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Old November 15th, 2012, 02:14 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Just got this update, much to my surprise. Wish I could say it was a pleasant one though. Wow! Did this update make the N7 slow and buggy or what?!? The tablet has become laggy and rougher around the edges. It used to be a nice, smooth experience. What happened?

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i don't what are you people talking about but my N7 flies on 4.2! Can't wait to update my GNex..
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Mine works great. I had to get used to the split menu at the top. Freaked me out at first.
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I have had a couple laggy moments. I rebooted and things are fine.
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4.2 working well here, however I'm using Nova launcher anyway.
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Not impressed with the update. Smaller icons in the dock and the annoying widgets on the lock screen.
Can I get rid of them?
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Not impressed with the update. Smaller icons in the dock and the annoying widgets on the lock screen.
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Yea, what's with the time appearance? Is the hour BIG and FAT and the minutes feeble and spindly for everyone else? What award winning designer thinks that looks good?
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Yea, what's with the time appearance? Is the hour BIG and FAT and the minutes feeble and spindly for everyone else? What award winning designer thinks that looks good?
Yeh same for me. The widgets are annoying.
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Here's another annoying one: StickMount doesn't seem to be working. It says it mounts something, but nothing is there when I browse to the directory it says it mounted it on.
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Mine has a small glitch in that it randomly, but thankfully not very often, will go into landscape view with a black screen, while its in portrait view, and back again. It only takes about a second but its annoying.
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Old November 16th, 2012, 08:13 AM   #61 (permalink)
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Yes, Stickmount doesn't return an error, but file manager queries show all the directories you navigate to empty.
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Yesterday 4.2 arrived, and it is not possible to add alarm in landscape mode anymore!!!! WTF? I guessed for about 10 mins how to add and set alarm, cause I'm using my nexus in landscape mode. After I tryed portrait mode - "OK" button appears, very funny interface bug
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Old November 16th, 2012, 08:40 AM   #63 (permalink)
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Pulled my tablet out this morning and I got a low battery warning. The thing was just about fully charged last night. I am not liking 4.2 at all! This is reminding me of some of the updates we got from Asus on the TF101.
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I cannot update any Google apps since 4.2. Keeps telling me (error retrievine info from server). Any ideas? I cant update any apps for the 4.2 change.
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I'm liking 4.2. I got impatient and did the framework trick, worked first time. All my apps seem to work. First time using android keyboard' takes a little getting use to after using Swype for a year, but I do like it better. Actually has a "." on the number screen! Like being able to manually enter words in the dictionary.

ssLauncher seems to work the same, but one added plus, is when adding widgets the text is a much better contrast.

Xscope browser has no issues. Flash works fine. Does crash occasionally, but no more so than it did on 4.1.2. PS: Browser only crashes with flash enabled. No crashes since I disabled flash, but flash works fine when I need it.

Not sure what everyone's lock screen problem is. Mine looks almost identical except for the bold hour, looks OK to me, although a different font might be better. Date is more readable. My koi live wallpaper looks good on the lock screen. If you don't like the clock, just put your calendar agenda there and delete the clock. My lock screen is on for about 15 seconds a day, so I don't really care what it looks like.

I don't use the right side pull down, use Widgetsoid so I get actual switches on my screen. I also like the left notifications. I have top bar hidden with my launcher, and now one swipe pulls down just the top bar, a second swipe pulls down the notifications. Works and looks much better to me.

Another PLUS... Amazon appstore looks much better! Everything is larger and readable.

I just noticed the time is in the notification bar, so I'm deleting the clock and just using calendar agenda. My lockscreen:

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Old November 16th, 2012, 10:16 AM   #66 (permalink)
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I don't use the right side pull down, use Widgetsoid so I get actual switches on my screen. I also like the left notifications. I have top bar hidden with my launcher, and now one swipe pulls down just the top bar, a second swipe pulls down the notifications. Works and looks much better to me.
I dont have my N7 here right now, but what is this about?
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They have a new pulldown 'quick settings' shade that includes a bunch of worthless stuff. Just shortcuts to things instead of actual on/off toggles. About the only thing useful is the ability to switch user accounts if you have more than one. Much more useful is the 'Notification Toggle' app from Play that sits in the Notification shade and offers a huge selection of on/off toggles and app shortcuts.

