Lapdock 100 observations
In the month that I've used the Lapdock 100, I've come across a few things that keep it from being a truly outstanding product.
First of all there are a few differences between the Lapdock 100 and the 500. (As shown below)
I'm planning on getting the 500 as well since I need it mostly for work to connect to an external monitor. But in the meantime these are my observations of problems in the Lapdock 100 I've encountered...
When trying to access photos using the file manager on the lapdock, they are presented in detail view only. there is no way to change it to show thumbnails. There is a thumbnail view to the right side of the file manager but it only showcases one photo (the one currently selected).
When you stroke a couple of keys the cursor jumps out of the line you are typing into another area of the screen, or it jumps into a previous word. if you are not looking, you end up with jumbled words since the typing was inserted elsewhere.
Now i do not know if its because my palm is reseting on the trackpad or not, but if so, Motorola needs to figure out a fix.
03-Web search is slower
While web searching, the loading of each page feels like you are on dial-up. Although this can be attributed to the fact that Webtop is linux on top of linux on top of Android (linux) or that firefox is (in my opnion) slow anyway. Either way I would love to be able to see other browsers available or at least the ones on your phone pushed over to the webtop.
04-Gallery and viewing of images in Webtop
Speaking of push over to webtop,
Unable to view photos or the gallery in webtop mode. One still has to use the phone and expand it.
05-Drap and drop files, images
Webtop does not have the capability to drag and drop, lets say photos, into an application. Such as facebook, twitter etc.
Yeah Yeah i know, but i had to throw it in there, hopefully it will be introduced in version 5-6 of the dock.
If the photon is docked to the Lapdock and inserted into the holding bin in the rear of the unit, and if you try to see a netflix movie, it appears upside down.
Temp fix is to place the phone on the desk right side up, but not something once can do on a limited space such as a plane.
08-Images/movies look grainy / Increase resolution
Currently Webtop mimics whats shown on the phone in programs such as netflix. This results in a somewhat grainy picture/movies due to the 720p being blown up on the bigger lcd.
09-Citrix for Webtop (personal use) or any Remote Desktop Protocol client in Webtop
Currently Citrix only works with corporate outfits. So I can't connect remotely to my home pc or laptop. Citrix for Android only works on the phone and also does not connect to a personal pc. Then you have GoToMyPC which is made by Citrix but only works for apple products. and needs a java enabled browser which the one in webtop is not.
We really need a remote access app that works in webtop, (or at least as mentioned in #3) above have the one on the phone pushed over to webtop.
10-Pull tab of the connecting cable
Mototola needs to come up with a stronger pull tab for the cable. After a months time of inserting and pulling on the tab to get the cable out, it finally gave way and came off the cable.
As I encounter more issues myself or from others I'll add them to the list.
I assume most of these can be fix via a software update, or replacing webtop with Ubuntoo, etc. Currently the stock webtop version is WT-1.2.0-160 (but the developers are up to version 1.2.0-174 as per the leak in the other thread), the same applies to the OS in general. Hopefully some of these can be fix in new update (or later like ICS) and be an OTA or pass along here in xda.
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