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Old July 13th, 2012, 11:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Differences between ICS and JB?

So now that quite a few of us have the Official JB (yayy)..I was wondering what are some of the differences you've noticed??

Positives and negatives.

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So now that quite a few of us have the Official JB (yayy)..I was wondering what are some of the differences you've noticed??

Positives and negatives.

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Patriot posted this over in the root forum a great read!

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Thank you both for the links but I'm not wanting to know about roms or technical differences between ICs and JB.

I wanted to know what people using it have found as positives and/or negatives since receiving the Official JB OTA.

User feedback kind of thing.
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Thank you both for the links but I'm not wanting to know about roms or technical differences between ICs and JB.

I wanted to know what people using it have found as positives and/or negatives since receiving the Official JB OTA.

User feedback kind of thing.
Off the top of my head:

I like how they have improved notificatins
I like how smoothly it runs
I like the new widget that identifies songs (Sound Search)

I don't like how some of my apps don't work with JB
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Off the top of my head:

I like how they have improved notificatins
I like how smoothly it runs
I like the new widget that identifies songs (Sound Search)

I don't like how some of my apps don't work with JB
I like,
The new notifications,
the new widgets,
the speed of everything loading,
The gallery loading in the camera app with a swipe.

I don't like,
Text trying to predict what my next word will be (ive turned this off)
The soft buttons being grey (i prefered the blue)
Google Now (all i get is example cards, seems pointless but ill give it time.)
when looking at a picture in the gallery the mini slide thumbnails from the bottom have gone. (this was convenient)
double tapping a flash video no longer makes it fit screen

Ive not tried everything yet but getting there.
Any others?
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By any chance, did JB add MAP support for SMS/Email over bluetooth?
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I have the Google-branded unlocked GSM version (using it on Tmobile's prepaid $30 special plan). It's my "play" phone since my Galaxy S2 on Sprint is my main phone. (That just got updated to ICS yesterday coincidentally. Running out of Gingerbread in this house!)

So far I have a trade off of pros and cons.

Pro: Google Now is a very nifty feature.

I couldn't find it at first (didn't realize it was integrated into Google's native search app), but now that I have I love it. It tells me my baseball scores, the weather, traffic info (though I work from home so there's no regular commute). I absolutely adore the ability to tell it to set an alarm for me or navigate to some place. In the later it will automatically find the address, launch Google Nav, turn on GPS and start directing me around. I've been using Google's voice turn-by-turn directions for years. Very awesome. And it's fun to do a barrel roll.

Cons: I lost access to my Flash Player.

Yeah I know a lot of you guys will lecture me on the need for the web to jump HTML5, but a lot of it still isn't compatible. By losing Flash, Android looses a big selling point over iOS. (I really hate Adobe and suspect there's some collusion with Apple on this. At least for the timing of their announcement right in the middle of Google I/O.)

The biggest pain was loosing access to Amazon Video. I had been purchasing my TV shows there. This pushes me toward the Play market (at best) and those grey markets (at worst). Amazon really needs to create an app for playing their video content on all devices and not just Kindle Fires. One of the main reasons I was comfortable jumping from iOS was the content library I could find at Amazon. The Play Store just isn't there yet.
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I have flash on my GNex running JB. My understanding was as long as you grabbed it before 8/15 ?
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I have flash on my GNex running JB. My understanding was as long as you grabbed it before 8/15 ?
I'm hearing conflicting reports. I've heard like you have that flash is available so long as you "buy" it from the Play Store (even though it is free) before August 15. However, some are claiming that if you have JB that it isn't available on the Play Store (items that aren't "compatible" with your phone are hidden). It would be interesting to find out which is correct. And I wonder if there is a difference between those that got JB OTA and those that loaded a ROM with JB.
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I'm hearing conflicting reports. I've heard like you have that flash is available so long as you "buy" it from the Play Store (even though it is free) before August 15. However, some are claiming that if you have JB that it isn't available on the Play Store (items that aren't "compatible" with your phone are hidden). It would be interesting to find out which is correct. And I wonder if there is a difference between those that got JB OTA and those that loaded a ROM with JB.
stock jellybean, not compatible, can't install
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I have JB via the OTA ,and I have flash player 11and it works fine. Took a screenshot to show it on my phone will post it later.
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Love the smoothness, project butter ftw!
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To have flash on the gnex with JB you would have to download it before you updated. I got it when I was still on ICS so I still have it, but I searched the play store just now and there is nothing for it. If you have not downloaded before the update you are out of luck. The only thing I could think of it side loading it. It does work with JB, but Google has just removed it from the store.
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My GNex running the OTA JB ...note Flash Player


