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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:42 
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Ah, that makes sense.

This vibration is going to take some getting used to. When I'm typing fast it's constantly vibrating! Strange.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:47 
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My Hooowaaaway P20 Pro decided to change my keyboard from GBoard to SmartKey, changed some sound effects for things, and generally make a few little tweaks and changes I had no interest or desire to see happen - which is kind of how Android has been for a while now.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:41 
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
The clock has moved from the right to the left. This is to even out the top icons so devices with notches can lose the middle 1/3rd or so of the top bar.

Really dumb for devices without a notch now.

They've also blocked out a segment of the middle of the notification bar which you can't use for anything now. So all phones might as well have notches.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 13:11 
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Hearthly wrote:
My Hooowaaaway P20 Pro decided to change my keyboard from GBoard to SmartKey, changed some sound effects for things, and generally make a few little tweaks and changes I had no interest or desire to see happen - which is kind of how Android has been for a while now.

They also made the 'switch apps' bit worse and the 'select text' bit way better.

Oddly, my phone has a notch and the clock stayed where it is.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 13:14 
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The Switch apps button bit is very, very similar to how the Windows phone used to switch apps.

Pioneers I tell ya!


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 13:44 
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Does anyone even remember any of this stuff, I've lost track of how many little tutorials I've seen from both the Android side and the HWAAAAAAAAWAY side, but I never fucking remember any of them.

Except double knuckle tap for screenshot, that's a good one.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 14:36 
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LewieP wrote:
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
The clock has moved from the right to the left. This is to even out the top icons so devices with notches can lose the middle 1/3rd or so of the top bar.

Really dumb for devices without a notch now.

They've also blocked out a segment of the middle of the notification bar which you can't use for anything now. So all phones might as well have notches.

Apple leads again!

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 15:55 
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Lonewolves wrote:
LewieP wrote:
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
The clock has moved from the right to the left. This is to even out the top icons so devices with notches can lose the middle 1/3rd or so of the top bar.

Really dumb for devices without a notch now.

They've also blocked out a segment of the middle of the notification bar which you can't use for anything now. So all phones might as well have notches.

Apple leads again!


But all Apple's current phones have notches.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 17:36 
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LewieP wrote:
Lonewolves wrote:
LewieP wrote:
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
The clock has moved from the right to the left. This is to even out the top icons so devices with notches can lose the middle 1/3rd or so of the top bar.

Really dumb for devices without a notch now.

They've also blocked out a segment of the middle of the notification bar which you can't use for anything now. So all phones might as well have notches.

Apple leads again!

But all Apple's current phones have notches.

Yes.

That's what he means.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 17:52 
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The clock has moved from the right to the left. This is to even out the top icons so devices with notches can lose the middle 1/3rd or so of the top bar.


That doesn't seem to have worked so well.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 17:55 
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
The clock has moved from the right to the left. This is to even out the top icons so devices with notches can lose the middle 1/3rd or so of the top bar.


That doesn't seem to have worked so well.

It's fine on Pixel; OEMs gonna OEM I guess


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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12 hour clock?!


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 18:56 
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Yup my BlackBerry is far right. The clock that is :)

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 16:53 
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The recent update seems to have broken the voice input. It won't work anymore while the screen is locked. That's annoying.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 17:07 
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The recent update seems to have broken the voice input. It won't work anymore while the screen is locked. That's annoying.


Should it work with the phone unlocked? That seems like a security hole.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 17:17 
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Yeah, it worked before the update. Maybe I had a setting turned on or something?


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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Anyone else noticed that equalizers just don't fucking work anymore?


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 20:53 
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I've noticed that they've taken the perfectly fine and usable volume controls which could be controlled with one button press and now hidden them behind a menu which requires two buttons presses in an unintuitive portion of the screen... But you know, progress and all that. I'm sure it makes sense to someone.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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I've noticed that they've taken the perfectly fine and usable volume controls which could be controlled with one button press and now hidden them behind a menu which requires two buttons presses in an unintuitive portion of the screen... But you know, progress and all that. I'm sure it makes sense to someone.


:this:

Me and Mrs Hearthly had a meeting at school today to discuss how Jnr's getting on and to discuss with the IOM's best autism expert how we can get her through the next two and a half years and hopefully get GCSEs in English and Maths at least. The teachers and the assistants are the most wonderful people, and the lady who's really deep into ASD is hard to get hold of for a meeting but we managed to get all five of us together for an hour to discuss the path forward - and we were very grateful to be able to attend this meeting.

So what do you do in such a scenario? Make sure your phone isn't going to start piping up about anything when you don't want it to.

And yeah, all of a sudden you get a load of new sliders and icons and choices where before a single action made your phone shut the fuck up. And yes I know the answer will be 'Ahhh but you can still do that exact same thing but in a slightly different way! Stupid tech heathen!'

I do sometimes wonder if the folks who foist this stuff on us via mandatory updates have any earthly idea how fucking annoying it is.

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