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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by NexusMMM, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. NexusMMM

    NexusMMM Member
    Thread Starter

    Love the phone but after spending a few days with the Nexus one, here are the Top 5 bugs that are driving me crazy at the moment:

    #1) Chaotic switching between 3G and Edge even when strong 3G signal is available.

    #2) Attempted automatic Cellular data to WiFi hand-off results in "connection unsuccessful" until connection is manually forced.

    #3) Poor Exchange server integration - slow resolution with server; no Corporate calendar; unable to move messages to sub-folders without 3rd Party application such as Touchdown.

    #4) Poor battery performance

    #5) Cellular data connection takes a long time to come back up after extended period of no service (i.e. long subway ride) and requires switching Airplane mode on/off to resolve.

  2. fmcgirt

    fmcgirt Newbie

    #1 - my #1 also) I have this one in SPADES!!! And often goes to No Signal.

    #2) Haven't seen this one.

    #3) Don't use Exchange.

    #4) After condition battery it is pretty good - better than I expected.

    #5) Mine takes about 5 sec on average.

    I would be OK with phone if #1 gets resolved - if it doesn't I will return it on next Tues.
  3. smitty24

    smitty24 Android Enthusiast

    #1 - not an issue for me, but could be. needs to get fixed.
    #2 only seen once. not too worried about it
    #3 dont use exchange
    #4 battery is on par for what the phone is/does/size
    #5 seems like an general Android Bug. my MyTouch3G did the same thing.

    This is for lack of a better term, still a Beta phone, and will be until we get a few updates. Just like the G1 was. Future updates should fix most of the issues we are all seeing, the only question being when...
  4. NexusMMM

    NexusMMM Member
    Thread Starter

    I'm okay with that attitude but I think we're a little more easy going than the average end user who expects a product brought to market to work as well as possible right out of the box. Some of the issues on the list are simply inexcusable for a device marketed as a "Superphone" and intended to prove Android/Google can roll with the best of them.

    Re #4 - Battery life will bother me a lot less once I can purchase a spare. At the moment, I'd say battery life is on par with my iPhone 3G after about a year of extended use. I'd feel a lot more comfortable with an extra battery in my bag - something I couldn't do with the iPhone :D
  5. laughter95

    laughter95 Member


    battery life

    crappy media player


    wish i could use the volume rocker to zoom in and out for camera
  6. mi_canuck

    mi_canuck Android Expert

    1. screen touch accuracy glitch (occasional, but pretty bad consequence when it happens... hit icons you don't want, type keys you don't want, and inadvertantly hit enter...

    2. battery - although this seems to be improving just from more and more charge cycles...

    3. popping audio (static pops) while listening to Pandora... audible pops/clicks... even with quality set to "high" in the Pandora preferences....

    4. message notification while music is playing - should not pause the music... should just lower volume a bit and jingle over top

    5. touch focus on screen for the camera app

    PS> - i have had great 3G signal performance... the only niggle is about 850 kbps max right now... but signal strength is full bars most of the time... and no switching back and forth to Edge as others have noted... and i don't consider lack of multi-touch that big of an issue - at least not in my top 5... as it was known to not be present... and surely a hack in the future will enable this...
  7. sooper_droid12

    sooper_droid12 Android Expert

    How is this a beta phone? When Google announced it, they did not say, "Introducing Nexus One beta version!" If you are trying to convince yourself that this is a beta phone to deal with the nagging issues, welcome to Android. It may have been a beta phone as the G1; I could have bought that. But when GOOG says that this will be the start of a series, that doesn't communicate to me that it's a beta phone.

    The simple fact is, Android lacks polish that Erick Tseng said it was working on. But that means GOOG has been in beta for every Android phone on the market. iPhone 2.0 wasn't beta. 3.0 wasn't beta for 3.1. You got to face it: Android phones are going to be rough around the edges for a long time, probably until 2011 or 2012!!!

