Motorola Complaint - Android problems
I've had several problems with the Droid phone. Bluetooth connections are difficult to establish and maintain. I've often had to kill the application both on my phone and on my PC, then restart everything. Even then, it often fails. Also, the email tool used to access third-party email accounts (non-gmail) is very unreliable. It doesn't report incoming mail most of the time, and it often gets stuck in a "checking for mail" loop. Again, when I clear the cache and kill it, and then restart it, then it some times works, and some times doesn't. The WiFi connection is a bit more stable, but I often have to manually reconnect it coming back into range of my wireless router.
It seems none of the applications stop once you use them, and they apparently do a poor job of freeing dynamically-allocated resources.
I've been able to successfully upload several videos to YouTube, but I created a longer one today that's in excess of 100 MB, and it has repeatedly failed to upload it to YouTube. It uploads the video over a period of time until finally the progress bar reads 100%, then it gets stuck and spends forever retrying. I'm guessing it has something to do with the file size.
I work as a programmer, and I know buggy code when I see it. Android 2.0 is full of buggy code. I hope they get these bugs fixed with Android 2.1, which is now over a month late.
I guess really my complaint should be against Google, as they are the ones who created the Android operating system.
Other than these things, the phone works pretty well. The battery lasts a long time, and recharges with impressive speed. The internet browser thus far has not given me any problems to speak of (well, one or two sites had trouble, but I guess that's to be expected).
Fix the bugs and it will be a great phone. Until then, it's a real aggravation.
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