Last Updated: Oct 16,2010
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What a joke making a big deal out of stuff that we have been doing for months with market apps!
Still nice to see they are doing something while their using us as free R&D puppets.
Yeah just watched the video
New widget for missed calls and switchers for 3g etc - check
Homescreen with 5 desktops (ADW actually has 7) - check
quick preview of all homescreens - check
20 apps per screen on layout - check
single press for app drawer - check
only thing i think we can't do right now is live wallpaper and HD video
and if he REALLY likes that 3 call widget he really should browse the market more - although i will issue a health warning incase the excitement gives him a heart attack
wow yea i agree with both of you, SE is now way behind the curve consider not only are the other phone developers coming out with better stuff but now the customers (us) are taking the lack of updates into our own hands and customizing to our liking. oh by the way MrWomble whats the widget called to view missed calls?
love the side slide unlock! wish i can get that now!
There is something similar, but I forget what it is called. I will try and find it for you. In the meantime somebody else may be able to help you out with the name of the app before I remember what it's called lol
Im so excited about this finally coming out. I know I wont get it till probably Christmas knowing how useless Orange are but at least its finally arriving and my mate has an X10 and its not branded so I will be able to have a good look at it when it comes out.
The app is LockGo... you can customise the lock screen to have a side slide
Ye, that's the one It's been doing my head in trying to remember lol
Hey seen a few different screen lock apps... are they for main unlock
s like the default x10 unlock or something else? The screen shots look confusing. Theres one called side unlock and one called lockgo. What ones better?
Well I've never used LockGo nor seen it work, but I have seen side unlock work, and it looks great, just like the iphone
After using a Galaxy with 2.1 for the last week I am really hating the slide lock, gimme the SE arc swipe any day of the week
The more I'm using 2.1 the more I want my X10 fixed and running the rooted 1.6
hmm i would think the simple side swipe would be easier??
I like the app that allows you to bypass it but it messes up my notification bar. boo urns
For me I find that the swipe follows the arc of my thumb perfectly and I find it easy to do with one hand yet the slide I find I need two hands to achieve the action, and to be fair I dont have huge hands...
ya its not so much the arc or whatever its the lag. it sometimes doesnt want to go all the way and i have to try it 2 more times to get it. that is prolly the most frustrating part of the phone so far but in a close second is were if you open your text messages and its already in a thread and you press back to go back to see all your text threads, it takes you to your home screen and you have to go all in again and retry it. am i doing something wrong? i dont see any other way to go back to text menu when in a thread?
Not got a clue - looks like a SE stock widget on the 2.1 update - is placed at about 1:08 into the video - he REALLY likes it lol
i'd really like the bloody update - like NOW haha
Best way round that
Download handcent sms
Handcent SMS - Android app on AppBrain
takes you back to all threads after viewing an individual one
is handcent sms easy to install? because im not much of a techy
go into your current SMS settings and turn off notifications
then onto the market - search and download "HANDCENT SMS"
thats pretty much it - nice n simple
then in MENU > SETTINGS > NOTIFICATION SETTINGS can set up the alerts for new SMS
also available are free font packs to change the style of text from the MARKET
sorry cant find sms settings?
SE Stock Messaging
Open Messaging > MENU > SETTINGS > NOTIFICATIONS (untick this)
Open Handcent > MENU > SETTINGS > NOTIFICATION SETTINGS > NOTIFICATIONS (tick this) > NOTIFICATION SETTINGS (customize what notifications you get - sound, icon, vibrate etc)
Hope this helps
Do they replace the current stock unlock screen or run "aswell as" ??
Why do I get the feeling from that first video that they are going to miss the end of Oct deadline by a LONG Shot............. From my reading between the lines, I'm beating they will come up with some new reason for a delay until the end of November. To top it, the reason for the delay, well guess what, it won't be their fault, sickening! Any body wanna place some Las Vegas beats on this... The bad thing, they are trying to appease us with stuff that for most of us, is already out dated. This is what happens when you release an OS late and fail to keep it current. While the rest of the world is moving forward, they are spinning their wheels trying to play catch to anything, which they again, are doing a terrible job with.
Sad, Sad, Sad .....................
do i have to put back on notifications once handcent is up and going? by the way thanks. looks great!
Once handcent is installed - turn on the notifications ONLY in the Handcent menu
Otherwise the stock messaging program will keep telling you that there are unread messages - but +1 on the thanks
always nice to help a fellow user - as usual - any issues or questions, ask us lol
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