Playing a movie using Flash Player:
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Maybe it's possible for people that do not have Flash but want it to get the Flash Player apk and install it that way??
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Well, I don't have the OTA, but I will stick to talking about something that is included in the OTA, and that is Google Now. Its just so convenient, I find more and more instead of unlocking to homescreen, I unlock to Google Now instead. We already had such an advantage over iOS with widgets for instant information, and now its even faster! Well done Google!
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Yup, unlike iOS, Android optimizes performance and speed, rather than decreasing perfrmance on iOS
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Google now...I don't get it, ive read reviews and read what you guys are putting, but mine never shows anything in there, just the chance to see 'sample cards'. Do you reckon because im UK based its not fully compatible yet?
like play magazines, that says my country is not compatible yet but google force installed it on my phone.
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Google now...I don't get it, ive read reviews and read what you guys are putting, but mine never shows anything in there, just the chance to see 'sample cards'. Do you reckon because im UK based its not fully compatible yet?
like play magazines, that says my country is not compatible yet but google force installed it on my phone.
Same with me, Canada
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stock jellybean, not compatible, can't install
If you really want it, then one way to get it would be to unlock the phone, restore it back to 4.04, setup your phone again (including flash), then reinstall the JB update. I only mention this because it sounds as if you have just set up your phone (didn't get it updated prior to updating to JB).

I've also heard you can sideload Flash, but I don't know the process.
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If you really want it, then one way to get it would be to unlock the phone, restore it back to 4.04, setup your phone again (including flash), then reinstall the JB update. I only mention this because it sounds as if you have just set up your phone (didn't get it updated prior to updating to JB).

I've also heard you can sideload Flash, but I don't know the process.
not a biggie for me, mine was just more for knowledge of others checking

but that method will help someone else i am sure
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If you really want it, then one way to get it would be to unlock the phone, restore it back to 4.04, setup your phone again (including flash), then reinstall the JB update. I only mention this because it sounds as if you have just set up your phone (didn't get it updated prior to updating to JB).

I've also heard you can sideload Flash, but I don't know the process.
Sideloading Flash is easy. You just download the apk, allow Unknown Sources in Development Options, and then your golden.
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My main dislike is the redesigned pop-up window that asks me which app to use for a particular action. Please bring back the old one!

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I don't like how some of my apps don't work with JB
You can't really blame that on JB can you?

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when looking at a picture in the gallery the mini slide thumbnails from the bottom have gone. (this was convenient)
Just pinch to zoom out and you'll see the thumbnails again.

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Love the smoothness, project butter ftw!
I agree. It's lovely!
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My main dislike is the redesigned pop-up window that asks me which app to use for a particular action. Please bring back the old one!
I agree, now you have to do two steps where before there was one. It really pushes you to pick "always use this app".

I also notice it is slightly less stable than before. Nothing huge, but like sometimes I will start Netflix and get a black screen after the movie "starts". A reboot and it is fine. ICS, I'd run the phone for a week or more without rebooting, rarely had any issue.

Google Now is weird. I randomly get cards telling me how far from home I am, like at the store, but like at work all day I don't get one. It also sometimes hangs/crashes when the question ends with a google search vs a card. Card-answered queries are fast. But if there isn't a card for it, it more often than not takes a long time/becomes unresponsive.

