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Old September 6th, 2013, 06:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Are there any major UI changes between 4.2/4.3? Or is this more of a "minor tweak" update for S4 owners?
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Are there any major UI changes between 4.2/4.3? Or is this more of a "minor tweak" update for S4 owners?

Here is a break down of what they say it will include.
A Look at What’s New in Android 4.3 – Droid Life
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Here is a break down of what they say it will include.
A Look at What’s New in Android 4.3 – Droid Life
Seems like some decent new features there. Wonder which ones listed....if any....are specific to the Nexus 7 since they brought that up a few times in the article.
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Seems like some decent new features there. Wonder which ones listed....if any....are specific to the Nexus 7 since they brought that up a few times in the article.
Multi-user is probably only a tablet feature. Faster switching was a nice improvement on the N7.

I wonder if installing this update, when it comes, will prevent me from using the older version of Google Maps?
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They also have an undocumented (hidden) feature - app permission manager.
App Ops: Android 4.3's Hidden App Permission Manager, Control Permissions For Individual Apps! [Update]

Probably not fully functional yet, but is a step in the right direction.
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They also have an undocumented (hidden) feature - app permission manager.
App Ops: Android 4.3's Hidden App Permission Manager, Control Permissions For Individual Apps! [Update]

Probably not fully functional yet, but is a step in the right direction.
I'm currently using probam Rom which is based on cyanogenmod 10.2 (android 4.3) and the permissions thing is really nice feature. For instance I've prevented Facebook app from read or writing data on my phone and a few other permissions. It can take a long time to go through them but if you know already of specific ones..... otherwise I believe it's minor things under the hood similar to 4.2

As someone else mentioned about ability to have users on it, cyanogenmod does allow this feature but obviously requires root which is not for everyone :-)
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I really like the design on the Samsung keyboard. But I'll never use it without auto correct. I'm currently using the Google keyboard. I sure wish they would add in auto correct for the keyboard
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6122252[/URL]]Multi-user is probably only a tablet feature. Faster switching was a nice improvement on the N7.

I wonder if installing this update, when it comes, will prevent me from using the older version of Google Maps?
That's a good question. I'm using the older version of Google maps/Nav. too. Like it much better then the current version.
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Here is a break down of what they say it will include.
A Look at What’s New in Android 4.3 – Droid Life
That article fails to mention the biggest deal of all in 4.3, TRIM support (AKA, "garbage collection"). This has been a standard feature in linux for quite some time, and should spell an end to "lag" which tends to plague Android devices as they age or accumulate many app install/unistall cycles.
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"Bluetooth AVRCP 1.3 support – display song names on a car stereo."

I'm pretty sure our phones have this now. At least my SGS4 does. I noticed after we first got them that streaming mp3's to my Kenwood would display song information where our HTC Evo LTE's would not. Maybe they're adding more support for album cover thumbnails or something. That would be cool.
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Will receiving this update unroot ur phone?
Also, i didn't read the article, but from some replies and things ive heard, they are doing away with navigation? I actually really like my little blue triangular friend this true?
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Any idea how this will affect those of us who have rooted, but not replaced out boot loader?

The features are intriguing, but I don't want to give up my Titanium Backup, and it's ability to freeze/uninstall bloat.
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Any idea how this will affect those of us who have rooted, but not replaced out boot loader?

The features are intriguing, but I don't want to give up my Titanium Backup, and it's ability to freeze/uninstall bloat.
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Will all the carriers send out the update or is this just for the big 3
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That's up to the carriers for support. This early on I'd expect most to get it
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That's a good question. I'm using the older version of Google maps/Nav. too. Like it much better then the current version.
I 2nd this, no idea why they got rid of pegman.

Does anyone know which was the last version of maps and street view to have pegman, and a possible download?
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