This image was not snapshotted by me, but is exactly what I get on my screen annoyingly often now, since the 1.6 “Donut” update for Android phones. Google clearly didn’t test this release across the board, I’ve already had to remove one app (Handscent SMS) that was clearly conflicted for unknown reasons (would force close but continue operating, about every 6 seconds).
Sometimes, the acore process will force close when I exit from the calendar to the home screen. And it always takes two force closes for it to finally settle down. Someone has recommended a soft reboot, but a reinstall of all apps would be necessary if you do this, and that shouldn’t be necessary.
Coming out this fall is a new phone from HTC. What’s most-remarkable about this phone isn’t actually the design, which is slick! It’s the UI. This is actually a flavor of Android, Google’s mobile OS. But it’s been re-designed by HTC and is running on top of Cupcake (v1.5 of the mobile OS), which shows the extreme versatility and capabilities of the Android OS, and thus why it is likely to surpass the iPhone in the coming 10 months (my personal prediction). Again, it’s not the hardware, it’s the soooooftware (see video below). Along with blunders like removing GV-related apps from the iTunes store, or the fact that Android users don’t need to install iTunes to sync media or apps; or a bloated marketplace; or confusing apps organization (I have docklets running to sub-organize my apps on my home screens, you know, like how we put similar files in folders and have for decades); or, or, well see for yourself: