Mobile OSs How long has Android has this feature?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by TechGod, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    I don't recall ever seeing this before.. That's so cool!
     

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  2. Fireblade macrumors 65816

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  3. hallux macrumors 68020

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    Swipe up from the home button? That's Google Now, built in since JB (4.2/4.3)
     
  4. Fireblade macrumors 65816

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    A bit unfair, it's a feature build in the LG G2, called RingPad modified with root, so I can choose up to 5 items including every app and function.
    Just swipe up from the bottom of the screen and the RingPad appears, this works where ever you are, very useful.
     
  5. TechGod thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Custom ROM.

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    Erm no, the fact that I can change that from Google Now to bing if I want to.
     
  6. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    It's had this feature since you installed bing ;)

    Basically it just allows you to change which search you launch via the swipe shortcut.

    Uninstall bing app and you won't get the choice. Simples. :)
     
  7. khha4113 macrumors regular

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    Uh, Android has this option long before even Gingerbread and earlier. It lets you choose 'default app' for specific action. You didn't know?
     
  8. TechGod thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I knew it had default apps and stuff, just didn't know it was so deep you could modify the swipe up action.
     
  9. penplotter macrumors regular

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    That's called "intents" my good friend :) - how long? Since forever.
     
  10. hallux macrumors 68020

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    This. You beat me to the response...
     
  11. MikeyMike01 macrumors 6502

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    I've hated that "feature" since Google implemented it. I trigger it accidentally when scrolling upwards and it swooshes me away from what I'm doing.
     
  12. Ddyracer macrumors 68000

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    bit off topic but any of you use gmd gesture control? it's pretty sweet (bit unstable) and basically gives you iPad gestures. It's great to use when in immersive mode.
     
  13. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Its Android. You can modify pretty much anything if you wish to.
     
  14. TechGod thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I use PIE with PA.

    This thread might make me look inexperienceed with Android but I assure I am not lol. I'm using Franco's kernel paired with Paranoid Android 4.2 Beta 4.
     

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