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From GB to JB: what I miss

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Dimension7, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Dimension7

    Dimension7 Member
    Thread Starter

    I had a Desire HD for a while, now I have a Nexus S. There are many improvements between GB and JB, but I can't stand two things by now:
    a)how contacs are managed, can't link those with facebook. But I think that's a bug
    b)quick search when dialing: on GB when you tap the phone button, you have a numpad, with both numbers and letters. Then you can start writing the number or the name of the contact and the phone will make a quick search for contacts. Now I can't do that anymore.

    Is there a workaround for that?
     


  2. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator

    A. You can download a workaround, since as of Android 4.0 Facebook contact sync has been dropped. Otherwise I use HaxSync it is a nice workaround for contact photos.

    B. This should still be active...when I start typing John Smith's number...(111-222-3333), I start typing 111-22....then it pops up with John's contact.
     
  3. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
    VIP Member

    The "smart dialling" feature, which I think is what B refers to, is not a feature of the stock android dialer. So this isn't GB vs JB but HTC Sense vs vanilla Android. There are however third party dialers with this feature if it is important to you.
     
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  4. SaleenFiend

    SaleenFiend Android Enthusiast


    Yes, HTC Dialer is responsible for the Smart Sync he is wanting. Third party apps are your only option for this..also Hacksync works excellently.
     
  5. Dimension7

    Dimension7 Member
    Thread Starter

    Ok thanks, I will search for a new dialer then :)
     
  6. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Android Expert

    Upgrade Anxiety...we've all been there...
     
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