I like the voice keyboard, it is more consistent since it doesn't depend on the data speed/latency. But I prefer SwiftKey's actual keyboard. It's a shame it doesn't play well with the voice keyboard. I think every keyboard should have a long-press optional character. The Google kb has like 20 different punctuations on a submenu of the '.' key. Why not spread those out onto all the letter characters that have no secondary function?

I suspect my battery life is shorter, but that may be coincidence. Often I can go a day and a half and still have a comfortable 30%. But lately I've needed to charge it every night. Could just be usage variance, or network/signal variance.

I'm sure it will get better though, ICS needed a few follow-up stability releases too.
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I have flash on my GNex running JB. My understanding was as long as you grabbed it before 8/15 ?
I tried sideloading Flash on my Nexus 7. That part works fine. What doesn't work is finding a browser that accepts it.

I'm really steamed DolphinHD had to push an update that killed Flash support on Jellybean. I mean, why...? Deactivate it by default but don't kill it. You just push me away from using your browser.

So I tried Firefox beta (aka Aurora). Trouble is it keeps asking me to "install plug-in". Um hello, Flash Player 11 is installed. I followed all the directions on xda-developers. Still not working.

On the other hand, I did get my ICS Galaxy S3 working by the xda-dev fix.

The problem here is Amazon Instant Video. I have work arounds for most of the other video sites I visit. But Amazon needs to step up to the plate. Otherwise they push me to get my content at Google Play (or that grey market). Ideally I want to see an AIV apk in the Play store available to all Android users and not just Kindle Fire. Heck, I'll take an APK in the Amazon App Store. The question is just how much does Amazon want my future money for video content?

It's very frustrating. I came from the iTunes world when I learned the merits of cloud video streaming vs local storage. Amazon won me over last year with their video store. Being able to play on my computer, mobile devices or Roku box nailed it. Now it seems they've taken a step backward. Evolve or die Amazon. (And yeah I know all about the "grey market". It's been my fallback ever since Doctor Who debuted in the UK in 2005 and no American TV channel was ballsy enough to lease it. As much as I love the ease of use ::cough::no DRM::cough::, I prefer to support my favorite shows with paid subscriptions. The rest I wait till they hit Netflix.)
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Ok I finally got Flash and Amazon Instant Video working on my Nexus 7 running Jellybean. It was a 3 step process:

1) sideload Flash APK
2) Install another browser (Dolphin works but Xbrowser is better)
3) Configure browser to see desktop versions of Amazon website (otherwise Amazon doesn't serve up the Flash player).

Then Amazon goes and releases its Instant Video app for iOS. WTF?! Seriously irritating me guys.

I'm loving the Google Now cards and voice functions. My phone pretty much just sticks to my baseball scores and weather (I work at home so there's no commute to report). I want it to launch a playlist from Google Music next. The potential is there.
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Thank you both for the links but I'm not wanting to know about roms or technical differences between ICs and JB.

I wanted to know what people using it have found as positives and/or negatives since receiving the Official JB OTA.

User feedback kind of thing.
Hi Bren S,
As a humble user i was asking the same question and the most un- Hieroglyph answer i could find is done by a user named gossipdroid here it is three major difference, actually changes.

well there are a number of improvements in JB. The 3 big ones are
1) Notification actions - From the notification bar you can perform certain actions if the app allows. Such as end a call, replly to a text, play/pause skip music.

2) project butter- The interface has been given a boost in speed so the whole os feels buttery smooth
3) Google now (which can be hacked into ICS) is a new search experience that has 2 components -
Cards, which is googles attempt to help you, be it traffic stats, driving directions, weather. Lets say Google knows you have an appointment across town, and with gps and traffic knows it is 45 min away, it will prompt you 45 before appt to go.

the other facet of google now is enhanced voice search and voice actions.

There is more, but those are some of the highlights.

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i just wonder when we'll get the next update to fix 4.2.1...lol
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What needs fixing in 4.2.1?
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I find Bluetooth to be much more stable with JB than with ICS, not less stable. Guess I'm lucky.
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