01-18-2019 03:50 PM
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  1. SteelGator's Avatar
    https://m.androidcentral.com/6-thing...-see-android-q

    This as much as anything is why I have stayed with the Pixel line. Sammy has not gotten pie out the door yet, and Q betas are right around the corner.

    I would like to see gestures further refined, dark mode/theme at a system level, and continued evolution of GA.
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    01-14-2019 10:27 AM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    I go along with the dark theme (that's supposed to be at system level) and the baked-in recorder. I'd like to see a baked-in method to highlight a block of text to copy (or cut). It's different in different apps. (C'mon, even MS had it in early versions of Windows.) But I'm not going to go for the beta - Pie works with no bugs, and that's more important to me than a new version 6 months early - with bugs. And I'm not about to go bug-hunting - I retired from that.

    BTW, remember, all the stuff you'd like to see in Q - Q's already pretty much finished, as far as adding new things. Gestures further refined? Maybe, if they see a want for it, in R.

    I agree with the reason for sticking with Pixel -it's the major reason I went for it when I needed a newer phone. Open bootloader, available original ROMs and update files, and you can set your calendar by the releases. But I'll wait until August - the phone does what I want already (and the 2 with Camera 3 is pretty much a 3). Oh, I'd also like to see individual contacts' message tones again. And a proximity screen "turner-offer". I do that with a 3rd party app that uses a screen overlay, but a baked-in, non-overlay, with an on-off switch in Settings would be nice. (I bothered the software developers enough for a while, though, so I'll just take what gets released.)
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    01-14-2019 01:32 PM
  3. anon(10274434)'s Avatar
    As they long as the Pixel sticks with the monthly updates, I'll stick with the Pixel. The added features are bonus IMO.
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    01-14-2019 02:32 PM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    Would like to see , full gestures, new UI, dark theme throughout the UI...
    01-14-2019 03:45 PM
  5. anon(10092459)'s Avatar
    Hmmm ... First of all, I'd like them to complete all the features promised with Pie. With I/O probably in May though, I doubt it.

    Alright thoughts on Q, then..

    - Obviously move the gesture system forward. Get that back function figured out.

    - Move App Actions out of the App Drawer and somewhere more visible. I'm voting for replacing the weather card in Feed/Discovery

    - Continue to get AL/ML more integrated and increase on device processing for things like location, for example.

    - Dark theme.. meh.. can take it or leave it, but thumbs up for those who want that.

    - Rework the volume controls. Doesn't effect me, but I recognize others like ringer control, instead of media control, to be easier.

    - Increase security and efficiency with third party apps.
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    01-14-2019 05:19 PM
  6. Luke18's Avatar
    I go along with the dark theme (that's supposed to be at system level) and the baked-in recorder. I'd like to see a baked-in method to highlight a block of text to copy (or cut). It's different in different apps. (C'mon, even MS had it in early versions of Windows.) But I'm not going to go for the beta - Pie works with no bugs, and that's more important to me than a new version 6 months early - with bugs. And I'm not about to go bug-hunting - I retired from that.

    BTW, remember, all the stuff you'd like to see in Q - Q's already pretty much finished, as far as adding new things. Gestures further refined? Maybe, if they see a want for it, in R.

    I agree with the reason for sticking with Pixel -it's the major reason I went for it when I needed a newer phone. Open bootloader, available original ROMs and update files, and you can set your calendar by the releases. But I'll wait until August - the phone does what I want already (and the 2 with Camera 3 is pretty much a 3). Oh, I'd also like to see individual contacts' message tones again. And a proximity screen "turner-offer". I do that with a 3rd party app that uses a screen overlay, but a baked-in, non-overlay, with an on-off switch in Settings would be nice. (I bothered the software developers enough for a while, though, so I'll just take what gets released.)
    Im pretty sure you can do separate messages tones. I have one set for my wife, my best friend and then the rest of the messages app is the standard one I set.

    Sorry forgot to mention I have a 2xl.
    01-14-2019 07:05 PM
  7. EMGSM's Avatar
    Would like to see , full gestures, new UI, dark theme throughout the UI...
    Same here
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    01-14-2019 10:29 PM
  8. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    There are a LOT of things I'd like to see in Q:

    - Fix the gesture navigations. Right now, they're terrible. They're half-gesture, half-button and slower than the three button setup we had before. Apple's is the gold standard, Google should get as close as they can to that.

