WinMo has had YEARS to get the product right. I personally don't think it was right until WinMo 6.1 (I just loaded it onto my Shadow and it's great!). Android has the potential to KILL the iPhone... Jobs is nervous... That's why they are releasing a bargain basement iPhone later this year...
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PLEASE please PLEASE create MS Exchange support! IF the Iphone can do it, the G1 can!

If anyone knows or hears of anything please email me @ tonyintx@gmail.com.

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Having tried Andnav2 I was wondering why the Google Maps application does not support the compass, rotating the map to show the direction you are facing, etc. I think would be extremely helpful as I often find myself trying to find a store and walking in the opposite direction until the GPS catches up with me.
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I am with ya there. I am not always lost But I did like the compass function with GMAPS. The other issue I have is how the GPS location shows on in GMAPS. My location is like a half a mile from where I actually am, Now for some reason now I show up 2 miles away from my location!!! so basically my GPS is useless not even talking about street view. Aggravating when my brother with his iPhone is within 3 foot radius or less! I am not even going to talk about the memory
I still like the phone and belive it has plenty of potential, but we need an upgrade soon or else it will be "remember that G1", a niche item.
There are alot of creative people out there if you give them tools to work with. When I say tools I don't just mean an SDK, but features that are functional and reliable to build apps over. It's probably a limitation of the phone or T-mobiles network. But it's like going to an interview. If you present yourself as unapproachable then people won't get a chance to appreciate what you could offer. Sometime I feel that way about the G1. I like some of the features, the great potential, but its coming off as inapproachable to many (at least where I live).
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The #1 G1 flaw that should be fixed ASAP is that the phone rings and plays audio notifications at full volume (if that is what your ringtone is set at) when you are wearing the headphones.

Why should this be priority #1?

Because it will very likely cause hearing damage! I listen to my music at a fairly low volume, but I typically keep the ringtone on max. It is difficult to remember to change the ringtone volume every morning when I listen to music. Furthermore, it sort of defeats the purpose of Locale and affects the utility of Power Manager.

This bug should be fixed before angry deaf people storm Google headquarters!!!

A possible solution: My previous phone (Sony Ericsson w810i) would not ring when the headphones were plugged in. If you were listening to music, the music would simply be paused and then you would retrieve the call by pressing the headset button. I suggest a) the same method for handling calls and b) not playing notifications or playing an extremely low volume notification sound while one is wearing headphones.
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I would love to see more customization options. Too many of the default settings have me scratching my head. For example, why does the Green call key take you to the callers log? Either contacts, or dialer make more sense, but why not let us choose? Multiple icons to take you to different tabs of the same screen is DUMB AS HELL.

Also why do we have to press the menu key twice to unlock the phone. This makes no sense and should definitely be adjustable or removed entirely.

Functionality on the phone is pretty good, but there needs to be much more consistancy with the buttons. Menu does one thing in one app, and something else in another, as does the back key. I don't know if Google wants this thing to be a techy device or mainstream, but if they want to go mainstream, the U.I. just needs a TON of work.

I would also like to see some different sorting options for media. To me, it makes much more sense for songs to be sorted by the artist name and THEN by song title, so all songs by an artist appear in the same area (When sorting by songs, of course).

I would like to see nested folders, with the ability to assign icons to folders.

I would LOVE to be able to modify whats in the app drawer also, perhaps even allowing us to add 2 more drawers to the right and left of the standard app drawer.
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really, all it would take to make me really happy would be.......

ability to save/run from the sdcard

support for powerpoint, word, and pdf files

flash support

that's it- as an added bonus would include, but not limited to;
a kickass texas hold'em poker application
auto flip screen
more video files supported
more music playback options

i dont know why so many people complain about this phone- i just came over from a wing and absolutely love this machine!
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Android really needs video out. If not for this phone, they need to get it going for future models.
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Ability to turn of 3G (and internet connections all together)
Synching with Google Reader (WITH notifications ofcourse)
Synching with your youtube account so you get notifications when your channels post new video's
Ability to edit your google documents
Google Gears support, putting offline support for docs and gmail on the G1
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TETHERING TETHERING TETHERING TETHERING TETHERING

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Also down loading attachments from non google email.
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WPA ENTERPRISE WIFI CONNECTIVITY

The iPhone can do it and oh-so-many workplace's, schools and everywhere else has it implemented. I've implemented it at my workplace with 1400 attendee's and none of them would be able to connect with Android. They can with their iPhone's though.
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In addition to the other mapping request, if voice turn-by-turn will not be available, what about a popup turn-by-turn. The directional turns are listed but one has to hit an arrow. It'd be great to have each pop up as we are within XXX feet from the turn.
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Also why do we have to press the menu key twice to unlock the phone. This makes no sense and should definitely be adjustable or removed entirely.
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Works for me ... Gives me a quick staus of phone without going further.

