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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TheMortallyWounded, May 14, 2010.

  1. TheMortallyWounded

    TheMortallyWounded Well-Known Member
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    Have you been waiting patiently for 2.1 to come out OTA, fighting the urge to leak? (Uh... let me rephrase that...)

    Were you hoping that the "official" version would be more streamlined and less buggy than the leaks?

    Did you finally get the OTA, only to discover that certain things just DON'T WORK?

    Annoyed that the stuff Verizon said were included AREN'T THERE AT ALL?

    Post it here. Unleash your anger. Feel the force trickle down your leg.

    1. Weather app force closes every time.
    2. Still camera no longer works on vertical mode.
    3. YouTube app works, but the screen is tiny. (just use YouTube Mobile... it works better.)
    4. No pinch-to-Zoom in Google Maps (so what, but VZW said it was there)
    5. No speech-to-text? At least, I cannot find anything other than search that uses it.
    6. Facebook For Android is MANDATORY, YOU CANNOT UNINSTALL THIS CRAP APP.
    7. Virtual keyboard text window doesn't really close all the time... don't know how to explain that but try posting comments here from your phone's web browser and see if it happens to you.

    Maybe not everyone has the same problems or opinions about annoyances. Post them all here anyway. Just don't start a fight with other members.

    "Be careful what you wish,
    Be careful what you say
    Careful what you wish, you might regret it
    Careful what you wish, you JUST MIGHT GET IT"

    I'm glad I never wrote any letters to anyone asking them to hurry up.
    :mad:
     

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  2. deathratlehead

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    Listen here King Nothing, you can make the youtube videos bigger by hitting Menu, then More, then Watch in High Quality.
     
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  3. jlrosell

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    I have 50% without signal. Will see in a few days if it has any effect on battery life, but there is a thread now saying it doesnt. So that doesnt bother me.
    I was looking forward to the voice to text feature though, and it is not there.
    All in all, there is nothing wrong with my phone that is going to bother me or anything. So I am happy with the improvements that I did receive.
    And I do think there will be a patch sometime down the line to fix the signal bug, and maybe even give us at least a few of those promised features that we did not get.
     
  4. Tooleman694

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    It was slow to get rolling, but its fine now..
     
  5. Caddyman

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    Your weather problem is not widespread issue I dont think

    My camera works fine both ways

    Youtube fix posted...that's just the way it is

    Pinch to zoon is overrated, and that was an error made on the pdf

    Install vlingo for speech to text

    Facebook was always integrated

    Not sure about your keyboard, I use swype...its great
     
  6. xx_bishop_xx

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    I had taken a leak :) all of them, but still hoped for the official OTA just because. I think I knew a couple of days ago that I wouldn't be receiving it anyway. I'm pleased with the 2.1v3 for now; however.
     
  7. tproctor

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    I'm completely impressed with the OTA upgrade. I can do without a lot of the fancy crap. I just wanted Google Nav.
     
  8. OfTheDamned

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    1 - Not sure what the problem is on that one.
    2 - Camera works like a normal camera now. If you want to take a vertical or horizontal picture you turn the camera the way you want. Makes more sense to me.
    3 - It may be the videos you are watching. I get plenty of them full screen and plenty of the smaller. It works though, so that is an improvement.
    4 - Vzw screwed up on that and it was foolish on their part.
    5 - I use Vlingo for email, voice dial and search. It works much better than Google's voice stuff.
    6 - It is what it is, just like some the other apps that come factory. Like or hate it, it is popular and here to stay.
    7 - I have noticed (LV3) that if I don't let a page load fully in the browser I will get some odd problems. If I let the page load, I have none.


    Also, http://androidforums.com/htc-droid-eris/78641-50-without-signal.html
     
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  9. cboss

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    Not sure about your keyboard, I use swype...its great[/QUOTE]

    Caddy,
    I'm on 2.1 OTA. I seem to remeber SWYPE having haptic feedback in 1.5 when I typed (not swyped), but it's gone now. Any suggestions.
     
  10. Caddyman

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    I always turned haptic off so not sure. For browser issues just use dolphin....so much better
     
  11. jlrosell

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    For voice to text, I just downloaded the stock keyboard replacement with the microphone button from XDA.
    I did get vlingo, and I will keep it. It is a nifty app, but I didnt care to keep going and clicking on an app to text people. XDAs keyboard is exactly what I was looking for.
     
  12. cboss

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    Where in 2.1 can you turn it on or off? Thanks!
     
  13. jayochs

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    When you hit "All Programs" on the lower left hand side, no matter if you change it to LIST, it ALWAYS reverts back to the grid view. ALWAYS. very annoying.
     
  14. jlrosell

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    Mine seems to be on list by default, so I am not having that problem.
     
  15. jayochs

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    yeesh! wtf! howcome there's so much discrepency between everybodys 2.1? lol
     
  16. Were you unleashing anger at your device prior to installing the OTA?
     
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  17. jlrosell

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    Im thinking I must have had it set as list on 1.5 and it just maintained that after the update.
    Maybe for me I wont be able to get it to stay on grid.
     
  18. jayochs

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    ahh i see.

    also, idk if this is a problem, but i dont see %'s anymore when i look at phone info. there's no % awake time or anything. it's just the number of minutes, etc. does anyone else see %'s?
     
  19. jlrosell

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    actually mine is doing whatever i tell it do. what are you doing in between until it reverts back? just exiting and reopening right away or something else?
     
  20. There have been big differences in software quality, perhaps even hardware quality, reported from day one of the Eris forums; some with this or that sound issue, dialing issue, GPS issue, battery life issue, ad infinitum, while others, such as myself, with no such issues.

    That was on 1.5. Thus this forum proliferation and success.

    Now 2.1 (and previous leaks) displays the same issues/non-issues across the board.

    The lesson here? Me and OTD's Theory: good 1.5 = good 2.1, bad 1.5 = bad 2.1, generally.

    The backdrop to that theory? Quality control at the factory and/or lack thereof.
     
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  22. jlrosell

    jlrosell Well-Known Member
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    That theory seems pretty right. I was happy with my phone on 1.5 as well. But the OTA did bring the signal bug for everyone, so that seems to be the exception here. Even good phones will get that.
     
  23. baums

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    caddyman i am a noob and i dont understand where to get swype. I searched market place and did not see it there. Any help would be appreciated
     
  24. Tarheel_Rambler

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    For those using Swype, there is a speech-to-text option. Just hit menu and choose "Speak". Works like a charm.

    BTW, Swype is not in the Marketplace. Do a search in the forums for a link.
     
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  25. Caddyman

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    yeah, looks like someone bumped the swype thread

    And frisco, I agree, my phone has always been very stable
     
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