Two Annoying Things After 3.70.651.1 Update
First, that new game Nova, which we cannot uninstall, just starts running by itself. WHY THE HELL IS A GAME STARTING UP IN THE BACKGROUND??
Secondly, this is more of an aesthetic annoyance but now you cannot disable the "4G!" notification in the top left part of the screen. Okay... so we are connected via 4g, who cares!? haha
- 12-19-2010, 12:04 PM #2
- 12-19-2010, 12:14 PM #3
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Two things.. It's been said a million times already... Just because you see something "running in the background" doesn't mean it's actually running. It's there basically dormant or cached but ready to go if you decide to play the game. And since it's already somewhat preloaded, it'll open much faster than if it wasn't. It's really not a big deal at all. It's not what you think. Secondly the 4G notification is actually something Im sure they did because of customer complaints of 4G left scanning when not in a 4G area and their battery falling off a cliff. It may be aesthetically annoying, but I guarantee you if it wasn't there and you forgot to turn your 4G off and your battery died within 2 hours from scanning, you'd be asking for some type of notification that 4G is on so if you werent in a 4G area you would remember to turn it off lol.. just as the many people that did in the past.
Secondly, I am not buying the line "Oh, in actuality it will actually drain more battery then if you just loaded it from scratch. That's why it is pre loaded... blah blah blah"
If I want something running in background LET ME ASSIGN IT TO KEEP RUNNING IN THE BACKGROUND.
The Wall Street Journal did research on the TOP 100 apps for the IPhone and Andriod Market and they found that ALL MOST ALL of them were GATHERING MORE INFORMATION THAN THE USER KNOWS ABOUT and TRANSFERRING THAT INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTY COMPANIES FOR DATA MINING.
So don't come on here thinking you that know everything, and that your assumptions on this topic are correct.
Plain and Simple....WE NEED TO BE IN CONTROL OF OUR PHONES not the other way around.
- 12-19-2010, 12:48 PM #5
1. settings--->apps--->Nova--->clear data cache. after you do this - do not open up the app again. it should never show up as running again. (this assumes that like me you have no use for it.)
2. the majority of us want a 4G indicator.
3. there is a method behind the madness for the things that the Android OS does.
I have done that several times and it just keeps coming back up. And as this "method behind the madness" is concerned... It is just Google fishing for more information on people. Don't get me wrong... they have a great product BUT I believe they are taking advantage of their generous nature when it comes to their applications.
- 12-19-2010, 12:56 PM #7
- 12-19-2010, 12:59 PM #8
- 12-19-2010, 01:33 PM #9
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And yes.. "we need to be in control of our phone not the other way around"
- 12-19-2010, 01:41 PM #10Retired Moderator
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FYI. If you dont like it, root your device and get rid of it if its killing you that bad.
You could get rid of nova, all the bloat you want and if you knew how too, you could edit the 4G indicator off of there.
Making a thread JUST to complain about stuff and not accept any answers is pretty petty.
Oh, and after you remove the stuff thats running in the background and "killing your battery", take note of your new battery life. It wont be any better, but maybe the placebo will help you out.
- 12-19-2010, 01:56 PM #11
Guys, please settle down. Everybody has their own opinions of what they like viewable and what they don't. Some people are very OCD with their devices (me being on of them) and want what they want open and nothing else. Either way, you all need to treat each other with respect.
If you would like help from people, ask them nicely. I personally would not offer my assistance if somebody was being rude to me after I tried to help that person.
Plus on top of that, if a select few of you guys do not change your attitude then one of us mods will take further action.
- 12-19-2010, 02:12 PM #12
- 12-19-2010, 02:44 PM #13Retired Moderator
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- 12-19-2010, 02:53 PM #14
I say that i have no issue with them collecting info. They can also use the camera for whatever they want to. Let them take pics of me in the shower with my evo.... Let them take a pic of me going to the bathroom.. that would give a whole new meaning to toilet cam! I say free apps are worth the data info it collects! Would you pay $50,000 for angry birds?
- 12-19-2010, 03:14 PM #15
As long as the data that is being collects is only regarding that specific app and nothing personal is being transferred then it doesn't bother me. The problem is that there are devs who will create malicious apps that will attempt to take important data. Always download apps from a dev who has credibility. Even then you should still be cautious.
Sorry man... I only accept answers that make sense to me or that I am comfortable with, and what that guy wrote is not an acceptable answer. (in my opinion of course)
- 12-19-2010, 09:03 PM #17
- 12-19-2010, 09:47 PM #18