Also, gives contact info in case phone is lost. but still remains locked ...
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Works for me ... Gives me a quick staus of phone without going further.

Also, gives contact info in case phone is lost. but still remains locked ...
And including a ringtone with the phone that screams racist obscenities at full volume might work for some people, but that doesn't mean that should be the default ringtone with no option to change it.
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And including a ringtone with the phone that screams racist obscenities at full volume might work for some people, but that doesn't mean that should be the default ringtone with no option to change it.
You have such good ideas for you own phone maybe you should build your own ... write you OS code from scratch .. compile it, flash it to the phone and Viola your dream phone .
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It's not like I'm the only one with this problem. There are people here, people on the other Android forums, people from random searches on Google complaining about this problem, and people on the Corvette forums where I belong complaining about this problem.

It's annoying over time. And yet there are people like you that like this feature, and ******* that can't remember to lock their phone before putting it in their pocket that also like this feature. So it should be a choice...on or off. Quite simple I would imagine for anyone able to program any app or the developers of the G1.

You go onto the market and all you see are stupid sound boards, farting applications, and themes every other one...90% of them are free and I'm guessing that at least 25% of them are more difficult to program than this. I am offering someone $50 to turn the autolock feature off.
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It's not like I'm the only one with this problem. There are people here, people on the other Android forums, people from random searches on Google complaining about this problem, and people on the Corvette forums where I belong complaining about this problem.

It's annoying over time. And yet there are people like you that like this feature, and ******* that can't remember to lock their phone before putting it in their pocket that also like this feature. So it should be a choice...on or off. Quite simple I would imagine for anyone able to program any app or the developers of the G1.

You go onto the market and all you see are stupid sound boards, farting applications, and themes every other one...90% of them are free and I'm guessing that at least 25% of them are more difficult to program than this. I am offering someone $50 to turn the autolock feature off.
I have been here since the phone was launched ... I dont recall people complaining about this...

If there were so many people plus the thousands of people who write apps ... if they have a serious issue with this they would have written something by now ... A full 5 months have passed...

You can download the SDK and go to the xda developers site ... learn to program and see if you can come up with a solution ...

You may still get a bite on you offer of $50 ... give it some time ... things dont happen instantly ... Just ASK anyone here that is waiting on google to make more changes that are high on everyone's wish list ...
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I have been here since the phone was launched ... I dont recall people complaining about this...

If there were so many people plus the thousands of people who write apps ... if they have a serious issue with this they would have written something by now ... A full 5 months have passed...

You can download the SDK and go to the xda developers site ... learn to program and see if you can come up with a solution ...

You may still get a bite on you offer of $50 ... give it some time ... things dont happen instantly ... Just ASK anyone here that is waiting on google to make more changes that are high on everyone's wish list ...
Well with a simple search, here are two people you missed:

http://androidforums.com/support/1640-anyway-turn-off-menu-screen-lock.html

Man, WTF!!! Screen Timeout...
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The following is a different issue than you are having with not being a way to Manual Lock:
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Hey guys,
Is there anyway to turn to the button screen lock off. I only want to have to hit the MENU button once to wake up the unit, then start doing a task. Right now I have to hit it twice. Once to wake it up and another to unlock it... kind of a pain. Any idea?
However the same problem is that this is OS level feature that I dont believe is fixable much less desireable for more than one reason.
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Man, WTF!!! Screen Timeout...
The above post was from a guy just not knowing what he was doing with the phone... You will notice he hasn't made another post in this forum...
Sure he change his settings and hopefully did a power off and reboot ....

I had checked the entire forum for people describing the problem/desired feature you have described .... before I made my post ... so your pointing out two unrelated posts that I had already reviewed stills does not change the fact that no one before you has requested this feature here in this forum ...

To bypass the OS pattern-locking feature a dev would have to:
1.) write their own locking system and then make a toggle like you desire.
2.) or maintain the pattern-locking system and programatically disabling/enabling it ... which is not likely ... because I think you might have to enter the pattern to make those changes... (could be wrong about this).

If the dev of AutoLock can do a toggle On/Off that might work .. but even his program still uses the pattern-lock system (which seems to be your main hang-up).

I dont think there is a solution to your exact needs... unless google adds and alternative locking system to choose from.... ???? don't hold your breath on that happening ...
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I'm about ready to give up on my G1. These threads are months old and most of these requests haven't even begun to be covered. Flash, video playing functionality, inter-operation between apps is all crap.

The iPhone gets a lot of flack from open source geeks but it works a hell of a lot better than the BS we're getting from G1 developers at this point.
 
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