    - Fix the plethora of bugs Pie has. I'm honestly shocked at how unpolished and buggy Pie has been. The ram management issue, poor video sound recording, photos not being saved, SMS messages not being received, a second artificial notch, Google Assistant suddenly not responding to the key phrase after a couple of days and requiring a restart, issues with reminders through Assistant not working. Some have been fixed, some have not, but it shouldn't have been released like it was. If Android Q is just a sweeping bug fix, I'd actually be pretty happy with that.

    - Drastically improve Top Shot. Right now it's pretty much unusable in its current state. Make every image it takes a somewhat decent quality and it could be interesting.

    - I'd like built in location-based functions, where I could set it to automatically go to silent when I get to work, and when I leave work, put the sound back on. Would also like more AI integration to make it smarter and hopefully easier to use.

    - Build a face unlock similar to iOS.

    - Google finally acknowledged that white images lead to faster battery drain, so introduce an OS level dark theme.

    That's what is like to see in Android Q. Hoping it's a lot better than Pie.
    01-15-2019 06:18 AM
  9. critta71's Avatar
    after 12 months of using androind 8.0 and now onto 9, I think i would like to see more emphasis put on basic functionality.
    What do I mean by this.....
    1. Total hands free for driving including reading and replying to text messages.(not all users have new cars that have android auto. Windows has had it for years)
    2. The ability to just add someones birthday or other important dates associated to them under their contact information and have this linked back to the calendar. Which will then automatically provide reminders and notifications. (yep windows phone has it)
    3. A bigger limit when sending an mms.
    4.A glance screen where i can pic up my phone and it lights up showing time and any notifications including missed calls and received msgs. Then if i have unlock it. Yes I know there is AOD but I dont want the screen on all the time.
    5. More customization of personalized settings.. (remember the old days of windows computers where you could pic and choose the colors of text.. Outlines. Boxes. etc etc. Then we could truley pic our own themes( if this is already possible someone please correct me)

    But i guess I look at it like this "Do the basics well and the rest will seem like a bonus."
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    01-15-2019 09:28 PM
  10. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    The gestures need to be more fluid like the iPhone XS line. If they fix (i.e. refine) the gestures and leave everything else the same, I'd be happy.

    Edit: I lied. I want a dark theme for all settings and menus.
    SteelGator likes this.
    01-16-2019 12:08 AM
  11. Mike Dee's Avatar
    There are a LOT of things I'd like to see in Q:

    - Fix the gesture navigations. Right now, they're terrible. They're half-gesture, half-button and slower than the three button setup we had before. Apple's is the gold standard, Google should get as close as they can to that.

    - Fix the plethora of bugs Pie has. I'm honestly shocked at how unpolished and buggy Pie has been. The ram management issue, poor video sound recording, photos not being saved, SMS messages not being received, a second artificial notch, Google Assistant suddenly not responding to the key phrase after a couple of days and requiring a restart, issues with reminders through Assistant not working. Some have been fixed, some have not, but it shouldn't have been released like it was. If Android Q is just a sweeping bug fix, I'd actually be pretty happy with that.

    - Drastically improve Top Shot. Right now it's pretty much unusable in its current state. Make every image it takes a somewhat decent quality and it could be interesting.

    - I'd like built in location-based functions, where I could set it to automatically go to silent when I get to work, and when I leave work, put the sound back on. Would also like more AI integration to make it smarter and hopefully easier to use.

    - Build a face unlock similar to iOS.

    - Google finally acknowledged that white images lead to faster battery drain, so introduce an OS level dark theme.

    That's what is like to see in Android Q. Hoping it's a lot better than Pie.
    Minor point.....Top Shot is not an OS feature
    01-16-2019 05:11 AM
  12. Mike Dee's Avatar
    01-16-2019 05:52 AM
  13. Emperor's Avatar
    1. Dark Theme.
    2. Better volume control for the ringer.
    01-16-2019 07:03 AM
  14. SteelGator's Avatar
    The gestures need to be more fluid like the iPhone XS line. If they fix (i.e. refine) the gestures and leave everything else the same, I'd be happy.

