Motorola Droid 2 :: Global New Keyboard - Specific Differences?
Nov 12, 2010
Can anyone confirm whether the keyboard has been changed from the Droid 2 to Droid 2 Global? I had read that it has been changed but would like to know the specific differences. Hands on reports or pics would be ideal.
I was wondering if it is possible to intercept keyboard input on a global level on Android. For example a user types in text into an edittext (does not matter which application) I would like to access said text to check for certain words. Is this even possible with Android's security model (yes I am aware this kind of feature could be used for various wrong things too).
My wife and I recently purchased 2 Droid X's. My phone has no 3G reception in our house while my wife's has full 3G bars at our house. Speed Test shows a 10:1 difference.When going to a different location such as at a certain restaurant, I have full 3G reception on my phone but my wife's phone only has 2 bars for 3G.What would be the technical explanation for this phenomenon?
I've been using ApeX overclocked. But I can't really tell all that much of a difference. It seems to run the same when it's clocked @ stock. Is it just me? Please discuss your experiences and any differences you feel with your phone resulting from overclocking and what you're overclocked at.
Since the Droid 2 Global is coming out soon. I think a Droid X Global (w/ the 1.2GHz CPU) will be the real killer here. Anyone thinks so, too? BTW, I have a Droid X and my daughter have the D2 (R2D2). I like the DX compared to the D2 and my upgrade plan is to get a global Droid phone. Hopefully, a Droid X Global is in the works.
It looks like I am going to pull the trigger on a D2G assuming VZ will give me an early upgrade. I have not been able to get much info on the D2G yet so thought I would see if anyone could share their experience so far here. BTW - I am coming from a Storm2 so have high hopes. I will post my experience once I have the phone in a few days.
The Droid 2 alone wasn't all that impressive to me. But the Droid 2 global looks like it could be pretty sweet. I'm liking the 1.2 ghz processor inside. I don't know if Ill need the global capabilities but it seems like a pretty good upgrade from the standard Droid 2. Just curious what your guys thought is on this? Don't get me wrong I love my Droid Incredible but I'm wondering if the Droid 2 global will be a little snapping with the better processor.
From the XDA forum: Link to app page = [APP][ROOT/Keyboard] Keyboard Manager - Dual keyboard: Portrait/landscape switch - xda-developers
Keyboard Manager allows you to customize what keyboard (input method) appear on input based on your phone orientation. It displays the keyboards you have enabled on your android device, and let you select one per orientation (landscape/portrait). As your phone switch orientation, the app automatically switch the keyboard.
Requirements: - Rooted android device (app was tested on Samsung captivate 2.1) - Root Explorer app, or similar app that allows you to edit the permissions of a file.
To install: 1- Download the app (KeyboardManager.apk) on your device sdcard. 2- Using Root Explorer, move the apk file to /system/app 3- Using Root Explorer, edit the file permissions like below: -- User: 'Read/Write' checked --Group: 'Read' checked --Others: 'Read' checked 4- Exit Root Explorer
The app should be visible in your launcher as 'Keyboard Manager'
Update: - Added option to disable notification icon -' start on boot' feature is disabled because it's not yet complete and tested... Sorry for the confusion
Bugs: -On certain applications (i.e: Messaging on Samsung Captivate), the input window occasionally freeze on orientation switch. Exiting the app, and resuming should fix it.
I know you can create shortcuts to the main Settings menus (battery use, bluetooth settings, etc.) by just long-pressing the screen -> Shortcuts, but I need to create a shortcut to a submenu (specifically Settings -> Wireless & Networks -> Mobile Networks -> Network Mode) This is on a Droid 2 Global. Anyone know how I can do this? I have LauncherPro and I know you can make shortcuts with it but programming those shortcuts seems pretty complicated. Also I know you can make additional shortcuts using the LauncherPro "Activities" menu but I can't find the "Network Mode" settings in that list either.
After much deliberation, hopefully next Friday I will be ordering the Droid 2 Global. This will be my first SmartPhone and Android device. For those who have the White model, does it stain easily? Would the hard clear case Verizon sells cause any friction on the painted surface, particularly the corners, to wear or chip?
Is there a way to create an app specific soft keyboard on Android? After reading about InputMethodService docs and checking out alternative keyboard apps out there, I figure the alternate keyboard can only be configured for system wide usage (through Settings -> Locale and Text).
If the answer to above question is no, then is there at least a way to load a custom dictionary and override the default dictionary of the system keyboard (only when my app is in use)? That will help in giving very relevant suggestions to the user when he has only tapped couple of keys.
Trying to figure out how to configure my Nexus 4 to use Hacker's Keyboard with specific apps. I like the "swipe typing" for most stuff, but I want HK for ConectBot and some other terminal stuff. The phone is rooted and far I have the following apps: Tasker, Keyboard Swap for Tasker, Secure Settings installed. I've tried a few different things I've found online, but nothing has worked.
today, a mayor update for touchpad has been released (v4 -> v5). i like the new look, but the keyboard has lost a key function: it was possible in v4 to hold on a letter and drag it down to write the secondary function.e.g.: hold "h" and drag it down -> "&".it was also possible to edit the secondary functions. v5 doesn't allow me to do this.
I'm thinking about getting a Cliq but I've been looking for rom videos or reviews and can't find many if any. I'm currently using a G1 with cyanogen's latest but want a better camera (I'd get a nexus One but I'm on a family plan and don't want to pay full price)If you have tried more than one rom could you list the following comparisons for me?Which one was Faster or Snappier? did either one lag at all?What are the different features that make each rom better than the other? (I don't mind having a lot of extra apps coming along since removing them won't be a problem)If you prefer one over the other, what are the reasons?
Dont get me wrong, the QWERTY keyboard is sick, and I love it. But after typing on the keyboard for while, I wanted to switch it up, so I tried the on screen key pad. And to my surprise, the on screen keyboard appears to be much quicker than using the QWERTY!
Does anyone have a list of differences between the Droid and Milestone?I have a Milestone but most of the information on the Web is about the Droid.My current concern is about the amount of user flash memory. All information relating to the Droid states that there is 256MB available for user apps, yet on my Milestone, it only shows 197MB available?
Just uninstalled better keyboard. Went back to reinstate android keyboard now I can't get the onscreen keyboard up at all. Don't the batt pull. Settings are all set properly and saved. I am going nuts here without it.
Whenever I want to send a text message to my friend Bob, i'll type "bob" in the recipients name and no phone number will come up even though he is stored in my contacts. However, whenever i want to send a text to Jill, I simply type "Jill" in the recipients box in the SMS and her phone number pops up. In order to send a text message to Bob, i have to go into Contacts-->Search-->Send text. It's more of a nuisance than anything else and was wondering if there was a remedy for it. I have tried re-programming the contacts information into the phone but the problem still exists.
I set a ringdroid custom ringtone for my wife's phone calls. A few times in the last week, her call will not activate that ringtone, instead just ringing the default. Also, the last call didn't even have her Caller ID or photo... just the phone number... it's like it didn't recognize she was a contact at all? The only thing I can think of was I was using the music player when she called... is is possibly the "cut-in" that caused the disconnect? Don't know, but I've tried to duplicate it, and it reverts back to "normal" every time I try.
I installed the Nimbuzz app today. It has system access to prevent the phone from sleeping. Which really sucks because I can't leave it running in the background so I stay logged on. If I keep the Nimbuzz services running then The display won't time out on inactivity. If you close the services then You can't get the incoming chats.
Is there away to deny certain access to apps but allow the rest and install it? From my experience I've only seen that it's all or nothing.