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  1. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Hadn't seen this before...the ability to change to list view in recent apps. For some reason I really like the look of this better.
    Was this available in nougat or is this a Beta thing? Just curious.
    Attached Thumbnails Android 8.0 Oreo beta for Galaxy S8 - Unlocked (UK) Sprint & T-Mobile (US) only.-screenshot_20171121-213914.jpg  
    11-21-2017 10:47 PM
  2. mary beth hale's Avatar
    If I was in the market for a phone, I wouldn't be buying one with andy 7 or 8 if there's a 8.1, unless the phone with andy 8 was outstanding.
    If being on the most current OS version is first and foremost for someone, the only way to guarantee that is to purchase a Google phone (currently Pixel). Other OEMs may commit to speedy updates in press releases or advertising, but it's not a guarantee they will follow through. Pretty much a crap shoot.
    Of course I would prefer up-to-the-minute updates, but my phone purchases depend on my other feature preferences as well.
    I think every OEM could and should improve on security update releases, if not new OS updates.
    Not holding my breath, though.
    11-21-2017 11:05 PM
  3. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Oreo is suppose to be laying the ground work to isolate the system from carrier specific layer and user apps.

    8.1 is already being worked on Google Pixel to fix the 8.0.0 bugs ;->

    Full support for Google Project Treble depends on a phone being baked originally with the new bootloader and firmware, not just slapping an Oreo on top. The S9 Galaxy should qualify.

    https://source.android.com/devices/architecture/treble
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    11-22-2017 06:33 AM
  4. badcat's Avatar
    Hadn't seen this before...the ability to change to list view in recent apps. For some reason I really like the look of this better.
    Was this available in nougat or is this a Beta thing? Just curious.
    It must be new. I never saw that previously.
    11-22-2017 06:54 AM
  5. badcat's Avatar
    When I got home from work I saw a notification from Members app. Got kind of excited but... It's only an update to the app itself.
    I'm hoping for a new update myself. I've discovered a few other bugs with some of my apps and I'm considering rolling back to Nougat. I've got workarounds but the issues are adding up. Again, I knew what I was asking for so not complaining.
    11-22-2017 06:58 AM
  6. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Either Phone are a or BGR or A mobile had What's New In Oreo. And showed this option.

    I like how BlackBerry would show apps as cards. In some cases of varying size. Side by side and stacked rather than roll a deck or 'fan.'
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    11-22-2017 09:17 AM
  7. mary beth hale's Avatar
    I'm hoping for a new update myself. I've discovered a few other bugs with some of my apps and I'm considering rolling back to Nougat. I've got workarounds but the issues are adding up. Again, I knew what I was asking for so not complaining.
    I wish you weren't having the issues. At least it's easy to get the beta back though. I had to roll back to 7.0 because of the com. android. phone thing and the beta was waiting for me in software update when I decided to go back to it. Just a PITA doing the resets.
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    11-22-2017 09:37 AM
  8. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Oreo is suppose to be laying the ground work to isolate the system from carrier specific layer and user apps.

    8.1 is already being worked on Google Pixel to fix the 8.0.0 bugs ;->

    Full support for Google Project Treble depends on a phone being baked originally with the new bootloader and firmware, not just slapping an Oreo on top. The S9 Galaxy should qualify.

    https://source.android.com/devices/architecture/treble
    Didn't realize that. Good to know.
    11-22-2017 09:41 AM
  9. badcat's Avatar
    I wish you weren't having the issues. At least it's easy to get the beta back though. I had to roll back to 7.0 because of the com. android. phone thing and the beta was waiting for me in software update when I decided to go back to it. Just a PITA doing the resets.
    I wish I wasn't either! Nine is acting up and won't let me save attachments any more. Gmail still isn't notifying me properly and Solid Explorer doesn't see the sd card. Still not a peep from the dev despite three contact attempts. Sd card problems continue.

    I'm using the Samsung email app for now instead of Nine.

    None of these are deal beakers but ARE pains in the rear.

