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Droidon't support Animated Gif?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DA717, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. DA717

    DA717 Member
    Thread Starter

    Has anyone been able to get an animated gif to work in the browser? Doesn't work for me. It seems to only show the first frame.

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  2. simkid7

    simkid7 Lurker

    It's not just the browser I had my friend send me a GIF and it didn't move... yes it was animated
  3. rican4u

    rican4u Lurker

    same problem here.. i think its the android os
  4. jeffyo

    jeffyo Android Enthusiast

    maybe when flash is supported that will happen.
  5. longdaddy

    longdaddy Well-Known Member

    I hope they fix this soon i get funny forward messages almost everyday with gifs that dont move
  6. clemarr

    clemarr Newbie

    Whats really bad is that the basic cell phone has been able to play animated GIF's for years. It's strange they left that out. I get them all the time from my friends and can't view them either. My Blackberry Curve I just came from to the Droid plays them just fine and it does not support Flash. My wife's freebie LG phone plays them. :mad:
  7. Carl C

    Carl C Extreme Android User

    I can confirm Android currently does not fully support .GIF images. You can see them but it will not animate. It is possible Android may provide support in future updates.

    @Jeffyo Flash is separate and does not support the viewing of .GIF images either

    Carl [​IMG]
  8. jeffyo

    jeffyo Android Enthusiast

    Oh right. hehehe
  9. DA717

    DA717 Member
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  10. Phobos v.3

    Phobos v.3 Lurker

    its been my experience that most 'smart' phones don't supported animated .gif files..my old dusty Voyager could even set movies as wallpapers...not my current phone
  11. DA717

    DA717 Member
    Thread Starter

    Don't know but i just tried about every smartphone in my office they all work except for a very old blackberry and my Droid.....
  12. Vlad Tepes

    Vlad Tepes Newbie

    Update installed. Great, can view animated gifs in browser, it's about time. Still static after downloaded though. Can't use them in pics or forum sigs they just sit there like they did on the browser.
  13. muab

    muab Android Enthusiast

    In what browser are you seeing the gif function? And after which update?

    Seems like this would be something a custom ROM could address perhaps?

    Never thought of it before but it IS pretty silly that the Uber phone can't run a bloody gif.
  14. Vlad Tepes

    Vlad Tepes Newbie

    Both the stock browser and the Dolphin HD, in the update we got last week.

    You can download animated gifs but they remain static in Astro or the stock gallery which as far as I can tell are the only places you can upload from.

    I want to do this rooting thing but I don't know Jack about it and it sounds like you have to be some kind of computer geek to even have a chance to understand it.
  15. muab

    muab Android Enthusiast

    I am not far removed from an idiot and did manage to root my Droid. If you read the thread on rooting your Droid some of the terminology can be intimidating but the actual process is not too difficult, particularly when you understand there are only a couple ways to actually screw the Droid up so badly that you can't un-screw it.

    I only rooted my Droid one week ago today, so I am still more or less a noob at it.
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  16. Vlad Tepes

    Vlad Tepes Newbie

    Lol. I'll read that thread. I'm sure I'm gonna end up doing it. Thanks Muab.
  17. muab

    muab Android Enthusiast

    Excellent, I hope you do. I only wanted to achieve a few things by rooting and I am very, very satisfied with the results. Really, if someone is willing to read all the steps, spend a little time understanding how it kind of works, and invest $3-$5 in some tools (applications) then I do not know why anyone would choose NOT to root.

    It really has made the phone much more usable for me...and I am not interested in wringing the last inch of speed out of the Droid.

    Anyway, good luck.
  18. jmack356

    jmack356 Newbie

    not surprised... animated .gifs are so quaint.
  19. .gifs cause problems on Chrome on OS X for me. They end up hogging the processor and send the temps way up. So, for me, .gifs are nothing but trouble.
  20. smpage

    smpage Member

    animated gifs work just fine for me in every browser, I just can't save them to my phone.
  21. ladybadger2007

    ladybadger2007 Well-Known Member

    If you downlaod handcent sms the animated gifs you recieve as texts will move. I was going crazy before I found this handy little free app. Has alot of cool extras as well.
  22. Vlad Tepes

    Vlad Tepes Newbie

    There's a. 99
  23. wise411

    wise411 Lurker

    If the gif problem Is a complete android issue then why did my Samsung galaxy s play gifs before latest firmware update? and a new version that offers less features than the original is called a downgrade!
  24. apnewman

    apnewman Lurker

    I have never had issues with gifs on my OD
  25. Gew

    Gew Newbie

    Funny thing, huh. This thread was brought up back in 2009, now we're in 2012 and Android still don't natively support animated GIF's. Any workarounds available? And also, I'm curious, say I want to send a "Happy Easter" MMS to a friend. I don't have any to forward, but want to pull it from scratch. I find a funny animated GIF on the web, that I download to the phone. Now, I don't see the animation in my phone. However, if I include the file, will it display properly on the receiver's phone, assuming that he or she has eg. an old fashioned phone, able to decode animations?

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