1. Tennessee's Avatar
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cereal killer on Crackberry
    So it appears this is what transpired. I was pretty skeptical of a "silent update" No idea how they could flash the firmware without an install/notification (not saying it NOT possible but don't understand how)

    I got this off of Droid Forum - Covering all Verizon Droid Phones & the Motorola Droid

    Explains the 11th push for the update maybe?

    So glad I left BB. If this was a RIM issue we'd be waiting for months : )

    Nope. Googles Dan Morrill explained that the camera issues have been pinned down to a date-related bug:

    Theres a rounding-error bug in the camera drivers autofocus routine (which uses a timestamp) that causes autofocus to behave poorly on a 24.5-day cycle. That is, itll work for 24.5 days, then have poor performance for 24.5 days, then work again.
    The 17th is the start of a new works correctly cycle, so the devices will be fine for a while. A permanent fix is in the works.
    11-17-2009 12:57 PM
  2. 04redgto's Avatar
    look in the other post.
    11-17-2009 01:15 PM
  3. xliderider's Avatar
    Technically, my autofocus started working before it was 11/17/09 where I live. I tried the "fix" when it was still 11/16/09, and my autofocus was working... so unless the bug made it so that the autofocus started working because it was in the second half of the 16th day of November, then ok.

    Also, where does that .5 day come in? Doesn't it sound weird to anyone else that there is a half day in there, and that the cycle isn't in whole days?
    11-17-2009 01:49 PM
  4. Tennessee's Avatar
    That is why Created the thread. The half day thing ok whole days, but .5 day.
    11-17-2009 02:07 PM
  5. granadzo's Avatar
    Many of the tech reviews bagged on the camera, maybe they will update the review and rate the phone a bit higher.
    11-17-2009 02:31 PM
  6. largeselection's Avatar
    What a bizarre error. Glad it's in the "working" phase for me I managed to add a lot of my barcodes to the "keyring" that I wasn't able to before.
    11-17-2009 09:36 PM
  7. lembowski's Avatar
    Well atleast we have a few weeks that it will work
    11-17-2009 11:17 PM
  8. Adiliyo's Avatar
    if it's true, it should be in the working "phase" up to the point when the rumored dec. 11th update is issued and (hopefully) the bug is rectified.

    whatever happened, all i know is my camera is taking amazing pictures indoor in the auto setting with and without the flash.

    noise is a separate issue which really can't be avoided in a CCD and lens so small, but the focus of things is very sharp now
    11-17-2009 11:35 PM
  9. VoltaicShock's Avatar
    I changed the date on my Droid to 11/14/2009 (When I bought it), and the auto focus didn't work.

    I think put the date back to (11/17/2009) and it worked.

    There has to be something to this 24.5 bug. I just don't know why they would use the time stamp for the auto focus.
    11-18-2009 06:21 AM
  10. BigTex71's Avatar
    I changed the date on my Droid to 11/14/2009 (When I bought it), and the auto focus didn't work.

    I think put the date back to (11/17/2009) and it worked.

    There has to be something to this 24.5 bug. I just don't know why they would use the time stamp for the auto focus.
    The short version: It is because it uses a fixed speed focus motor. Therefore all adjustments are made by the amount of time the motor drives, and not by a 'counter'.
    11-18-2009 09:14 AM
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