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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by iloveDroid, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. screamster

    screamster Well-Known Member

    I uploaded Doom and Quake to the SD card and they both work flawlessly. So, it reality, you do not need all games to be on the 256mb. I am going to try and get Warcraft II on next!:cool:

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  2. john30308

    john30308 Well-Known Member

    - Wish the buttons on the bottom were physical.

    - Similar, but I am always accidentally pressing the search button with the palm of my right hand when holding the phone.
  3. avlena

    avlena Lurker

    Yes you can. Just navigate to the To box, and separate the names via comma. I sent out a mass Thanksgiving txt this way.
  4. pinesal

    pinesal Well-Known Member

    For those complaining about the music app, download TuneWiki, I think you'll be happier for it.
  5. Akkhima

    Akkhima Lurker

    My main complaint is that I only have 3 home screens. There's a lot of neat widgets I'd like to tuck in somewhere, but I don't have the space.

    And no, I don't like any of the home replacement apps, either. They add too much other junk, I ONLY want more home screens.
  6. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert

    All pretty minor, but here they are.

    - Inability to upload files on websites (Is this an Android wide limitation?)
    - Flimsy/cheap side buttons
    - Two blank keys on the same row as the spacebar. Could have made it so much bigger.
    - Music app could be a little bit better
  7. John Frykman

    John Frykman Newbie

    It's a phone. It's not a computer. It's not a Playstation 3. It's not a Blu-ray disk player! Just in passing, what do you do in the 3 hours a day you aren't fiddling with your Droid?;)
  8. DroidPower

    DroidPower Android Enthusiast

    Yeah... #8
    I wish market had a better shopping/search system, even if they had them listed in some type of rated order, starting with 5 stars down. Why is some Apps with one or one and half stars even listed, if your App can't get a 3 star listing in a month, it should be scrapped.
  9. pinesal

    pinesal Well-Known Member

    Try advanced launcher.
  10. John Frykman

    John Frykman Newbie

    #1: Try the Seidio Innocase. It is spendy at $29.95, but hey, it's a $500 phone (if you trash it). The qwerty keyboard isn't at all impaired by it. By far the best case I have ever used on ANY phone. Hugs the Droid like a glove. In my view, it makes it easier to hold and use the phone. Add another $20 for the clip holster, and you will think you are in Droid heaven.

    Looks great, too.

    Innocase Surface, Black
  11. bruceo

    bruceo Android Enthusiast

    Then they couldn't claim 20,000 apps. If they weeded out the crap on the apps markets then android would have 30 and iphone would have 500.
  12. misscorey

    misscorey Lurker

    I really do love my droid, but here are a few of my compliants:

    1.) The need to install an app to enable multiple screens, which severely slows down the system
    2.) It's difficult to create playlists (unless I'm missing something here)
    3.) When creating a new text message, about 50% of the time it does recognize the contact I'm typing in so I have to start over
    4.) All of your apps are stored on the internal hard drive, not the card.
    5.) It does not display how many characters I've already typed in a text. Big pain since Verizon only allows you 160 characters
    6.) The slide-out keyboard is lame. Not a dealbreaker though since I think the soft-keyboard totally rocks.
    7.) Battery dies so quickly. Although this is true with most smart phones. At least you have the option to switch it out....
    8.) The camera is pretty lame, even with the new update

    I can't really think of anything else right now. Even though this is a list of complaints, 5-8 are very minor to me. I've played around with iPhone and have an iTouch and neither one compare in my eyes to the capabilities of the Droid. I'm looking forward to future software updates to improve major problems, and don't worry, I have no intentions of ever returning this awesome phone. :)
  13. kbayer

    kbayer Android Enthusiast

    There isn't an option for cream and/or sugar. Don't get me wrong, I love my Droid and I installed the Makin' Coffe app and though my Droid makes really good coffee, I had to purchase cream and sugar from another source.

    Just kidding. It's 320am and my Droid is sitting boxed, under the Christmas tree, courtesy of Mrs. Claus. I'm so excited, I have Droid drool.

    I had to type something, somewhere.

    Now, for that coffee...:eek:
  14. Sticks

    Sticks Member

    This is my first real smart phone. I switched over from a Rival. My primary reason was that when I am away from home (12+ hour work days) and I need net access, damnit, I need it now. That aspect has been beyond flawless insofar as it is a phone, not a portable PC.

    Key words from above, it's a phone!

    1. - BT dialing, and other various commands. If it can use the inboard mic to take voice commands it should be able to use the BT. Honestly shocked when I found out it did not.

    2. - Unable to create a folder in the apps pull up menu to dump unused programs/shortcuts (Amazon, Youtube, Corp. Email...). Yeah, I know I can root the phone and get rid of them that way, but the risks for me outweigh the need.

