My love affair with my Droid smart phone is falling apart. (Android version 4.1.2) Here are two things I've only discovered recently, and have no idea how long they have been problems. Since these are potentially life-threatening problems, I can't believe they even exist:
1 -- I rarely make calls while driving, but when I do, I use "Voice Activation" to ask Droid to "Call... (the person's name)," since my phone is cradled in a hands-free device. Well, the last time I touched the microphone icon on the phone dialer to do this, a brand new prompt came up. Since I didn't have my glasses on, it was hard to read, but it was asking me to make some kind of choice between two options. Because I couldn't see it well (and because I was driving, of course), I touched the one I recognized as being "Google" something because I know that Google provides (or used to) the phone's voice recognition capabilities. However, the instant I touched it, I realized it didn't say Google "Voice," it said Google "Search!" But it was too late, and now when I touch the microphone icon, NOTHING happens except that my screen flashes. I'm completely unable to make a voice-activated call, and can't find the way to get the prompt back. How do such things get broken? And even more troubling, how can they go so long without being fixed? This could cause havoc on the roads... people trying to drive on the freeway, needing to make a call, and not knowing why their voice activation feature—which always used to work great—is suddenly not working? Is Droid trying to get me killed in a pileup?
2 -- Here's another real doozy... It used to be when I plugged my phone into my car's cig lighter to charge it while driving, the screen would go dim after a minute or two. But it used to be when I touched the screen, it would light up again. Now when I plug the phone into the charger, the screen goes dim, but it doesn't light up again when I touch the screen! I can't see my phone controls at all when it's plugged in! OMG... what a crazy problem... and I know this has been going on for at least several months... and still no fix? I'm not sure at this point my next phone will be a Droid unless these things get fixed and fixed soon. Come on, guys... these are dangerous problems. Please get them straightened out. I want to love my phone again.
Any insights? Thanks
... or??? Are these "issues" created and not fixed on purpose so I'll buy a new phone?