Friday, May 6, 2011

Phone Wars, Episode 3: Revenge of the Android

I could have sworn my Android and I had finally made peace.


Things were going so well.  The Droid had received a much-needed system update and has been functioning beautifully. No more battles, no headaches. I even had Collin add a Dragon voice recognition program so I could use my phone for dictation. 




Then the Droid decided to exhibit its superiority...again.


I'd turn it off at night, but it would come back on. Frustrated, I started taking the battery out for a minute every night after turning the phone off. That seemed to be working. Until last night.


I'd turned it off, popped the battery out for a minute, then returned it to its case and put it in my crossbody bag. I was about to go to bed when I head a muffled sound coming from inside my bag. It was the panicked Minions ringtone I had assigned to weather alerts on the Droid.


The phone had turned itself back on. Once again.






I took it out of its case and popped the battery out again. This time, I left it out for a few minutes. It seemed to work. So far. I'm not holding my breath. My phones are like children in a way. My HTC Dash and my Kyocera Loft are easygoing, pleasant, and cooperative (for the most part). My Android is a brat willing to do anything just to be difficult.




Is this how Skynet plans to begin its attack on humanity? Will they start with our phones?



13 comments:

  1. Yikes. Don't call us, we'll call you.

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  2. It does sound like a kid...! Thankfully, my "kid" was never that bad...all mine does is make this weird sound when the battery is low...

    Of course, I wish I had your problems. At least your 'kid' is one of the NKOTB....mine is still a flip phone, so it's more of a senior citizen then a kid now...

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  3. When I take my Loft off the charger, it makes a sound like the alien probe in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

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  4. This droid is like a cat. It does whatever the hell it wants.

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  5. What gets me is that it can still turn itself back on even after I've had the battery out. Spooky!

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  6. Remember when phones were dumb? I think we were better off.

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  7. You may be right, Mark. It's a little unsettling to have a phone that's smarter than I am....

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  8. There's a ghost in the machine!

    And this is why I've stayed cell phone free, you know....

    Funny blog!

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  9. We'll convert you, sooner or later....

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  10. Ok, your phone is beginning to scare me.

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  11. Phones are so fickle. They do have a mind of their own sometimes. I just wish that yours would quit harassing you after all this time. It's lucky you have filed a restraining order against it. lol

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  12. I say it's demon possessed and needs a priest, some prayers, and a bit of holy water.

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  13. I feel your pain. I have a Smart-mouth Phone that always changes my text to say things I never intended.

    Lucy

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