    3. - Lack of a comprehensive user manual explaining all the features of the phone and how to use them.

    4. - "There's an app for that!" Yeah, where the hell is it? The market needs better organization, like yesterday. Kind of like searching forums for something, unless the OP describes it right (Title, short and to the point in the post) you have to sift through hundreds of hits to maybe find what you are looking for.

    5. - Transferring bookmarks via foxmarks or something to have them on your phone.

    6. - Contacts have to be in Vcard format. Outlook is the devil, so it was a huge PITA to transfer my Gmail contacts. I had to do a frightening amount of back and forth after making a CSV and creating a new Gmail account for just my phone contacts.

    7. - Phone not supported by MPT. (WTH Motorola, it's your phone. Why isn't it supported?) This is one HUGE feature I miss that my RAZR had. 90% phone access from my laptop, including making calls and sending text messages. (Rival did not have it either though)

    The rest of my gripes are about the available apps, not phone issues.

    I'm sure there are more, but I am going to just treat it like a phone for a while and keep an eye on the forums for things I either missed, or forgot about. I am pretty much going to play the part of a grass eater and convince myself that most of the issues are just software things, and will be fixed in a timely manner.

    RE - App stored on the phone. Astro has a backup function that backups all the apps to the sd card (and I presume the phone as well) then it is as easy as drag and drop to your PC.
  15. Stlbryson

    Stlbryson Lurker

    No way I'm returning Droid...love it too much!
  16. mplevy

    mplevy Android Expert

    It's possible they need to update the software to work with the phone...
  17. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Android Expert

    Home++ gives you up to 7 screens. The only thing it adds is the powerstrip on the bottom, and you can eliminate most of that mess, if you so choose. But if you leave the powerstrip on, you can actually eliminate the need for a few shortcuts, like the phone dialer, contacts, voice dialer, and task manager. You can also turn your notification menu off, leaving for better looking wallpapers.
  18. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Android Expert

    My complaints are pretty minor and probably fixable

    1. Haven't figured out how to save pix, video, or music from text messages. Seems silly that you can't.

    (haha, Island of Misfit Toys commercial just popped on)

    2. Speaking of texts, when I'm composing a new text, my contacts don't always pop up in the search menu. Even if I put the whole name. Grrr.

    3. Wish that when you're playing a tone that it'd give you the option to add as a contact ringtone and not just the overall ringtone. And when I do change a ringtone, it automatically overides all contact ringtones.
  19. Freebyrd

    Freebyrd Newbie

    b l u e t o o t h!!!!

  20. pinesal

    pinesal Well-Known Member

  21. Sticks

    Sticks Member

    Found a few more.

    Camera - (Menu/Share)
    No select from contacts option with messaging (that I could find)
    Gmail option brings up "30 day tiral version - WTF!!!, again, no contacts option
    I have no facebook,
    Picassa I suspect will work fine if you have a picassa account.

    Messaging from contacts; attach pics.
    Read in another post that someone was having issues with sending pics in text messages. I sent one to myself no problem. Also sent one to my email, 10 minuets, still not received. Going to try again to a different account.

    Messaging menu, new message - No select recipient from contacts option
    Gmail menu, new message - No select recipient from contacts option

    No root menu for communications - Older phones had compiled messaging menu that showed received calls, missed calls, messaging inbox, sent, voicemail...

    No "insert quick text" like every other phone I have had that was text enabled.

    UPDATE - Gmail was choking on something, I had to go to Advance Task Killer, and shut down all apps, then the sync started and email arrived with pic.
  22. SpecialEd

    SpecialEd Member

    1. No hardware mute button (like a Treo)

    2. "Silent Mode" not silent (but silent mode jammer and quickprofiles help)

    3. Limited battery life

    4. Calendar interface is weak.
  23. pmmartin

    pmmartin Newbie

    I have had mine since it came out and I am very sorry to say I can't help your list. I have also read way more people that love the phone than are talking about wanting to return it. I do have some friends that are never happy with anything. There are people like that out there, oh well.
  24. ItalianScallion

    ItalianScallion Well-Known Member

    It's a minor quibble in the grand scheme of things, but I'm continually annoyed by the fact that the "Delete" button in the Gmail mail list is in a different location (on the right) than the "Delete" button as it appears within an individual e-mail (in the center). It just reminds me that the overall OS just needs a touch more spit and shine.
  25. vaughn15

    vaughn15 Lurker

    I have trouble with my Droid re-dialing the last caller I dialed. My daughter listened to me the other a.m. carrying on a total conversation with her Dad. Sometimes re-dials last called 3-4x. Do I need to add a password?

    Since I've learned some of the quirks, I like it pretty well. I had never had a SmartPhone so took some getting used to. ;)

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The Motorola Droid release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.7" inch screen, 5MP camera, 256GB RAM, processor, and 1400mAh battery.

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