My 2x4 People widget isn't the 'cool' one?


Last Updated:

  1. thisnameistaken

    thisnameistaken Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    5
    Hi all, I'm new. I just got my Hero at the weekend and it's my first Android phone, I'm still getting it set up to my liking.

    This is confusing me though: My 2x4 People widget doesn't look like this, instead I just get the person's portrait, name below it and a tiny contact method icon in the bottom-right of their portrait (I would like to show you an example but I can't even find an image of it online - is it only my phone?!?).

    When selecting which widget style to use, the 2x4 option shows the portrait on the left, contact method icon on the right (as in the image I linked to above) but when I add it to my home screen it doesn't look like that.

    Any advice? I'm on 3 in the UK, phone ROM is up-to-date.
     

    Advertisement
  2. G8D

    G8D Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
    Messages:
    533
    Likes Received:
    4
    The one you have is the new one.
     
  3. thisnameistaken

    thisnameistaken Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    5
    Aw, so I can't get the old one? It looks much more useful - it's harder to select an alternative contact method with the new one.

    It's strange because the widget preview shows the old one. I suppose they just forgot to update the preview image.
     
  4. G8D

    G8D Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
    Messages:
    533
    Likes Received:
    4
    My preview image is the new one also.
     
  5. james

    james Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2009
    Messages:
    148
    Likes Received:
    9
    My people widget looks like the one you've linked in that image, and I have the latest ROM on my phone (Unlocked Hero on Orange).
     
  6. thisnameistaken

    thisnameistaken Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    5
    The plot thickens.
    I suppose if I wanted that widget it would involve some serious messing about, right?
     
  7. Hrochnick

    Hrochnick Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    5
    So, if that's the new one... (although I don't know how new it is - I've said this before but my sisters G2 bought before (way back in September or October) my Hero has the 'new' one, I have the 'old one) does it mean when we (eventually) upgrade to 2.x with Sense fully integrated we'll all be stuck with the new, less useful one?
     
  8. nyx528

    nyx528 Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0
    I like the one that's more picture. Clicking on the picture is the contact method and if you click on the person's name it pulls up their contact card. <3
     
  9. thisnameistaken

    thisnameistaken Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    5
    The name is a tiny area of screen to hit though. It's like they left the widget the same size and managed to make it half as useful...
     
  10. Sarah_

    Sarah_ New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think I have the new version and I can have the 2x4 persons widget.. You choose it from HTC-widgets, not shortcuts on my Hero..
     
  11. thisnameistaken

    thisnameistaken Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    5
    Yeah I can get a 2x4 People widget, it just isn't the one shown in the post above - it's a crapper one. I am selecting it through HTC Widgets.
     
  12. Sarah_

    Sarah_ New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Oh ok. Strange. I get the "cool" one.:cool:
     
  13. Danny159

    Danny159 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am on 3UK and was thinking the same thing, I have the one your on about but want the on you linked too!! :(

    Dan
     
  14. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009
    Messages:
    20,389
    Likes Received:
    16,498
    IIRC the People widget changed after 2.73.405.5 was released, so any devices running more recent firmware based on 2.73.405.66 (or later) will have the "new style" widget.
     
  15. Sarah_

    Sarah_ New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    I actually have the firmware based on the 2.73.405.66.
     

Share This Page

Loading...