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Few Questions (New Android User)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MercenaryFH, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. MercenaryFH

    MercenaryFH Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I just got my first smartphone today (a droid 2 global)

    So far I love it: but a few questions:

    Has anyone had problems with the keyboard becoming "loose" after pulling it in and out, I love the keyboard but this worries me.

    Also whats the build quality like on Droids in general? I always worry about dead pixels but that seems like a thing of the past.


    Any specific quirks I should Know about?
    Any Recommended MUST have Android Apps....., is there a way to use global 2 as a music player?....is that even possible.
    ALSO how the hell do you uninstall your apps that you dont want (like blockbuster or amazon music for instance) the easy uninstaller doesn't work......and I can't find anything else

    Whats the best app to listen to music? I have Verizon....do I just like Transfer Songs to my Phone......or what

    Also if I want to watch movies on my tiny screen what do I use?

    ALSO anyone with Droid 2 Global know how to get rid of the preinstalled apps?
    thanks

    There should be an app called Music on your phone already.

    Connect phone to computer via usb cable, select Mount or Disk Drive mode on the phone, then create a folder called Music on the SD card, and transfer the songs to there.

    There should be an app called Videos on your phone. You will need to convert videos to mp4 container with an h264 baseline codec, at whatever resolution your screen is. You can also download Rock Player, which should be able to play most other formats without converting.
     

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  2. MercenaryFH

    MercenaryFH Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks man!.
    Is rockplayer like....legit?
    Im assuming I can make a folder called "movies" too?
     
  3. Goodspike

    Goodspike Android Expert

    I've had no issues with the keyboard. My favorite apps are Car Dock V2 and Car Dock Settings, both by the same company, to replace the built in car dock and automate some of the things you do when in the car. Another favorite is Pandora for music. You cannot uninstall the built-in apps, and some of them cannot even be turned off (they will restart).
     
  4. NiceGuysFinishLast

    NiceGuysFinishLast Android Enthusiast

    If you root, you can use Titanium Backup to freeze those apps. You don't want to remove them completely because they HAVE to be there for you to get any future OTA updates from VZW. If you freeze them, they don't run and are essentially not there.

    The only real MUST have app is SetCPU. I use it to keep my cpu at 600MHz when the screen is off, as well as several other profiles based on temperature and battery level, it extends the battery. Oh, buy an extended battery, you'll want it. Check out droidforums.net, there's a much better/more active D2G subforum.
     
  5. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
    VIP Member

    RockPlayer's too legit to quit - you're bound to like it.

    Yes - you can make a Movies folder if you like.
     
  6. Stylz

    Stylz Newbie

    Well said NiceGuysFinishLast. Extended battery was the best thing Ive gotten for my Droid 2. You cant even tell a difference in size and it helps my battery so much.
     
  7. MercenaryFH

    MercenaryFH Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Does anyone elses Droid 2 Global get kinda warm after use.
    IM guessing it's the OC'd 1.2 ghz CPU.....I dunno if I should be worried but I mean it does feel quite warm after awhile.

    I hope the OC'd chip doesn't reduce the life expectancy too much
     
  8. Stylz

    Stylz Newbie

    My Droid 2 Global gets pretty warm when playing higher graphic games, from what ive heard its normal for them to get a little warm. If its getting to hot to touch thats a problem though.
     
  9. frasej

    frasej Member

    Yeah, take the battery cover off and feel right next to the SIM card. That really gets hot.
     
  10. MercenaryFH

    MercenaryFH Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Do you think it's "too" hot AKA damage the phone hot.

    From my understanding this phone does not have a temp sensor (at least we the default kernal) so all the sensors I see are battery sensors.....
     
  11. frasej

    frasej Member

    I don't believe that the amount of heat that is being generated will do damage to the phone. You can hold your finger on it and not get burned, thought that's not really a test. Anyway, a 1.2GHz processor is going to get hot.
     
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