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Old October 19th, 2012, 12:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What do we think of Jellybean?

So, we waited what felt like an eternity to get JB on our S3's, what do we think. I'll be brief:-

Pros

Smoother transitions (silky swiping)
Google NOW (simply brilliant)
Blocking Mode (very useful)
Better notification (preview emails)
Quicker (less lock ups than ICS)
More Widgets
Improved Calender
Internet Browser brightness issue fixed

Cons

App Compatibility albeit that not Google's fault
Grey notification bar (I want a black one!)

Feel free to post your own thoughts....

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Battery life not as good as ics also benchmark scores not as good quite a bit lower on antutu.
I do like google now but still feel that svoice works better for things like opening apps but google now is far better for internet searches.
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Battery life not as good as ics also benchmark scores not as good quite a bit lower on antutu.
I do like google now but still feel that svoice works better for things like opening apps but google now is far better for internet searches.
Google Now is purely for Internet searches, it can replace s voice as it's not shell integrated...
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My battery life is about the same as ics. Benchmarks are irrelevant.

I'm rooted so I DO have a black status bar. In fact, it looks vanilla android.



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My battery life is about the same as ics. Benchmarks are irrelevant.

I'm rooted so I DO have a black status bar. In fact, it looks vanilla android.



Do your icon look like that because of jelly bean or because your rooted?
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Because he has root.
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The ones at the top is a theme, because I have root. The ones at the bottom are go launcher plus custom icon pack
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The ones at the top is a theme, because I have root. The ones at the bottom are go launcher plus custom icon pack
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and were did everybody get this up date
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I don't have an update available. Are you guys in Europe? I'm in the US on Verizon.
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You won't have it in the US yet. Especially on big red lol
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Help a lady out from America who's still waiting for her Jellybean update.... How do you access Google Now on the S3? On my GNex I can do that Home button swipe up. What's the equivalent on the S3?
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Help a lady out from America who's still waiting for her Jellybean update.... How do you access Google Now on the S3? On my GNex I can do that Home button swipe up. What's the equivalent on the S3?
If you aren't rooted and still on ICS you don't have Google now yet. Its jb and above.

If you're just asking for future reference, I imagine its very similar
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If you aren't rooted and still on ICS you don't have Google now yet. Its jb and above.

If you're just asking for future reference, I imagine its very similar
I am asking for future reference. I don't see how it can work the same as the Gnex though. The S3 is a hardware Home button. I can't swipe up with it. If I press once I get the Home Screen, twice I get S Voice. So how do I activate Google Now on Jellybean? What are you lucky European folks finding?
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I am asking for future reference. I don't see how it can work the same as the Gnex though. The S3 is a hardware Home button. I can't swipe up with it. If I press once I get the Home Screen, twice I get S Voice. So how do I activate Google Now on Jellybean? What are you lucky European folks finding?
I believe it comes up with your recent apps after long pressing the home button
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In the UK on 3 network. Got the Jellybean update automatically this morning without plugging into Kies. I'm still playing but love it so far! Just amazed that 3 got it so quick! Have had to wait so long for any kind of update from them!
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So, we waited what felt like an eternity to get JB on our S3's, what do we think. I'll be brief:-

Pros

Smoother transitions (silky swiping)
Google NOW (simply brilliant)
Blocking Mode (very useful)
Better notification (preview emails)
Quicker (less lock ups than ICS)
More Widgets
Improved Calender
Internet Browser brightness issue fixed

Cons

App Compatibility albeit that not Google's fault
Grey notification bar (I want a black one!)

Feel free to post your own thoughts....

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this is what everyone has been dieing for them to release?? they hardly changed anything lol
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JB is definitely smoother, and browsing seems faster. Google Now is no real use to me really. One major issue, after the JB update my battery is draining like a gud un! Can't seem to work out why, anyone seeing the same?
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