07-24-2012 11:24 AM
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  1. abot's Avatar
    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.
    07-11-2012 02:14 PM
  2. Martinr303's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    07-11-2012 02:31 PM
  3. Martinr303's Avatar

    Here's another screenshot.
    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    07-11-2012 02:36 PM
  4. icwhatudidthere's Avatar
    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.
    07-11-2012 02:42 PM
  5. Newtoandroid99's Avatar
    Looks like i will be skipping this update for now if all it does is take away, what a joke.
    07-11-2012 02:58 PM
  6. Martinr303's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    07-11-2012 03:31 PM
  7. abot's Avatar
    If you choose to postpone the update do you keep getting notified?
    07-11-2012 03:41 PM
  8. abot's Avatar
    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.
    07-11-2012 03:49 PM
  9. sniffs's Avatar
    Use Gesture Search, it still has local searching of contacts, music, etc..
    07-11-2012 05:01 PM
  10. abot's Avatar
    Use Gesture Search, it still has local searching of contacts, music, etc..


    Does it work on the GS3?
    07-11-2012 05:10 PM
  11. beh's Avatar
    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.
    07-11-2012 05:23 PM
  12. sniffs's Avatar
    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.
    07-11-2012 06:06 PM
  13. Sailindawg's Avatar
    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.
    07-11-2012 06:27 PM
  14. jjb70's Avatar
    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?
    07-11-2012 06:31 PM
  15. CarlGalgano's Avatar
    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.
    07-11-2012 07:12 PM
  16. dallasfever's Avatar
    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?????
    07-11-2012 07:41 PM
  17. ReggieTee's Avatar
    Head over to the Sprint forums and find the apk for the old google search. Universal search is back.
    07-11-2012 09:12 PM
  18. Martinr303's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    07-11-2012 10:18 PM
  19. SlothSprint's Avatar
    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.
    07-11-2012 11:01 PM
  20. walcolm's Avatar
    If you choose to postpone the update do you keep getting notified?
    i think you can ignore it and you wont get bugged regularly
    07-12-2012 03:40 AM
  21. 916x10's Avatar
    If you choose to postpone the update do you keep getting notified?
    Yes....unless you root your phone and freeze the following



    How long can one postpone an update?
    Indefinitely if you do as listed above

    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!
    07-12-2012 03:53 AM
  22. 21plays's Avatar
    good thing the intl gs3 isnt getting that "update"
    07-12-2012 04:13 AM
  23. datastar's Avatar
    21plays you got the coolest avatar I've seen
    07-12-2012 06:40 AM
  24. sniffs's Avatar
    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.
    07-12-2012 09:50 AM
  25. datastar's Avatar
    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.
    07-23-2012 08:28 AM
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