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Old December 1st, 2009, 01:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay, so someone help me out here please. lol, you can be the knight in shining armour for the cute girl who bought the Droid without FULL understanding of what she was getting herself into.

I LOVE my Droid. I swear, my evenings have been spent doing little more than playing with it loving it. Well, evenings and some time at work. LOL.

But, there's ONE tiny little issue that's just starting to annoy me. It seems to REALLY "hang up" sometimes. Like I try touching to type in text, and it will take FOREVER sometimes to pull up the virtual keyboard. And multiple touches at times.

Other than that, it's force closing my apps a LOT. iMusic, Messaging, Facebook... all force close regular. Tried removing apps, no change.

Production date 40/09 if that helps at all.

What can I do to stop this?

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Old December 1st, 2009, 01:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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no matter what everyone says. Task managers are very helpful.

I recommend Advanced Task Killer Android App Review by AndroidTapp.com | Android Tapp. Android App Reviews

Advanced Task Killer, one touch kill all, and it will remember what not to kill.

Also if you "lock/unlock" the phone tasks that may look like they are frozen will star working again.

Some tiny bugs that hopefully will be fixed on December 10th/11th with the proposed Over The Air update and maybe Android 2.1
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Old December 1st, 2009, 01:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Okay, so someone help me out here please. lol, you can be the knight in shining armour for the cute girl who bought the Droid without FULL understanding of what she was getting herself into.

I LOVE my Droid. I swear, my evenings have been spent doing little more than playing with it loving it. Well, evenings and some time at work. LOL.

But, there's ONE tiny little issue that's just starting to annoy me. It seems to REALLY "hang up" sometimes. Like I try touching to type in text, and it will take FOREVER sometimes to pull up the virtual keyboard. And multiple touches at times.

Other than that, it's force closing my apps a LOT. iMusic, Messaging, Facebook... all force close regular. Tried removing apps, no change.

Production date 40/09 if that helps at all.

What can I do to stop this?
Some apps don't yet work well on the Droid (or don't work well at all). iMusic, I've noticed, is one of these. It just force closes a ton, so much so that I had to stop using it. Other apps don't have this problem.

If your default apps (Messagin, Facebook) are force closing very often, you may consider either doing a factory reset or replacing the phone. To be honest, my Facebook app has never force closed, but I did notice that the Messaging app tends to force close a lot if I unlock the phone in landscape mode. If Messaging is open when I unlock in landscape, it tends to lock up almost every time. I don't know why. The only way I've found to solve this problem is to make sure that if messaging is already open when the phone locks, unlock it in portrait mode.

Everyone experiences the force closes with various apps at some point. I doubt that anybody has avoided them. It may just be something that we have to deal with until future updates roll out to fix certain issues. Remember, Android 2.0 is still brand new and there may be many quirks yet to be worked out.

If it is to the point where you cannot use some of the default apps that came with the phone because of intrusive force closes, either try the reset or replace it and see if your new device does better.

You may also consider trying Handcent SMS or Chomp SMS for your messaging needs, and you may discover them to more stable. Personally, I found Chomp more stable than the default app, but you have to like the iPhone style chat bubbles, and it doesn't support MMS yet.

On a side note, Falcon is correct, the task management apps can be very useful. Unfortunately if programs are locking the phone and closing up constantly, they can only help to a certain degree.

That's the best advice I can give you right now. Good luck!
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Old December 1st, 2009, 01:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Have you tried rebooting? Basically shut it down & pull the battery for 2-3 minutes. There's another way as well- search the forums. Sorry- I can't remmeber

If I were you, I would remove EVERY app I DL'ed THEN do the battery pull. Then add the apps in one by one. Wait a day or so between apps. If you reinstall an app and all of a sudden your phone act up again it may be a sign that it's the app that caused problems. Remove it, and then try another app.

If this doesn't help, then it might be a lemon, frankly. There have been bad batches. Not sure if 40/09 is one of them

Good luck!

EDIT: I am my own knight in shining armor.
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Old December 1st, 2009, 01:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Mentioning the apps that crash a lot, a lot of the apps still in the market were written for Android 1.5/1.6.

Most of them still haven't updated to the new Android 2.0 API which will help their compatibility with the Motorola Droid.

December/January is going to be a big month for updates from 3 sides. Verizon rolling out bug fixes the 11th and again in January. Google rolling out its own bug fixes for Android and full flash support. And developers themselves updating their apps to be more compatible

2010 is the year of the Droid
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Old December 1st, 2009, 02:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Happens to me all the time when I go to type. Default message program, handcent, browser, anything that pops up the virtual keyboard.
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