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    Issue with car mount

    Hi everyone,

    I got the car mount the other day. I have it set up so the phone will be in landscape mode. I noticed the other day while driving that the screen will switch between landscape and portrait. Anyone else have this issue? I also noticed that while using the maps, some times the screen will flicker black and then then the map will come up. I just figured it was the map reloading or something...
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    as far as your landscape vs. portrait, what does the orientation of your cradle look like? do you have your phone facing you, like a television, or is it more flat or is it angled? can you take a pic?

    for the blanking out, both my DROIDs do that. i opened a thread and no one else seemed to notice it except 1 or 2 people. i'm not really sure what the problem is, to be honest.
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    I have noticed both these issues.

    I think the switching from landscape to portrait is due to the G's created while turning/hitting bumps etc, triggering the accelerometer. I have found that it happens more often when I am driving more aggressively. Try the dock at a few different angles, some positions seems to better at dampening.

    The map refreshing thing also happens on both of my droids, but not all the time. I figured it had something to do with the quality of the data connection.
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    it's weird to think that data has anything to do with it. i know that navigation downloads sections at a time, but i was under the impression it was your entire route, in case you lost service.

    regardless, it IS still in Beta, so hopefully it'll get better, and soon.
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    Mine does the same thing because the mount vibrates slightly causing the droid to wiggle left and right. If you have the 2.1 gallery installed, check it out the album view while driving. They will be tilting left and right rapidly because the sensors in the droid are going crazy. I also notice the black flicker, I believe it is related to the phone switching from portrait to landscape. I have kind of just stopped using my car mount due to this issue.
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    i've never had an issue with the switching. do you guys have your DROIDs cocked sideways or something? i keep mine pretty level with the car because i might use it for video capture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 640k View Post
    it's weird to think that data has anything to do with it. i know that navigation downloads sections at a time, but i was under the impression it was your entire route, in case you lost service.

    regardless, it IS still in Beta, so hopefully it'll get better, and soon.

    Yeah, I know what you mean, but data was the only variable that I could think of that would effect performance.

    I knew that it cached your maps, but I thought that it might download different size packets depending on connection quality. Like, maybe if you have a slow connection it gives you a smaller chunk of data that has reduced framerates?

    But keep in mind, this is just my speculation, I haven't done any real research/testing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 640k View Post
    i've never had an issue with the switching. do you guys have your DROIDs cocked sideways or something? i keep mine pretty level with the car because i might use it for video capture.
    I sometimes have a slight angle to it, but not sideways or anything.

    I would imagine driving style/vehicle quality would also be a factor. For me it seems to happen more in our Civic than in our Subaru Forester. The subbie has much better suspension.
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