1. Check out our companion app, Forums for Android! Download from Google Play

Top 10 Things wrong with the Droid

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ibewhoiam, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. ibewhoiam

    ibewhoiam New Member
    Thread Starter
    5

    Nov 9, 2009
    2
    0
    5
    The comments below are being said so that a programmer somewhere may hear and improve the phone. Don't get me wrong... I love the Droid. I think it
     

    Advertisement

  2. talzz2

    talzz2 Well-Known Member
    23

    Nov 10, 2009
    87
    28
    23
    location
    I know you have 10 things listed but if the droid did a better job with exchange your list would be pretty short?


    I have to agree about the password function as in the corp world if you do not have your upper, lower, symbol, number, and min 8 char password they are not happy..
     
  3. ibewhoiam

    ibewhoiam New Member
    Thread Starter
    5

    Nov 9, 2009
    2
    0
    5
    Good point. I renamed the thread.
     
  4. Howie

    Howie Well-Known Member
    148

    Oct 28, 2009
    1,412
    71
    148
    IT
    Central NY
    I'm just glad that 1) those things can easily be fixed with an update (not being hardware issues) and 2) my Droid doesn't take 8+ minutes to boot up like my BlackBerry Tour did, haha.
     
  5. talzz2

    talzz2 Well-Known Member
    23

    Nov 10, 2009
    87
    28
    23
    location
    I see your 8 minutes and raise your 8 by 2 minutes for my BB curve hahahah just kidding but damn if it locks or goes nuts... battery pulling which is more frequent these last few months and if your in a hurry waiting that 5 minutes SUCKS!!!
     
  6. rvonder

    rvonder Well-Known Member
    38

    Nov 6, 2009
    54
    12
    38
    D.C Metro
    @ibewhoiam -
    I feel your pain re Exchange email. I just moved to the Droid after many years of using Windows Mobile, so agree with all your points. In fact, to your list I'd add a couple more:
    • Need a good global select/copy/cut/paste capability, which I used frequently when creating emails.
    • Need an option to specify whether to move to the next or previous message after deleting one. Moving back to the prior message makes no sense to me, and is the opposite to the way desktop Outlook handles it.
    • Need the ability to edit the original quoted message when replying or forwarding.
    Fortunately, there is an answer to most of your email issues: Download Touchdown from the Market. It's much better than the stock email client, and is designed specifically for Exchange. Works great!

    Rob
     
  7. RonL

    RonL New Member
    5

    Nov 10, 2009
    1
    0
    5
    How do you delete the quick search history on the main screen on the Moto Droid?
     
  8. DrDroid

    DrDroid Well-Known Member
    35

    Oct 30, 2009
    101
    0
    35
    hold down your finger on it and drag it to the dock.

    I definitely agree about the BlackBerry Curve, especially extremely slow and it literally take 10mins to be usable from boot up. Browsing on it is horrible.
     
  9. austink

    austink Member
    15

    Nov 6, 2009
    22
    0
    15
    Another complaint I would add to the list, is the inability to copy text from incoming emails to the clipboard.
     
  10. ari-free

    ari-free Well-Known Member
    163

    Nov 2, 2009
    1,496
    155
    163
    doesn't Touchdown address many of these Exchange issues?
     
  11. lndubois

    lndubois New Member
    25

    Dec 6, 2009
    3
    0
    25
    I don't wish to be counter productive, but isn't the Drois, um, open source? If I wanted my exchange to work perfectly, and my Office apps to work as well as before, I would have stuck with either my Windows mobile phone or my Storm. I got this one because it's just cool. Like wearing a T-shirt and jeans to work. If I wanted the same old button down ... well that is cedrtainly not the reason I got this one! Too much fun, without getting a bad bite from an Apple.
     
