12-16-2014 06:59 PM
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  1. pmccartney's Avatar
    I've been a Note 4 owner for 3 weeks and probably already know more than I need too about it. I'm generally impressed with it.
    An area in which I am still very green is with regard to updates.
    What will we have to look forward to in January? i.e, what new FEATURES will Lollipop bring to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 table, that it doesn't already have via TW and some of the other baked in goodies?

    Cheers

    Edit . ..what new features
    12-14-2014 06:43 PM
  2. makie's Avatar
    I hope for a cleaner look, less bloat, battery friendly and a overall more polished ui.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-14-2014 06:57 PM
  3. godzillinois's Avatar
    Seconded. Also, are there any bugs we should be aware of that are still present? I remember hearing that battery life suffered
    12-14-2014 06:58 PM
  4. pmccartney's Avatar
    I realize that there will always be bad with the good but the intent of the thread was to find out what good new features the update will bring us, on the Note 4, that we don't have now. My battery easily gets me through the day and I simply disabled most of the bloat and hide other stuff I find useless to me.
    drewood31601 likes this.
    12-14-2014 07:17 PM
  5. rdroyer's Avatar
    I'm with you, I'm really curious what they have in store for us with Lollipop. As with a new phone, you really don't understand all of it until you spend a lot of time on it. I have a feeling that'll be the same case for the new OS.
    pmccartney likes this.
    12-14-2014 07:36 PM
  6. Crispy's Avatar
    New things -

    - lockscreen notifications
    - ART runtime as default, should make phone faster
    - new camera implementation that should make it better
    - Material design in apps
    - sd card writing enabled again
    watch preview here -
    pmccartney and tclementi1 like this.
    12-14-2014 07:42 PM
  7. SteveISU's Avatar
    Lock screen notifications. After that who knows once samsung finishing laying TW on top.
    pmccartney likes this.
    12-14-2014 07:43 PM
  8. sparksd's Avatar
    Got it on my Nexus 7. Didn't really see a performance improvement with ART - and a couple of apps still don't work under it. Other than some cosmetic changes, I do look forward to the re-enabling of SD card writing on the Note 4 (not an issue on the N7 as it has no external card). Initial rollout for the N7 was rocky with users having lots of problems. A newer 5.0.1 release appeared to address most of those.
    12-14-2014 08:14 PM
  9. aspj111's Avatar
    Not sure, we will find out summer 2015 when it's released.
    12-14-2014 08:19 PM
  10. Connert's Avatar
    I'm hoping we will see RAW format photos. Also maybe a faster recent apps window.

    Posted via the Android Central App from the beast A.K.A. Note 4.
    12-14-2014 08:52 PM
  11. dorlisa's Avatar
    really really hoping for a different dialer design.... i hate the one we have now.
    plumcrazy, jdfry15 and Wildo6882 like this.
    12-14-2014 08:59 PM
  12. naira1's Avatar
    From the preview video, it doesn't look like much will change from the look and feel compared to what we currently have. I think kit Kat on the note 4 with TW already look like lollipop. What am saying is that there won't be any whao effect once TW is on it.

    Sent from my SM-N910C using Tapatalk
    12-14-2014 09:03 PM
  13. muzzy996's Avatar
    I have Lollipop on my Nexus 4 and don't care for it. IMO material design is just going to mean more battery drain on amoled displays, I like dark/black themes myself.

    Preview videos I've seen thus far don't show anything of interest to me either, and since I'm currently using rooted devices as it is with Xposed Framework I care not to switch to ART nor do I need to fix external SD card permissions so . . . I could care less if Lollipop is coming. Of course that could change if some new and exciting advancement appears.
    12-14-2014 11:15 PM
  14. Rally Android's Avatar
    - sd card writing enabled again
    That's the biggest "feature" to have again. Google where idiots to disable editing on SD cards.
    12-15-2014 12:24 AM
  15. the tall guy's Avatar
    looking forward to the 5.0 update. If the video above is anything to go by, then I can't wait for the new dialler / messaging apps change. I currently use Google Messenger, but might switch back if Lollipop brings a new design in for the stock app.

    Also the video shows the S Planner app has a changed look, which is good, I'm not a fan of the current version.
    12-15-2014 04:59 AM
  16. the tall guy's Avatar
    Anyone know what the new lock screen notifications will look like? do you think they will be interactive from the lock screen? i.e. able to swipe them away or physically click on them from the lock screen and take you to the message etc?
    12-15-2014 05:02 AM
  17. Duncan1982's Avatar
    Anyone know what the new lock screen notifications will look like? do you think they will be interactive from the lock screen? i.e. able to swipe them away or physically click on them from the lock screen and take you to the message etc?
    Stop skiving & Get back to work lol

    I would imagine the lock screen will be universal and this will allow you to interact from the lock screen. However this at best is a guess lol

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    12-15-2014 05:06 AM
  18. the tall guy's Avatar
    Stop skiving & Get back to work lol

    I would imagine the lock screen will be universal and this will allow you to interact from the lock screen. However this at best is a guess lol

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Haha!! Everyone always thinks I'm responding to email queries, when in fact I'm on the forums typing away Thanks for the educated guess though and if that's the case I'm even more excited for 5.0 now lol
    12-15-2014 05:20 AM
  19. fragologist's Avatar
    Is anything going to change much besides the Google apps?

    I am in the process of making my Note 4 self aware.
    12-15-2014 08:03 AM
  20. LaTuFu's Avatar
    Based on what I've seen so far, not much will change for Note 4 owners. Samsung doesn't appear to be on board with the material design feel that Google is putting into their apps. So the TW aspects of the phone will likely not change too much from what we're already used to.

    But maybe that's what Samsung is working on, and we'll see a completely different feel to TW.

    If it won't let us change to dark themes/layouts like most third party apps do, however, I'll just keep using those instead.
    12-15-2014 08:25 AM
  21. jdfry15's Avatar
    really really hoping for a different dialer design.... i hate the one we have now.
    I'm with you on this. I use dialer one right now. The stock dialer is awful.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-15-2014 09:29 AM
  22. dorlisa's Avatar
    just downloaded dialer one... thanks! I didn't know about that one.
    12-15-2014 07:49 PM
  23. Crispy's Avatar
    just downloaded dialer one... thanks! I didn't know about that one.
    You can change the dialer but not the call/phone screen, which is still going to be TouchWiz.
    12-15-2014 11:07 PM
  24. LeoRex's Avatar
    That's the biggest "feature" to have again. Google where idiots to disable editing on SD cards.
    It was a stop-gap... Security on the external card was a nightmare. It was basically an open book. Because of the way the external sd stuff was implemented anyone and everyone had full access to everything on that card. Rather than leave it wide open, they extended the security model of the /data area into the external card while they developed a method (which is a bit of a pain in the **** since the external cards don't use the native file system)... This, of course, compartmentalized things and reduced its usefulness.

    It was either lock it down temporarily (sacrificing functionality to keep your data secure) or leave it wide open. Google choose the former.
    12-16-2014 09:00 AM
  25. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    How can anyone hate a dialer? It's 12 buttons. What else are they supposed to do?
    12-16-2014 10:32 AM
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