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Why I returned the Droid 2.

GuyinLACA

Sep 7, 2010, 9:43 PM
The Droid 2 is an awesome device but as many have stated, some of the additions are downgrades from the original Droid. Coming from a fully modded/overclocked Droid 1, it is difficult to be impressed with the Droid 2.

The Droid 2 felt like a first run software device that managed to suffer in the following areas:

-Battery life is pathetic and manages to be worse than the Droid 1.

-After 2-3 weeks with the phone, nearly every app lags.

-Flash support is cool, but causes the browser to crash/freeze daily.

-The cheap loose plastic around the volume rocker drove me nuts.

Verizon refused to send out a brand new replacement, so I simply gave up on the phone.

Froyo (2.2) fried many Droid 1's, and appears to have memory manage...
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Menno

Sep 12, 2010, 9:56 AM
I am still rocking the OG Droid, but My brother has the Droid2.

-Battery life is directly tied to how much you use Motorola's Blur alternatives to other apps. For example, if you sync facebook/twitter through motoblur instead of installing the app, you're killing you battery SIGNIFIGANTLY faster. My brother switched from Blur to the native facebook app and he added an extra 6 hours of standby to his device.

-I'll have to keep an eye on his phone about the lag, thanks for the heads up.

And if you have a D1, and you're comfortable with Rooting, CM6+Incognito Red Theme makes your device FLY and battery is amazing too since it's largely a black and white theme.

Most of the Fried D1's I've seen/read about are people who tweaked thei...
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mupi

Sep 13, 2010, 10:56 AM
Menno said:

-Battery life is directly tied to how much you use Motorola's Blur alternatives to other apps. For example, if you sync facebook/twitter through motoblur instead of installing the app, you're killing you battery SIGNIFIGANTLY faster. My brother switched from Blur to the native facebook app and he added an extra 6 hours of standby to his device.



The native facebook app defaults to checking something like every 2 hours. the Blur app checks at least every 15 minutes, and I think it polls faster than that, based on my wife's experiences with her Devour. However, in both cases, those times can be changed in the application settings. Turning up the Facebook polling in the native app will y...
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HersSheyz

Mar 7, 2011, 6:49 PM
Tweetdeck is an android app that does stream twitter and facebook together. the facebook notofications etc are blue while twitter is the default color.
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voyagerboy

Oct 6, 2010, 12:38 PM
phones flawed i agree
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mupi

Oct 9, 2010, 12:28 AM
voyagerboy said:
phones flawed i agree

I think you meant "user's flawed". Oh wait, you weren't talking about yourself here. Twisted Evil I think there's a LOT more people that would agree with that assessment, though. Smile
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