Unless you have been living under a rock or something, you already know what Antennagate is all about. The problem came into light when iPhone 4 was launched in June of this year. It occurs when you hold your phone in a way which covers the antenna, resulting in signal loss, poor reception and dropped calls. And now the latest Android sensation of Verizon, the newly released Motorola Droid 2 falls victim to it.
According to MobileCrunch, Droid 2 users are facing the Antennagate problem and the weird part is that it happens without even touching the phone. Users are constantly noticing fluctuating bars from time to time during normal usage, and it’s not happening because of phone being held wrong, it happens even when it’s just lying around on a table. But the problem is not common among all Droid 2 users, some have reported that their device is working fine for them.
iPhone 4 problem was fixed (or partially fixed) by either holding the phone in a different position, using a case or a bumper which was given by Apple for free, and by updating to new iOS 4.0.1 / 4.0.2 software update, but since Droid 2 is dropping signals even without touching the phone, the problem seems more complicated and technical here for Motorola and Verizon. So what are they going to do to resolve it? Send out a software update to fix the algorithm which calculates the signal bars like Apple did? Or replace the handsets with brand new ones? [via MobileCrunch]
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