Issues with the Android 2.1 Devices! :|

Okay so as we already know I have Motorola Milestone and of course this is like the only phone that I have used.. Android Device I meant but I’d like to generalize it.

Let me quickly write down which STATE it is in.

Never Upgraded. Android 2.1. Non-Rooted (people say it has a LOCKED BOOTLOADER that’s going to prevent us from doing that. &of course the Manufacturer’s Upgrade won’t happen. Moto is rolling the upgrade soon. Q1 2011). Running Fine. Still Looks New (thanks to the CAPDASE Cover).


1) Battery Life: What to say here. If you start using a single thing instead of Your iPod, Your CyberShot, Your PSP & Your Book Reader then of course this is going to EAT all the BATTERY alive. Keep it Plugged-in Pal. 😦 Twice a Day is such a NORMAL thing.

2) There is still no UNDO button 😐 I mean whhhhyyy!!? Why can’t they give me an UNDO button. (CTRL+Z)

3) Less internal Memory. 2.1 ANDROID you cannot move apps to SD Card. So you need to have a limited number of applications at any given time. Remove to install NEW! πŸ˜› (I recently had to remove Angry Birds. Come on! what can suck MORE! :-|)

4) 2.1 ANDROID doesn’t let you play FLASH CONTENT in your browser. Sad story.


Issues with my Milestone:

1) Intermittent restart; Random Reboot. I don’t know what causes it. Is it Memory Exhausted? (but Android should manage memory by itself. Right?)

2) Home Screen (I have 5 currently) Icons just disappear to NEVER COME BACK! (Happens sometimes! I guess I overload it with applications. My Bad Motorola! Please upgrade soon! You have less than a Month you know. Quarter is going to end soon)

3) EDGE/GPRS (I nowadays use JuiceDefender, which is an amazing application btw…, to Toggle Data Usage) will suddenly go away to NEVER come back on its own. You need to RESTART (=REBOOT) the device to get it back/Switch To Flight Mode and BACK.

4) Memory Card 8Gigs that comes along with the Device has this issue 😦 when I try to fill it to the BRIM.. The Device HANGS. I know how frustrating it is to see the Phone is responding to the LOCK/UNLOCK button but the SCREEN is just RESTING in PEACE. I have switched back to my Nokia Phone’s 4 Gigs SDCard. Things are currently OK. I guess the SD was defective.

5) Touch is Quirky. You intend to call someone and just when you press the GREEN Button in the Call Logs you can actually see some other Button getting pressed which actually is just half visible towards the bottom of the screen and you end up calling someone else. SUPER CREEPY!! 😐


Okay more on that later. πŸ˜€ Heyy! but I do appreciate the UPSIDE too. Check the TRULY NO COMPROMISE DEVICE blog. πŸ™‚ Sift thru posts.

Its TIME! My First Android Application

[The Making …. … ]

Okay so I guess I have this obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).. that whatever be the importance of something in my life .. If this something is not working right or the way I want it to work.. I take things under my control…!! πŸ˜› Funny thing but We are who we are right.

Recently I was exploring the available Applications in the Market. I came across a few good ones (FREE applications).

1) I just love the Β “VOCABULARIUM“.
(it is Simple, has this amazing word list which keeps updating and then you can Mark Favorite Words for later review, Shuffle the word list and a great Slide Effect between words)

2) GRE/SAT Helper_Demo
(Not a big FAN. Not a very beautiful application but has around 5000 words as it claims)

3) GRE Droid Lite
Offers Quiz. Flashcards.Β The Demo version promises just 20 Words and yesh they are Twenty. And that’s it! But there is an feature to load external word list. Specify a Delimiter Like a Colon ( : ) & you are good to go. Load a List.

This application gave me an idea to Create a Word list of my own. So here is what I did.

1# Searched for GRE-High-Frequency-WORDLIST

2# Found it here.

3# Copy pasted into “gedit” to find it was haphazard. So I pasted it in the Spreadsheet. Turned on REGEX and REPLACED all “\n” by a Space. Good to go? Not yet. CTRL+A & Right-Click & Default Formatting. Yeah Looks nice.

4# Now I wanted a DELIMITER. Say COLON. & not a Spreadsheet instead. So I saved it as CSV! πŸ˜€ Sudden Epiphany. And Viola. It gave me an option to EDIT FILTER. Checked! So I put the Delimiter as Colon & Text one as Blank. All Good.

[Mahn Vodafone 3G Zoo-Zoo ad totally kills it! πŸ™‚ Airtel you listening?]

This is the final thing I created:Β GRE-High-Frequency-Wordlist

Okay So I happily connected my Phone thru USB, Copied the CSV and opened the App! Yesh it still had this option to load the the text file. Well it didn’t magically disappear… you know things happen.. world’s most powerful Law .. the MURPHY’s LAW is always in PLAY.

I turned the Application to focus and tried to load this file. But it won’t allow me.. 😐 . Says it wants a Text File (.TXT). Okay darling. ASTRO > EDIT > COPY > EDIT > PASTE > DOT TXT. πŸ˜€

Okay i tried to IMPORT it. And yesh LOADING. .. . Okay DONE!! πŸ˜€ yay!

BUTTTTTTTTTT!!!! 😐 It shows only 20 Words. DAMN you.


I AM MAKING MY OWN Application.

(rejoice people.. Won’t Charge a dime!)