I got the 4.2 update downloaded from the OP and put it in my 'Download' folder. I rebooted into cwm recovery from Rom Manager and ran the update. I then did a cache and dalvik wipe before booting back up. I'm running great.
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Old November 16th, 2012, 12:25 PM   #68 (permalink)
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4.2 has absolutely killed my N7. Battery life is horrible (can't make it through a day with no usage) and it is sloooooow. Battery says 41% Screen and 16% Android OS. I don't recall Android OS ever being that high... I'm thinking factory reset is in order. *sigh*
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I don't like the lock screen widgets or clock on my Nexus 4 so I'm holding off updating the N7 at the moment. The OTA has downloaded and I keep selecting "update later".

It's a shame because everything else is great on the N4 - I just wish there were some options for the lock screen like 1 page only...
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Lots of lock screen widgets, see here.

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It's a shame because everything else is great on the N4 - I just wish there were some options for the lock screen like 1 page only...
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I cannot update any Google apps since 4.2. Keeps telling me (error retrievine info from server). Any ideas? I cant update any apps for the 4.2 change.
One way to fix this is to remove your google account and relog in. Its a bit of a pain when I did it though because when I readded my account it installed all the apps that I have installed on my galaxy nexus that I never installed on my N7 (mainly because I didn't want them on my N7). And consequently that triggered a crap load of updates.

So just be aware of that. You won't lose any data, settings or apps though so you need not worry about that.

I'm not sure if there is a easier log off/ log on option without deleting the account.
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I just got it last night finally, but haven't had a chance to check it out yet. My wife did notice the Amazon app-store problem though.
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I updated my nexus 7 to 4.2 & now apps will not update. I see that I should remove google account & then reenter it but my problems I cannot find a way to delete google account. I cannot find a command to remove, delete or anything. help!!! jimjoh
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Just got the update yesterday. Some things I like, others I don't. I really don't like that "new user" box on the lock screen. I will be the only person using my N7, so I wish you could toggle it off.

The other thing I don't like is the new clock. I used the alarm clock a lot, and this new one is terrible. Being that I don't use a passcode pattern on my N7, whenever I would wake the tablet from sleep when it was on the clock app, it would immediately bring up the clock. I didn't have to see the lock screen. Made turning off the alarm in the morning simple. Not anymore. The lock screen comes up. I also don't like that the clock doesn't display over top of my live wallpaper. Instead, its some dull grey background.
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The things I don't like are:
1) my battery seems to drain at a faster rate than before. On 4.1 I would get ZERO battery drain on standby. I could have it on for an entire day (with minimal or no usage) and come back at the end of the day and still have 100%. Now on 4.2 it trickle drains even if I don't use it. It also seems to drain at a faster rate when I am using it. Endurance is decreased.
2) I seem to get random reboots occasionally, when I never had that happen in the 3 months that I've been using the Nexus 7.
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Just got the update yesterday. Some things I like, others I don't. I really don't like that "new user" box on the lock screen. I will be the only person using my N7, so I wish you could toggle it off.

The other thing I don't like is the new clock. I used the alarm clock a lot, and this new one is terrible. Being that I don't use a passcode pattern on my N7, whenever I would wake the tablet from sleep when it was on the clock app, it would immediately bring up the clock. I didn't have to see the lock screen. Made turning off the alarm in the morning simple. Not anymore. The lock screen comes up. I also don't like that the clock doesn't display over top of my live wallpaper. Instead, its some dull grey background.
Well I was wrong about having to unlock the screen when the clock alarm goes off, sorry. At least that's one less thing to dislike about 4.2

So really the only two things I don't like is the new user box on the lock screen and the fact that I can't see my live wallpaper when using the clock app. Not exactly show stoppers in my book, just stuff to get used to.
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fyi, HD widgets now have some locked screen widgets to replace the ugly clock as well as other tools.
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Had my Nexus 7 less than a week. It updated to 4.2 and now I seem to have lost the @ symbol on keyboard. Can't find out how to get it back, anyone any ideas ?
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Had my Nexus 7 less than a week. It updated to 4.2 and now I seem to have lost the @ symbol on keyboard. Can't find out how to get it back, anyone any ideas ?
Press and hold the / key, or switch to number pad and it should be next to the space bar.

Also, consider an app like swift key. Then you can keep the same keyboard across all your devices.
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Your right, I don't see it either
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There's another keyboard you can choose from. Can you try that?
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I'm on 4.2 and still have it. And I know I'm on the 4.2 keyboard because I can do the Swype thing.

Odd.
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I fresh installed the 4.2 factory image so I know whatever I have is pure 4.2

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Had my Nexus 7 less than a week. It updated to 4.2 and now I seem to have lost the @ symbol on keyboard. Can't find out how to get it back, anyone any ideas ?
On my (standard) N7 it's shift /
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