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AT&T’s 3G Network Sees 2000% Increase Since iPhone 3G Release
In the wake of a big $US65 million upgrade to its network in the San Francisco Bay Area, AT&T revealed that the improvement was due to 3G usage being up 2000% after the release of the iPhone 3G last year. That sounds like a crazy number for which the iPhone deserves all kinds of high fives, but it’s really not surprising — how many AT&T 3G phones were there before the iPhone 3G, even? And of course 3G use across the board is up in crazy numbers, since smartphones have really started taking off in the last year or so — so to be honest, the number doesn’t really mean all that much. Hence its ending up here in the sad pit of Remainders. [All Things D] [imgclear]
The camera is complete garbage. It takes 10 years to start up, two to focus, and another four to actually take the goddamn picture. And there’s no distinct visual feedback to let you know a photo’s been snapped. And the photos suck. That pumpkin shot, in decent lighting, is as good as it gets. Like I said in the Android 2.0 review, I don’t know if it’s the hardware or the software, but it’s inexcusably bad.
Yow. But users have spontaneously been reporting that the camera, all of a sudden, has stopped sucking — what’s the deal? Apparently there was some kind of bug wherein a particular state of the clock (meaning, time of day) screws with the Droid’s autofocusing, which sounds insane to me, but what do I know? Apparently it should work OK now, and while it’s temporary, the incoming December 11 bug-fix should take care of things. [Electronista] [imgclear]