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    Default Got my 4.3 Update OTA today!

    Got my 4.3 Update OTA today!

    Just done installing. So far, I'm not liking it. If you like so^phisticated icons, good contrast in menu and readability, DON'T UPDATE. 4.2.2 was much better-looking. The new look is a throwback to ugly, unrefined and washed out.

    Not so hot and aesthetic change :

    - Keyboard is bigger, uglier. Probably due a font change, but i can't say for sure.
    - The home screen folders have been changed to look like boxes, instead of looking like folders.
    - Google added a boatload of it's own bloatware widgets.
    - The app drawer icon changed to a bunch of dots instead of little squares.
    - Added Google's own bloatware that I had previously disabled/uninstalled or never had. (Box, Drive, Playbook, PlayGames, PlayMovies et al).
    - Settings menus are now so "whitened", everything is washed-out, so that's going to waste power to display on top of having low usability.
    - Added a menu tab in the App drawer.
    - TrackID became purple and gray, instead of blue and grey.
    - lockscreen lock pattern pad changed from dots to little disks.

    Good:

    - Camera app has a good deal more options.


    Conclusion:

    So far, I'm not overly impressed. The worst change is the settings menu. It is so washed out, it's difficult to make out the option in the menus, in a dark living room. Outside, with the sun's glare, it's probably downright impossible to use. I think that was a dumb move.
    "All information is imperfect. We have to treat it with humility."
    - The Ascent of man.
    J. Bronowsky.
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    Default Re: Got my 4.3 Update OTA today!

    Quote Originally Posted by sauce_a_poutine View Post
    Got my 4.3 Update OTA today!

    Just done installing. So far, I'm not liking it. If you like so^phisticated icons, good contrast in menu and readability, DON'T UPDATE. 4.2.2 was much better-looking. The new look is a throwback to ugly, unrefined and washed out.
    well that's great !! Cheers for the OTA 4.3V update ........ i've already at 4.4 KitKat !!
    Not so hot and aesthetic change :

    - Keyboard is bigger, uglier. Probably due a font change, but i can't say for sure.
    - The home screen folders have been changed to look like boxes, instead of looking like folders.
    - Google added a boatload of it's own bloatware widgets.
    - The app drawer icon changed to a bunch of dots instead of little squares.
    - Added Google's own bloatware that I had previously disabled/uninstalled or never had. (Box, Drive, Playbook, PlayGames, PlayMovies et al).
    - Settings menus are now so "whitened", everything is washed-out, so that's going to waste power to display on top of having low usability.
    - Added a menu tab in the App drawer.
    - TrackID became purple and gray, instead of blue and grey.
    - lockscreen lock pattern pad changed from dots to little disks.

    Good:

    - Camera app has a good deal more options.


    Conclusion:

    So far, I'm not overly impressed. The worst change is the settings menu. It is so washed out, it's difficult to make out the option in the menus, in a dark living room. Outside, with the sun's glare, it's probably downright impossible to use. I think that was a dumb move.
    Kelly Burby
    Senior Web Analyst
    website: http://www.rapidsofttechnologies.com
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    Default Re: Got my 4.3 Update OTA today!

    ...already at 4.4 KitKat
    Anything new/good about it, any thoughts on the changes ?
    "All information is imperfect. We have to treat it with humility."
    - The Ascent of man.
    J. Bronowsky.
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    Default Re: Got my 4.3 Update OTA today!

    Still enjoying my 4.3....unlike you I love everthing about it. Totally worth it.

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