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

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by thisnameistaken, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. thisnameistaken

    thisnameistaken Well-Known Member
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    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.
     

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  2. G8D

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    The one you have is the new one.
     
  3. thisnameistaken

    thisnameistaken Well-Known Member
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    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

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    My preview image is the new one also.
     
  5. james

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    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
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    The plot thickens.
    I suppose if I wanted that widget it would involve some serious messing about, right?
     
  7. Hrochnick

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    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

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    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
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    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_

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    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
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    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
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    Oh ok. Strange. I get the "cool" one.:cool:
     
  13. Danny159

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    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

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    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_

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    I actually have the firmware based on the 2.73.405.66.
     
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