It wasn’t that long ago that I was writing love letters to Verizon and my shiny new Droid 2 Global. In fact, if you could have painted a portrait with me and my Droid, holding hands and walking into the sunset together, it would have been an apt and 100% accurate portrayal of how I felt about my phone. I was in love.
But, as things sometimes go, my relationship with my Droid has fallen on difficult times. Yes, I still love its sleek design. Yes, I adore its ability to keep me linked up to the world when I’m AFK. And yes, I long to touch its keyboard with unbridled passion.
Ok, I’m starting to freak myself out. Time to switch metaphors.
You see, it comes down to this: My Beautiful, Capable, Super-Fast, Super-Elite Droid has, in a matter of 17 months, become Old, Slow, and Obsolete. I’m a 4G girl living in a 3G world. And this saddens me deeply.
I need my social media apps on my phone to work. And for the past 2 months or so, any time I try to open one, I get this:
Ten minutes, twelve curse words, and one frustrated blogger later, and guess what….all I can see, STILL, is this:
To say it’s infuriating is only a slight understatement. I’ve tried everything I can think of to lessen the load on my Droid—deleted apps I don’t use, removed photos of stuff I don’t need, bribed it with shiny things and money—and still, my phone is slower than Methuselah.