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Not happy with the droid. Gallery, touch screen, wrong person calls plain POS

Discussion in 'Android Tech Support' started by TWK, Apr 18, 2010.

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    So Im not to happy with the droid and since the 2.1 update it sucks even more. Makes me want to try the storm 2 or wait for the next best.

    The gallery is very laggy. Granted I have over 500 pics in the phone but it wasnt laggy or a POS before the update.
    To get the pics to the Gallery I have to open the camera back up and access the last picture taken in the upper right corner. Once I do that the pictures taken now show up in the gallery.

    Next thing is the screen... If your fingers are a little wet or to dry or the screen got a sprinkle of water on it its useless..Even after wiping it off.. Freaks out and doesnt work for 10 mins or more.
    Next issue with the screen is it drops the icons all the time... I either have to use the icons in the bar below (grey box with arrow up) or reboot the phone several times for them to show back up...

    Next is in your call log I dont know how many times Ive called the wrong person when I push the right persons icon pretty annoying

    next is Facebook just plain sucks for the droid. I can see 3 different versions on this phone... One version works but always isnt there all the time. Its the version just like online (pc)

    Apps dont work all the time. SMS handsent works but sends text messages to both and confuses the phone
    LED blinker/color changes dont work anymore after the update

    Next Advanced task killer.... I have to use this app about 20 times a day so the battery doesnt die on me. I dont even open the apps listed in the ATK but they are there. I have to now charge my phone 2-3 times a day


    LOTS of free apps that are crap with this phone
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    Anything else you would like to complain about? Simple solution return your phone or sell it, problems solved!
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    I'll trade you an iPhone 3G with 8MB for it.
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    LOL for reals huh..... Ive had this phone since December maybe I didnt like it then and still dont


    Another thing is when the phone is charging you cant text anyone or post anything anywhere the screen goes into hyper freak out mode.


    This is my second droid phone to




    Ive actually thought about paying the buy out for this phone and going with the Iphone
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    I have never had any of the problems that you have described. Had mine since November. Got it just before the ETF went to $350
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    You might have too many apps downloaded at once. When you fill the the internal memory up too much it starts to act funny, As with the charging I bet your not using the cord that it came with. These are eco friendly cords and just any micro usb charger will not work. OR you have a faulty phone, TAKE IT BACK, btw mine works great:icon_ banana:
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    Nor have I, and I've had my Droid since Christmas.
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    Very interesting first post... :shocked: I've never experienced any of these issues either, and I can text just fine while charging. If you're that unhappy, then why not just get rid of it and find one you do like? Have you taken it back to Verizon to see what they say?
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    (am I flaming?.......whatever, this thread is based on a flame. and I feel offended in a way)



    Good Lord, do you wan't some cheese with that first post?

    Yes, the 2.1 update IS crap. I'll give you that. But the Storm 2????? REALLY??????
    Second, I'm not really familiar with the problems you are having with the gallery. There are lemon phones just like there are lemon cars. Try replacing it/taking it back. Third, WHY are you handling ANY PHONE while your hands are wet. I don't think ANY phone is supposed to respond well to moisture.

    Screen dropping icons??? Never heard of that one. Like someone said earlier, you could have WAY too many apps installed.

    Call log/touch screen accuracy problems? You could have a third party usb cable connected or connected in your car via an ac/dc converter. I'll give you that one, it has problems with 3rd party/modified cable connections. Simple fix.....use the correct cable.

    Facebook app problem? Yeah, it sucks. BLAME FACEBOOK AND 3RD PARTY DEVELOPERS FOR THAT ONE. NOT THE PHONE. I personally use the mobile site, (not the touch screen mobile site). It works flawlessly. Just add a bookmark shortcut instead of an app shortcut.

    Apps don't work all the time????? NOT THE PHONE'S FAULT. AGAIN........BLAME 3RD PARTY DEVELOPERS. (or, same question as above) Do you have TOO many apps installed? Out of memory?

    (p.s. Google/Motorola DID NOT make sms handsent)

    And as far as task killing? Battery dying? How much do you use your phone? All the time? Battery's gonna die if you are always on it. The iPhone NOW has "multi tasking" but no task manager. The storm 2 doesnt have multi tasking as far as i know, correct me if i'm wrong. So if you still want to jump ship, go ahead. (enjoy that blackberry market!......oh wait)

    And of course there are lots of free apps that are crap. Its called open source. Google is not Apple. They are not as controlling with their market. And even still the iPhone market has some sh*t apps. It happens. There are sh*t developers believe it or not. BUT there are a LOT more free apps per ratio on the Android market as is on the iPhone market.

    You are obviously a minority being disappointed with your droid.



    (still not convinced? wan't more options?....................try rooting)
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    Who cares, you know what to do... Everyone move on. Nothing to see here.
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    I have not experienced a single one of the issues you describe. I have seen others with them occasionally, but my phone works flawlessly when its charging, when there's moisture/water drops on the screen/my fingers, within the gallery, in nearly every app I've tried..... I could go on and on. And I'd say your biggest problem with battery (and thus having to run ATK 20 times a day) is the fact that you have a task killer and are running it 20 times a day...

