Motorola Droid :: March Smart Phone Madness Finals - Motorola Droid Vs Palm Pre Plus
Apr 2, 2010
They are at the final battle. It looks like we might have a fight on our hands since the Palm Pre just got the free hot-spot options from Verizon. March Smart Phone Madness Finals: Motorola Droid vs. Palm Pre Plus
The main points that I like to enjoy is: Droid beat out the phone that beat the iPhone, and the Droid got further in the brackets than any other Android OS phone Some of the progress is due to hardware, some due to following (over the Nexus'), but a lot due to the v2.01 (and now 2.1) version of the Android OS. Also, this poll is open ALL weekend - it does not close until April 5th, so we have tons of time...but then again, so does the Palm Pre. Let's have at 'em!
I've been searching for a way to watch the upcoming college basketball tournament on my Droid. I know that CBS put out an app for iPhones allowing iPhone users to stream every single game as well as view brackets, trash talk and post on facebook and twitter, and number of other things. I know there is not an app for android users to stream games, my question is, does anyone know of a site that will stream the games that DOES NOT require flash player? Or if anyone has another idea I'd love to hear it! Round 1 starts Thursday and I'll be stuck in an office. I'd rather use my computer for work and stream the games on my phone.
Round 1 of the Android March Madness Tournament is almost over so you may want to swing a vote or two here. Here is how it has been shaping up so far in round one. The Motorola Droid is up on the HTC Hero 32-14 The Samsung Behold II is beating the Samsung Moment 25-21 The Nexus One a 1 seed is putting a beat down on the Motorola Cliq 43 votes to 3 votes And In a surprising nail biter the T mobile My Touch 3G is Beating the T-mobile G1 26-20 If you would like to vote in round one go here
So, today as I was rushing to get on the train after school I needed to make a phone call that would determine what train I would take. Of course, since it was time sensitive my droid decided not to make our receive calls. I would dial the number and hear nothing but silence even tho the call had connected. The party on the other end was getting the call but we could not hear each other.only silence. I had to reboot twice at which point I had a number of voice mails from the person i was calling trying to see what was happening. My phone is not rooted and I just have some basic popular apps. Is this just an occasional smart phone glitch or have others had this happen?
I guess that's what it's called? Basically where the web page/text reformats to fit the width of the screen when zoomed. There is a video floating around from The Street TV where the "reviewer" says the DX doesn't do this.I really like this feature (Evo does this quite well) and is one of my pet peeves with browsing on my Ipod Touch.Does anyone know for sure whether DX does or doesn't have this capability?I asked the guy who did the AC benchmark test and he said that the DX does do this. Someone else said that it's a setting in the browser. Others are saying that it doesn't do it.Seems like such a basic feature that I can't imagine a phone like the DX would not be able to do this.
I've looked (probably in the wrong places), but I can't seem to find an answer to this...I haven't been following the root scene the past few months.
I'm running UD 2.1, and loving the shit out of it. However, I have a couple questions about apps on the SD card: -Is it possible (and/or smart) to put all apps onto the SD card? -If yes, what's the best procedure? (partition required?) -Does the market recognize apps to update/etc from the SD? -Can you set apps to install to SD by default? -And finally, if all apps are on the SD, does that remove the need to backup/restore apps when switching between roms?
Ok so we have all these great apps just in case our Droid is stolen right!? Lookout, wavesecure etc. But being a Android user myself (and not ******ed) If I stole a droid what is stopping me from booting to the recovery console and wiping the phone. Then viola! the apps are useless correct? Or am I missing something here?
I was just wondering if anyone knows of a way to watch the game on their Droid device. I have been able to see every game, but thanks to poor scheduling at my place of employment, I am not going to be able to see the game tonight. I have an app where I can listen to the game, but tonight is game 7 and I really don't want to miss watching it.
I currently don't have a slow smartphone but when I had my original Droid it would really slow down until I put a new or updated rom on it. Even if I rebooted it it would still be slow. I now have the Droid Bionic and it's really fast but will it someday get slow? I guess I don't understand the smartphone technology very well, yet. Is there or will there be some sort of software that you can run that will speed it back up?
This may have been asked but I can't find what I am looking for in search.Anyway, we have 2 droid phones, we want to use them in the house in a hands-free phone mode, with some sort of external speakers.I found some blueant speakers for cars, and was recommended this one S1 Sun Visor model.
