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Old November 14th, 2012, 05:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The Customization Center

This one has me the most intrigued. Apparently, it will be an area where users can change ringtones, languages, backgrounds, launchers, wallpapers, and presumably anything else to make the device "their own." Most of this stuff can already be done from the Settings menu, so it sounds like the Customization Center is going to be a central place to take care of it all, which is a little more user friendly. I can get behind that.
The UI changes are said to go deeper than that, too. The CC will offer "templates" that can be applied to the entire system, including icons. Sounds kind of like the theme engine that's been in CyanogenMod for quite some time now. This will be a quick way of letting manufacturers include their custom UI without pushing it on users. In theory, it should also mean that the custom overlay is a separate entity of sorts, so OEMs could push OTA updates to just the skin. Think of the possibilities there - the newest version of stock Android can be pushed to the device, and users will only have to wait for the updated skin. As incredible as that sounds, though, take it for what it is: a rumor, and pure speculation. I'm going to say that one more time, for the sake of clarity: pure speculation.

source: More Android 4.2 Rumors Surface: Customization Center, Project Roadrunner, Updated Google Now And Play Store


what happened to this feature? it seems like a great idea.

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Old November 14th, 2012, 07:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This makes me want it so much more. I've been waiting for Google to give people maximum customization like your typical third party launchers, but smoother. So more screen transitions, tabs in the app drawer, etc. I recently got the 4.2 keyboard with swipe and it's brilliant. Straight from Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=hs.ime.aosp&feature=nav_result#?t=W251b GwsMSwxLDMsImhzLmltZS5hb3NwIl0.
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I haven't seen anything like that on my Nexus 4, not sure what happened to it. All the ringtones, notifications, wallpaper, etc is changed the same way it has been done on every other version of android.
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I believe it will actually be an Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie feature.
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