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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by signey, May 30, 2010.

  1. signey

    signey Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hi Everyone,

    I am new to the android community and all that is android.

    I had a question about certain features on the Android OS.

    I am excited about the HTC Evo!

    I am coming from the iPhone 3gs. I wanted to know if there are any limitations to copy & paste on Android.

    I heard that it only works for the browser. Is this true?

    Can one copy and paste images/gifs that you receive via email or sms?

    Can one Copy & paste in emails and sms?

    About SMS, can one send a message to a group of people in one shot? Or does one have to send the same message over and over again to individual people?

    Thanks in advance

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  2. SirSlayer

    SirSlayer Android Expert

    Copy text in GMAIL = NO
    Paist text in GMAIL = YES

    Copy text in other Mail Client (outlook, yahoo) = Yes
    Paist Text in other Mail Client = Yes

    Copy text from SMS = NO
    Paist Text to SMS = Yes

    Group EMAILING or Texting = Yes

    WELCOME TO THE FORUMS and welcome to android.
  3. signey

    signey Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thank you for the fast reply and the welcome; I really appreciate it :)

    I can't wait for this phone! Friday, Woohoo! :D
  4. mrk

    mrk Android Enthusiast

    Why can't we copy in GMail or SMS? :(
  5. SirSlayer

    SirSlayer Android Expert

    Either can I. I didn't even notice the copy and paste stuff till you asked it and I tried it out on my hero. I never have noticed or needed it though. I do know that copy and paste will work in other apps like color note and quick office.
  6. SirSlayer

    SirSlayer Android Expert

    You can paste to an email you are composing. But is seems you cannot select text in the GMAIL mail Client or SMS client. In the other Mail built in client you can copy and paste though. And you can paste to an SMS message.
  7. pingpongboss

    pingpongboss Android Enthusiast

    You can copy from Google Voice. In SMS, you can long-press, choose Forward, then copy the text that's in the textbox (you can copy from any input textbox). It all depends on the app if it implements copying.

    Never seen ability to copy images and other non-text.
  8. reallynotnick

    reallynotnick Android Enthusiast

    Wow, it's ironic how much people bashed on the iPhone for not having copy and paste, but they clearly out did Andriod as I can copy and paste just about everything on my iPhone. This is a bummer.
  9. SirSlayer

    SirSlayer Android Expert

    Whats the bummer? In the stock mail app you can copy and paste all you want. You can paste into SMS and into GMail and you can copy and paste in all other apps. It just copying from SMS and from a GMail that you can't do it. Trust me I have been using android sense January and have an Ipod Touch...you wont even know it doesn't work, I didn't even know till I tested it tonight.
  10. ImmaSlave4U

    ImmaSlave4U Android Enthusiast

    Dang, I wish copy & paste was better. It works good on the Pre. Took an update or two but it's great now, and I use it quite a bit.
  11. TheBlackPrince

    TheBlackPrince Well-Known Member

    I never see the need to actually copy an SMS I've received so that doesn't seem to matter.
    But no copying the text of a gmail account email? Wow. That's dumb.
  12. drksilenc

    drksilenc Android Enthusiast

    it depends on what client you use. stock ones dont always have those features but thats where android differers you can choose a 3rd party app that has all the features you want
  13. NeoteriX

    NeoteriX Android Expert

    I also voice my disapproval :(

    The Palm Pre had great global-level copy and pasting, and in many ways, it's supposed to be less mature than Android.

    Sometimes if I had a long text to send someone, I would draft it on my computer in GMail, save the draft, load it onto my phone's email, and then copy/paste it into the SMS Texting app. Guess I can't do this anymore.
  14. jvs60

    jvs60 Newbie

    Aside from everything else in winmo, at least i was always able to copy in paste everywhere. oh well, that certainly isn't a deal breaker. Evo here i come
  15. pcsperson

    pcsperson Well-Known Member

    No one is going to disagree with you that Web OS rocks! but the hardware was lacking, even though the palm pre plus is much better than the original.
  16. Ky1e.YC

    Ky1e.YC Member

    * sorry, post in wrong place
  17. DucatiDude

    DucatiDude Well-Known Member

    I can copy and paste everywhere with my iPhone 3G. If I get an MMS and I want to keep the picture just select it and then copy it. I use this all the time. Kinda bummed this does not apply to Android. But, I guess it's not a deal breaker.
  18. Malacoda

    Malacoda Lurker

    That's all well and good for you, but I have copied and pasted from email and SMS on my iPhone many times. I think there is a good chance I won't be using the stock SMS app
  19. pingpongboss

    pingpongboss Android Enthusiast

    Hmm on Android you can long press a picture and choose to Save it. Not sure if it's the same as copying for your needs
  20. reallynotnick

    reallynotnick Android Enthusiast

    On iPhone OS you can do both copy or save when you long press a picture.

    I'm sure there will be some way to mod Android to do this too along with copy and paste in more places. At least I hope.
  21. slonlo350

    slonlo350 Newbie

    I copied and pasted an SMS last night on my Android-enabled Touch Pro (I got impatient for my Evo and had to put EVO on my TP for it's last week of life). I WAS using that other SMS program, with the bubbles. Oh hell what is it called? Y'all know what I'm talking about. BTW, dual booting Android on a TP KIILLLSSSSS battery. It lasted like 3 hours on me today, on standby!! lol I recharged it and went back to WM for the rest of the day.
  22. Kazrell

    Kazrell Well-Known Member

    Can you paste photos or select photos to place in SMS?
  23. Sir Loin

    Sir Loin Newbie

    The minute photos are involved in messages, wouldn't that make them MMS?
  24. leastbay

    leastbay Member

    I can copy text on my Samsung Moment in a SMS. Just long press and it says copy message text.
  25. ashykat

    ashykat Android Expert

    Yeah copy and paste is definitely lacking on Android IMO. Apple's implementation was better, as was Palm's. I hope they improve it even though it's not a dealbreaker for me.

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