- 05-08-2010, 03:24 PM #276
- 12 Posts
I really don't like Sense UI. I had the Droid for two months before getting the Incredible. I LOVE everything about the Incredible except for the incredibly terrible contacts app. It is so cluttered and hard to navigate, I basically avoid it. I'd pay $10 to have the 2.1 stock contacts app back.
The Sense "bar" at the bottom is useless. I've installed Helix Launcher to get a usable launcher back. Why would I want a plus button taking up one of my slots on that bar? Come on.
I had to find the .apks for the 3D Gallery app and the News and Weather widget. Those are things the average user won't know to do, so they'll be left with Flickr as their only choice for syncing photos.
If you can't tell, not a fan of Sense UI at all.
- 05-08-2010, 03:48 PM #277
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- 05-10-2010, 08:49 PM #282
Unassisted, it will roll to the right and stay there. Does the same thing with web pages...it will roll by itself to the right and I''ll have to drag it back to the left side of the page where I"d been reading.
Drives me nuts.
I"ve also noticed that on several screens, it'll act as if I'm scrolling through the selections all by itself. No major problem, but something is going on that shouldn't be.
I might just go ahead and reset it tonight and re-install everything one ap at a time to see which, if any application is buggy....
- 05-10-2010, 10:42 PM #283
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- 05-11-2010, 02:48 PM #286
- 56 Posts
Still Evaluating, But...
Also, HTC/Verizon/Google/Whoever have a lot to learn about pushing updates in a timely manner to all Droid owners. I was going to get the Droid Eris last year until I found out the operating system was 1.5/1.6. I decided to wait for a smartphone with at least a 2.0/2.1 Android system and I am very glad I did. I sprung for the Incredible and Droid Eris owners are still waiting for an update - which makes no sense to me.
Anyway, even if updates continue to lag, I am reasonably happy with the advantages of 2.1, although there is a bit of a learning curve. But I think Google/Verizon would do themselves a favor by effectively communicating the advantages of Android 2.1 compared to Apple's ipod touch/iphone operating system.
- 05-11-2010, 03:10 PM #287
- 56 Posts
Screen Timeout Solved
You can alter the screen timeout setting by going to <Menu> <Settings> <Sound & Display> then scroll down to <Screen timeout>. When you tap that, you will get a drop down menu showing several timeout choices ranging from 15 seconds to 30 minutes.
- 05-12-2010, 09:44 AM #288
- 130 Posts
Of course, this wouldn't be as much of a problem if the battery wasn't running down so quickly. I have the Seidio 1750mAh battery and the original OEM as a spare. Every once in a while, I've had to swap batteries after heavy usage.
The 4 touch sensitive buttons also get accidentally pressed a lot, especially when I'm trying to demo the phone to somebody who isn't used to it. It's embarrassing when you've handed them the phone, they're looking at a cool app, and suddenly, they phone pops back to the home screen or the search window takes over.
I know people like the form factor, but personally, I'd rather have real buttons with some resistance. I actually wanted the HTC Desire, but Verizon chose to have touch sensitive buttons instead.
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