    But this isn't a beta phone. The N1 is a full production phone available to anyone. After all, this isn't like gmail or google voice where you need to be invited to use it. This is a production model. The fact that you want to call it a beta phone just highlights how disappointing this product is and how it did not meet up with the hype that preceded it.
  8. smitty24

    smitty24 Android Enthusiast

    Im not trying to imply its a beta phone. i said for lack of a better term. also ive been on android since the release of the g1 so most of its bugs im accustomed to. But is there another device running 2.1? no. so essentially its beta, as its not been proven to be without flaws.

    i personally love the n1 and have had 0 issues, there are some that people would think would be corrected and rightly so.

    its just a term. I knew what i was getting into.
  9. sooper_droid12

    sooper_droid12 Android Expert

    Based on your reasoning, the Motorola DROID would be the TRUE beta version since it is the first and only phone so far running 2.0. Since 2.1 is still Eclair and an evolution of 2.0 (and 2.0.1 for that matter), N1 still wouldn't be considered a beta phone because the OS is essentially the same as 2.0 with additional elements and represents the next evolution of Eclair. When Flan comes out, that phone would be considered beta in your line of reasoning. I guess that's great for me because even though the DROID is marginally behind the N1, I can chalk it up as being a beta phone :D
  10. Mykpfsu

    Mykpfsu Android Expert

    Just out of curiosity who was expecting this to have good battery life? The Eris didn't have good battery life and that was HTC's last android before the N1. Maybe "good battery life" is a relative term but waiting for the N1 on verizon (though the more I hear about it the less likely that becomes) I'm kinda expecting bad battery life and getting an extra charger.
    But no the N1 should not be considered a "beta". As said before its not a developer device. This was supposed to be Google's big intro into direct sales. You don't due that with a testing device.
    Quite frankly due solely to their crappy pricing and lack of freedom when it comes to carriers and plans I'd like to see them fail which would them force them to open up plan options and pricing.
  11. sooper_droid12

    sooper_droid12 Android Expert

    EXACTLY! I think Google got too big, too fast without making many (or, any) wrong steps. Someone needs to humble Google. Did you hear Rubin at the interview? He was absolutely livid when someone wanted to point out the weaknesses of Google's "master plan."

    Back on topic: Is battery life really that big a problem? What are people getting on battery life from their N1? Starting with the DROID, I remember reviewers saying that from now on, when we look at these phones, we're going to have to change our previous mindset when it comes to battery life. You will have to re-charge every night for a day's worth or less. Spare batteries are a good investment or additional power charging stations/plugs/cables.
  12. MartinS

    MartinS Android Expert

    My only gripe so far is with the iffy radio.


    And at home in a weak signal area 2 bars to none...
  13. gibson6594

    gibson6594 Well-Known Member

    This is the issue I'm having a hard time with. I don't think this is a beta phone at all. It's running Android 2.0 +. Was Apples OS still a beta when when the Iphone 3G came out?
  14. mi_canuck

    mi_canuck Android Expert

    i firmly believe that a) battery life sucks for most, since the Nexus One is our new "toy" and we can't stop playing with them! Hence poor battery life at least until the novelty wears off a tad... ;)

    b) i think the battery needs a few deep cycles to really start performing well... i've been leaving mine on the charger overnight as long as I can, and will avoid letting the battery go completely to zero... and in the last 5 days that I've had it... i'm noticing battery life creeping up slowly... of course I've also turned off the living wallpaper and turned the screen brightness down a bit...
  15. gibson6594

    gibson6594 Well-Known Member

    Live wallpaper actually uses very little battery power.
  16. mi_canuck

    mi_canuck Android Expert

    I think you are right - the expectations for battery are a bit high... But let's face it, battery technology has ALWAYS been a limitation for electric/electronic devices.... Case in point: the electric car.

    I don't think it's unreasonable to assume a full day's worth from a single battery, and that means from 7am to 10 or 11pm, with about 10-15% left at that point. Right now, I'm only seeing Blackberries as capable of doing that or more... Of course, they pale in comparison to the features of devices like the Nexus One, Moto Droid/Milestone, Apple iPhone, etc...

