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proximity sensor and drop down menu while on a call "bug".

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by androidtx, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. androidtx

    androidtx Well-Known Member
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    I was on a call, and needed to check my email, so I pulled the phone away from my head, then checked my email, and then tried to use the drop down menu to select the call again, but found that every time I did that, the phone screen would shut off, because my hand/thumb was interfering with the proximity sensor. I never had this problem with my G1 because it did not have the sensor. Seems that google needs to fix this so that shutting of the screen is a combo of motion and proximity sensor. Is anyone else experiencing this or can replicate it? Just want to make sure it's not just my phone.
     

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  2. JSchu22

    JSchu22 Well-Known Member
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    Although I haven't experienced this, I see what you're saying. I also think it's probably something you have to work around as opposed to HTC/Google as the only way you can really effective change it would be to move the sensor. If it were to be based on proximity and motion, as you suggested, the screen would come back on the moment your head remained stationary.
     
  3. rubi76

    rubi76 Well-Known Member
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    I think I also found a similar bug... when on a call, if you hit keypad and start typing, the screen keeps on shutting off.
    I was on bluetooth when it did this.
    Anyone can confirm?
     
  4. omeyga

    omeyga Well-Known Member
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    I've had this too!

    Regarding the proximity sensor and being on a call. I ran into this and then remembered i didn't have to swipe downward right where the icons appear. Anywhere on the top bar will swipe it down. So just move your finger away from the left corner and you'll be good.
     
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