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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Thom, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. Thom

    Thom  
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    The single biggest impact for me is the ability to display two apps on the screen at the same time. Here is the Android Forums app running with the RealCalc app ...

    1.jpg or 2.jpg

    What are your thoughts?

    ... Thom
     


    #1 Thom, Feb 26, 2017
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  2. rdsok

    rdsok Android Enthusiast

    ( Ted ) Nugent is a musician... Nougat is the v7 of Android

    :D
     
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  3. sumotori

    sumotori Member

    I've found this only useful when I'm using it with Solid Explorer, i.e. with a file manager.

    What puts me off, I think, is the screen size for each app. I can see it working though in landscape.
     
  4. Odin89

    Odin89 Android Enthusiast

    Its a feature on several devices, boost max, zte zmax pro, lg aristo. Works gread, really well for tablets and phablets or devices with 5.7" display and up.
     
  5. Thom

    Thom  
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    Are there things you like or dislike about the update other than the two app option? Solved problem? New problem?

    ... Thom
     
  6. Odin89

    Odin89 Android Enthusiast

    Ah sorry, was speed reading across topics, thought it was an inquiry to what the app was like. I dont have the droid the turbo2
     
  7. Thom

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    Settings have changed ...

    6.0.1 had Settings/Sound & Notifications/Advanced/Notification Access to permit turning off the vibration in Do Not Disturb.

    7.0 has Settings/Sound and Settings/Notifications and neither has /Advanced/Notification Access

    7.0 has Settings/Apps/cog wheel/Special Access/Notification access. There you can enable the app.

    ... Thom
     
    #7 Thom, Feb 27, 2017
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  8. (G)

    (G) Android Expert

    And a big deal for Verizon customers: there's now a "BLOCK CALLS" setting in Settings. So now we can have more than 5 numbers blocked and not have to pay anything.
     
  9. (G)

    (G) Android Expert

    I just discovered that the little number that attaches itself to the MESSAGES app icon showing how many text messages you have unanswered, won't clear, even after I go into the message stream and go out again.

    Solution?
     
  10. P B

    P B Lurker

    I am also interested in a solution for the message number that never goes away.
     
  11. Thom

    Thom  
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    What messaging app are you using? What launcher are you using?

    ... Thom
     
  12. P B

    P B Lurker

    Not sure what you mean by launcher? Its the new android messaging app that showed up on my phone when it upgraded to nougat this morning.
     
  13. Thom

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    I use Nova Launcher Prime and have for years. There are others. I like Nova. It has the capability of managing the numbers in question.

    I use chompSMS and it's younger brother Textra.

    I also use Tasker heavily and have a profile that reads incoming text messages to me. As a result I don't have any unread messages in chomp so I can't duplicate your problem.

    Your problem sounds like a bug in the messaging app you are using.

    ... Thom
     
  14. (G)

    (G) Android Expert

    Indeed it does. But I can't see adding one more app to my phone when there's one already built in. All they need to do is fix this one and I'm happy.

    I can't imagine, though, how this slipped by the beta testers...
     
  15. Thom

    Thom  
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    Yes I know.

    Here's the deal ... pre-installed software ... Verizon is in the drivers seat ... added apps ... you are in the drivers seat.

    They used to change the phone app every time there was a new release ... I went with Pixel Phone Pro and use it on all models. Messaging ... I use chompSMS ,,, launcher ... I use Nova Launcher Prime.

    When you have apps that can dump/restore their settings then an occasional Factory Data Reset is unfortunate but no longer devastating.

    ... Thom
     
  16. rdsok

    rdsok Android Enthusiast

    I'm also using Nova Prime as my launcher.... When I added the new Google Messages app ( just labeled Messages in the app drawer ) to one of my desktop screens...

    I see no number listed on it. I have also read all messages prior to this point... So it may be an unread message number that will go away once it believes all messages have been read... and if not once they are deleted.

    I'd suggest going through all messages you've got saved up until now ( whether you've read them or not since it may not know ) to start with... see if that helps.
     
  17. DFR

    DFR Lurker

    It seems we can no longer attach photos or take a photo in messenger? am I missing something?
     
  18. DFR

    DFR Lurker

    I found it, not totally straight forward...
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  19. Thom

    Thom  
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    I use chompSMS and just sent myself an exiting image. I don't know about Messenger.

    ... Thom
     
  20. rdsok

    rdsok Android Enthusiast

    Clarify something... are you talking about an app called Messenger or Messages?

    On my Turbo2, it changed from Messenger over to Messages which is a different app and I also don't see a way to take a photo from within Messages. I can attach a photo from the Gallery or any other app that I can share something from but I don't see a way to attach a photo from within the app itself.
     
  21. DFR

    DFR Lurker

    I am talking about messages. If you hit the plus + it opens another view and you can take photos, one other issue I found is I always have a # on the icon even after I read a message. It's dumb. I don't like it.
     
  22. rdsok

    rdsok Android Enthusiast

    I've yet to see the # sign on the icon, but the number of message threads I keep are minimal, usually after a conversation is completed, I delete that thread... as I suggested before, go into all of your existing messages at least once so the new app knows they've been read, you may have an older message thread that is still marked as unread.

    Thom's mentioning chompSMS also makes a good suggestion as an app to try. It's layout is similar to Messages ( and probably Messenger ) but has a lot more options. Perhaps it'll work more to your liking.

    One of the nice things about an Android phone is that you aren't stuck just doing things one way, if you don't like something you can usually find another way or an app that works more as you'd like.
     
  23. Thom

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    ... Textra is another.

    The pre-installed apps tend to get revised from one release to another and force you into learning the new stuff. With the added apps ... set it up your way ... do it the same way on both releases.

    ... Thom
     
  24. tweak4

    tweak4 Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know how to force the update? I got it on my original T2, but I just used my Design Refresh and the replacement that arrived yesterday was on 6.0.1 and reports that there are no updates available. I'd really like to get my new phone back to the same OS my old one was one.
     
  25. Thom

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    When you got the new device did you register it online?

    ... Thom
     

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