  12. rvonder

    rvonder Well-Known Member
    38

    Nov 6, 2009
    54
    12
    38
    D.C Metro
    Yes, it does (see my post above), although not al: Still no way to edit an original email when replying or forwarding, search for server-based emails, etc. Performance also remains an issue vs what I was used to seeing on WM devices, and I think they're still grappling with some security/authorization problems in some corporate environments.
    But the guys at Nitro are very responsive, and Touchdown is steadily improving. It's worth every penny if you really want to use Exchange... my Droid would have gone back if I hadn't discovered Touchdown, since email is critical for me.
     
  13. lndubois

    lndubois New Member
    25

    Dec 6, 2009
    3
    0
    25
    I don't wish to be counter productive, but isn't the Droid, um, open source? If I wanted my Exchange to work perfectly, and my Office apps to work as well as before, I would have stuck with either my Windows mobile phone or my Storm. I got this one because it's just cool. Like wearing a T-shirt and jeans to work. If I wanted the same old button down ... well that is cedrtainly not the reason I got this one! Too much fun, without getting a bad bite from an Apple or needing a Start button. I have had this only three days, aand I'm still Jones-ing for my Blackberry is several ways, but I find myself playing a lot more now.
    But I am on board for something to let me close apps with a single push.
     
  14. bmknapp

    bmknapp Member
    15

    Nov 16, 2009
    24
    0
    15
    Phoenix, Arizona
    This is the beauty of open development on our Droids. There's usually an app for any gripe you could have. I believe there's a security app in the market too.
     
  15. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
    513

    Nov 29, 2009
    7,978
    3,604
    513
    Android App Developer
    NY

    I'm all for moving away from MS products but if you have ever worked at a company who chose to use the second biggest email server/client software you'd maybe not be so quick to jump ship with regards to Exchange specifically.

    Once you know the pain that is Lotus Notes, uh... you know a lot of uh, pain.
     
  16. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
    513

    Nov 29, 2009
    7,978
    3,604
    513
    Android App Developer
    NY
    My Biggest issues btw:

    1) Hardware keyboard just isnt easy to use.

    2) Some minor software things really need a bit more Polish. The music app, the browser, etc.

    3) The switching from 1x to 3G constantly

    4) Battery Life


    Though 3 and 4 are likely related and rumored to be fixed in 2.0.1
     
  17. boone

    boone New Member
    5

    Dec 8, 2009
    3
    0
    5
    Thanks for the warnings
     
  18. sghere

    sghere Well-Known Member
    36

    Nov 7, 2009
    127
    4
    36
    Network Engineer
    IL
    We need some pictures of fuzzy kittens or something for this thread. SOOOO tired of hearing about all the bad. Sorry, but I love the phone and I make it work. If there's not a way to do something, I figure a different way around it and move on.

    No phone is going to be perfect...no phone will compensate for every single aspect of your work...no phone will work the way 100% of the people want it to.

    I'm not bashing the OP here...I'm coming from a BB and love the phone and it was the same way in the forums there. Bash this, complain about that and/or compare it to the Iphone. /sigh

    S
     
  19. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member
    243

    Nov 17, 2009
    3,091
    218
    243

    Pffttt!!! Nokia N900 is...well, I'll find out in 2 days at least.

    :p
     
  20. blinky

    blinky Well-Known Member
    56

    Nov 22, 2009
    171
    1
    56
    Wow. These are some really good suggestions. However, I doubt that this gets to anybody important at Google.

    I am totally with you on point numbers 1, 5, 7 as I am certain other former Blackberry users are
    1 - Exchange email (Moving items)
    5 - Email Navigation
    6 - Exchange Search Nonexistent


     
  21. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
    513

    Nov 29, 2009
    7,978
    3,604
    513
    Android App Developer
    NY
    Just as common as the complainers are those complaining about them.

    You realize this is a forum right? People come here to talk about the phones. There are a lot of threads where people praise the droid, and I personally love it too, but what the hell would be the point of a forum if people weren't supposed to express negative opinions?
     

Share This Page

Loading...