06-08-2014 07:22 PM
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  1. dv8info's Avatar
    Why is Google being such a Nanny on Nexus 5? Examples (in descending order of PITA-ness)

    1. Worst nag of all: having to deal with a pop-up screen before being able to turn up volume, when speakers are plugged in :-(
    2. When shutting down phone: 1. Press and hold on/off button. 2. in popup window click "Shut Down Phone" 3. In ANOTHER popup window click "Yes of course I do want to fricking shut down this phone, I already told you that" or a command to that effect.
    3. When turning on GPS having to give location consent EVERY TIME. Surely once we have given consent in our profile, isn't that enough to satisfy the overly-litigation-sensitive legal nannies?

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    05-15-2014 06:13 PM
  2. sharpehenry's Avatar
    Are you thinking about switching to another manufacturer's device then?

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-15-2014 07:07 PM
  3. dv8info's Avatar
    Worth considering because of (1). I expect (2) and (3) would still be a problem though because of Android.
    05-15-2014 07:18 PM
  4. Ed Briggs's Avatar
    Why is Google being such a Nanny on Nexus 5? Examples (in descending order of PITA-ness)

    1. Worst nag of all: having to deal with a pop-up screen before being able to turn up volume, when speakers are plugged in :-(
    2. When shutting down phone: 1. Press and hold on/off button. 2. in popup window click "Shut Down Phone" 3. In ANOTHER popup window click "Yes of course I do want to fricking shut down this phone, I already told you that" or a command to that effect.
    3. When turning on GPS having to give location consent EVERY TIME. Surely once we have given consent in our profile, isn't that enough to satisfy the overly-litigation-sensitive legal nannies?

    1. Doesn't happen to me.

    2. Takes like 2 seconds tops.

    3. See #2.

    Don't like it, use an iphone then. You have serious issues if these things bother you that much.
    05-15-2014 09:07 PM
  5. mclasser's Avatar
    All the things you consider a "PITA" are really not a big deal at all.
    gidgiddonihah and Ed Briggs like this.
    05-15-2014 09:25 PM
  6. dv8info's Avatar
    Mr Briggs, I don't think that just wanting things to work better is "having serious issues". And I don't think you need to turn this into a personal attack.
    05-15-2014 09:50 PM
  7. dv8info's Avatar
    Maybe not a big deal, but I do find them to have *some degree* of "PITA-ness" (1) means sometimes wondering why the volume is not working while my attention is focused elsewhere. (2) means noticing some time later after I thought I turned the phone off that there is a dialog still waiting for a response from me. (3) means apps cannot automatically turn on gps for me even if I choose for that to be the case. All of these could be fixed, so I don't know what is wrong with me pointing this out.Why should we not be looking to improve things?
    05-15-2014 09:58 PM
  8. Ed Briggs's Avatar
    Maybe not a big deal, but I do find them to have *some degree* of "PITA-ness" (1) means sometimes wondering why the volume is not working while my attention is focused elsewhere. (2) means noticing some time later after I thought I turned the phone off that there is a dialog still waiting for a response from me. (3) means apps cannot automatically turn on gps for me even if I choose for that to be the case. All of these could be fixed, so I don't know what is wrong with me pointing this out.Why should we not be looking to improve things?
    I never said that things can't improve. I guess my initial reaction was misunderstood. It just seemed the OP came out guns blazing and P'eed off over relatively minor things.
    05-16-2014 12:43 AM
  9. dv8info's Avatar
    OK, understood. And yes I am a bit P'ed off about issue #1, because it also has been bugging me (and many others on various forums which Google developers seem to continually ignore) and on the Nexus 7 as well, and this has been since v 4.1. So it is because it is still there, and is a nagging annoyance which only increases as time passes because it has been neither addressed nor explained satisfactorily by Android, that I am a bit P'ed off at this point.
    05-16-2014 01:31 AM
  10. dv8info's Avatar
    And the original post is not a rhetorical question. Why do we *need* these nanny popups? Surely we only need to be told once. And our profile can store that we have read and understood. A simple checkbox saying "don't show me this again" is all that is required in each case, surely (?)
    05-16-2014 01:39 AM
  11. gidgiddonihah's Avatar
    And the original post is not a rhetorical question. Why do we *need* these nanny popups? Surely we only need to be told once. And our profile can store that we have read and understood. A simple checkbox saying "don't show me this again" is all that is required in each case, surely (?)
    Other than number 2 (which I don't find anything wrong with the way Google does it), I haven't encountered these issues.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    05-16-2014 01:45 AM
  12. dv8info's Avatar
    Other than number 2 (which I don't find anything wrong with the way Google does it), I haven't encountered these issues.
    I don't understand how it behaves so differently on the same hardware and the same version (presumably) of Android
    05-16-2014 01:57 AM
  13. kd0h's Avatar
    Other than number 2 (which I don't find anything wrong with the way Google does it), I haven't encountered these issues.

