Motorola Droid 2
I do not recommend this phone
I got the droid 2, thinking it was just going to be a minor improvement. The lag on changing screens and opening and closing apps, and the lag in the browser adjusting were all minor annoyances so I figured I would upgrade as this phone has more memory and a faster processor...
Moto claims it listed to its customers to design this phone, but I highly doubt that. Rather than sticking with the stock android UI, they desided to overlay Blur on it. As many people know, Blur sucks, but I am sure moto spent too much money on it to admit that it sucks, so they instead force it on their customers to ruin phones... basic corporate stupidity.
So I went in to getting this phone ...
If you're just looking for the baddest-ass Android phone on Verizon that money can buy, we'd recommend a Droid X or Droid Incredible any day over this, especially since all three are the same price -- unless you're hell-bent on going with a physical keyboard, of course. Both of those other handsets offer superior cameras, a better UI (in the case of the Incredible), and a better display (in the case of the X).
The thing is slow, unresponsive and unintuitive. I really hope this doesn't reflect droid at it's best because I'd rather have a dumb phone than this crap.
Motorola's problem is that they fill EVERY SCREEN with widgets, where if you look at typical users (who they are marketing to with this phone) they'll use 1 maybe 2 screens worth of app shortcuts.
Eh, it's not bad with blur.. I just think they put up too many widgets at first... it scares people.
You wouldn't believe how many people come into my store claiming that their phone is broken, when all they need to do is turn it on.
and those apps WILL run, even if you kill them with atk. This is because android auto starts up recently used apps if you have free memory.
Android's buit in task killer is amazing. if an app slows down your phone, delete the app because it's poorly coded.
Like I said, I don't think that Froyo allows ATK to work anyway, but even if it does it is the cause of a good chunk of the "OS issues." (it exponentially increases the number of force closes you get)
Also how does the built in task killer work? I am using the stock 2.2 official update. Where can i get more info on the software?
Do you think the droid 1 is even a powerful enough to run 2.2? It seems like it has slowed my phone down exponentially (i suck at spelling). Like when I switch from normal to landscape mode it takes about seven seconds for my shortcuts to show up.
Atk corrupts your file system, causing errors (force closes, sluggish performance, etc) if you use it frequently. Unfortunately the only way to undo what ATK does to your phone is to do a full factory reset.
The D1 is fast enough to run 2.2 flawlessly (it's running great on my dad's phone). but he also never ran ATK.
Android's built in task killer will force stop apps correctly, so it's a LOT better to use than any third party option, but you shouldn't even need to use that.