Getting mad over droid


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  1. RoboTRNO89

    RoboTRNO89 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hello all you awesome Droid users..

    So i got this phone. I love it. but its starting to P*ss me off.
    Im new to the android phone thing so bare with me.

    Ever since I got this phone theirs been a lot of problems and i cant believe such a good phone is doing this.

    1, the damn response time is slow.
    2, sliding is choppy
    3, applications like to Forceclose A LOT
    4, my screen freezez when i unlock to try to read a txt. i try touching the screen, no responce, i try opening the Keyboard, no response.
    5, flipping it from Hor to Ver is SLOW.
    6, while typing on the vertual keyboard o nboth ways, ALWAYS mispells my words and ALWAYS doesnt catch all my letters when typed.



    Compaired to the iPhone. the iPhone WINS with all the stupid probmles with the droid....

    the iPhone is smooth and fluent while the Droid is slow and has SO MANY PROBLEMS...

    Does anyone have the same problems???/ i mean come on. i love this phone but its pissing me off!!!!!!
    :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
     

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  2. Jon Nale

    Jon Nale Well-Known Member

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    I have had my Droid since release day, and I haven't had one application force-close yet.
     
  3. RoboTRNO89

    RoboTRNO89 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    same here but why the hell is it so slow and has so many problems..
     
  4. Barbara

    Barbara Well-Known Member

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    I could have had an iPhone. I picked this one. I have no doubt that there are some things on the iPhone that are better. Some are worse. It just depends on what is most important to you. I haven't experienced the problems you're describing so it could be that you just got one of the lemons.
     
  5. ratchetjaw

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    :rolleyes: go back to your iphone this phone may be to much for you
     
  6. Jon Nale

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    I haven't had a single one of these issues yet.
     
  7. bruceo

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    Was it that way when you first got it? Hard reset it and then if it is sluggish then return it if not carefully monitor it as you add apps and widgets to see what might start slowing it down. Progs like es file explorer have process monitors which may give you some insight to your current config and slowdowns.
     
  8. keith5885

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    I LOVE THE DROID... but I have the same problems as this guy.

    I feel like we got lemons or downloaded an app that is messing things up??

    Here is an issue I just posted that seems so strange....


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    This is very strange.

    I have a Droid and download many random apps. Many of them run and I kill them often to not have a laggy performance but it still happens quite a bit. I get many random force closes from all kinds of apps. Very annoying and I feel like I am the only one.


    Problem:

    Steps to Create force close everytime in Messaging:
    1. Compose new message
    2. Type in "D"
    3. Type in "A"
    4. *Messaging (process com.android.mms) has stopped (no wait button to choose)

    Once A is typed it always force closes (40 times in a row)

    I have restarted with no luck.

    Any ideas? Will go see verizon soon...
     
  9. dmize

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    I don't have any of those problems, but I have heard of the messaging problem. Where your in messaging and you allow your phone to lock, when you wake it up it will freeze?

    I would exchange the phone, personally.
     
  10. Jorenm

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    Did you add unlimited Vowel Usage to your plan? You might have run out.
     
  11. RoboTRNO89

    RoboTRNO89 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    keith!

    See what I mean. I think we have lemon phones. Its been happening since i first got it on release date.

    And no i never had an iphone. but i play with my friends all the time and i have a iTouch. So i know whats what.

    RIGHT!??/ ive been download random apps too cus ...it what people do right. see something u like and download it. I was THINKING the same thing. I bet some bad apps messed up the phones computing preformance..

    Plus its not a phone...phones these days are computers..
    Ill hard reset but i dont think itll change anything..

    I might have to excahnge this phone.
     
  12. AFAngryWarrior

    AFAngryWarrior Well-Known Member

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    I've had mine since before the release, as an employee testing it and I've had ZERO problems with mine. With any phone that comes out there are always going to be people who have nothing but problems, but I think its generally user error. People who either expect them to do too much and dont remember they're just a computer or people who've never had an advanced device before and think they're flawless and are never going to have a single issues. Hearing Verizon Wireless complaints from customers, 90% of the customers who call in for Device warranty exchanges on a daily basis fall into those categories. "Whys my phone slow" duh.. you've only got 2MB of memory left, you never empty your cache, never reboot your phone like you would a computer (which is what this advanced device really is) so why do you think its not working 100%. These aren't power on and go cellphones, they're mini computers that have to be maintained, taken care of and used like a computer.
     