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    I've only encountered #2 as well...

    Nexus 5 4.4.2 (rooted)
    05-16-2014 04:35 AM
  14. dv8info's Avatar
    Maybe because you have a rooted phone (?)

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    05-16-2014 07:05 AM
  15. maverick7526's Avatar
    Why is Google being such a Nanny on Nexus 5? Examples (in descending order of PITA-ness)

    1. Worst nag of all: having to deal with a pop-up screen before being able to turn up volume, when speakers are plugged in :-(
    2. When shutting down phone: 1. Press and hold on/off button. 2. in popup window click "Shut Down Phone" 3. In ANOTHER popup window click "Yes of course I do want to fricking shut down this phone, I already told you that" or a command to that effect.
    3. When turning on GPS having to give location consent EVERY TIME. Surely once we have given consent in our profile, isn't that enough to satisfy the overly-litigation-sensitive legal nannies?

    I don't have any of these issues. Is your phone rooted? 1 hasn't happened to me since ICS. 2 is odd. I only get the 1pop up box with turn off phone, airplane mode, and silent, vibrate options. 3. Just consent to high accuracy, and you never get those.

    Posted via NSA Spy Van 37...... Free candy??
    05-16-2014 09:54 AM
  16. dv8info's Avatar
    No, bog standard Nexus 5, Android 4.4.2. Now I feel like a lone voice in the wilderness. How can this just be happening on my phone only? Well now I understand while everybody thinks I'm making too much of a deal over this - nobody else is experiencing it. Weird. Has the NSA installed some spyware on my phone... Spy Van 37?
    05-16-2014 05:48 PM
  17. maverick7526's Avatar
    No, bog standard Nexus 5, Android 4.4.2. Now I feel like a lone voice in the wilderness. How can this just be happening on my phone only? Well now I understand while everybody thinks I'm making too much of a deal over this - nobody else is experiencing it. Weird. Has the NSA installed some spyware on my phone... Spy Van 37?
    Shhhh that's where the "free candy" is ;-) idk where your getting all those pop ups. I remember that happening once, but each instance was on a different device. None of those were on my N5 though.

    Posted via NSA Spy Van 37...... Free candy??
    05-16-2014 06:29 PM
  18. tonyr6's Avatar
    Go use a iPhone and get even more annoyed when you open apps and they pop up bugging you to rate them. So far on Android I have only seen a few apps that I deleted do that.
    05-17-2014 12:15 PM
  19. Tom Westrick's Avatar
    For #1, there's an option in the settings to disable the pop-up.

    For the 2 and 3 you'll just have to adjust your habits

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-17-2014 12:50 PM
  20. dv8info's Avatar
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    05-17-2014 07:02 PM
  21. dv8info's Avatar
    Thanks tonyr6, but that is not really the issue here
    05-17-2014 07:03 PM
  22. dv8info's Avatar
    Thanks,

    For #1, there's an option in the settings to disable the pop-up.
    I have never found that, can you be more specific? Where exactly in Settings?
    05-17-2014 07:07 PM
  23. Bront's Avatar
    I've never seen #1, so I'm assuming it's something you had to turn on.

    #2 is more annoying mostly because there's no reboot option. Given there's some level of stupid protection on a consumer electronic that could potentially be activated in a pocket, I'm fine with it.

    #3 is mildly annoying, but since I run mine in power save mode most of the time, it's never a huge issue for me, and if I need it, I can always swap it on with Power Strip.
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    05-18-2014 02:38 PM
  24. dv8info's Avatar
    Thanks Bront. #1 I didn't turn it on and it can't be turned off. I wish it could. #2 On my phone there's no way it could be accidentally activated, it has a gel cover and it's hard enough just holding down the key to turn it off when I want to. #3 That's how I use it. Power strip is good, but it needs consent every time. The way I see it , surely if we give confirmation once that's enough, then the switch could just turn it on and off as needed. The only way I could do that is by rooting the phone, which I don't want to do.
    05-18-2014 04:47 PM
  25. antilles76's Avatar
    The reboot option is to hold the power button down for 10 seconds. There is no need for that option on the popup.

    I've never seen #1, so I'm assuming it's something you had to turn on.

    #2 is more annoying mostly because there's no reboot option. Given there's some level of stupid protection on a consumer electronic that could potentially be activated in a pocket, I'm fine with it.

    #3 is mildly annoying, but since I run mine in power save mode most of the time, it's never a huge issue for me, and if I need it, I can always swap it on with Power Strip.
    dv8info and tonyr6 like this.
    05-19-2014 10:25 AM
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