    Edit: I lied. I want a dark theme for all settings and menus.
    These seem to be the two most common wants for sure.
    01-16-2019 07:07 AM
  15. SteelGator's Avatar
    2. The ability to just add someones birthday or other important dates associated to them under their contact information and have this linked back to the calendar. Which will then automatically provide reminders and notifications. (yep windows phone has it)
    It boggles my mind Google has not made these links yet. Helping information flow like this (organizing the world's information) used to be a strength. I'd like to see more attention paid to this and other examples of organizing my info.
    01-16-2019 07:11 AM
  16. Mike Dee's Avatar
    after 12 months of using androind 8.0 and now onto 9, I think i would like to see more emphasis put on basic functionality.
    What do I mean by this.....
    1. Total hands free for driving including reading and replying to text messages.(not all users have new cars that have android auto. Windows has had it for years)
    2. The ability to just add someones birthday or other important dates associated to them under their contact information and have this linked back to the calendar. Which will then automatically provide reminders and notifications. (yep windows phone has it)
    3. A bigger limit when sending an mms.
    4.A glance screen where i can pic up my phone and it lights up showing time and any notifications including missed calls and received msgs. Then if i have unlock it. Yes I know there is AOD but I dont want the screen on all the time.
    5. More customization of personalized settings.. (remember the old days of windows computers where you could pic and choose the colors of text.. Outlines. Boxes. etc etc. Then we could truley pic our own themes( if this is already possible someone please correct me)

    But i guess I look at it like this "Do the basics well and the rest will seem like a bonus."
    Great ideas but not necessarily OS related improvements.
    01-16-2019 08:40 AM
  17. mustang7757's Avatar
    Great ideas but not necessarily OS related improvements.
    How about you Mike , what would you like to see different?
    01-16-2019 09:24 AM
  18. Gerald Green's Avatar
    Full dark themes throughout the entire operating system.
    01-16-2019 09:50 AM
  19. Mike Dee's Avatar
    How about you Mike , what would you like to see different?
    I don't have much that I want. I don't have any issues with gestures but I'm all for improvements. Full Dark Mode implentation would be great. Better volume control accessibility and separate volume for ringer and notifications.
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    01-16-2019 09:51 AM
  20. Kirstein Gourlay's Avatar
    I agree with dark theme, better gestures and that's about it really. I will beta test Q as I don't mind reinstalling my Pixel 2XL
    01-16-2019 09:55 AM
  21. puch96's Avatar
    after 12 months of using androind 8.0 and now onto 9, I think i would like to see more emphasis put on basic functionality.
    What do I mean by this.....
    1. Total hands free for driving including reading and replying to text messages.(not all users have new cars that have android auto. Windows has had it for years)
    2. The ability to just add someones birthday or other important dates associated to them under their contact information and have this linked back to the calendar. Which will then automatically provide reminders and notifications. (yep windows phone has it)
    3. A bigger limit when sending an mms.
    4.A glance screen where i can pic up my phone and it lights up showing time and any notifications including missed calls and received msgs. Then if i have unlock it. Yes I know there is AOD but I dont want the screen on all the time.
    5. More customization of personalized settings.. (remember the old days of windows computers where you could pic and choose the colors of text.. Outlines. Boxes. etc etc. Then we could truley pic our own themes( if this is already possible someone please correct me)

    But i guess I look at it like this "Do the basics well and the rest will seem like a bonus."
    3. Not OS related. This is more carrier and standard MMS related.
    4. This is already a feature. You can disable AOD and have it where it lights up when you pick up your phone.
    01-16-2019 09:56 AM
  22. kjung7's Avatar
    1. OS stability including smoother animation
    2. Gesture improvement
    3. Better integration with Chrome OS. If Google gets this right I think it can be there Trojan Horse for getting more serious about tablets and hybrids.
    4. Ability to manage favorites in stock dialer. The auto adding feature drives me crazy.
    01-16-2019 10:10 AM
  23. mustang7757's Avatar
    I don't have much that I want. I don't have any issues with gestures but I'm all for improvements. Full Dark Mode implentation would be great. Better volume control accessibility and separate volume for ringer and notifications.
    Yes I would like that also better volume control.
    01-16-2019 10:15 AM
  24. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    Some [bugs] have been fixed, some have not, but it shouldn't have been released like it was.
    Nothing should ever be released with bugs, but it happens. I don't mean to suggest that Google should be given a 'free pass' on this, but it's just a reality that we should expect such with any new technology release from anyone. Apple recent launches, as an example, have presented issues of phones not charging if the display wasn't on, messages being delivered to the wrong contact, disruption of 4g... If we want to wholly avoid these sudden shocks and disruptions to our expectations, our best bet is to just not buy a phone - or update an OS - until it's been out long enough to get the kinks ironed out.

    - Build a face unlock similar to iOS.
    That would actually primarily be a hardware feature. Android supported facial unlock years before Apple.
    01-16-2019 10:26 AM
  25. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Yes I would like that also better volume control.
    I think what needs to be distinguished here is the difference between OS, Skin, hardware and app changes. This thread feels more like changes people would to see in Pixel than in Android Q.
    01-16-2019 12:12 PM
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