Lets get on Verizon the missing features.General


Are you going to bug VZW on Facebook or Twitter about the missing features?

  1. Yea

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    35.3%
  2. Naw

    17 vote(s)
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  3. What missing features? I'm on Froyo bitches!

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  1. e1000sn

    e1000sn Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I appreciate the new features and enhanced performance of 2.1, but it is also frustrating that they did not include two important features that were stated to be in the update;
    voice-to-text
    pinch to zoom in google maps

    If we politely bring this to their attention on the Verizon facebook and twitter pages, perhaps we will get an explanation or even some info on their plans to deal with this. Still, we need a number of inquiries sufficient to warrant a response.
     

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  2. Jayse

    Jayse Well-Known Member

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    Can you add to your poll: Don't have a Facebook or Twitter account and don't use any of the features left out of the OTA? :D
     
  3. jps

    jps Well-Known Member

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    like someone else said before, i use my phone with one hand the majority of the time so pinch to zoom isnt a big deal for me.

    voice to text would be pretty cool because they just passed a texting while driving law here.
     
  4. mdeblaz

    mdeblaz Well-Known Member

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  5. dragonbro

    dragonbro Well-Known Member

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    The voice to text in Handcent works good (2.1 V3 leak), or you can download the Vlingo beta?
     
  6. alprazolam

    alprazolam Well-Known Member

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    I think that the Vlingo beta is closed right now but I got in on that and it blows away Google voice to text. So much more accurate (for me anyway).
     
  7. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

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    That's the one app that I am looking forward to being able to use if I end up having to install the OTA.
     
  8. nomarsgirl

    nomarsgirl Well-Known Member

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    Hope you downloaded it and saved it somewhere.
     
  9. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

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    Interesting that would be mentioned; it is in a folder on my laptop hard drive.
     
  10. SirEagle

    SirEagle Well-Known Member

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    New option needs added:

    I got 2.1 and still need to whine about something.
     
  11. Romparoo

    Romparoo Well-Known Member

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    I am not surprised that some features listed aren't on the 2.1 OTA. Verizon does this all the time, listing items on a phone that aren't for that phone. For example, the sales feature display at the Verizon store I was at said "voice turn by turn" for the navigation. It didn't say "you will have to wait until the next update comes out Q1 of 2010...only 2 months late ;)

    Just print off the Verizon flyer with all the features listed, walk into the store, show them the list and how your phone doesn't have the features, and then demand the Incredible!
     
  12. LiverpoolsNo9

    LiverpoolsNo9 Well-Known Member

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    This is a pointless thread.

    You've got what you were given, the 2.1 OS, nothing more was promised.

    Even if you whine on their pages nothing will come of it.

    Just as well close this one.
     
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  13. astrostrat89

    astrostrat89 Well-Known Member

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    Voice to text may be the ShoutOut app available under the vcast apps in the market.
     
  14. bjf88

    bjf88 Well-Known Member

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    I think you'd want to get on Verizon more about the bugs then the "missing features".
     
  15. SirEagle

    SirEagle Well-Known Member

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    I think most of the bugs are do to apps. I also thing that it may have been better to install the leaked v3 because it did more or less wipe the phone. Cleaned it up and started over like new. Almost like reformatting your PC.
     
  16. DDustiNN

    DDustiNN Well-Known Member

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    Uh... Not promised?

    http://support.vzw.com/pdf/system_update/eris.pdf

    The very first two items on the official PDF on Verizon's site are absent in the update:
    - Pinch-to-zoom is now available when using the Gallery and Google Maps.™
    - New support for voice-to-text entry.

    So how were we given what was promised?
     
  17. SirEagle

    SirEagle Well-Known Member

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    Let us know how your whining to them works out for you?
     
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  18. LiverpoolsNo9

    LiverpoolsNo9 Well-Known Member

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    I need help, I tried to download this directly to my phone and it opened it keeps opening up in Astro and when I try to activate it in the setting it's not there. Any ideas anyone?
     
  20. x531x

    x531x Well-Known Member

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    Im sorry you got no friends :(

    Ill be your friend!
     
  21. Caddyman

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    voice to text doesnt bother me, but i can see how some might complain

    pinch to zoom IMO is highly overated and more "fluff" then anything else...i mean, c'mon, in fact it is a PITA IMO, you have to use to hand, one to hold the phone and one to use both fingers to zoom....weak.

    why do you think "leap" on the homescreen is initiated my pinch OR hitting home button on home screen, cause pinch sucks...although it looks cool.

    i would have liked friend stream more then both the other features.
     
  22. Jayse

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    Way I see it, is if you wanna be my friend, call me or we can hang out in person and talk. Don't poke me on Facebook. I used to have a Facebook, back in '07. When Myspace was still the biggest social networking site. But I preferred the more straight forward and simple layout Myspace had. Not all the crazy apps and games Facebook had.

    Not to mention Facebook is now selling all your personal info on the black market! :D
     
  23. Romparoo

    Romparoo Well-Known Member

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    I would have also liked to try out Friendstream.
     
  24. Demache

    Demache Well-Known Member

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    I like pinch to zoom. It feels far more accurate and precise when zooming on web pages and pictures. I won't miss it in Maps however. Generally I use Maps in my car, so the zoom in and out buttons are more convenient for (like you said) using one hand.

    I don't need voice to text either. In the VanillaDroid ROM, that was a feature I purposefully disabled, because I preferred having the extra key on the Vanilla keyboard.
     

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