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Android |OT| I called the death of 3.5mm

I just registered my unlocked Note8 for the One UI beta but haven't gotten a notification or anything to download it. Should it be available to download immediately, or is it normal to have to wait?

Edit: I tried to check for an update manually again and this time it worked.
 
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Oct 26, 2017
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After using an iPhone for a few months I went back to my older Android phone and was surprised how sluggish and chuggy it was performing, so much so that I decided to do a factory reset on it and now it feels like a new phone again!

Dont know if the last update messed things up a bit, or my tweaking of the PPI in the dev settings, or some rogue apps, but whatever it was is fixed now and it's performing as well as I remembered.
 
Oct 29, 2017
83
Chicago
S10 is tempting but I think I'm going to hold onto my S8+ until holiday season comes around. The only new feature that's impressed me with phones since 2 years ago is the Pixel 3 camera, so I want to see the Pixel 4 and Apple's next line before upgrading.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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My S9+ just updated to Android Pie and they've removed the option to hide the navigation bar.
The only way to hide it now is to turn on gestures instead.

You can't even change the colour so it not only consumes screen real estate from some apps, but it's always this big obnoxious white bar even when using dark background websites.
 
Mar 14, 2018
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My S9+ just updated to Android Pie and they've removed the option to hide the navigation bar.
The only way to hide it now is to turn on gestures instead.

You can't even change the colour so it not only consumes screen real estate from some apps, but it's always this big obnoxious white bar even when using dark background websites.
Couldn't you just use one of the apps in play store that hides the navigation bar?
 
Oct 27, 2017
777
Florida
Folks, I'm on the verge of jumping from a Moto G5 Plus to (I'm thinking) a Pocophone F1 in a few weeks. I've been watching a lot of glowing review vids on Youtube, but one dude said something that scared me kinda. Does anyone who has one on here have any problem with the notification system? It would be a huge red flag, but he said some stuff that alluded that it doesn't function like a typical Android notification system. I think it was like notifications showed up in the app drawer or something crazy like that. Any insight?


Lots of folks have said that their UI is a freaking mess, but I've been using stock Android (I believe) for years and years from the Nexus 4 to various Moto G phones. Can't I just use like Google Now launcher to give the Pocophone essentially a stock Android experience? I heard that Google might not be supporting that anymore, so maybe like Rootless launcher? I don't want any crazy UI bullshit, so I'm hoping just choosing a new launcher will essentially make everything cool. Am I living in a fool's paradise here? I can't like change the firmware or anything crazy like that, I've got to use this for work stuff too, and I'm pretty sure IT would frown on some nutty custom ROM or something.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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My S9+ just updated to Android Pie and they've removed the option to hide the navigation bar.
The only way to hide it now is to turn on gestures instead.

You can't even change the colour so it not only consumes screen real estate from some apps, but it's always this big obnoxious white bar even when using dark background websites.
Yep, it sucks. Even worse for me since I use the magnification button which doesn't even work with gestures. I can also no longer quickly bring back the navigation bar by swiping from the bottom of the screen while zoomed in on videos, since that only worked when the navigation bar were hidden.

Is there somewhere that I can send feedback for accessibility problems like the one above? Calling support in Sweden does nothing.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Yep, it sucks. Even worse for me since I use the magnification button which doesn't even work with gestures. I can also no longer quickly bring back the navigation bar by swiping from the bottom of the screen while zoomed in on videos, since that only worked when the navigation bar were hidden.

Is there somewhere that I can send feedback for accessibility problems like the one above? Calling support in Sweden does nothing.
Tweeting at them so that it's out in public is probably one of the best methods of giving feedback that I can think of.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,368
London
Yep, it sucks. Even worse for me since I use the magnification button which doesn't even work with gestures. I can also no longer quickly bring back the navigation bar by swiping from the bottom of the screen while zoomed in on videos, since that only worked when the navigation bar were hidden.

Is there somewhere that I can send feedback for accessibility problems like the one above? Calling support in Sweden does nothing.
The Samsung Members app (might be called Samsung+ in the US?) Has a bug reporting feature. I'd submit it there.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Sorry if this has been asked, but with Google+ shutting down, what are my options for seamless photo backup from my phone? My wife and I have relied on Google Photos for quite some time now, so we need to figure something out soon.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Sorry if this has been asked, but with Google+ shutting down, what are my options for seamless photo backup from my phone? My wife and I have relied on Google Photos for quite some time now, so we need to figure something out soon.
Google Photos is tied to our Gmail accounts right? I don't think it should be affected at all?
 

emag

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Oct 26, 2017
4,193
Google Photos, although debuting as a feature of Google+, is not affected by the depreciation of Google+. Just the social networking "pages"/messaging parts are going away.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,328
Mfw I want to have VoLTE, WiFi Calling with AT&T but also use a Verizon SIM for CDMA in certain remote areas when I travel, in a dual Sim phone.

Only phone that can do both is the iPhone Xs thanks to Apple holding complete control over carrier features working on all their phones.

Or I get an unlocked android phone that can do Verizon LTE, but no VoLTE nor WFC on AT&T, like the Blackberry Key2 LE.

Fucking sucks.
 
Oct 25, 2017
118
Looking to pick up a Galaxy Note phone (would think the pen is useful for using the phone as a small note pad, rather than carrying one around). Is the Note 9 worth an additional $350 over the note 8?
 
Oct 27, 2017
627
France
How to get info on if the idea of an app is feasible without unveiling the concept too much ?
I'm a complete ignorant in app building but have an idea I like...

How much control can an app have on listening to incoming notifications ?
 

emag

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Oct 26, 2017
4,193
Can't help you on the first part.

How much control can an app have on listening to incoming notifications ?
On Android, the user can provide notification management permissions to an app that requests them -- so a lot of control.

On iOS, apps have extremely limited abilities to listen for notifications.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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i used it today to take a great full framed photo of myself.

but if you aren't worried about the battery/spec bump save the $350

there's also the blood pressure monitor!!!
 
Oct 25, 2017
161
Columbus, OH
Well, I just got back into Android. Got a Moto X4 Android One edition for Google Fi. So far so good. Haven't had any issues with it, except for all the updates it needed. Plus it's already on Pie. Google Fi seems to be solid in Columbus, OH.
 

emag

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Oct 26, 2017
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Oct 25, 2017
1,368
London
Oct 31, 2017
6,499
Greece
Between the M-Series, Redmi Note 7, and the Moto G7s, somehow phone makers are back at it with plastic built phones. Metal is somehow forbidden and all phones need to copy the premium glass sandwich look. Better yet, besides camera and USB type-c, everything bar the SD660 in the Note 7 means that phones are becoming overpriced again for the available chipset. 2019 is quickly becoming garbage for the midrange outside of Nokia, and even they are with their faults considering the Notch frenzy they have going on.