1. eris72's Avatar
    Hi all! Just got the kit kat update. The new dialer, however, only searches for contacts I already have and does not bring up any local places/businesses search results. Anyone else having this issue?? Location is most certainly on!
    11-19-2013 02:45 PM
  2. DiNoise's Avatar
    same here
    11-19-2013 03:37 PM
  3. DS1331's Avatar
    What phones do that? All phones I ever had when you start typing their name or number on the dialer it just pulls up your contacts only

    Q10, HTC One, Nexus 7, Moto X
    11-19-2013 03:43 PM
  4. still1's Avatar
    What phones do that? All phones I ever had when you start typing their name or number on the dialer it just pulls up your contacts only

    Q10, HTC One, Nexus 7, Moto X
    nexus 4 and 5
    11-19-2013 03:46 PM
  5. TechTinker's Avatar
    What phones do that? All phones I ever had when you start typing their name or number on the dialer it just pulls up your contacts only

    Q10, HTC One, Nexus 7, Moto X
    Its new with Android 4.4.
    11-19-2013 04:02 PM
  6. DS1331's Avatar
    Ugh the motor I hear about Kit kat the less I want it

    Q10, HTC One, Nexus 7, Moto X
    11-19-2013 05:07 PM
  7. NovaSS369's Avatar
    Glad this fixed not finding contacts by dialing alphanumerically but would like the local search capabilities too!

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-19-2013 05:36 PM
  8. guesswhat_567's Avatar
    Think this feature is nexus exclusive? Like photosphere and gel ..

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-19-2013 08:27 PM
  9. Linebarrel86's Avatar
    Was wondering the use thing.

    I wouldn't think this feature would be exclusive to the Nexus.

    Maybe it has something to do with Verizon wanting to push its 'Caller ID' service maybe???

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    11-19-2013 09:02 PM
  10. legendarydog's Avatar
    Was wondering the use thing.

    I wouldn't think this feature would be exclusive to the Nexus.

    Maybe it has something to do with Verizon wanting to push its 'Caller ID' service maybe???

    Posted via Android Central App
    You might be right...Verizon would do that.

    In the change log, it says that you can search your corporate directory. But now that I think about that, I think it's referring to a feature for business corporations and not the business search.

    Sent from my Moto X
    11-20-2013 02:58 AM
  11. sunburned's Avatar
    You guys might be misinterpreting the feature. I don't think it will search for local businesses when you are dialing. When call comes in from an unknown number, it will search local directories to see if that number corresponds to any company, then it will display the company name instead of 'unknown caller'.
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    11-20-2013 09:10 AM
  12. eris72's Avatar
    You guys might be misinterpreting the feature. I don't think it will search for local businesses when you are dialing. When call comes in from an unknown number, it will search local directories to see if that number corresponds to any company, then it will display the company name instead of 'unknown caller'.
    Google makes the Dialer awesome again: this is why you want Android 4.4 KitKat

    "This is Google after all. The search field will let you easily find someone from your contacts list, as you would expect; but, it also goes beyond that. The new Dialer also looks to minimize how much time you spend in other apps only to be bounced back into the Dialer. This means, instead of going to Google Maps or Yelp to find a business, you can search right inside the Dialer app itself. The search field doesn't just return results from your contacts list, but also nearby place results that you would see in Google Maps. So, if you search for "pizza", you'll not only get any pizza places in your own contacts list, but nearby pizza joints as well. "
    11-20-2013 10:17 AM
  13. sunburned's Avatar
    Hmm, never saw that. Seems pointless to me. Why wouldn't you just click the search bar at the top instead of the dialer? You're basically typing with a T-9 keyboard to search instead of using Google's actual search feature with a regular keyboard.
    11-20-2013 11:40 AM
  14. eris72's Avatar
    Hmm, never saw that. Seems pointless to me. Why wouldn't you just click the search bar at the top instead of the dialer? You're basically typing with a T-9 keyboard to search instead of using Google's actual search feature with a regular keyboard.
    When you press the search bar in the dialer app, the full regular keyboard pops up, not the T9. Regardless, this feature doesn't seem to be available for us

    The Official Motorola Blog
    "An improved phone dialer: Now you can search for contacts directly from the dial-pad and easily see and tap on those you contact frequently."

    Nothing at all about the yellow pages type feature. I also had FedEx call me this morning, and there was no Caller ID. Hopefully just a fluke :/
    11-20-2013 02:28 PM
  15. sunburned's Avatar
    But you're still going two layers deep. Go into the dialer, then press the search bar. Or you could just press the search bar on your home screen.

    Or since you have a moto X, just say "Ok, Google Now, find me some pizza" and not touch anything haha. I got mine to respond to "Ok, Google", so it's even easier now.
    11-20-2013 02:42 PM
  16. xmnj's Avatar
    According to this YouTube video, you have to turn the feature on for the Google caller ID. I don't have my Moto X yet to try.
    11-20-2013 02:46 PM
  17. DS1331's Avatar
    Exactly so instead of just calling the contact you want on the dialer, it's going to use your data and gps everytime you use your dialer. Great.

    Q10, HTC One, Nexus 7, Moto X
    11-20-2013 02:51 PM
  18. Stang68's Avatar
    Exactly so instead of just calling the contact you want on the dialer, it's not going to use your data and gps everyone you use your dialer. Great.

    Q10, HTC One, Nexus 7, Moto X
    Listen to Debbie Downer over here.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-20-2013 03:59 PM
  19. Stang68's Avatar
    According to this YouTube video, you have to turn the feature on for the Google caller ID. I don't have my Moto X yet to try.
    Option is not there for us Moto X owners.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-20-2013 04:03 PM
  20. DS1331's Avatar
    Lol that could add up to a lot of data used my man, I go into my dialer like 25 times a day and if it's searching local business everytime.....

    Q10, HTC One, Nexus 7, Moto X
    11-20-2013 04:58 PM
  21. DS1331's Avatar
    It's cool I'll admit but you should be able to turn it off

    Q10, HTC One, Nexus 7, Moto X
    11-20-2013 05:01 PM

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