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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Mr. Lucky, Oct 19, 2021.

  1. Mr. Lucky

    Mr. Lucky Android Expert
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    Was pushed to the phone as an OTA update. Nice improvements, and everything works pretty much as expected. There is one goof I discovered though , and I can't believe it wasn't caught in beta. That is, the Material You color theming keys off the lock screen wallpaper instead of the home screen, where you spend most of your time. I hate to give up my sunset over the Great Smoky Mountains pic, but I'm not going to have everything themed pink lol!
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  2. Mr. Lucky

    Mr. Lucky Android Expert
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    UPDATE: It turns out there is a way of selecting an alternate theme color. See this page from Tom's guide; it's describing the beta, but it looks the same in the official Android 12 release. Thing is, a bug snuck in since the beta. That is, it stops working at step 4. If you want to go back you can't because the 'Wallpaper colors' button is no longer active.

    So, if you want the Material You theming, don't select a basic color... ever!
     
  3. I have a 4a. Still waiting for the update.
     
  4. Mr. Lucky

    Mr. Lucky Android Expert
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    You can try forcing the update, like I did:
    Settings > System > System update, then regardless if it says "Your system is up to date" tap "Check for update"
    If the update is available for your phone, you'll be presented with the option to download it and install. If it says "Your system is up to date" again, you'll just have to wait.

    I wouldn't be in a hurry though as I've found another feature that doesn't work. The scrolling screenshot that worked in beta doesn't exist in the release version. The "Capture more" button just isn't there. It was tried with long pages in both Google Chrome and Google Photos.
     
  5. RCG

    RCG Newbie

    My #1 grand daughter has a 4 and got 12 yesterday, as did I on my 5.
     
  6. Mr. Lucky

    Mr. Lucky Android Expert
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    Any oddness noticed, or issues?
     
  7. RCG

    RCG Newbie

    If so, she didn't mention any.

    We exchanged texts for a few hours, and I don't believe she had any trouble ........... nor did I.
     
  8. Mr. Lucky

    Mr. Lucky Android Expert
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    FURTHER UPDATE: MY previously reported bug of the Material You feature not keying off the homescreen was due to the fact I was using a 3rd-party live wallpaper. It's still a bug, but different than what I originally reported. Using any of the built-in static wallpapers, the "Wallpaper colors" button does work.
     
  9. Thanks. I've done all that so I'll just hurry up and wait.
     
  10. Apparently in Australia, Telstra thinks they can do a better job than Google, so they don't release new updates until they've done their own testing...
     
  11. ScarlettM59

    ScarlettM59 Member

    Is Asian version going to get Android 12 Update.
     
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