    But at the same time, we must tailor some features to improve battery life if we know we won't be close to a charge source soon. Such as reducing screen brightness, turning off WiFi (or turning off the cell radio, and leaving WiFi on, if in a poor signal area to avoid the phone searching constantly)... Living wallpapers, which beautiful and maybe not that big of a drain, certainly don't help. And it's usage dependent too... If you are streaming Pandora all day long, or are a huge talker, or using the web all day, you can't expect the battery to last all day.

    I have a USB cable that I bring to work sometimes, in case I need a mid-day charge, which I can also use in my car (I have an car head unit with a USB port... too bad can't get the Nexus to play music over it... yet... ;) ) ... my wall charger is at home (or bring it if I travel) for maximum overnight charging... i might look into buying a second USB cable and second wall charger, just to have spares both at work and at home...

    What we really need though is a breakthrough in battery technology... More funding and researching should be committed to that... as more and more things (since we all love wireless devices, and electric cars are soon becoming a reality...) will need better battery technology

    phew! ;)
  17. sooper_droid12

    sooper_droid12 Android Expert

    That breakthrough is going to be tough because there's a stress to go to thinner and thinner form factors. Seido is good about coming up with slim batteries with more power. They're still working on the DROID and just announced the N1 (sign up for updates). One thing I use, though, is Quick Settings, which allows me to bring my screen down to a full 0% back light. By doing so, the phone doesn't have to use it's light sensor, auto-dim feature and the screen is at its absolute lowest brightness :) Don't know if it works for the N1's LED screen.
  18. mi_canuck

    mi_canuck Android Expert

    that is a cool feature in the "power" widget... for sure
  19. Germwise

    Germwise Android Enthusiast

    1) 3G and edge. Unless Google fixes this very soon the phone is going back

    2) after a phone call, the touch screen becomes unresponsive and I can't hang up (only sometimes)

    3)the headset play button is erratic in its control. I can be listening to a podcasts with google listen, pause it and when I press play it will start playing music instead.

    4) Google listen is buggy, doesn't lay out a list of the things i've downloaded and seems to mess up some RSS since it has random podcasts in a feed from time to time and its always much slower at knowing there is a new podcast that itunes.

    5) the bottom buttons are not on center and you have to press them extra hard. I wish the dock buttons were more sensitive.
  20. ManMythLegend

    ManMythLegend Well-Known Member

    1. Disabled access to Trackball lights. Makes no sense to make have an LED capable of so many colors and not be able to customize notifications.

    2. Anroid Kernel limiting RAM access. Theres 256 of ram just sitting there waiting to be used properly.

    3. Wonky screen reaction. Acts very very weird sometimes not registering or registering ones that arent there.

    4. No pinch/zoom in Gallery , pic quality is pretty low when enlarging.

    5. Wifi connectivity has a hard time staying on even when options say never turn off.

    Honorable 3rd party mention...
    Facebook contact syncing pretty crappy. Unable for users to prioritize or match names themselves.
  21. ManMythLegend

    ManMythLegend Well-Known Member

    Thats so annoying.

    I cant stand earbuds anyway but that weird bug was final straw. Couldnt pause my podcasts instead would just start up music wth ??
  22. NexusMMM

    NexusMMM Member
    Thread Starter

    My touch screen is bugging out right now.....so ill add that to my op. That and wifi on this thing is just cranky - either its a piece of garbage radio or the stack on this build is really messed up. Oh and no GUI support to connect to peap 802x is that a joke? ?
  23. looks like shmandroid shmexus is workin out great for ya :D:p enjoy....all the above for only a little over half a grant? i say u got a nice bargain there man....
  24. infoman

    infoman Newbie

    With all do respect, all OS are in beta LOL. Look at MS windows since it's inception. Apple was no exception and the zillion variations of Linux. Now tight hardware/software integration and tweaking is another issue.
  25. mi_canuck

    mi_canuck Android Expert

    Nexus One's biggest BUG:


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The Nexus One release date was January 2010. Features and Specs include a 1400mAh battery, 3.7" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, and Snapdragon S1 processor.

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