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  1. tr-1's Avatar
    Here's one....
    Every night I lay in bed and read a magazine or browse on my Nexus 7. Once in a while I text with someone and it's so freaking annoying to hear the same alert on my phone in the other room.
    I'd like a Google app to remotely control my android devices (at least being able to silence them)
    12-09-2012 09:18 PM
  2. cellomj's Avatar
    Two small things:
    1. Make it a lot easier to add appointments to the calendar. Currently it is a huge pain in the a$$ with that stupid scrolling clock thing. Make it the same as the new alarm app from jellybean. Also make it possible to add appts from voice commands.

    2. Allow users to adjust and customize the keyboard app. Especially long press duration and layout of number pad. I can't stand how long you have to hold down the top row of letters to get a number. Would love to see alternate characters underneath the letters like in swiftkey.


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    12-09-2012 10:02 PM
  3. Ry's Avatar
    I've posted some of these before, either here or in other threads. Here's my current list of things I'd like to see built-in into the next version of Android.

    1. A better backup/data migration service.

    It's really been hit of miss for me with backups. After a factory reset, sometimes Google will try and redownload all of my previous apps. Other times it won't. There have been times where it remembered my Wi-Fi networks. Other times where I'd have to manually reconnect. I still have to manually enter all other email accounts. Forget about any saved data from apps and games that don't already have their own cloud solution. I Want to be able to manage backups in something like Google Drive. When my wife went from an iPhone 4 to an iPhone 5, it was relatively easy to get her old data onto her new phone via iCloud. When I went from my Motorola DROID to my Motorola DROID Bionic, it was pretty much a complete restart. With Google's cloud services, this shouldn't be the case. And I don't want to rely on a third-party application to do this.


    2. Find My Android Device.

    Google already knows where my devices are. I want to be able to log into a browser and see all of my devices on a map. I want to be able to lock or wipe my devices remotely. And I don't want to rely on a third-party application to do this.


    3. Adding Home Screens on demand.

    See the current MotoBlur launcher. You start with one home screen. Swipe to the right to add more as needed. There really is no reason why I should have a blank home screens on my DROID Bionic.
    12-12-2012 12:49 PM
  4. piizzadude's Avatar
    I agree with the first two, the third is pretty much meh no biggie, but it would be a nice feature.

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    12-12-2012 02:21 PM
  5. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    Even BlackBerry has #2 so it's surprising Google hasn't done it yet too. Especially since they have arguably the best maps service out there.

    This is from me, on my EVO 3D.
    12-12-2012 03:24 PM
  6. bunique4life05's Avatar
    I want a plathroa of Google of widgets like Sense and Touchwiz but add the customization that HD Widgets and BWs offer. In addition I want Google to create and custmise the theme of stock android like CM does. I want all this done in Google's simplistic style. Lastly the overall look of android needs to be more industrialize but again retain Google's refreshing look.

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    12-12-2012 06:16 PM
  7. nrm5110's Avatar
    I have #2 its called being rooted for backups and Cerberus for location and wipes. I got lucky and caught Cerberus full for free on a celebration deal.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727 using Tapatalk 2
    12-12-2012 06:36 PM
  8. piizzadude's Avatar
    You should not have to be rooted for full backups. I am as big a proponent of rooting as the next guy, but that should be a basic thing

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    12-12-2012 06:58 PM
  9. TechTinker's Avatar
    Ry, I agree with all those points! Those need to happen. Though yeah I agree that the homescreens are meh, but It would be nice not to have a empty space wasted.

    One thing for me that I've been thinking about is.
    1) Ability to access your notification shadow from anywhere (in a app or game, like iOS)
    12-12-2012 07:30 PM
  10. socialcarpet's Avatar
    Smoother UX, zero lag and jitter, continue making other UI refinements. More Holo compliant apps. Basically I want to see them close the gap in refinement and fluidity and start putting an end to crappy, inconsistent app interface design. Anything else is secondary as far as I'm concerned. Android already has more features than the majority of users will ever tap into.
    12-12-2012 09:42 PM
  11. Ry's Avatar
    I have #2 its called being rooted for backups and Cerberus for location and wipes. I got lucky and caught Cerberus full for free on a celebration deal.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727 using Tapatalk 2
    And I don't want to rely on a third-party application to do this.
    You should not have to be rooted for full backups. I am as big a proponent of rooting as the next guy, but that should be a basic thing

