Yesterday, I figured out how to enable the delete button again, I should have just waited!
The problem with centering a device around Play TV and Movies is that everything is a la carte; without some manner of subscription service like they've done with Music, I just don't see how the service competes with all the established options out there. Which is to say that they should make that happen and I will happily subscribe.
My experience with my N7 has been quite the opposite. Yeah, the battery doesn't quite last as long as it used to, but I do tons of browsing and reading on it throughout my workday so that's not really surprising. The sole complaint I'd have is that when I set it down, it will sometimes interpret that as a screen rotation and will set the display into landscape and that sometimes means I have to reswipe the unlock pattern since it's 90 degrees off. That's a bit annoying at times but I haven't noticed any degradation in performance at all. My N7 gets me through the workday, I use it quite a bit at home, and it's my primary e-reader when I'm commuting to and from work. I've had a great experience with it.
I can't imagine that there are many things I would want LESS than a Facebook phone. Considering the flailing that they seem to be doing at the corporate level trying to figure out what they want to be when they grow up, and considering how bad the site has become over the last few years, I wouldn't trust them to make a phone, even just a skinned Android phone, even a little.
Having purchased a Nexus 4 this morning, I'm happy to see this. Hopefully I'll benefit from these changes.
I very much like the new look, it's much cleaner and easier to read on smaller devices. I feel like it's more responsive and functional too.
In a perfect world, this would become enough of a trend to put pressure on the carriers to actually keep phones current, at least so far as their hardware allows for. Sadly, that's unlikely to actually be a thing that happens, which is why I'm buying straight from Google from here on out.
That is an absolutely idiotic way to get notification bar information but it's good to know it's still possible.
The only options under Settings are Location-Based Services and Units of Measurements (and About) the only other thing that it lists are the mPoints. Maybe it's the very old version of Android I'm presently stuck with, but that's what I'm working with now.
Sadly, my LG G2x will forever be stuck at 2.3.3 until I mod the damned thing, so it's not an option at the moment. I've got DashClock on my N7 and it's an amazing thing.
I admit that the look of the redesign is a huge step forward but man, there's a lot to dislike about the update. The big two things that annoy me are the fact that the main page of the app is, as you say, 75% advertisement, with the option to actually get useful information with a click and the fact that it no longer displays the temperature in the status bar. Maybe there's an option for it buried somewhere but the Settings only let me turn off the mPoints nonsense and to enable location-based weather. I chiefly used the app for the temperature box in my status bar and rarely, if ever, opened the app other than after powering up my phone. Once I get around to tossing Cyanogen onto my phone, the DashClock app will render this entire app obsolete for me. It's a damn shame, frankly.
That's a really elegant addition to my N7, clean and pretty and actually useful! It will be even better when I get around to slapping Cyanogen onto my POS G2x!
Yeah, I'll probably pick it up at some point in the near-ish future. It could be useful at home to help reduce cables on my desk but maybe it will end up serving me better at my work desk, particularly once I pick up a Bluetooth keyboard. If nothing else, it could help encourage Google to expand the options for Nexus accessories.
Well a thing like this would make my extra day off an even finer one!
A very happy whichever to you all!
Oh man, I could do some serious mischief with a tablet that's not WiFi only
Well this would make a fine holiday gift!
Ooooh, that would make a damn fine working tablet.
I really need a new phone, so please to letting me win.
Well that sounds damn fine.