Android/DROID Limitations and Disappointments


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  1. rr2577

    rr2577 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    While I think Android (2.1) is a great OS, and I love my DROID, there are several limitations of the OS and the Hardware that significantly reduce my ability to use/enjoy the device. I post these in the hope that either I am mistaken or Android developers will take note:

    1) No Cut, Copy and Paste in Gmail App: Ridiculous. This should be corrected immediately - I see user posts going back a year or more complaining of this. It is a deal-breaker for those who use their phones for business. Wake up.

    1a) Cut, Copy and Paste should be more accessible and easier to use throughout the entire OS, and available in ANY/ALL text fields. This is also a MUST.

    2) The DROID keyboard: Is useless. The keys are all flat, and together. Typos abound.

    3) No ability to turn vcf contact files that are received into contacts directly in the GMail email app. Also insanely silly to have omitted this. This is a primary concern for anyone who uses the device for communication and business.

    4) After manually adding a contact, and saving it, the device brings you back to the beginning of your ENTIRE contact list, leaving you to do a search (or scroll) to confirm that the contact was successfully added. Very poor. The OS Contact app should return you to the specific contact after adding (since you are very likely to be communicating with them - and therefore are entering the info).

    It seems to me that these are very basic requirements and required functionality to use Android devices. Yet I cant find any expected dates when they might be available, or even that Google is working on them. I am amazed at this - perhaps I missed it?
     

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  2. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Well-Known Member

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    you dont have to scroll through your contacts, just start typing the contacts name and you will see them appear on the screen.

    Also, I never heard of vcf before? Whats that?
     
  3. rr2577

    rr2577 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    1) My point regarding adding a contact is that the user should not have to take any steps to see the contact that he/she just added - it should be shown by default (either in a full screen page with a success notification or in the contacts list view - but the new contact is highlighted.

    2) a vcf file is a contact filetype that can be sent for sharing. For instance, I recommend my dentist to you, and you want to have all the info, I can shoot you an email with the exported Dentist contact in a vcf file. You should be able to simply click it and add it to your contacts. Fast sharing of contacts. Blackberry users have been doing this for years.
     
  4. 150_cav

    150_cav Well-Known Member

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    i think you're confused with android problems and motorola droid problems, you should check out an htc device, they too have issues but not silly ones like that
     
  5. BORIStheBLADE

    BORIStheBLADE Well-Known Member

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    Ya the copy and paste stuff sucks.

    No cell phone is perfect so.....
     
  6. rr2577

    rr2577 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ah, but Android has done so many things well, it is puzzling that that such major functionality is missing... especially when users have been so vocal about it.
     

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