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What you (WISH) 4.2 would have brought.....General


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  1. steveu694

    steveu694 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    What is 4.2 missing that you would have liked in a new piece of software? I'll start.

    - Allow infinite scroll of home screens

    -Add or Delete home screens. Who needs 5? 3 is enough for me.
     

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  2. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator Guide

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    You could just get a launcher, they would allow all of this ;)
     
  3. tcat007

    tcat007 Well-Known Member

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    World Peace

    4.2.1
     
  4. dave1812

    dave1812 Well-Known Member

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    just give me 4.1.2 back.
     
  5. steveu694

    steveu694 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I run a launcher on my s3. I refuse to run one on pure android.
     
  6. viper689

    viper689 Well-Known Member

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    Any reason why? It would satisfy your requests lol
     
  7. Maturola

    Maturola Well-Known Member

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    OTG support without rooting.
     
  8. tcat007

    tcat007 Well-Known Member

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    Odd, to each his own. I like ssLauncher soooooo much better than stock. No grid, place items anywhere; change font of any icon, folder or page; change size of any icon or text; change transitions; different wallpaper on each screen; different themes in portrait and landscape (ie different icons/apps)... to name a few reasons. Not rooted.

    I think my Nexus is still "pure".

     
  9. tweak4

    tweak4 Well-Known Member

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    Shared Media!

    With the multiple users update, it looks like each user is completely and totally sandboxed from the other users. Reasonable in theory, but in practice it wasn't 5 minutes before I found myself wishing there was a single repository I could use for music, pictures and movies that would be accessible from all user accounts. Keep giving each user their own space, but also introduce an "all users" area where you can dump media files that everyone can reach.
     
  10. carracerz14

    carracerz14 Well-Known Member

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    So say I have 4 gbs of music, I have to put the same 4gbs of music on the other user if the want it? What a complete waste of space and an idiotic idea
     
  11. carracerz14

    carracerz14 Well-Known Member

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    It has always had otg support without rooting...
     
  12. xmr405o

    xmr405o Well-Known Member

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    Multi window multitasking would have been sweet just like the Note 2.
     
  13. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    How about things I wish it didn't do?

    I can't believe I now have to worry about where I start to pulldown the notifications since there are two separate panels and the quick link to settings has moved over to the 2nd pulldown.

    Why do so many user interface designers like the Chinese puzzle box model? NO! You can't put that there! Someone might find it!

    On the good side, it installed OTA for me - I had to manually install 4.1.2.

    Now I'm off to get rooted again...
     
  14. steveu694

    steveu694 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Haha to me, left is notifications. And right is settings. That's not hard to remember. I don't mind this feature one bit.
     
  15. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    And speaking of Chinese puzzle boxes. The "developer options" is now hidden by default in settings. You have to goto the "about" screen and tap the build number 7 times to turn on the developer options menu item (no, this is not an article from The Onion, it is actually the way it works).
     
  16. carracerz14

    carracerz14 Well-Known Member

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    They do that for a good reason. Every day users don't need the dev options and may change stuff that doesn't need to be changed
     
  17. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    Users may try to put it in a toaster as well, are they going to start making them 3 inches thick so they won't fit in a standard toaster slot?
     
  18. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    I noticed another thing this morning: It seems to do a lot more random changing of the screen brightness than before. I have it sitting in a fixed location in a room with a fixed light level while I'm reading an ebook and taking my morning walk on the treadmill, and the screen brightness keeps going up and down all the time. It didn't fiddle with this nearly as often on 4.1.2.
     
  19. vespa5

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    Miracast would've been nice. OTG output (not just input) would be nice (without having to root your device).
     
  20. Maturola

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    My Apologies, I figure most people knew what i ment, I guess i was wrong.

    To be more specific, read and write funtionalitly to externally mounted storage units using the OTG USB port.
     
  21. rootbrain

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    I bought another n7 (32gb) and upgraded it to 4.1.2. Yes it was an upgrade from 4.2 to 4.1.2.

    Rootbrain
     

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