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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Leob, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. Leob

    Leob Well-Known Member
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    What are your favorite new android Pie One UI features ?
     

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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    hmmmmmm not sure yet. i'm still playing around with it. i kind of liking the night mode feature tbh with you.

    i do not know, but is it me or does the note 8 run faster (or at least feel smoother) on pie?

    what's yours?
     
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  3. JAy3001

    JAy3001 Android Expert

    Being able to completely remove the on screen buttons replacing them with swipe up options instead. Just love it!
     
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  4. Leob

    Leob Well-Known Member
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    Just started to play around, but 1) night dark mode in which you can set custom schedule; 2) lift to wake

    Can you explain this in more detail or provide a link that explains? Thanks
     
  5. JAy3001

    JAy3001 Android Expert

    Sure, it's a gesture feature that removes all on screen buttons replacing them with a swipe up action instead giving you a true full screen all of the time. You just swipe up where the buttons would be to access that function.

    Try it out, go into your phones Settings page and then Display, Navigation bar. Now select Full Screen Gestures and toggle the button "off" on Gesture Hints.
     

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  6. Leob

    Leob Well-Known Member
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    Thanks JAy3001.
    How do you know where the screen buttons would be if you have removed them?
    If possible, send screen shots of what your screen looks like
     
  7. JAy3001

    JAy3001 Android Expert

    Sure. See pics... if you want to see where the buttons are keep the gesture hints turned on, you can see them in my second picture.

    These are great to have on to begin with, bit like training wheels until you are use to how the gesture system works. For me I wanted full screen all the way. :D
     

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  8. Leob

    Leob Well-Known Member
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    The first left photo looks just like the right second photo ?!?
     
  9. JAy3001

    JAy3001 Android Expert

    Haha, look closely. At the bottom of the 2nd image you will see 3 white bars, these are your gesture hints and they pulse upwards when you swipe up to indicate activation. :p
     
  10. Leob

    Leob Well-Known Member
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    I see the white bars, but where are the missing buttons on the right photo
     
  11. JAy3001

    JAy3001 Android Expert

    They are missing because I told the phone to hide them. Was not aware you wanted a shot of the buttons in place, but here you go @Leob :cool:
     

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  12. Leob

    Leob Well-Known Member
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    Do you mean the narrow last row of buttons (three-bars/circle/less-than) is missing with the new feature? But the white gesture bars take their place? How much screen real estate are you really saving as seems narrow bar? It's already a giant long screen (too long in my opinion - I think the newer 9 and 10 are shorter but fatter, although Note 8 width is perfect and wider would be bad)
     
  13. JAy3001

    JAy3001 Android Expert

    Yeah, not missing. By using the options I described you can disable them so that you have a nice clean full display and no buttons getting in the way.

    The white bars only take their place if you enable Gesture Hints otherwise nothing. You gain the space seen in the first pic, however it is not usable.

    Crumbs, i use to have a nexus 6 and that had the same length screen as the S8+ yet wider.. too wide for even my monkey hands to reach fully across the screen one handed. So although the S8+ took a little while to get use to I love it much more so than the nexus 6 screen. You can make the screen feel less long by reducing the number of icons displayed, but I like the hires nature of my setup. ;)
     
  14. Leob

    Leob Well-Known Member
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    When turning off your morning alarm, all you have to do is swipe anywhere on screen, whereas in past you had to hit the X which could be a challenge when awakening.
    Similarly, when answering a phone call, you can swipe in any direction from the green button, whereas prior one had to swipe horizontally right direction.
     
  15. InfernalByte

    InfernalByte Android Expert

    I much prefer 8, and if I could go back I would. Google removed the call recording api's and that was important to me.
     
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  16. Leob

    Leob Well-Known Member
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    the Lift to Wake feature appears not too sensitive and or I need to pick up phone more roughly, swingingly
     

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