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    Default Things I miss about Gingerbread

    Ok, I do love my ICS, a lot and wouldn't go back to GB now that I've had it a couple of weeks. It's MUCH smoother, cooler, more efficient for most things and just overall a better experience.
    But I do miss a few Gingerbread crumbs:
    -App useage: Although it's good to create a custom list in the apps drawer where the junk is not visible (thanks to some poster for that idea), I did like being able long press and hide any app I wanted. And I really miss the ability to simply long press and delete an app. There had to have been a good reason, unbeknownst to me, for leaving those two things out. Yes, you can go to settings/apps and roam around until you get to the delete.
    But really little green Android...long pressing was so much quicker and easier. It's like when Walmart puts the milk at the back of the store, you know it's there, you just gotta go through the rest of the store just for a gallon of milk.
    -They must really hate long pressing in new Android worlds. I mean why else would they take away long press and add widget? Why would they put that as a tab on Apps? It is associated I guess to an app, you have to have it. But, again, long pressing on an open spot on a screen for a widget was so much easier. There must be something insidiously bad that they're trying to move us away from when we used a good ole fashioned long press.
    -There was some folder options you could go into and remove unwanted widget sizes, and I can't find that anymore. For instance, there are about 10 sizes of Jorte calendar that you have to scroll through if looking through widgets. If anyone knows how to get rid of those unwanted sizes, please chime in.
    -The updated nav bar is awesome, it is much better to sideswipe something. But the fonts and colors are so much harder to see than in GB. I mean, for instance the battery % widget. You can't even read it on LARGE fonts in bright letters. I finally just turned it off and put one on the home screen. But that new stock battery is HUGE. If we could just change that grahic to a %, we'd be right on.

    Other than those few slightly irritating things, I really enjoy ice cream sammiches.

    Do you miss anything about Gingerbread?
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    Default Re: Things I miss about Gingerbread

    I miss nothing. ICS is my new girlfriend, and I couldn't be happier.

    Well...until Ms. Jelly Bean shows up, of course.
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    I miss being able to auto end apps that I installed and feel should not be running when I'm done with them. I also had to change battery apps to see the numbers. Now using the one in the picture. Should be able to see the number at the top. Lastly, it hasn't been for everyone but Go Launcher still has the functions you liked. The fact that things don't really change drastically is why I tend to keep using GL as my UI. You keep all the functionality you became accustomed to plus most of the new features of ICS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dovahkiin View Post
    I miss nothing. ICS is my new girlfriend, and I couldn't be happier.

    Well...until Ms. Jelly Bean shows up, of course.
    Don't you mean that's she's your next ex-wife?

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    I miss being able to have my bookmarks in a list mode. Seriously! I hate having them in thumbnails and you can't change it. (I know, I know. I need to switch browsers.)
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    I miss the USB Charge Only option...

    During the day, I plug in to my PC for charge up, and listen to music on the phone at the same time...Not anymore...
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    I do miss some of the long press actions, but its a matter of getting use to it not being there anymore. I haven't yet.
    Overall ICS is a nicer platform, but a learning experience for those of us who have been using Android for awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Callindril View Post
    I miss the USB Charge Only option...

    During the day, I plug in to my PC for charge up, and listen to music on the phone at the same time...Not anymore...
    Huh? You can't charge via computer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cube_top View Post
    I miss being able to have my bookmarks in a list mode. Seriously! I hate having them in thumbnails and you can't change it. (I know, I know. I need to switch browsers.)
    Same here. I miss having the ability to sort bookmarks alphabetically.
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    A lot of the features mentioned were specific to Blur. The more features added by a vendor, the longer an update takes because they have to code for all their stuff. Stock Android OS is getting better and more mature with every release. While I like some of the features some skins have, I still prefer a stock OS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atlantar6 View Post
    Huh? You can't charge via computer?
    You can, but you no longer have the option of CHARGE ONLY, meaning you charge, but do not take the SD card offline...

    You only have 3 options now when you plug the USB cable in from the computer:

    Mass Storage
    Media Device (MTP)
    Camera (PTP)

    All 3 of these take the SD card offline so that the PC can access it, but the phone itself cant.

    GB and Froyo had another option Charge Only, where you couldn't access the SD card from the PC, and but it was still accessible from the phone...
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    I miss nothing!!!
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    I don't miss anything either. Not at all.

    Gingerbread seems so juvenile after using ICS for a week. So many things that ICS can do, I just shake my head and think "how was this overlooked on Gingerbread?"

    Those tiny little things that have been mentioned in this thread are certainly obnoxious to some, but I would say in comparison, they are not significant enough to ruin the experience. Except maybe the "CHARGE ONLY" option, but I use a HD Dock so it doesn't really affect me.
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    I miss the predictive keyboard. The new keyboard has predictions, but you can't just hit the space bar and bring it up. You have to physically tap the predicted word, and there are only two choices at any given time. Is there any way to bring that back?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlieL3 View Post
    I miss the predictive keyboard. The new keyboard has predictions, but you can't just hit the space bar and bring it up. You have to physically tap the predicted word, and there are only two choices at any given time. Is there any way to bring that back?
    Go aftermarket keyboard.
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    I'm not thrilled about the keyboard either. I also miss the "press and hold" feature that was very intuitive. ICS is just a little different but overall I like it. Also I seem to be getting fantastic battery life with ICS had the MAXX off the charger for 2 days and it still had 40% left last night when I plugged it in (have a busy day today and no time to let it charge)
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    A note about the keyboard. I too thought the prediction was lacking and then I saw in the menu options that the Motorola keyboard has a auto correct setting now. It defaults to off which is stupid. You can choose modest, aggressive, and very aggressive.

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    Recently I had to switch phones from a Samsung Galaxy Nexus to the Razr Maxx because of problems caused by an ICS update that Verizon and Motorola couldn't fix. I was so happy to get the Razr because I thought the Gingerbread interface was lots easier to use. I'm cringing now that my phone is updating to ICS. Just hoping that the Motorola version is less buggy than the Samsung version. Fingers crossed!
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    I can't play embedded youtube videos in any browser anymore, so that's my biggest problem with ICS update. It has worked randomly in firefox, but usually just locks up the browser so that I have to close it and restart the app. I have done a factory data reset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by potatolover1102 View Post
    A note about the keyboard. I too thought the prediction was lacking and then I saw in the menu options that the Motorola keyboard has a auto correct setting now. It defaults to off which is stupid. You can choose modest, aggressive, and very aggressive.

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    I figured this out shortly after my last post....the keyboard is actually quite good with the autocorrect on modest
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    Default Re: Things I miss about Gingerbread

    Phone Dialer. Don't care for the new one at all.
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    Maybe I can't find it, but I liked the auto text when on a call... "I'll call you back shortly..." was a great feature. Stopped the repeated calls from wife/boss/etc.

    I also miss the USB charge only option, it would be great to charge off my PC and not loose the SD card from the MAXX.

    Post ICS and a FDR, things seem pretty nice. Battery is super (compared to my X) and speed is good. Call quality is also very nice.
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    There's really nothing GB had that'll make me say I miss it. I really don't mind the widget change either.
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    I miss the alarm clock (snooze) and gallery ( select multiple pictures)

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