Google Talk Disconnect Issue
Ok so i just got my Droid Friday and so far i hate it. I used to own a Storm Blackberry, which wasn't the best either but it was great at doing simple things.
My biggest issue with the droid is Instant Messaging. No doubt blackberry has the best IM out there (my girlfriend still has her BB). Anyway so we are trying google talk and it just disconnects when i leave the phone sit for a while. I tried other IM likes Ebuddy, Meebo, and Nimbuzz. but they all seem to have some kind of defect, like no auto correction (very annoying) or no file sharing, or can't change my display name and shows my long as* email instead.
Also the qwerty keyboard sucks pointless in my opinion. Hard to use and the top letters are hard to hit(fat thumbs lol). anyway, anyone know how i can resolve my IM issue?? google talk SUCKS BIG TIME!!
- 12-21-2009, 03:25 PM #2
- 12-21-2009, 03:27 PM #3
- 12-21-2009, 03:43 PM #5
This may not help the situation, but, for the hell of it, i would try a factory reset. Whenever i run GTalk it never logs me out unless i turn if off through the Battery Use program in the settings. So this baffles me a wee bit honestly...
Well i google the problem and there is a bunch of people having the same issue. For some reason g talk seems to go idle and the other users can't IM because it says i am logged off which is not true. But once i activate the screen again i show as being logged in and i can start receiving messages.
- 12-21-2009, 04:05 PM #7
Lets play nice guys...
I have yet to hear of Google Talk disconnecting. There is an option to set to away or idle when you get out of the app instead of staying available. You sure this is not your issue?
*Also in the future it's good to have a title with your issue in it rather than a simple "help me" type subject.
- 12-21-2009, 04:07 PM #9
- 12-21-2009, 05:32 PM #11
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you know.. i had been wondering about this. i have mine set to never put me away (even if the screen is off)... and as far as I know i never sign off. however, my girlfriend also has a droid, and we use gtalk (rather than texting) and i notice she signs off/on quite often. I'm fairly sure she has hers set to show her away when her screen is off though -- so that's probably the culprit.
- 12-21-2009, 06:48 PM #13
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- 12-21-2009, 08:00 PM #15
I have major connection issues with Google talk. Not just when idle, even mdi conversation sometimes. Kinda blows my mind that my BB had no issues with Google talk, but my Android phone, with software developed by Google, does.BH, Certified Geekologist
- 12-21-2009, 09:25 PM #16
My Google Talk doesnt disconnect...it just tells the other person I'm talking to that I'm offline...
Or it will say that they are offline...
I dont know which end this issue is on. My girlfriend has a Blackberry Tour so I'm not sure if its her phone or mine.
- 12-22-2009, 09:10 PM #18
- 12-22-2009, 09:35 PM #19
- 12-23-2009, 04:38 PM #20
I have been having a problem with google talk as well. I have a droid and my wife has a blackberry. I thought it could have been her blackberry since the BIS was down but my other contact that has a cliq is also having problems sending me messages. I will show offline on his and he will show offline for me.
- 12-23-2009, 07:40 PM #21
- 12-30-2009, 10:48 AM #22
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My girlfriends G Talk on the droid is still doing this. When I'm talking to her using google talk from a PC, it shows her as signing on and off CONSTANTLY.
I have never noticed whether or not this happens within the G Talk app on the droid.
I'm also starting to wonder if my droid does this, and I just don't know it. I would venture a guess probably not, but I'm also usually signed on to G Talk from at least 2-3 places between my phone/work PC/home PC/laptop, so it might not be noticeable.
I have not had any issues with it showing me (or my friends) as "offline" when they are actually online, thankfully. I still hope the sign on/off cycling is fixed soon though.
just looked at my phone, and my PC at the same time -- the phone doesn't register her signing on and off constantly, just on the PC.
FWIW -- I use Pidgin for all my IM'ing on my PC. But I did just download Google's GTALK app, and it does the same thing. Looks like the phone doesn't update often enough to catch it, but the PC does.
Last edited by thomascj; 12-30-2009 at 11:47 AM.
- 12-30-2009, 12:19 PM #23
- 12-30-2009, 01:07 PM #24
I've noticed that my friend with a blackberry will alternate between online and offline fairly often. I can still send a message and he gets it quick and replies back. Anytime he sends me a message I get it whether he shows me online or not. I'm not sure the status means anything with g talk. So far I've been using it to supplement my lack of bb messenger until a reliable yahoo msg app comes along. I keep hoping yahoo will release a messenger of their own.
- 01-02-2010, 09:33 PM #25
My GCHAT is awfulllll !!! I am always knocked off. It only works it seems when I am in an active chat. I am coming from a storm, and let me tell you, the IM on that device is far superior. BBM you CANNOT log out of, unless you delete the program. Otherwise you are logged in 24/7.