    2.1 and my Droid in general have been great and damn near bulletproof for me for over 3 months. If it's not working for you, get something else that does. Problem solved.
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    I have never experienced any of these problems.
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    (sorry if im flaming) but

    i think you are not ready for a "smart" phone/android phone....

    go back to basic
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    I have sweaty hands, and sometimes the screen jumps around when I'm scrolling. Doesn't work when your hands are "too dry"? Doesn't work for 10 minutes after wiping it down? You are either embellishing a great deal, or doing something wrong.

    As for Facebook, my friends who have switched to the Droid from the iPhone all say that Facebook integration with contacts is one of the best features lacking from the iPhone.

    I'm not familiar with any of the issues you're naming. Sounds like you have a bum phone. Or, as some have suggested from your very recent join date and lack of posts, you are a troll.
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    I hate how my droid clicks when I slide the keyboard in and out. On a real quiet day it wakes my mother up and I get hit with a wooden spatula. Now, you all may be laughing at me but you've no idea how much it sucks to have splinters on the side of your dome.
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    Ever think that Task Killer may be the problem? A lot of people w/o Task Killer never have any of these issues. I know people with task killer that say their phone has slowed down, and they have to kill tasks all day. It's been said before, TASK KILLER RUINS THE GOOGLE OS. Do not use Task Killer! The Google OS closes apps when they are not being used on it's own when it needs more memory. It will close the unused app by itself. When you force it close, you confuse the OS. It wasn't made to have a task killer, and you are actually ruining your phone by using one. So please, Do a full reset of your OS, and never download Task Killer again. Then complain if you wish.

    Had my phone since november, its still lightning fast! (Check out my ClockworkMod Launcher video on youtube). My phone is loaded with Apps/Music/Pictures/Widgets. No problems what so ever!
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    I hate being ugly but I agree. If you are unhappy just return it. Verizon had at one time a 15 day no question asked return policy on everything but data charges. The Droid is not for everyone and its obvious that it is not the right phone for you. So save your self some heart ache and get another phone, or surf carriers. Find one that you like I am sure its out there if you do research.:greendroid:
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    Probably the best thing you could do. I'm sure the Droid will miss your 500 pics and wet fingers, but it will get over it.
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    Why is it, that when someone has problems with their Droid, they assume everyone has the same problems?

    I have never experienced any of the above issues. Instead of coming here and complaining, why not come here for a solution... and the best solution is to return the phone and get a new one, and see if the problems persist.

    Yes, there are "bad apps" in the gallery, and poorly written programming is a pet peeve of mine. I have gone through my apps and deleted the ones that were causing issues, and then fired off an email (friendly in tone, of course) to the developer alerting them to the problems that their app is causing, and perhaps they will update it to eliminate the issue. Several apps that I have used that I considered poor, have improved enough for me to try them again, so, while there are many developers, a goodly number of them are responsive to their customers (free app, or not).

    The Droid is a great device, and is not for everyone, but step one for you is to replace the device you have with a different one, and then go from there.

    BTW, a neighbor of mine is on his 3rd iPhone, seems his phone keeps dropping calls, and is having 3G problems as well.....Also, phone won't hold a charge, touch screen unresponsive......
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    OK here is my 2 cents on the whole att Iphone vs Droid. I have gotten to extensively use the Iphone and I did not like it. I used the att network for a little over 4 months in that 4 months time frame I used a Motorola F3. At the time when I was using att I lived on the MS,AL,LA Gulf Coast area. I had no less than 20 droped calls. To me this is unexceptable. The plan I was on I got a free 1000 min every month and the phone was free. The person I was staying with worked for a att call center and he let me use this plan as i need a temp phone and the plan and phone cost him nothing. This same person that has now worked at the att call cener in Ocean Spring, MS does not even use ATT, he has Tmobile. When I asked him why was he paying for a service that he could get FREE from att he said ohh Tmobile just game me a awesome package. To me that Is sad when you work for a company and dont even use the services that the company offers to employees for FREE. I have had my droid for approx a month now and I love it. Also I have had Verizon since 2001 except the 4 months I used att. and I have had a total of 3 droped calls since 2001. What you have to look at is that even if you do go with ATT you are going to have to buy a phone and a data package PLUS you are going to have to pay verizon for a ealry termination fee on your current contract. Now this is somthing you may not know about. Verizon is close with Iphone to getting a deal for the Iphone on verizon network. As it is right now att is offering certain droids on the att market. Also my Gf and mer Mom had att before I got them to switch to verizon and her and her mothers calls were always gettting droped. Something else you dont know, I installed direct tv for about 6 months. When we went to install most of the time we were in the middle of nowhere. Me and the master tech had three phones a Southern Linc, an Att phone and my verizon phone. One day the transmission craped out and if I had not had my phone it would of been a long walk back to the house where we just put in the Direct tv. So eventhough the southern link and the att phone would not work my verizon phone worked with no problem. Oh btw the master tech that had the att phone was the same guy that got Tmobile service eventhough he now works for ATT. And to this day he will not go to att eventhough he gets free 1,000 min talk time amonth.
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