Top 10 Droid Features to Improve

Discussion in 'Android Tech Support' started by ibewhoiam, Nov 9, 2009.

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    Does everyone's screen undulate while working on apps?
    My speaker is so low that I cannot put the phone down to make notes, is there a fix?
    Font sizing is important.
    My key board seems to not have a standard for illuminating, on during day, no light during dark periods--if I could find the sensor, I could cover it.
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    I have the app, but it doesn't solve my problem...

    If I'm in my corporate email and I attempt to write an email, it won't automatically search my corporate contacts for a match. The only solution is to use the corporate contacts app to add everyone in the company manually (50 people...), and I don't contact 90% of them outside of work using anything other than email. And I don't think there's an easy way for you to remove them from your contacts in one shot if you wanted to get them out.
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    Just figured out how to get Corporate Contacts to sync.

    It's super dirty - but I just added the people from the GAL that I wanted into my personal contacts in Outlook and they synced over.

    Something I'm sort of annoyed about...when you write an email it attempts to use any and every friend you have on Facebook, even if you tell it to only sync the people in your contact list.

    Guess I'll have to go through Facebook and start mowing the weeds!
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    ibewhoiam .... as another exchange "power user" I agree with each of your recommended changes. When it comes to email, I am missing my Winmoble 6.0 device for the way it mirrors the way I use outlook on my desktop.
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    Another feature needed if this is going to be accepted by the corporate community. Good catch!
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    If you hold down the 'Home' key, a box much like the one you see in Windows when you push ALT-TAB comes up, which shows you all running application, and allows you to switch to them (I found this out by mistake). You can't however kill the tasks from there.
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    good point, I really do prefer the drawing compared to password as I had on my BB Tour, its way faster and still very secure.
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    No hibernation while in the car dock

    Maybe my Droid is broke cause I don't understand how something this logical could escape them.
    When I put the droid into the car dock it brings up the car interface (which seems cool) but if you use navigation or maps, The screen hibernates (default 60 seconds I think) which just does not make sense if your driving down the street. It ought to at least be a settings option for the car interface.
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    Where is the car dock power chord???

    For what could be a really cool accessory, it becomes just ok since it does not have power plug with it.
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    Voice dial and Voice access to the contacts

    This with a one touch button on the car interface would be so cool.
    Imagine it: Your droid is sitting there in the car dock and all you do is hit one button and say "call Jill" and the phone automatically finds the name in you contacts , calls the number and since it is in the dock, switches itself to speaker phone !!
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    Try installing the free app in the Market called Corporate Directory. I have not found a way to integrate it while I am already composing an email, so I can add multiple contacts, but it does allow you to search your corporate directory and create a new email based on a corp contact. I hope this helps.
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    LOL sir "roughly 8.2784x". Great info math wiz... it's appreciated. I was wondering how simple it would be to crack that. A friend had it on his phone before I got the droid and I tried and failed.
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    Yes, I encountered a number of these issues also. However, I purchased the Touchdown Exchange client in the Market and it is awesome. I'm all for getting what you need OOTB, but this was a no brainer until there is a better native client. Give it a shot :)
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    Media Player! So much work needed here.
    - Albums need to be organized by track number, not alphabetically.
    - Should be able to shuffle an artists entire album collection without having to create a playlist.
    - Shuffle plain sucks, whatever coding it's using is shot. Same song will repeatedly come up.
    - Genres
    - Albums need to be organized by track number, not alphabetically. (I know I already said this, but it really needs to be fixed)

    BB's media player is more refined and much more functional than Android's. That's unacceptable!:mad:
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    Not sure what you're talking about with track number order. I just checked 5 of my over 100 albums at random and they are all in the original track order. Perhaps the software you're using to tag the mp3's is not set correctly or inadequate.
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