Anyone else notice any missing features after the t989 UVLDE update? I've noticed a few small things that were not commented on in the release notice, and t-mobile's twitter help account suggested I post here to see if anyone else noticed the same things:
Anyone notice these same issues, or see anything other than this? I'd expect an official release notice to cover all changes, not just those that are "Improvements." I know these aren't really changes that impact the usefulness of the phone, but it seems weird to remove functionality with an update. If an update suddenly removed the ability to have more than one desktop screen, or removed the option to scroll in the notification tray, I'd be a little more upset I suppose. I just hope that removing features isn't something we are going to see with every update from t-mobile.
I've noticed the exact same things removed........great update .
_thecapn wrote: Can no longer set background to scroll with screen swipes
I didn't know you could set it to not scroll. I've been kinda looking for that for months!
I'm mixed on the scroll, seriously. I've had a background that looked cool scrolling, and have had another that looks cool static. The qualm I have with the backgrounds that scroll is the "swipe to the other side" when you get around to the end of the carousel (the swipes between 7 & 1).
I haven't gotten the update yet (I keep tapping "Update Firmware", and it tells me nothing's there), so I'm oddly looking forward to that feature.
As for live wallpapers, they're cool, but I don't use them, so wouldn't notice if any vanished.
Same issues here. Pretty annoying. Why remove functionality? I just told my wife to not bother updating her phone because of this.
Same here. I don't really miss them though. I seem to be getting better battery life, so it's a great trade off for me.
The improved battery life is worth the upgrade. Some people were even having rebooting issues. While I have sideloaded some cool 3D live wallpapers I do miss their "Oooo look at me" wow-ness factor I rather have a more stable reliable OS than cool backgrounds. Not to mention that if this is the catalyst that is needed to assist in getting ICS I'm all for it. Good news is some of the various Launchers like ADW. Go still allow the moving/scrolling wallpapers but nothing still for the live ones.
I think the biggest issue I have with any of this is that these are core android changes being made with no mention in the release notes. Not only that, but according to the release notes this was a *mandatory* update. While this change is minimal, it's a terrible precendence to set. You don't remove features to increase performance. I'm sure turning off all animations would make the phone really snappy, but I'm sure people would be a little upset if an update was pushed that did just that. Or if "Hey, live wallpapers take a lot of memory. Let's ditch those. And wallpapers all together! A solid color background works even better!". Why not give the end-user the choice of performance vs presentation as is the case with onscreen animations?
Again, it's not this specific change that concerns me. More so it's the a) lack of mention and reason in the release notes and b) The precendence it sets that T-Mo is willing to remove features that were present on the phone at time of purchase with no warning.
These things are touch and go. If this is what it takes to get updates out for the phone I'm all for it. I've said this time and time again. Our beloved Galaxy S II was never designed to run ICS. As far as major carries controlling the phones the way they do and to achieve the expecting functionality that the phone originally had takes time. http://www.tmonews.com/2012/04/googles-jean-baptiste-queru-talks-android-updates-direct-phone-sales-on-google/
Ice Cream Sandwich to me is Google's Window's Vista. When comparied to GB there are a few improvements but it seems to be more trouble than it's worth. Hopefully Jelly Bean will be Google's Windows 7 & 8 rolled in to one. And in the near future hardware manufactures, Carrier and Google learn from this experience and improve upon it.
I have all these problems also plus I cant crop my standard wallpapers either.Even at the fullest image size it zooms in way too close and makes the wallpaper pixelated.
I love customizing my phone with wallpapers etc so this just killed part of my enjoyment of this phone.
Can I undo this update ?
I know I can root and ROM but up until this update I was totally satisfied with the phone in stock condition .
There are other launchers that give you some old functionality back. Go Launcher is a good option. Although this update took away some minor features I'd say the good it for out weighs the bad. There is no way T-Mobile well be able to please everyone.
Funny, I just did several wallpapers (unfroze gallery to use it) and there's no difference on mine.
It's gallery that crops wallpapers, gibe quickpic a try and see how you like it. It's a good gallery replacement and free.
Thanks , tried it but the image still comes up too large .
Ah, thought that might do it. If I come accross anything i'll post back, no guarantees though. May have to ride it out another month or so.
Thanks, appreciate it . I hope I can live with it that long. Don't really want to root/ROM but will if thats what it takes .
I hate this upgrade!! is there a way to downgrade?
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