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ctfg23

The Fallen
Oct 27, 2017
1,886
Bay Area, California
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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Rodney McKay

Member
Oct 26, 2017
3,824
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.
 

BraXzy

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,065
YES! OneUI (and Android Pie) has finally dropped for the Note 9 in the UK. Been waiting weeks for this.
 

IceyD

Member
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.
 

XR.

Member
Nov 22, 2018
1,450
YES! OneUI (and Android Pie) has finally dropped for the Note 9 in the UK. Been waiting weeks for this.
I just updated and I gotta say it isn't great. It's slower and clunkier, with seemingly no added benefits.

And why ON EARTH is the clock in the upper left? 😡 This is important.
 
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Lagamorph

Member
Oct 26, 2017
4,351
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.
 

MORE_FPS

Member
Mar 14, 2018
89
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?
 

Horseticuffs

Member
Oct 27, 2017
947
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.
 

Teppic

Member
Oct 25, 2017
348
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.
 

Lagamorph

Member
Oct 26, 2017
4,351
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.
 

Mindwipe

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,623
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.
 

nicoga3000

Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,218
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.
 

whatsinaname

Member
Oct 25, 2017
5,897
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?
 

Zoe

Member
Oct 25, 2017
6,361
Right, Google+ was their attempt at social networks. The other services are still going to be there.
 

emag

Member
Oct 26, 2017
5,711
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.
 

nicoga3000

Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,218
OK thanks. I was worried since I typically access my photos through plus.google.com -> photos. Good to know we're not losing that!
 
Oct 28, 2017
282
My phone's battery is dying but I understand we're in new phone announcement season. What should I be on the lookout for? Mind you, trying to stay below €250.
 

neoak

Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,038
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.
 

asdad123

Member
Oct 25, 2017
157
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?
 

Putosaure

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,191
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

Member
Oct 26, 2017
5,711
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.
 

faceless

Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,561
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!!!
 

Bloodember

Member
Oct 25, 2017
167
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.
 

Smylie

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,671
I've been using the One UI on my Verizon S9+, and I like it a lot. Significant upgrade over the Touchwiz UI.
 

emag

Member
Oct 26, 2017
5,711
https://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s10_has_a_10mp_selfie_camera_with_ois_s10_packs_4100mah_battery-news-35419.php

why don't these "insiders" just spill out everything? I know we're only a couple of weeks away, but why not tell the battery size on the S10 as well? Latest rumor said 3300mAh, which I doubt if the S10+ being 4100mAh is accurate...
Gotta keep the slow drip going for the clicks (and to keep the interest high for the sponsors).