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    We now finally have an option for "no lock screen"! This is great for people who use Widget Locker or other lock-screen replacements, as before we'd have to unlock the phone twice (Widget locker + native screen) to unlock the phone. Very happy about this!

    Also, not sure if this is good or bad, but it appears that when you use a custom keyboard (I use Swiftkey) that keyboard is proliferated everywhere. Even when I type in my PIN to unlock the phone it uses the Swifty keyboard now, rather than the stock one.
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    Beamed a pic to my Nexus- dont remember if this was working before think I could only send apps..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Idahoktm View Post
    Before the JB update my web page loading bar was blue in color, now it's green. Also the task manager bars are green too. Is there a way to change these back to blue?
    Settings--Personalize--Skin..It changes with the skin you have selected.
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    I cannot find the Favorites (where it would have your speed dial people) if you saved them to your desktop. (Like opposite of your wifi, bluetooth icons, etc) Is there a way to have it switch to Landscape mode at all when you turn the screen for like the app drawer. (sorry if this was covered already).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey47 View Post
    All it does, if I read the description correctly, is switch networks for you from your remembered list. However, it also says it collects data about your WiFi networks, usage, etc. - thus the tin foil comment.

    What is the new behavior you speak of? Mine always switched networks and I wanted it to continue to do that so I did not have to manually switch from one WiFi network to another when I went from one location to another.
    That is not exactly how I read what they were describing. I assumed that it will still switch from one remembered WiFi SSID to another, even with the setting off. I can't prove this yet, because I am off today, and only around a single access point. I will know for sure on Monday, though. If it does not switch, I will have to find a way to turn it on. I see no reason why someone would NOT want it to connect to remembered networks.
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    Here's your screenshot.

    Sent from my HTC One X using Android Central Forums
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    Quote Originally Posted by reg0303 View Post
    Beamed a pic to my Nexus- dont remember if this was working before think I could only send apps..
    You are correct that it was not possible before... all we could do was send links and contacts.

    I was just able to "beam" a photo from one Evo LTE to another just now. However, only when I used the brain-dead "Gallery" app. When I used Quickpic on the sender, it just tried to load Quickpic on the other phone. So I installed Quickpic on the other phone and it would not transfer the photo, only launch the program. This is disappointing.
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    Go to settings, Mobile Networks, and then
    Automated Connections to disable or enable the optimizer for WIFI/4G.
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    It leads to disconnect issues where the phone will decide it has found a stronger signal....but if for whatever reason that signal doesnt remain constant and it drops the phone at times wont reconnect to its original connection point. For instance, say you have a wifi connection at home...once you get home your phone will connect to it...but if you leave it may not always reconnect to 3G until you do a profile update.

    It doesnt happen all the time but there have been quite a few reports of it happening. So to just rid yourself of potential issues its recommended you dont enable that feature. But of course you can always use it and if you dont have any personal issues then you're fine. But if you notice issues with connections, the first recommended remedy would be to turn that feature off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chendriks27 View Post
    Here's your screenshot.

    Sent from my HTC One X using Android Central Forums
    stop posting non htc evo lte 4g screenshots without jb. leave the forum your not helping anyone
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    Quote Originally Posted by crxssi View Post
    That is not exactly how I read what they were describing. I assumed that it will still switch from one remembered WiFi SSID to another, even with the setting off. I can't prove this yet, because I am off today, and only around a single access point. I will know for sure on Monday, though. If it does not switch, I will have to find a way to turn it on. I see no reason why someone would NOT want it to connect to remembered networks.
    It will switch to remembered networks whether that option is turned on or not. The setting is meant to connect to the STRONGEST signal possible whether it be 3G, 4G or WiFi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zakphi View Post
    i don't get all why these companies are "making" us do stupid gestures to use these cool features. i would much rather have the ability to long hold the notification to get more details then to do an awkward horizontal pinch out

