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Ive got a Droid, had it maybe a month after the release. So Ive had 2.0, 2.1 and now 2.2. Ever since 2.2 was installed my phone sucks! It lags, certain apps are sticky, the browser feels sticky. The device on a whole doesnt seem to operate nearly as smooth as when I was running 2.1. The device isnt rooted, not really that many after market apps, like maybe 5. Advanced task killer doesnt kill the browser any more. When I open up the gallery it takes for frign ever to show the pics.

I called Verizon and they said some of the froyo packs were buggy, and take it back to the store and SEE if they can flash it...see if they can? Ahhh, its your device, your update, your kit and kabootle and you want me to see?

Anyone else having these issues?
 

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Power cycling it daily can help--some phones require this more than others, but it can have the effect of freeing up some RAM on the device.

Not too familiar with Android myself as I've never used it (I have used literally everything else)...but my guess would be something along the same lines as what iPhone 3G users are seeing with 4.0. As the software advances, the hardware gets left behind. This could be the case with your phone. (This is exactly the reason I haven't tried Android yet--too many phones too quickly, and too many os's too quickly--it needs to settle down a bit before I invest money in it).
 

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martin_j001 said:
Power cycling it daily can help--some phones require this more than others, but it can have the effect of freeing up some RAM on the device.

Not too familiar with Android myself as I've never used it (I have used literally everything else)...but my guess would be something along the same lines as what iPhone 3G users are seeing with 4.0. As the software advances, the hardware gets left behind. This could be the case with your phone. (This is exactly the reason I haven't tried Android yet--too many phones too quickly, and too many os's too quickly--it needs to settle down a bit before I invest money in it).
Ive tried that, it helps kinda...but its back to acting strangely in 4-6 hours. With the older systems, 2.0-2.1, I never had to shut it off or pull the battery. The phone smoked then!
 

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Ive got a Droid, had it maybe a month after the release. So Ive had 2.0, 2.1 and now 2.2. Ever since 2.2 was installed my phone sucks! It lags, certain apps are sticky, the browser feels sticky. The device on a whole doesnt seem to operate nearly as smooth as when I was running 2.1. The device isnt rooted, not really that many after market apps, like maybe 5. Advanced task killer doesnt kill the browser any more. When I open up the gallery it takes for frign ever to show the pics.

I called Verizon and they said some of the froyo packs were buggy, and take it back to the store and SEE if they can flash it...see if they can? Ahhh, its your device, your update, your kit and kabootle and you want me to see?

Anyone else having these issues?
I've got the HTC Evo, not the Droid, but I heard that running 2.2 (Froyo) and Advanced Task Killer together has been causing some problems - reason being that 2.2 improves background app and memory utilization - which apparently causes ATK to wreak havoc on the OS even though it appears as if it is functioning normally.

I deleted ATK on my Evo and actually saw an improvment in responsiveness and battery life - give it a shot, worst case is you can always reinstall it! :righton:
 

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Are you with verizon?

I understand that 2.2 is not out yet officially.

My droid will not pick out up as am update.

Sending from my droid now.

Jerry
 

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Get rid of your task killer.
details...why do you say that? The phone acts like its over run with applications and needs the killer.
 

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mzmtg said:
Get rid of your task killer.
details...why do you say that? The phone acts like its over run with applications and needs the killer.
http://android-developers.blogspot.com/ ... d-way.html

The phone kills apps & processes as necessary as it goes. No need for you to intervene.

The fact that you can see an application's process "running" does not mean the application is running or doing anything. It may simply be there because Android needed it at some point, and has decided that it would be best to keep it around in case it needs it again. Likewise, you may leave an application for a little bit and return to it from where you left off, and during that time Android may have needed to get rid of the process for other things.
Once Android determines that it needs to remove a process, it does this brutally, simply force-killing it. The kernel can then immediately reclaim all resources needed by the process, without relying on that application being well written and responsive to a polite request to exit. Allowing the kernel to immediately reclaim application resources makes it a lot easier to avoid serious out of memory situations.
When I first got my Droid, I was constantly killing apps manually thinking that I was keeping things running smoothly.

After learning how the OS works, I dumped the task killer.

It's been months since I dropped it and I haven't missed it for one second.
 

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Once Android determines that it needs to remove a process, it does this brutally, simply force-killing it. The kernel can then immediately reclaim all resources needed by the process, without relying on that application being well written and responsive to a polite request to exit. Allowing the kernel to immediately reclaim application resources makes it a lot easier to avoid serious out of memory situations.
When I first got my Droid, I was constantly killing apps manually thinking that I was keeping things running smoothly.

After learning how the OS works, I dumped the task killer.

It's been months since I dropped it and I haven't missed it for one second.[/quote]

Same with me, I was constantly killing apps, and then I started reading up on how the OS works.

Got rid of the app killer, and saw NO difference in the workings of the phone.

I'm still curious about the 2.2 version and where it came from. Everything I have read says that it was posted, but not officially by Verizon. It was then yanked and the folks that have it are experiencing problems.

Jerry
 

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mzmtg said:
robfromga said:
Ok, I'll dump the task killer...we'll see.
Can't hurt.
Didn't help much. Phone still lags and skips. Typing now and its sticky. I'm thing the over the air update has issues.
 

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First thing, there were 2 updates for 2.2 for the original Moto Droid (both sent out in the Aug - Sept range). The first did not have the correct settings to allow you to install adobe flash 10.1. The second update does.

I would also suggest the same thing I do to computers that act slow and unresponsive. Remove anything actively running (widgets, live wallpapers) and try removing third party software and see if it helps. Software that may be poorly written which you installed and ran fine on 2.1 may not work as well in 2.2.

I do have a slight problem when it first wakes up that it does not want to scroll over to other screens immediatly. If I wait a few seconds for it or hit the little dots at the bottom it does respond.
 
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