Last Updated: Nov 30,2009
For starters you mean to tell me android is supposed to be the iphone killer
I'll reply with regards to my Hero:
1. I can turn this off.
2. lol, apps don't run in the background, they stay quoite and don't use any processing power, lol thats just how greatly developed the android system is. lol.
4. I can view my groups.
5. The battery is just as good if not longer lasting than my friends i phone..
I have enough on board memory for apps, and google is this minute working on a suitable apps to sd system..
I can understand your frustration, but at the same point you are the one who ultimately selects what phone you use and how you use it. If you are unhappy with a device that you select you have the ability to switch it to something else. But what you are disappointed with there are many many others who are not. As far as iPhone killer, I have been on this forum for a little while but no one on here is bragging that their phone just killed the iPhone! The iPhone is in its own category and I will not take that away from them. The Android OS is still fairly new and seems to be growing pretty rapidly now. Where it ends up we will have to watch and see. I do wish you the best of luck in finding something that does fit your personal needs better.
Allot of the things your complaining about seam to be from pure unawareness, simply not knowing how to do it, or just being new and not getting it. I would own nothing if I didn't get used to how it worked, really if I bought a banana and couldn't figure out how to open it and called it crap and threw it away and blamed the banana's unintuitive way of working well that would just be nonsense....
A lot of your points are invalid, because they are plain wrong and if you read the manual you could correct your issues. Hope this helps =)
there is a soft reset read your user manual. I will save you the time.
Turn off phone, pull out ur battery for ten seconds then replace battery and turn on your phone. Thats a soft reset
That's a hard reset isn't it?
Why would you need to soft reset? This isn't a windows phone!
The first thing people need to learn is how to use the search feature here, if you have a question/problem... search it, and if nothing pops up, then post a question. Next thing is the GRAMMAR POLICE need to keep grammar policing in the PROPER GRAMMAR THREAD.
Back to subject, if you understand the function of the system that supports the DROID, you'll understand why it does and does not do certain things. APPS... make the DROID boundless, the fact that it can't do something out of the box, doesn't mean it can't, the DROID is a WIDE OPEN CELL PHONE.
If someone designs/develops an App to do a certain function, then the DROID will DO IT. STOP... STOP talking about Apps running in the back ground, THEIR SUPPOSE TO, Do Not Kill Running Apps!
The DROID'S system is design to open and close Apps, LET THE PHONE'S SYSTEM WORK.
The only thing disappointing is the ability of people NOT learning about their Cell Phone. Battery Life depends on power used, you want a phone that does many things, it takes power, carry an extra battery or plug it in. There's no such thing as a FERRARI that gets good gas mileage, so until someone improves battery technology make adjustments.
You want a cell phone that has a good battery life, get a phone that doesn't do anything except text and makes calls.
I never kill Apps, i let my DROID'S operating system take its course and i never have a problem with it. I never shut the phone off except to reboot once in a while, let it do what its suppose to... run man.
Grammar police? THEY'RE, not THEIR
yeah you did.
Wrong. Actually, what in theory separates us from apes is the ability to communicate effectively. Butchering the language inhibits proper communication.
What's needed is for the happy illiterates out there to 1) recognize they have a problem with written communication, and 2) get help, in the form of a spell checker, someone who actually CAN spell to edit and correct their garbage, or whatever they want, so the rest of us can actually UNDERSTAND what's being written. That's what's needed.
Your attitude is typical of the happy illiterates. You don't accept the problem.
Unless people learn to read and write properly, the ability to communicate will eventually degenerate to the level of grunting and gesturing, like apes.
You need to be careful when you start saying things like "entire thread needs spell-checker" First off what does that have to do with this posting? Stop bashing others on a forum that are discussing phones not looking to correct other's grammar mistakes.
As much as I love grammar (and am hated by those I correct), we are getting off topic.
I'd like to suggest that if the OP feels so strongly, it is unlikely we will be able to change his/her mind, and even less likely that he/she is even reading this thread any more, especially if he/she is/was a troll.
Move on, nothing to see here. :-0
I agree in principle, and I knew I was OT when I posted my tirade.
But the prevailing attitude that ignorance is no problem is rampant throughout society these days, and it's a very damaging trend. Anytime I see someone who shows a blatant disregard for literacy gets called on it. They need a reality check they're not getting in their little circle of happily illiterate friends who think the same way.
Back ON TOPIC, and re-reading the OP's allegations, all I can say is, here we see before us yet another individual who has not taken the time to do due diligence and learn a few key things about the Android OS before going off on it and all the devices that use it. His poorly written criticism really doesn't even merit a response.
The points he attempts to raise don't apply to my Droid at all.
That's it for me....I won't waste any more of your or my time in this thread.
Guess what?! The rules thread has been updated (may change wording around) with the following:
"Also - do not take it upon yourself to play Grammar Nazi. If someone's post is literally so bad you cannot understand it, fine - ask them to rephrase. But do not nitpick and ruin threads just to show how high-n-mighty-like you can be."
There is no way anyone here can convince me that something on this thread is not understandable. It's all easily understood. Please hop off your high horse and get used to the internet - and the way the real world is. Please revisit the rules thread and read (in addition to the grammar nazi portion) the part about being polite around here.
If you are not okay with such an environment, you can take all your big words and perfect sentences and move along to the next forum. Leave the "happy illiterates" alone and go be a literary God elsewhere.
p.s. Feel free to eat apart my reply and PM me all the mistakes I may have made.
Keep all further replies on this thread on topic. If you want to argue further, take it to PMs. If you have the terrible urge to reply to this post - which I just know you will - PM me. Do not ruin this thread further.
I agree 100% with Phases comment!
1. turns off in settings menu.
2. no they don't, android turns them off. If you've got so many running and no memory left, yes, you may need a task killer. I barely use my task killer, and all I had to do is leave 25-30mb of memory free.
3. On the G1 you hold down "MENU" while simultaneously pressing the CALL and END keys at the same time. Screen goes black, phone reboots.
4. Yes you can. Open contacts, tap the "Contacts" tab, press "Menu" tap "display group" and choose the group you want to see.
5. A device running GPS, Bluetooth, WifI, and data is going to have battery issues. Especially since people demand potato-chip thin phones. You can't have both. Everyone I know with an iPhone carries a charger with them, it has to be charged midway through the day.
This isn't an iPhone killer. They can't even be compared.
iPhone = device
Android = OS on many devices
iPhone = iPod + Phone
Android = Google + Phone
The better comparison is Windows Mobile vs. Android. Having used two different Windows Mobile Devices -- a Dell Pocket PC PDA and a T-Mobile Wing smartphone -- Android is EASILY better. Both my pocket PC (5 years) and my T-Mobile Wing(1.5 years) NEVER HAD ONE UPDATE. In the year I've had my android it's been an update every few months. Some of which are arguably upGRADES as they brought us new features (bluetooth stereo, onscreen keyboard, voice search, picasa upload support, widgets, a new marketplace, video recording, live folder support) --- the kind of new features that Windows would make you pay through the nose for -- ALL for free.
Blackberry and Palm are both business phones trying to revamp themselves for a wider audience. iPhone is an entertainment device with phone features and then they added PDA features later (the first iPhone didn't have exchange support and was considered too much of a security risk for most businesses). Android, however, is a smartphone for the regular person. You want business features support, there's an app for that, or there will be soon. You want entertainment features, there are apps for that, too. You want a basic contact manager, you got it, you want extra features, you can have those, too, there's an app for that.
Android isn't about what comes with it, it's about what you can add to it. It's not about what it already does, it's about what it can be made to do.
Cant agree with you more!!
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