[ubuntu-uk] More phone problems/observations

David King linuxman at avoura.com
Wed Apr 8 17:08:56 UTC 2015

The other main problem I am having is that when I connect the phone to 
my Ubuntu PC via USB, the PC does not recognise the phone at all, as if 
it were not connected, yet the phone is charging from the cable. An 
Android phone on the same cable was recognised perfectly well, as were 
ebook readers. So why not the BQ Ubuntu Phone?

On 08/04/15 17:30, David King wrote:
> I have noticed that the Dekko email client is quite unstable and keeps 
> crashing -- surely the Ubuntu team should be developing this? We need 
> a decent email client. One of the main reasons for having an Ubuntu 
> phone is to get away from Google, yet the only email client that is 
> installed by default is for gmail.
> When I receive a phonecall from someone not in my contacts list, how 
> can I easily add that number to the contacts -- I see no options at 
> all when looking at received calls other than info relating to the 
> call. It needs to have the option to add a caller to a contact, either 
> an existing one or create a new one.
> In the web browser, there is an option to share the page. This should 
> have in the list other apps, including the option to send by email, 
> share on Facebook, save to Pocket, save to Evernote, etc. Sending a 
> link by text message is not what I want to do.
> David King
> On 08/04/15 15:16, Tony Pursell wrote:
>> Hi All
>> A few problems/observations from me:
>> 1) For the second time I have been given a notification of 
>> '1819631974 voicemail messages'. When I touch the phone icon on it, 
>> it just goes away.  First time I had it, I didn't even have voicemail 
>> set up for the new number I put on the phone.  Is it a bug, or a 
>> scam, or what?
>> 2) Wifi doesn't let me choose what to connect to.  My Moto G Android 
>> phone gives me a list of Wifi networks in my locality - mostly 
>> secure.  But there is a BT Wifi and a BT Wifi with FON which are not 
>> secured, but have a poor signal and will always give me a Network 
>> error as I'm not registered to use them.  Every so often, my Moto G 
>> locks onto one of these, but I can tell it to disconnect and forget 
>> it.  Now my Ubuntu phone has locked onto one of them and I cannot 
>> find any way to get it back to my home Wifi.  Even turning Wifi off 
>> in System Settings has no effect.
>> 3) Battery Life is poor - between a day or two at the most.  My Moto 
>> G used to be as bad, but has improved a lot with Lollipop.  I notice 
>> at least one bug has been posted about this, so I hope it will be 
>> improved for the Ubuntu phone.
>> 4) Closing apps I find a real pain.  Perhaps someone will tell me how 
>> to do it easily.  The only way I have found is to do a really precise 
>> slow swipe from the right edge to about 2/3rds the way across the 
>> screen to get it to show open apps, then swipe down the one I don't 
>> want.  The swipe from the right edge has to be so precise that it 
>> take a few goes to get it right.  What I would like is for the < 
>> symbol at the top of the app window to change to X on the home page 
>> and mean 'close'.  See System Settings as an example of an app where 
>> this would work.  At the moment, only the browser has a greyed out < 
>> on the home page, but just doing it for this would help due to the 
>> way may apps 'offload' to the browser.
>> 5) I've been tapping notifications to get to what they are telling me 
>> about and nothing has been happening.  Now I find that tapping the 
>> icon, and only the icon, works. Not very intuitive, especially for 
>> ex-Android users. Also, swiping the notification to the right, gives 
>> me a 'Delete' option.  It's not clear if this is to delete just the 
>> notification or the object (email, for instance) it is telling you 
>> about.  Scary!
>> Those are the things bugging me at the moment. More to come, maybe.
>> Tony
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