Android L - All the little things...

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by AustinIllini, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. AustinIllini, Jun 25, 2014
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    AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    Sneak Preview (Dontazemebro)

    Look and Feel


    Applications

    Security:

    Settings
    Efficiency:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Good idea :)
    I can't wait to install the Android L preview on my Nexus 7 tomorrow!
     
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    Not really, you can find how to's (such as this) on the web. As it is a preview/beta it may have some bugs, so make sure to backup your device before then.
     
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    Phone rotation lock. Finally, after like, 6-7 something years they FINALLY include this. They like to brag about how they have so many more features that iOS just got, meanwhile iOS has had this since 2010...:roll eyes:

    Glad to see that and a system wide "Do Not Disturb" being implemented.
     
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    And I will be loading it on my Nexus 5 tomorrow.
     
  10. AustinIllini thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Thanks for your help. I'm a software tester by trade in process automation. Sadly, I know very little about phones and their inner workings.
     
  11. RMXO macrumors 6502a

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    While Google just implemented this, there has been phone rotation lock from Android app devs before even iOS had it so please continue to :rolleyes:
     
  12. CyanLite macrumors regular

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    Doesn't matter. Stock android just got it. The open source nature of Android hides the many disabilities of Android throughout the years but the truth is that Google copies a lot of features from IOS too. And that's okay.
     
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    Lawl, we're barely a page in and I can already see this thread ending in a place beginning with W and ending in D.
     
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    My thread made it to page 3:D
     
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    I noted in the picture you posted that it has time on the lock screen Android already displays that now. :confused:
     
  16. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    Android has auto rotation lock already. It just didn't have a quick settings way to get to it stock.
     
  17. Cod3rror macrumors 68000

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    So...

    Background audio for YouTube?
    Background audio for browsers, Chrome?
    Bounce-back effect?

    Stock Android does not have LOTS of functions that Samsung, HTC and Sony add on their own. Such as support for various controllers, USB OTG, split screen multitasking.
     
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    stock android has usb otg, that was just particular nexus models that did not support it
    it seems root is required
    My GPE s4 works out of the box
     
  19. CyanLite macrumors regular

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    Exactly
     
  20. gotluck macrumors 603

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    pretty sure there are apps for all those things except bounce back and split screen

    mods are probably available for those two
     
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    Yeah the multitasking needs to be implemented right away, kinda embarrassing that Sammy has it but not vanilla Android :confused:
     
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    Some sneak peeks of Android L over at Phandroid

    Calendar
    [​IMG]

    Maps
    [​IMG]

    Contacts
    [​IMG]

    Gmail
    [​IMG]

    Google Drive
    [​IMG]

    Settings
    [​IMG]

    Play Music
    [​IMG]

    Hangouts
    [​IMG]
     
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    Looks like they still insist on using strange hues. I mean, these colors are better than the god awful shades they use in the calendar, but still something is just a bit....wrong about them. :(
     
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    Agreed, just not digging the new look.
     
  25. AQUADock macrumors 65816

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    Overall i like it but hate those playstation navigation buttons.
     

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