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Holy crapola my phone updated to Android 12 and it's super ugly. This green theme has got to go. The clock on the lock screen is awful. And I'm such a non-fan of current uber rounded corners look on buttons.

Did HTC from a decade ago design this? Absolute garbage.

Edit: *sigh* What's a good launcher these days?

garion333 wrote:

The clock on the lock screen is awful.

100% agree - it was the first thing I noticed when my wife's Pixel got the update.

garion333 wrote:

Edit: *sigh* What's a good launcher these days?

I've been using Nova for years. I haven't had any issues and haven't found anything it can't do.

The color is derived from your wallpaper - if you long press on the homescreen and go to wallpaper settings, there are a few choices of derived color schemes, and all the non-derived ones

Oh wtf? I just noticed they seem to have changed slide buttons to not have an on/off color. So who knows which is which without testing?
Ug, do UI designers do this on purpose?

lunchbox12682 wrote:

Oh wtf? I just noticed they seem to have changed slide buttons to not have an on/off color. So who knows which is which without testing?
Ug, do UI designers do this on purpose?

Which slide buttons/which ones are the slide buttons?

dewalist wrote:
garion333 wrote:

Edit: *sigh* What's a good launcher these days?

I've been using Nova for years. I haven't had any issues and haven't found anything it can't do.

Another vote for Nova. I switched to Nova from Apex years ago and it's well worth the price (although it does go on sale now and then anyway).

I've gotten really used to having my homescreen and app drawer spaced out exactly how I want, with specific apps hidden from the drawer exactly how I want, the dock exactly how I want, my gestures customized exactly how I want, with... well, you get the idea.

So for my last few phones/Android versions I've literally just exported my Nova settings then imported them into the new phone and it's been fairly painless.

I've been using Nova for as long as I can remember. Highly recommended.

Another vote for Nova. Been using it for years now, on maybe every Android phone I've had.

I happily used the free version of Nova until the last time the full version went on sale (it seems to be discounted once a year, I think around Black Friday). +1 to the recommendations

10-4

I don't really care how customizable something is, just that it isn't ugly as sin.

Was playing around with Google Lens with the camera today. Pretty fun for helping to identify stuff. Kinda blew my mind. Could kinda identify my wasabi plants outside. Had a few plants pop up that it might be, and wasabi was one.

Does anyone know where Google Discover favorites are saved?

When I tap the heart icon it turns red, but I see no link to where these favorited articles are saved. Under collections is a "favorite pages" folder, but they're not appearing there.

EDIT: Of course I find the answer right after posting. Completely non-intuitively, they are saved here: https://www.google.com/search/contri...

Really happy with the Pixel 6 Pro after a couple weeks. No complaints. The OLED screen is just so pretty. Surprised at the improvement on the glass compared to the Pixel 2. Weird magic makes it less prone to oil and fingerprints.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Really happy with the Pixel 6 Pro after a couple weeks. No complaints. The OLED screen is just so pretty. Surprised at the improvement on the glass compared to the Pixel 2. Weird magic makes it less prone to oil and fingerprints.

How do you like the curved screen edges?

So I've had my Titan Pocket for two months now and am absolutely loving the thing. It didn't take long to adapt to the small screen, and besides some niggles with Maps now and again, every other app runs as it would on any other phone I've owned.

I love, LOVE having a physical thumbprint reader, using the keyboard to quickly switch between apps, thanks to shortcuts, is AMAZING, and I'm still getting used to the physical keyboard, but I type faster on it every day. It's also really a perfect size and weight for my hands, so it's easy to do everything one-handed if need be. The battery life is also god damned amazing. I've got two days out of it with regular use before the low-battery alert pops on.

Overall I am super, super happy with this thing and I hope I get a long life out of it. Even if I don't for whatever reason, it's totally been worth the $200 I spent for it.

lunchbox12682 wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Really happy with the Pixel 6 Pro after a couple weeks. No complaints. The OLED screen is just so pretty. Surprised at the improvement on the glass compared to the Pixel 2. Weird magic makes it less prone to oil and fingerprints.

How do you like the curved screen edges?

I quite like them! Makes the swiping to go back feel pretty good given the clear Spigen case I'm using. The distortion doesn't bother me at all. There's never useful text on the edges, and I like the look stylistically when viewing photos.

Ok, before I snap my phone in half, I thought I'd check to see if anyone could point me to some help on a current issue.
My Pixel 3XL often but randomly will stop playing music, podcasts, streams (D+, Peloton), etc. Sometimes the app closes but often it just pauses. Sometimes I notice that it more fades to a pause than hard stops.
I have searched around and found some people saying to try to make sure battery optimizations for the apps are turned off, but that hasn't seemed to help.
So anyone else deal with this and fix it?

Welp I moved back to my Samsung Note10. The Titan Pocket was a fun experiment but in the end I just fell out of love with it. It was really sudden too. Like one moment I was fine with it, the next I was like, “Why am I doing this to myself?” It’s a shame really. It’s a very solid device, it just asks me to make too many concessions.

lunchbox12682 wrote:

Ok, before I snap my phone in half, I thought I'd check to see if anyone could point me to some help on a current issue.
My Pixel 3XL often but randomly will stop playing music, podcasts, streams (D+, Peloton), etc. Sometimes the app closes but often it just pauses. Sometimes I notice that it more fades to a pause than hard stops.
I have searched around and found some people saying to try to make sure battery optimizations for the apps are turned off, but that hasn't seemed to help.
So anyone else deal with this and fix it?

I haven't had that particular issue, but my Pixel 3 XL is definitely at the end of its life and is running worse and sometimes weird. Perhaps it's just old?

So I just ordered an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G. I had a new phone on the brain anyway and I kept reading it's one of the best ever. I do love this Note 10+ but it'll be nice to go a little smaller.

Got a Pixel 6 Pro. The beveled edge doesn't bother me and the camera is fantastic. But holy hell is this thing slippery. It is like it is covered in lube. This thing really needs a case.

I have a Pixel 6 Pro with the Google case. It is good.
FedEx tried to deliver my free Pixel buds yesterday and the driver dropped off an obviously open and empty shipping pouch. Annoyed.

Just seen a picture of fedex driver's dumping site. He had dumped the packaging for over 600 items.