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    Default Could we be next? - Sprint GS3 Update Nixes Universal Search

    I don't mean to be an alarmist but the latest Sprint GS3 OTA update has nixed universal search.

    The update was supposed to fix some security issues but is was discovered that universal search got nixed.

    I guess we can assume that this will happen to all GS3 devices. Will this happen to all Samsung devices running ICS. What about other Android devices - HTC, LG etc.

    I guess we wait and see.
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    I'm on GS3 on AT&T and got an update today. And it does remove the local search. So to search a contact I can't just search it from the Google widget. I actually have to go into my contacts.

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    Here's another screenshot.
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    I just realized the only thing that kept me on iOS for so long was the media ecosystem and lack of apps on Android. There are still a few games I wish I had on Android and I wish Amazon would get something like iTunes Match.

    But otherwise? I AM SO GLAD I'M DONE WITH IPHONES.
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    Looks like i will be skipping this update for now if all it does is take away, what a joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newtoandroid99 View Post
    Looks like i will be skipping this update for now if all it does is take away, what a joke.
    I wish I hadn't updated my phone. Now I can even search for my music from my home screen.

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    Default Re: Could we be next? - Sprint GS3 Update Nixes Universal Search

    If you choose to postpone the update do you keep getting notified?
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    There is an apk file for old universal search GoogleQuickSearchBox.apk

    The apk file does work and fix the searching, but once you reboot it goes away and needs to be installed again. Is there a fix for this? I guess its time to flash and rom.
    Last edited by abot; 07-11-2012 at 04:25 PM.
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    Use Gesture Search, it still has local searching of contacts, music, etc..
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    Default Re: Could we be next? - Sprint GS3 Update Nixes Universal Search

    Quote Originally Posted by sniffs View Post
    Use Gesture Search, it still has local searching of contacts, music, etc..


    Does it work on the GS3?
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    Default Re: Could we be next? - Sprint GS3 Update Nixes Universal Search

    I believe this part of the update is a work around to avoid the latest Apple suit against Samsung thus allowing the Nexus to come into the country.

    I also seem to recall an article about 2 weeks ago regarding Samsung and Google teaming up to provide a permanent solution that will allow for the old style searching that is outside the perview of the asserted Apple patent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abot View Post
    Does it work on the GS3?
    Yes.. and if you use a launcher with customize-able swipe up actions such as ADW, you can set Gesture Search as your swipe up command.

    I love it.. I've used this config for as long as I can remember.
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    Thanks for the heads up on this update. I can still perform a universal search from the Google bar. If Apple is behind this with a crap patent claim, it's time they were summarily dismissed and fined for frivolous lawsuits.

    How long can one postpone an update? I just got my phone and liking how it works. I don't need an update that takes away functionality.
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    Default Re: Could we be next? - Sprint GS3 Update Nixes Universal Search

    Quote Originally Posted by sniffs View Post
    Yes.. and if you use a launcher with customize-able swipe up actions such as ADW, you can set Gesture Search as your swipe up command.

    I love it.. I've used this config for as long as I can remember.
    I use ADW. What is the difference between gesture search and just search? Can you post a screeny of what "gesture search" is in ADW?
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    Att issued an update. I started another thread and installed it. It wasnt very big. Its still installing.

    Sorry, old news. Didnt read the entire thread.
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    Im confused.. So Google search bar has been rendered to internet search only...What about Samsung SVoice? Also in the market is Vlingo that does the same thing. So did they just take away the Google Voice Actions?????
    Last edited by dallasfever; 07-11-2012 at 07:49 PM.
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    Head over to the Sprint forums and find the apk for the old google search. Universal search is back.
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    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho....php?p=1944501
    This is the apk I installed and works great. I got it from the sprint gs3 forum. And like I said it works great but once you turn off your phone it stops working and you have to reinstall.

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    What I don't get is how this could be an issue with Apple and their patent when I've been using a much better feature from Palm called "Just Type" for years??

    What I loved about that feature was with a physical keyboard you didn't even have to click in the search field, you just started typing and names, places, terms or whatever just popped up.

    I will have to keep this feature. I wouldn't survive without it. Thanks all for the link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abot View Post
    If you choose to postpone the update do you keep getting notified?
    i think you can ignore it and you wont get bugged regularly
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    Quote Originally Posted by abot View Post
    If you choose to postpone the update do you keep getting notified?
    Yes....unless you root your phone and freeze the following



    Quote Originally Posted by Sailindawg View Post
    How long can one postpone an update?
    Indefinitely if you do as listed above

    Quote Originally Posted by walcolm View Post
    i think you can ignore it and you wont get bugged regularly
    Nope, you gotta pick an interval, the most of which is 8hrs. Or do as I listed above and never have to worry about it again!
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    good thing the intl gs3 isnt getting that "update"
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    21plays you got the coolest avatar I've seen
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjb70 View Post
    I use ADW. What is the difference between gesture search and just search? Can you post a screeny of what "gesture search" is in ADW?
    Regular search is, you hit the W key to bring up all your W contacts, music, etc..

    Gesture Search is you use your finger to write out a W and it does the same thing.. different input methods, but GS is cooler.
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    You can postpone the update for 8 hours max. I postpone three times and afterwards it updated itself and restarted. I wish I would have rooted but was skittish on my new phone.
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