1. lgbalfa's Avatar
    received the new droid turbo today and so far i like it. seems to be a nice upgrade from the droid maxx.

    i had a few questions that i hope you can help me with.

    1. what is the "command center"? do i need it or can i disable it.

    2. when texting on this phone whenever i create a new text, it shows "people you recently contacted" i don't want to see this and the droid maxx did not have that either. how can i disable it so it does not appear? this really bothers me so hopefully there is a solution to remove it.

    3. the camera is 21 megapixels. can you select how many megapixels you want it to be? i would prefer to take pics in 10-14 megapixels if possible.

    4. in the droid maxx you had a "contacts" widget in which i was able to add my name / number / email address. this phone does not have that anymore as the "contacts" widget is removed for this new model. is there a place i can add my personal information?

    thanks everyone for their assistance.

    i did not realize "backup assistance" is not used anymore for the contacts but the "cloud" seems to work fine.
    02-09-2015 11:27 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    I can only answer 2 of your questions.

    3. There are apps that will let you take different resolution pictures. If you multiply the horizontal and vertical, that's how many MP. For instance, a 640X480 picture is 307200 pixels. 1024X768 is 786432 pixels.

    4. Add a contace named ICE (it stands for In Case of Emergency). Put your own name, address and phone number in there. (It's the first thing the police look for if you're in a condition in which you can't speak - in shock, unconscious, etc.) If no one's going to be home, add a second phone number for your wife, parents,etc.

    You can also put owner information on the lock screen. (I have a "If found, please call ..." message there.)
    02-09-2015 11:44 PM
  3. Erick Garnica's Avatar
    1. Command center is a clock widget app from Motorola which tell you the weather, upcoming events when you tap on the edge, and battery status. Honestly you don't really needed but all up to you.

    2. Don't use stock messaging app and get Google messenger which is so much better where you can search all texts, compose new one with recent contacts or search right away, best of all you can send and receive mms texts through WiFi which no app can do because most of the time you need your data on to receive or sends mms.

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    02-10-2015 12:45 AM
  4. MA2GA28's Avatar
    1 - Command Center is the circle clock widget. Some don't like it, but I think its a good home screen widget.
    2 - Not sure what text program you are using, but the stock messaging app (green icon) doesn't do that for me. It has my old text convos, but if I start a new text it just lets me type the name.
    3 - Yes, but you'll need an external app for specific resolution selections.
    4 - The contacts app is now the 'People' app, and you can add your personal information. I just don't recall how.
    02-10-2015 07:04 AM
  5. kmf1's Avatar
    The Command Center widget can be disabled if you want. Settings/Apps/All. I use Textra for my SMS app.
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    02-10-2015 07:22 AM
  6. lgbalfa's Avatar
    thanks everyone for the replies back.

    in regards to the messaging, i was using the VZW messaging + which i hated so i went back to the stock messaging app (green widget) that was on my droid maxx.
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    02-10-2015 11:43 AM
  7. doogald's Avatar
    thanks everyone for the replies back.

    in regards to the messaging, i was using the VZW messaging + which i hated so i went back to the stock messaging app (green widget) that was on my droid maxx.
    Seriously - that app is horrible. I'd suggest trying the free Google Messenger or Textra from the Play Store. Both are much, much better than the stock messaging app.

    In the People app there is a "Me" contact that should be at the top - that's where you put in your info. Also, settings / security & screen lock has a setting for "Owner info" that can display any text that you like on the lock screen.
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    02-10-2015 02:46 PM
  8. KSDroid01's Avatar
    4. The default camera aspect at 4:3 is 21 mp, if you switch it in the app to 16:9 it drops to 15.5mp. If you're happy with that, the pictures taken match your phones aspect ratio so they look better the phone.

    Posted via the Turbo
    02-11-2015 07:57 PM
  9. lgbalfa's Avatar
    4. The default camera aspect at 4:3 is 21 mp, if you switch it in the app to 16:9 it drops to 15.5mp. If you're happy with that, the pictures taken match your phones aspect ratio so they look better the phone.

    Posted via the Turbo
    isn't the default 16:9 15.5 megapixels not the other way around?
    02-11-2015 08:37 PM
  10. lovecars's Avatar
    The Messenger app from Google is one of the best out there.
    02-12-2015 07:32 PM
  11. MA2GA28's Avatar
    Seriously - that app is horrible. I'd suggest trying the free Google Messenger or Textra from the Play Store. Both are much, much better than the stock messaging app.

    In the People app there is a "Me" contact that should be at the top - that's where you put in your info. Also, settings / security & screen lock has a setting for "Owner info" that can display any text that you like on the lock screen.
    I use the stock messenger, good enough for my needs. I did take a look at Google Messenger, but the recent reviews are not that kind.
    02-12-2015 09:11 PM
  12. lgbalfa's Avatar
    I use the stock messenger, good enough for my needs. I did take a look at Google Messenger, but the recent reviews are not that kind.
    i agree, the stock app is good enough for me as well.
    02-12-2015 09:15 PM
  13. Ping Man's Avatar
    Check out the reviews for Textra. It's an amazing 3rd party messenger.
    02-12-2015 09:31 PM
  14. leprechaun007's Avatar
    Textra does exactly what I think the stock messaging app is missing. The Google camera app will definitely allow you to lower the resolution, most others will as well. Still can't use anything besides the Moto camera app with the cool "double twist to open" feature, to my knowledge.
    02-13-2015 12:11 AM
  15. MA2GA28's Avatar
    Textra looks OK, but has a lot of, "This app is great, but..." Reviews. Again, never had an issue with the stock app, so don't think I need the bells and whistles of a 3rd party app.
    02-13-2015 08:58 AM
  16. KSDroid01's Avatar
    isn't the default 16:9 15.5 megapixels not the other way around?
    I thought mine came set to 21mp, and I had to switch it to 16:9 which shifts it down to 15.5mp...

    Posted via the Turbo
    02-13-2015 06:51 PM
  17. lgbalfa's Avatar
    i will comment that after having this phone for a week, i prefer the size of the droid maxx over the droid turbo.

    it is easier and more comfortable to hold and use with one hand (internet, texting, etc.).

    besides that, the droid turbo is a great phone.
    02-14-2015 12:18 AM
  18. Codger1212's Avatar
    i will comment that after having this phone for a week, i prefer the size of the droid maxx over the droid turbo.

    it is easier and more comfortable to hold and use with one hand (internet, texting, etc.).

    besides that, the droid turbo is a great phone.
    I feel the same way. The Maxx was the perfect size.
    02-14-2015 02:02 AM
  19. this_is_nascar's Avatar
    I'll admit, I prefer the size of my Razr Maxx over my Turbo. It just seemed to feel better in my hand. That being said, there's absolutely no comparison as it relates to performance. The Turbo has it all over my old Razr Maxx.
    02-14-2015 06:09 AM
  20. xweb10's Avatar
    i will comment that after having this phone for a week, i prefer the size of the droid maxx over the droid turbo.

    it is easier and more comfortable to hold and use with one hand (internet, texting, etc.).

    besides that, the droid turbo is a great phone.
    I agree.
    02-14-2015 09:00 AM

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