    fyi, it also works with gmail
    It doesn't work on "long hold", because when you "long hold" either one of your notifications, you get an "app info" button, which when you use it, it opens the app information same as in Settings>Apps menu when you select either one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oehrensperger View Post
    I feel you. I'm still trying to find the best way to do the pinch. But in Google's defense, long pressing is already another useful feature. One solution would be to make a left swipe expand the notification and a right swipe clear it.
    Oh no, for the left swipe, right swipe solution, I already here iSue already sitting in the starter blocks to sue the hell out of Android or Google for that matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crxssi View Post
    That is not exactly how I read what they were describing. I assumed that it will still switch from one remembered WiFi SSID to another, even with the setting off. I can't prove this yet, because I am off today, and only around a single access point. I will know for sure on Monday, though. If it does not switch, I will have to find a way to turn it on. I see no reason why someone would NOT want it to connect to remembered networks.
    You interpreted that incorrectly.

    What it does is allow you to turn off Wi-Fi so it's not scanning all the time and it will periodically check for remembered networks, thus saving battery life.

    If you leave your WiFi active all the time on your phone, the optimizer will do nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Mo View Post
    You interpreted that incorrectly.

    What it does is allow you to turn off Wi-Fi so it's not scanning all the time and it will periodically check for remembered networks, thus saving battery life.

    If you leave your WiFi active all the time on your phone, the optimizer will do nothing.
    Thanks. It would be nice if they put such descriptions in the option so that people who DO understand technology are not totally in the dark! Some people are reporting that having the "Optimizer" on is using GPS and also increasing battery usage in other ways, however.
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    I will just say that having it turned off has definitely slowed down my battery drain. Maybe it is different for someone else, but having it off has been a positive experience for me so far.

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
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    You now have the option of changing the saturation, contrast, and exposure while using the front facing camera, makes the pictures a whole better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crxssi View Post
    Thanks. It would be nice if they put such descriptions in the option so that people who DO understand technology are not totally in the dark! Some people are reporting that having the "Optimizer" on is using GPS and also increasing battery usage in other ways, however.
    It does use location, but it's not running constantly. Not much different than a weather widget or whatever.

    I'm sure it's main purpose is to get people off Sprint's network whenever possible. I've never noticed much of a difference when I leave the WiFi when there is no WiFi available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJCarter View Post
    So no one noticed the secure and block box in the text message app now along with changing background and thread colors?

    Sent from my EVO
    Yep, I did, while playing around with background changing issue. Also, when you're in your sms list, you also have in the menu list the "Back up/Restore SMS", "Block List", "Move to Secure Box" and "Move to block box" features. Plus a "Sort" feature, which I can't recall if it already existed in ICS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marksr View Post
    -From the Gmail App list of emails, if you swipe left or right on a message, it archives (with an option to undo)
    that feature didn't come with JB. the gmail app had an update within the past week or 2 and that feature was in the update
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    It's hard to get a read on this update whether overall people like it or would rather revert. I'm assuming the additions outweigh any negatives. Poll time already??
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    Quote Originally Posted by chendriks27 View Post
    It doesn't work on "long hold", because when you "long hold" either one of your notifications, you get an "app info" button, which when you use it, it opens the app information same as in Settings>Apps menu when you select either one.
    i know it doesn't work with the long hold. i was just saying i would rather that then the awkward pinch out
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Mo View Post
    You interpreted that incorrectly.

    What it does is allow you to turn off Wi-Fi so it's not scanning all the time and it will periodically check for remembered networks, thus saving battery life.

    If you leave your WiFi active all the time on your phone, the optimizer will do nothing.
    what if you rely on the sprint network, and only the sprint network... im screwed right? haha
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    Has anyone found a way yet to have a Google Now card popup when near a starred location in Maps? This would be very useful to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scruff24 View Post
    I cannot find the Favorites (where it would have your speed dial people) if you saved them to your desktop.
    This feature seems to have gone missing with JB. Hoping it is a non-intended bug and not permanent
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