    Sent from my X-Band Modem... TY Genesis
    Yup.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Android Central Forums
    12-13-2012 01:06 AM
  12. Ry's Avatar
    Smoother UX, zero lag and jitter, continue making other UI refinements. More Holo compliant apps. Basically I want to see them close the gap in refinement and fluidity and start putting an end to crappy, inconsistent app interface design. Anything else is secondary as far as I'm concerned. Android already has more features than the majority of users will ever tap into.
    While Jelly Bean and Project Butter did bring noticeable improvements, some of the speed and smoothness comes down to the hardware. Not all Android hardware is the same.

    More Holo compliant apps? That's on the app developers, not Google. That's not really a platform feature.


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    12-13-2012 01:09 AM
  13. Ry's Avatar
    One thing for me that I've been thinking about is.
    1) Ability to access your notification shadow from anywhere (in a app or game, like iOS)
    This would probably be a nightmare for fullscreen games.

    Also what if the game is fullscreen landscape on a portrait oriented phone? Where would the swipe occur for the notification?

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Android Central Forums
    12-13-2012 01:12 AM
  14. Shadowriver's Avatar
    This would probably be a nightmare for fullscreen games.

    Also what if the game is fullscreen landscape on a portrait oriented phone? Where would the swipe occur for the notification?

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Android Central Forums
    From the top as any other landscape app? Android app can force landscape mode as same as it can force portrait mode which you more commonly see.

    Also with tablet UI do similar tricks with hiding system buttons already (don't know if you can do that on phone UI). This could be as well optional so developers can prepare game with knowledge that you can swipe notification bar.... if you can do that in iOS then i guess games that come from iOS are ready for that
    12-14-2012 10:31 AM
  15. BEARD GANG's Avatar
    When will key lime pie release roughly
    12-14-2012 09:28 PM
  16. piizzadude's Avatar
    I am gonna say what June ish..... A year from when jellybean hit

    Sent from my X-Band Modem... TY Genesis
    12-14-2012 11:00 PM
  17. bunique4life05's Avatar
    KLP may be released in May at Google I/O.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    12-15-2012 10:34 PM
  18. piizzadude's Avatar
    If that is when io is then yep

    Sent from my X-Band Modem... TY Genesis
    12-15-2012 10:50 PM
  19. AndreaCristiano's Avatar
    Key lime pie will be announced at Google I/o in may be released for nexus right after

    from my Nexus7 while my Optimus rests
    12-16-2012 10:06 AM
  20. bunique4life05's Avatar
    http://www.androidcentral.com/google...-set-may-15-17
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    12-16-2012 10:12 AM
  21. bunique4life05's Avatar
    Google I/O doesn't guarantee a new nexus or a new OS.

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    12-16-2012 10:15 AM
  22. AndreaCristiano's Avatar
    Google I/O doesn't guarantee a new nexus or a new OS.

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Android Central Forums
    Nothing guarantees it but I/O is more likely than not

    from my Nexus7 while my Optimus rests
    12-16-2012 10:24 AM
  23. bunique4life05's Avatar
    True I wonder if might be another tablet or phone to me it seems rather soon. Google maybe trying to flush market with Nexus brand or they could be coming out with chromebook.

    Google was rumored to come out with a chromobook. The nexus concept being applied to a chromebook would be interesting.

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    12-16-2012 10:31 AM
  24. AndreaCristiano's Avatar
    True I wonder if might be another tablet or phone to me it seems rather soon. Google maybe trying to flush market with Nexus brand or they could be coming out with chromebook.

    Google was rumored to come out with a chromobook. The nexus concept being applied to a chromebook would be interesting.

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Android Central Forums
    I believe there will be a chrome book a new tablet and a new phone. I think it will have LTE and KLP

    from my Nexus7 while my Optimus rests
    12-16-2012 10:33 AM
  25. bunique4life05's Avatar
    That would be great but imo very unlikely Google will unveil all that. Google just released a new tablet, new phone and two new versions of the Nexus 7. I could see a $100 tablet and chromebook but not another phone. Then Google pretty much has formats the could do anything they want when they want.

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    12-16-2012 11:02 AM
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