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    Ya... let me know if the hard reset works.

    If not I will prob try my luck again and exchange it with a new one... if they let me.
     
  14. RoboTRNO89

    RoboTRNO89 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Warrior-

    I completely know what you mean. BUT
    Im a IT student and I know a lot about electronics and technology. we both do.
    Yea i have restarted it, reboot and all that fun stuff but still...its slow.
    As for the user errors...I use advanced things all the time.
    This phone is easy to use but i truely believe its a lemon.

    Yea these phones arent quick start and go phones but this one is giving me problems.


    KEITH


    I think il just ganna swap it because hard restarting didnt help at all
     
  15. The_Chief

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    So how often are we supposed to power cycle our Droids? I haven't turned mine off since I got it on November 6th, and have ZERO issues with it. I guess as a computer it's doing pretty well :D
     
  16. RoboTRNO89

    RoboTRNO89 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    what the hell r u talking about
     
  17. RoboTRNO89

    RoboTRNO89 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    as for the guys who arent experiencing problems..great .

    so you saying that you not getting choppy interface actions?
    No forceclosings?
    No txt mispellings CONSTANTLY?
    No text problems...everythings spelled that way you want it?
    No minor freezings?
    No unlicking freezing responses??

    really??
     
  18. droidpcguru

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    I say ask for an exchange. I have not had a single serious problem with mine since I got it. The "DA" trick doesn't crash mine either.
     
  19. billd

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    I haven't had any of these problems either. I seem to have Wifi issues, but everything else so far has been resolved by learning how to use the thing properly.

    I've got a lot of co-workers with iPhones. The first thing they always say when I show the browsing and navigation is: "Wow! That's fast!"
     
  20. oceanlight

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    hm i haven't had any of those problems. my one and only hiccup was with exchange.
     
  21. blazingwolf

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    I'm willing to bet the first issue is downloading apps that are not compatible with the Droid. Just because the app is in the market does not mean that it works with Android 2.0 which is on the Droid.

    So a hard reset will remove all of the apps. Then you meed to install them and see what happens. Usually best to do this one at a time to sse if the app will cause issues.
     
  22. GorillaTheHutt

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    yes, this appears to be a common problem and is not user error. it happens to me as well. see:

    Issue 4700 - android - Email app "force closes" on Droid (2.0) - Project Hosting on Google Code

    star it and add comments to raise its profile. for now, the only workaround is to get another email application (K-9 mail is free and pretty nice). getting a new phone or factory resetting will probably not help you.

    that being said, i think if you want the Droid interface to be as smooth and slick as the iPhone, then you will be disappointed. HOWEVER, the fact that menus are jerky/stutter does not impact the usability of the device at all for me. i can still switch desktops very quickly...who cares if there are 5 frames of animation instead of 20? i would be nicer if they were smooth, but it's certainly not a deal breaker (for me, anyway).

    the thing i love about the droid is that it's like having a little computer in my pocket. it's not perfect, and i think android 2.0 was rushed out, but i love the freedom i have to install anything or configure it any way i want. i just wish it worked a little better out of the box so i didn't have to add so much stuff.
     
  23. keith5885

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    Hey Robo, thanks for the hard reset info.

    As for misspellings did you know that when you use the virtual keyboard it will change the word to what it thinks once you hit space? It throws me off when i type haha and it switches to Bahamas... but you get used to it and just select the haha on the far left after typing it. Hopefully you can add it to a dictionary somewhere too. Looking up on that.
     
  24. RoboTRNO89

    RoboTRNO89 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yea i know. I turned off the auto spelling thing. its was so annoying.
    like when I type like.."ppl" it makes like Protaganda.
    Or like I type Metro....it wants to type metropolios> SO F*&king annoyting.
    Try turning off the auto spelling and dictionary thing. its helps. good luck finding it cuz i dont remember how I did it...
    SO many menus and not a lot to choose from. idk
     
  25. RoboTRNO89

    RoboTRNO89 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    And how the HEll do i stop getting these damn emails confirming that i have a new Thread response from here. My droid is tweaking out!!!!


    I can find the option wtf
     

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