08-16-2012, 01:32 AM
| | Re: Does anybody else think the recent Android Update that went intothe Motorola phone sucks?
On 8/14/2012 10:43 PM, Jeff Strickland wrote:
> My Motorola Razr was force-fed an update two weeks ago, or so. It does
> not fix any of the stupid things -- like having two keypresses to send a
> message in Landscape mode, but only one key press to send the same
> message in Portrait mode -- and it seems to add a host of extra
> keypresses to operations that worked pretty well before. For example,
> the phone is asleep, and it takes two keypresses to unlock, but before
> the update it only took one keypress.
> I made a short video the other day to post on my Facebook page -- the
> dogs swimming in the pool, or something -- and when the video was
> finished, I reviewed it, then it disappeared. I had nothing to post on
> my page. I don't know if this is something that Facebook has screwwy, or
> if this arises out of the update. I noticed that several operations work
> differently depending on whether the phone is held in portrait or
> landscape orientation, and videos that are posted to Facebook must be
> shot in landscape else they will be rotated when they are posted. So,
> things work differently, and some things require a certain action first,
> but there is no indication that there is a requirement.
> Bottom line, I'm convinced that the people that write Android Code must
> not use Android phones because the code is absolutely stupid.
> I want to place a phone call, so I open the phone app. WRONG, I need to
> open People (the Contact List) first and select the contact I want to
> call. I cannot view contacts from within the phone app, that's stupid.
> As I type words, I formerly had almost a dozen guesses across the top of
> the keyboard that the phone was trying to guess what I wanted to type.
> Now I get three. I can press and hold one of the suggestions to expose
> more suggestions based on the letters that are present, but before the
> Update, I could type 3 or 4 letters and have all of the choices right
> there to select from. Sometimes the 5th letter would dial in the word,
> but often it was only 2 letters. Now it takes most of the word, or an
> extra keypress.
> I've had my phone for almost a year. Until they "fixed" it with the
> recent update, my phone did what I want. Now that it is fixed, I have to
> do what the phone wants, and I do not like it.
Well, you can either learn to live with it, OR, you can write to the
wheels at Verizon Wireless and complain. Your letter should be
typewritten if possible. Use your spelling checker.
Tell them what your objections are, and try to explain why you think so.
Be calm and respectful. Remember that you can "catch more flies with
honey than with vinegar!"