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I am returning mine : (

shawnpeck

Oct 25, 2008, 11:02 PM
I have been an advocate of this phone and now I am returning it. I love Android but not the G1.

1. I can't believe the accelerometer isn't used to change the orientation of the screen.

2. I have to open the keyboard to type any little thing.

The above could be fixed but the following is the big issue for me:

3. The camera is useless. It takes several seconds to take a picture and they are blurry most of the time. Don't give me a 3 mp camera if it won't work!

Also, the keyboard on the bronze phone is horrible. The special characters cannot be seen if the lighting isn't just right. I am bummed because I thought this phone would rule. I would like an Android phone with a decent camera and a more seemless experience or the Samsu...
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nina17

Oct 26, 2008, 12:20 PM
About number 3. I read in an earlier comment from someone that you're supposed to press the camera button just half way first, let it focus and then press it all the way to take the picture. Can you try that and let me know what happens?
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shawnpeck

Oct 26, 2008, 4:11 PM
I read that pressing the camera HALFWAY down focuses, but it didn't seem to work - it would just take a picture. Well, I held it down only a quarter of the way (it's a little sensitive) and it focused and then I took a picture. I tried this several times and took some good pictures.

I can swap my G1 for a black one to take care of the invisible keyboard issue and hopefully the accelometer and will be put to use with software updates. Also, I can't wait for a virtual keyboard. But I like the Samsung Behold. Hmmmmm.
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nina17

Oct 26, 2008, 5:37 PM
I'm glad that seemed to work. Now, I can feel free to buy the device!

BTW, what's the accelometer?
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shawnpeck

Oct 26, 2008, 6:24 PM
It's the thing in the phone that makes the orientation change from portrait to landscape and vice versa when the phone is turned. The software on the G1 does not take advantage of this and I have to manually change the view - the view also changes when when opening up to the keyboard. Some applications, like the Video Player, do use the accelerometer. I just wish it worked for the web and other things.
https://www.phonescoop.com/glossary/term.php?gid=372 »
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nina17

Oct 26, 2008, 6:47 PM
thanks for the info, now the newbie knows!
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