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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TheXFactor, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. TheXFactor

    TheXFactor Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Can any of you experts with android explain a few items regarding gmail and the built-in browser.

    Why does gmail not shrink to fit on the screen of the X. I have to scroll. With the Incredible it fits the screen nicely and I can read it <- the best

    Why is there no "copy/paste" with gmail. <- the worst

    Same with the browser. When I first open the web page, the browser fits the page, but the text is so tiny. Tap to zoom results in having to scroll. Pinch to zoom too. I have played with the text size settings and zoom settings to no end.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     


  2. Piiman

    Piiman Android Expert

    Gmail doesn't seem to resize at all. Mine though does fit on one screen so not sure why yours is so big you have to scroll. Have you changed font sizes or something.?

    As for the web once you pinch to zoom you need to double tap to resize to fit the screen. I like xScope browser zoom feature the best where you tap and then swipe your finger to zoom or unzoom.
    Check out some of the other browsers on the market some are very nice. Also Skyfire can watch flash videos until we get flash and it's a pretty slick browser also.
     
  3. TheXFactor

    TheXFactor Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Email that has images seem to make the scrolling happen. I never really paid attention if gmail fits on screen without images. I guess this is the way it is? I use double tap to resize, but sometimes if I'm not careful the window resizes back to the original size, small.

    I really like the way the Incredible handles both gmail and the browser windows. Is this a sense thing?
     
  4. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Android Expert

    You will get the option to change the font size with Froyo but that's about it. Strange they can't allow the Gmail client to inherit some browser (HTML) type features.
     
  5. matty032

    matty032 Android Enthusiast

    Gmail is tiny on Sense phones as well. With Froyo you supposedly will be able to finally change the font size in the Gmail app.
     
  6. Teegunn

    Teegunn Android Expert

    Yep, the Inc browser with the automatic text resizing is VERY nice. Really prefer the browser on the Inc over the X mainly for this reason.
     
  7. droidSPARX

    droidSPARX Well-Known Member

    one thing i hate about the email.app

    html emails doesn't resize like the iPhone
     
  8. Piiman

    Piiman Android Expert

    Well it's not that hard to double tap and personally I don't always want it re-sized so it doesn't bother me.
    It must be a X thing though as all the browsers I've tried make you double tap to re-size.
     

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The Motorola Droid X release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 512GB RAM, TI OMAP3630 processor, and 1540mAh battery.

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