Sunday, December 26, 2010

An Apple fan on the Android-III

Touch Calibration was little difficult.
Touch is still sticky thanks to the resistive display.[Little consolation, I knew this when I bought it]
If you are feeling happy/wondering that there are no messages[Or frequent forwards] Thank this mobile.

Lousy User Interface, Deep Steep learning curve.
Even had trouble figuring out, how to pick the call. You have to drag the Green/Red Display to the other end rather than just touch the button. One way It helps to show off my ring tone as I cannot quickly pick the call.

Default Messaging client was awkward and did not let me forward a message to more than ten people at a time.Stores the messages as conversations as in Gmail.[Which i don't like even in Gmail]
Replaced the default client with Handcent SMS, which has a cool UI. For some strange reasons started showing the contacts twice. Manually deleted the dual entries and only one entry would show up in the messaging window. Whereas more than few contacts did not show up while making or receiving calls.


After two days, All of a sudden the music player stopped playing music whereas video player was good. Replacing the music player did not help. Deletion of all songs and recopying helped.

Installed Opera, rather than the regular browser, which i dont use to browse. I still use my iTouch for quick browsing.


In the beginning battery was getting drained up like anything and needed frequent recharge like every few hours. Thanks to USB charger. Luckily one fine day, forgot the USB connector and drained it completely and subsequent recharge later, now it holds for more than a day. Still not sure is it because of the complete drain or the Advanced Task Killer application using which I kill applications every now and then which is helping me with long battery life.

Say, you open a browser, then a sticky notes , then play sudoku then listen music while you message, All applications would still be running consuming your battery. When you check what is  consuming your battery and add up the percentages it would be 101% No, I am not kidding. 

If you ask me, how did I install all the applications, remember it supports wi-fi. I was trying to connect to wi-fi and it would say acquiring IP address and was acquiring it forever. Queried the google and found lots of forums dedicated to wi-fi issue on the 2.1 Eclair and was blaming myself for overlooking this. Again thanks to my ever patient friend who corrected me a day later, I was trying to connect to wi-fi with wrong credentials. An application should spit at me telling I am giving wrong credentials right at the beginning rather than going ahead and trying to acquire the IP. [oh i believed my friend only after iTouch spat at me for the wrong password]

Also had(ving) a tough time in buying accessories like scratch pad and mobile cover. Pain of a first generation user.

Is there anything that i like in this mobile?I loved the security of  a pattern to unlock the mobile rather than a PIN number or a button. [Of course after a struggle in setting and still struggling now and then to unlock it when i need it the most]

The most beneficial use is, I no more carry my iTouch  and its charger, and the pen drive to office.

Still why am i having this phone?  I have started thinking this to be my lucky charm as it had brought some most awaited good news(two in fact) the day after i bought the phone.

Still this saga is not over....

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2 comments:

RamMmm said...

'drag to end to receive' must be a feature. I think otherwise in your pocket, constant brushing against your dress could make you receive without knowing. :-)

ஏங்க, Mass mailing பண்ணுறீங்களா!!! The most I have SMSed anybody at any point would have been 2 or 3. :-)

உங்க mobileக்கு நல்ல காலம் பொறந்திருச்சு!!! All default apps replaced with alternates? And one fine day, the phone would stutter and conk. :-)

Battery is also like a new car/2 wheeler. கொஞ்சம் conditioning பண்ணணும். It starts holding charge after a few charge/discharge cycles. :-)

The one who wrote the app to get the power ratio to 101% and the one who tested it must have been good friends. They must have scratched each other's backs. ;-) Same case with the Wi-Fi issue. A credential failure should result in a message, however misleading it could be. :-)

You have written 32MB in this post series somewhere, isn't that 32GB? (என் கண்ணுல இந்த மாதிரி சமாச்சாரம்தான் படும்) :-)

நன்றி மறப்பது நன்றன்று policyயை கடைப்பிடிக்கறீங்க போல. (Love thy phone!)

zeno said...

yeah the drag to feature makes sense now. Too bad i dint think of it.

நாங்க எல்லாம் யூயூத்த் இல்ல :)I send to many people depending on the content of the message.

The replaced apps are really good. default ones suck. for e.g still the music player gives me trouble! I have to delete all and replacce the songs :(

Battery is good now :)

They should have a strict terror tester like me ;)

Oops Sorry it is 32 GB. I would be surprised only if you dont find them!

Yeah i love this mobile. let me see what else it will bring me ;)