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    Default New dialer look in 4.4.3

    I got my 4.4.3 update a couple of days ago, and I'm not real happy with the new look of the dialer. What do you think? (pictures shown for those who don't have the update yet)
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    I like the speed dial

    Just wish I didn't have to click all contacts. It would be better to just scroll down to see all contacts
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    Quote Originally Posted by edgar View Post
    I like the speed dial

    Just wish I didn't have to click all contacts. It would be better to just scroll down to see all contacts
    Honestly I don't see a difference with the new dialer it looks the same as 4.4.2

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    I'm not really fond of the new color scheme (I prefer a black background), or the fact that contacts on the speed dial screen are now shown in a tile format instead of a list format, with no apparent way to change it. I have relatively few contacts with anything but the stock silhouette icon, so larger icons in a tile format does nothing for me.

    It really bothers me when someone in development imposes their own personal preferences on a UI thinking it will widely be considered an improvement. Aside from that though, it bothers me is this change to a white background on a device with an AMOLED screen. The previous UI with a black background was more battery friendly.
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    Interestingly enough because I've heard 4.4. 3 is a battery operated on the phone as well. I figured they would with a white background for the dollar because tickets color theme is white in general

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    Does the new dialer go into landscape mode? That's all I care about...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ansextra View Post
    Does the new dialer go into landscape mode? That's all I care about...
    No.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleMike View Post
    I'm not really fond of the new color scheme (I prefer a black background), or the fact that contacts on the speed dial screen are now shown in a tile format instead of a list format, with no apparent way to change it. I have relatively few contacts with anything but the stock silhouette icon, so larger icons in a tile format does nothing for me.

    It really bothers me when someone in development imposes their own personal preferences on a UI thinking it will widely be considered an improvement. Aside from that though, it bothers me is this change to a white background on a device with an AMOLED screen. The previous UI with a black background was more battery friendly.
    The previous version of the dialer had a white background too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edgar View Post
    I like the speed dial

    Just wish I didn't have to click all contacts. It would be better to just scroll down to see all contacts
    Srsly, wtf. I kept thinking i must be missing it. Sometimes they make the most ridiculous choices. This has been the case for all my stock android dialers starting from 4.2. I dont get it. Every other dialer goes from dial pad to contacts and then vice versa with 1 button. Except for stock android dialer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benhaube View Post
    The previous version of the dialer had a white background too.

    Sent from my XT1060 using AC Forums mobile app
    The speed dial screen had a white background, but the dialer background was black.

    Sent from my Moto X using TapaTalk
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    I like the white. I'm not a fan of black backgrounds so I like this change. I will wait until I get the update to decide on the contacts. I'm not a fan of how it is now so hopefully I'll like the new better.

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    how long did it take to download the 4.3.3 update? Mine has been going on since the last 4 hours...!!!!!!
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    Default Re: New dialer look in 4.4.3

    Mine took all of about 15 min from download to reboot and install on wifi
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    Anyone know how I can find the color code for that blue they're using in the new dialer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaGary View Post
    No.........
    Damn. I hate looking at sideways pics when I call from my car dock.
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    I agree with so many of these comments. I’ll try to be positive – it’s bright and trendy looking. That’s it.

    Linear dialling lists are far more efficient – a basic UI design rule. Start menu or the hated Windows 8 screen? no contest. Our eyes are not good at searching left to right AND up and down too. A backwards step. At least the dialling history is still linear – shame I can’t get that to come up as the default, or select linear for the most dialled screen.

    The dialling pad is lower contrast than before (pale blue on white - really?) which is a problem if like me your eyesight is OK without glasses, but not great. Poor UI design again. White on black or vice-versa cannot be improved on. I hope I can change the colour scheme so I shall get that sorted.

    Contacts list is not changed much, meaning no better. However, just as in Gmail, the big capital letters in both lists are a complete distraction and I find myself ignoring them and scanning only the names. Our eyes and brains are extremely good at pattern recognition such as complete names. The caps just slow me down and waste useful space. I don’t know if I am supposed to add photos to each contact but please – only children have time for that.

    Perhaps the next time the designer will ask people what works well for them instead of just playing with his new set of pastel crayons.
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    Horrible.

    VZW Moto X
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    Looks pretty bad. Too much white.

    Should look like this or have light and dark options.

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    Ugh. What were they thinking? That is absolutely hideous and completely unusable with my vision problems. Back to the drawing board. Both Apple and Google have jumped the shark with their color and design choices lately. Ugly as sin, both of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpaight View Post
    ooh. A contact list *with* caller id is great, and i was just thinking, if only it had a dialer... and they're working on it. I hope it's good because hate the fragmented look of everything on my phone.

    i just need this 3 in 1 to look good, have efficient navigation AND have the dialer and contacts *1* button away from each other. Someone please come through.
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    I need the complete code of new dialer look ... plzzz help me out of this . That will be ur most kindness

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