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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Chunkhead, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. Chunkhead

    Chunkhead Member
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    I don't mean to whine, but this may be a deal breaker.

    I love my new Droid, but if I can't use it for work, I can't use it period.

    Anyway, here is the problem. I have a website which interfaces with the main dispatch server at Fujitsu Transaction Solutions. I wanted a phone that would let me go to that website and post dates and times for jobs to which I have been dispatched. Unfortunately, on the Android browser, the date and time fields are each 1 space short of being able to hold dates and times, i.e. the time fields are 3 spaces, but I need to put in, say, 1800 for 6 pm. Follow? It is hard to explain.

    Oh, and there is what I think is a Java applet that lets you select a date by clicking on a little calendar icon. I am sure you have seen these on travel websites. This icon does not show up on the Android browser.

    I checked the Android browser's Java compatibility, and it passed. I tried the 1nternet and Opera browsers, as well. 1nternet has the same issue, and Opera apparently does not work with Android 2.0, yet. I couldn't go to any typed-in URL with Opera.

    Sorry for the huge post, but, as I said before, this is hard to explain, and Googling/searching for an answer has turned up NOTHING. I really, really hope someone with some Android experience has seen this and found a fix, because I can't find one.

    Thanks for the help!
     

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  2. digitard

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    Have you tried, as a temporary solution, installing Opera? It's available in the Android Marketplace.
     
  3. Chunkhead

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    Yup. In my OP. Thanks, though!
     
  4. digitard

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    Damn. I don't know how I missed that. I multi-tasked myself out of a full read (at work right now).

    Wish I had an answer. I'll do some digging.
     
  5. Chunkhead

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    Ok, I just tried to book a flight on Travelocity. The little calendar icon is not showing up on that site, either. WTH???

    Edit: Ok, I see the problem there. I can tap on the date field, and a calendar comes up. Not the case with the Fujitsu site, though.
     
  6. Chunkhead

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    Ok, tried a few other travel sites, and the Kayak site has the same issue, but at least I can type in a date there. The fields are the right size. GAH!!!!
     
  7. qazxsw

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    I am having a simlae issue with Java Appleton stuff not being displayed. I tried asking about it in another thread but no one has responded. Does no one have an answer or solution?
     
  8. rogue994

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    Have you tried Dolphin Browser? It's pretty much the best browser I've found for the Droid at the moment. I'd be surprised if it didn't work for you.
     
  9. celios

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    Have you tried the Dolphin browser?

    OVERVIEW (Dolphin Browser)

    It's supposed to be Android 2.0 compatible. It might offer a workaround until the built-in browser is patched, or the Fennec (Firefox mobile) browser is released for Android.
     
  10. chefboyardee

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    There's also another buggy, but popular browser called Steel Browser if Dolphin doesn't work. I don't use either, but thought I'd throw another option out there!
     
  11. Chunkhead

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    Yeah, I have tried Dolphin. In fact, I have tried every browser I can find on the Market. Nothing works. Keeping my fingers crossed for Firefox, though.
     

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