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    No animated gifs???

    This phone dosent support gifs?? That sucks
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    it does suck I love sending/getting them in my email ;(
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    Does a gif require Flash? if so then wait til Q1 2010.....
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    I just noticed a few days ago that the Droid doesn't support animated GIF images. You will only see the first frame.

    This is pretty disappointing. I have had my share of cheap phones over the years and GIF support seemed standard on all of them.

    I suppose we can get handcent support to allow viewing them in messages... and maybe a good photo gallery app to get the feature there. You would need a custom gmail app and browser to get support there. Man, we really need this basic feature supported natively. This is unacceptable for a phone valued at 600 bucks...
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    animated gif support *was* standard... in 1995. Now for the most part quicktime movies and flash have updated these things, except for those stupid porn GIFs and such that seem to fill up MMS message space on many dumbphones.

    Give it time though, seeing as so many people stil love to send these via e-mail, I am sure somebody will come up with an app or extension that will support this.
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    It irritates me knowing I'd have to have an app for email gallery and mms messages just for GIF support. I shouldn't have to waste so much space and ram resources for such a basic feature. Even the browser doesn't support it. That makes 4 apps you would need to get full GIF support on the phone. That's just not Kool at all...

    I guess our only real hope is a modded ron with full multitouch and GIF support globally on the phone.
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    ahh.. youngsters today... don't understand that certain "basic" technology often eventually just goes away. There was a time when BMP support would have been "standard" everywhere... today... not so much. Same thing for WPG (WordPerfect Graphics), Windows Vector Graphics (don't remember the extension), etc.

    Each of these were "standards" that you could find EVERYWHERE on Windows 3.1... and began losing support (with plenty of complaints) on Windows 95, and all but disappeared by Windows 98. But these formats eventually (despite protests) went the way of the Do-Do bird. and so, GIF is reaching the end of its useful life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Backnblack View Post
    Does a gif require Flash? if so then wait til Q1 2010.....
    Nope. Animated gifs are simply gif movies. Most all mainstream web browsers support them. The Droid browser does not.
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    I'm definitely thinking about returning. Between the .gif images, flash, issues with sending & receiving mms messages. I knew I should have waited until all the kinks were out.
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    GIF's are definitely old-school technology but are supported on everyone browser that connects to the internet - except the one on the Droid. I wonder if it is an oversight or if Motorola is trying to be cutting edge. The problem is they didn't incorporate a replacement for the missing animation ie... Flash.
    All that and it's a phone too!!!!
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