This is more hypothetical than anything, but I was thinking that if I ever want to travel to Europe, I could bring my Palm Treo with me and buy a SIM card there, since my Verizon Moto Droid wouldn't work there.
So how could I get my calendar and contacts from my Droid and into my Palm?
I currently have the Palm Pre and I am getting an EVO on Friday. I was wondering if anyone can give me any suggestions on an easy way to get my contacts from the Pre to the Evo, without me having to enter in all 115 of them? Would it be practical to enter them all into my Gmail account? if so, will the EVo download all of them from the cloud? What about BlueTooth? will the Pre shoot all of my contacts to the EVO via bluetooth Lastly, desktop software: IS there some software that will allow the pre to sync my contacts to Outlook? And will the Evo retrieve that info from outlook?
I am a long time Palm user. I have a Centro and recently, just testing, moved all my contacts to Gmail and "some" of like 10 years of Calendar data (but not nearly all of it) - an no Memeo's or Tasks. Well, my Droid should be here in a few days and I wonder.. should I kill off and delete my test Calendar data and my contacts from my Gmail account? I plan to use that CompanionLink to do a 1 time sync of my Palm data and want to mitigate any issues and just have a nice clean port over. Best to remove what I have done OR leave what I have done since CompanionLink and Google will sort it out (redundant entries).
I have a Motorola Droid and the latest release of Android (Froyo 2.2).My question is I want to send a music video that is going to a Non-Android phone. This phone can play videos and is a standard Verizon branded phone. The video has already been converted to the standard .3gp format from my PC which uses Roxio 2010 Video converter. I have the following Apps installed to assist me:Astro File Manager (With both extensions installed and latest release)Handcent SMS (No Font Packs Installed).The video itself is almost 4 minutes long and the size of the video is only 9.40MB.
ok so i am rooted with FRG22 froyo build on my droid1 and i just recieved the OTA update (it didnt see the OTA build number), so i am wondering, if i installed this OTA will it brick my phone? i actually want this update to brick my phone because i just got done reading this story that says if you managed to brick your phone in the process of updating to froyo, they will replace your droid 1 with a droid 2!! so someone please tell me, will this brick my phone? also i already had my droid replaced once before i few months ago when i dropped it, will verizon still give me my Droid 2 replacement?link to this article i read : Droid Broken? Verizon's Willing to Step You Up to the Droid 2 for a Replacement | Android Phone Fans
Does anyone know of an app to improve contact searching in the Phone app? I would love a BlackBerry-like interface where the phone opens and you can just start typing a contact name (on dialpad) (or any contact data to select and narrow a contact search? Instead you have to perform an actual search or scroll - what a pain! If nothing exists - who's willing to build it?
I love using my DROID in the OEM Car Dock. I have it setup in landscape mode, but I'm seriously thinking of reconsidering this. More-or-less, because I have to. Every app seems to work great in landscape mode all, except for one, that is. The phone app. What's up with that?Go ahead, try it! Open up the phone app (displaying the dial pad), and turn the DROID on it's side nu thin'! Now open the hardware keyboard. Isn't that a hoot? I would love to know how you're supposed to dial a phone when there isn't any dial pad. In my honest opinion, this is one of the biggest over-sights with the DROID and I have yet to hear anyone mention this issue on this forum, or any other forums. NOTE: Scroll down to post # 16 for an update.
I'm so thankful for this place, but there's so much info I'm not sure I can read it all fast enough!I have a couple quick questions(I just got my Eris yesterday)...there are 2 things I want to do:
1) decide which notifications I get...for example I don't need my phone to let me know I have FB messages or updates or emails...I'll check that on my own, but VM and missed calls I'd like to get a notification(tone and flash deal)
2) How do I shut off the vibrations when I'm touching the phone in any way? I don't really need it to vibrate at all...never been a fan of that
I plan on letting the battery drain down all the way before fully charging it back up, and my husband and I are getting the nifty better batteries too.I just want to remove any unnecessary(totally spelled wrong) things...And I did install an app killer.what is the concencus on this? Should I just uninstall it? I don't use a lot of these things so I thought it would be good to kill some apps unless I need them on demand.
Why is the use of static final variables encouraged to declare constants over just final variables? The use of static sounds logical when there will be many instances of a class but is this argument correct when used for a Android activity. In fact, since the Class instance will be around even after the activity finishes and is eventually garbage collected, it seems like all these constants will still be in memory until the class loader is around. Also, does the compiler inline non-static final variables(ints and String) just like it does for static final variables?