damn, that's a lot of confusion. Ok here are my observations. I have the OTA:
lockscreen phone icon (on the left) still works. I drag it into the ring and my dialer app loads.
The "Phone" button at the base of all homescreens is still there and it works. When I click it, the dialer comes up.
I never noticed if "Phone" or "Dialer" was an app in my app drawer BEFORE the OTA. But now that I have the update, I don't see a "Phone" app or widget. Which means I can't create a shortcut for it.
That may not matter with the Sense launcher, since the built-in phone button is always there, but what happens if you run a custom launcher??? Haven't gotten around to that yet.
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