    I'm trying to hold out for the next update hoping at least some of the issues are resolved.
    11-22-2017 10:54 AM
  10. mary beth hale's Avatar
    The sd card and email issues must really affect day to day usability. I can see why you may want to roll back. I'm kind of hoping for a beta update Monday after Thanksgiving is over.
    11-22-2017 03:19 PM
  11. pankaj981's Avatar
    SamMobile has posted that the beta 3 is out. Did anyone of you get an update yet?
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    11-23-2017 07:37 AM
  12. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Link and log changes, but fixes. Rolling out in UK first. Could be Monday + until it hits US

    https://www.sammobile.com/2017/11/23...3-now-rolling/
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    11-23-2017 08:35 AM
  13. mary beth hale's Avatar
    SamMobile has posted that the beta 3 is out. Did anyone of you get an update yet?
    UK today
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    11-23-2017 11:36 AM
  14. gendo667's Avatar
    SamMobile has posted that the beta 3 is out. Did anyone of you get an update yet?
    Sometime next week for the US, probably.
    11-23-2017 11:37 AM
  15. mary beth hale's Avatar
    I wish I wasn't either! Nine is acting up and won't let me save attachments any more. Gmail still isn't notifying me properly and Solid Explorer doesn't see the sd card. Still not a peep from the dev despite three contact attempts. Sd card problems continue.

    I'm using the Samsung email app for now instead of Nine.

    None of these are deal beakers but ARE pains in the rear.

    I'm trying to hold out for the next update hoping at least some of the issues are resolved.
    Looks like Beta 3 is addressing an SD card issue. Hope this helps the problem you're having with yours
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    11-23-2017 11:38 AM
  16. gendo667's Avatar
    Looks like Beta 3 is addressing an SD card issue. Hope this helps the problem you're having with yours
    I believe the sd card issue was in the change log. Funny, the first thing I thought of was your problem. 😄
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    11-23-2017 11:41 AM
  17. badcat's Avatar
    Looks like Beta 3 is addressing an SD card issue. Hope this helps the problem you're having with yours
    I haven't had a chance to look at the changelog yet. I do hope the SD card issue is fixed. That is the only bug I can say is on Samsung. The other stuff may just need app updates.
    11-23-2017 04:45 PM
  18. mary beth hale's Avatar
    I haven't had a chance to look at the changelog yet. I do hope the SD card issue is fixed. That is the only bug I can say is on Samsung. The other stuff may just need app updates.
    Fingers crossed for you. Gayle's post above listed a link to the changelog
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    11-23-2017 05:13 PM
  19. badcat's Avatar
    Fingers crossed for you. Gayle's post above listed a link to the changelog
    I'm not seeing anything about sd cards in that link. I'll install it as soon as it's available and see what happens.
    11-23-2017 05:31 PM
  20. gendo667's Avatar
    I'm not seeing anything about sd cards in that link. I'll install it as soon as it's available and see what happens.
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    11-23-2017 05:38 PM
  21. badcat's Avatar
    Well I don't know how I missed that! That doesn't directly address the issues I had but still may hold promise.

    I also just recieved an update to Solid Explorer that fixed the app not recognizing the card. So progress is being made.
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    11-23-2017 06:17 PM
  22. gendo667's Avatar
    Well I don't know how I missed that! That doesn't directly address the issues I had but still may hold promise.

    I also just recieved an update to Solid Explorer that fixed the app not recognizing the card. So progress is being made.
    Yeah, I couldn't remember if you had issues with pictures or other files. Here's hoping.
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    11-23-2017 06:18 PM
  23. badcat's Avatar
    Yeah, I couldn't remember if you had issues with pictures or other files. Here's hoping.
    My primary issue is that my apps can't find their home directories on the SD card after a reboot. The Solid Explorer issue seems fixed after the latest app update.

    To clarify things what happens is I point Poweramp to my music in a directory on my SD card. Everything works. I reboot and now Poweramp can't see that directory unless I go into setting and point to it again. Everything works. Repeat.
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    11-23-2017 07:32 PM
  24. gendo667's Avatar
    My primary issue is that my apps can't find their home directories on the SD card after a reboot. The Solid Explorer issue seems fixed after the latest app update.
    I was gonna post an edit to my last post regarding the update to Solid Explorer that your mentioned and I just glossed over. Glad things are going well. I know many have had issues in the beta. Especially in the Samsung Members app in the beta forums. Things have been smooth on my end.
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    11-23-2017 07:39 PM
  25. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    The internal storage uses UFS 2.1 and scores 700MB/sec for reads. Nearly 10x what an SD card will do. Which is why usually encourage not putting apps on SD if can be avoided.


    AndroBench is a benchmark that measures the storage performance of your Devices.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...da.androbench2
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    11-24-2017 12:50 AM
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