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Old 13-11-2012, 12:41
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..... some users apparently receiving updates already ....

nice

waiting for the rooted ROMs to appear personally - hopefully later on today

makes me so glad i went down the Nexus route .....
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Old 13-11-2012, 12:53
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Nothing on the two i access.
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Old 13-11-2012, 12:57
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Nothing on the two i access.
It will be a slow rollout .... maybe a few days for the official OTA updates to hit the UK.

XDA is your friend
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Old 14-11-2012, 11:46
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4.2 seems to be a bigger update than i thought.

New lockscreen (with added functionality)
Enhanced notifications (now 1 or 2 finger drags bring up different options)
New keyboard (with swipe/slide)
whole new camera app - the full panoramic mode is very impressive !
New gallery app - including instagram type filters and editing
Gmail app updates
New alarm clock
Daydream - basically screensaver

and thats what ive found so far .... anyone found any other goodies ?
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Old 14-11-2012, 12:10
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changes from wikipedia:

Photo Sphere panorama photos
Keyboard with gesture typing
Lockscreen improvements, including widget support and the ability to swipe directly to camera
Notification power controls
"Daydream" screensaver, showing information when idle or docked
Multiple user accounts (tablets only)
Support for wireless display (Miracast)
Accessibility improvements: triple-tap to magnify the entire screen, pan and zoom with two fingers. Speech output and Gesture Mode navigation for blind users
New clock app with built-in world clock, stop watch and timer
All devices now use the same interface layout, adapted from phones on 4.1 for smaller tablets (with centered software buttons, the system bar at the top of the screen, and a similar home screen), regardless of screen size
Increased number of extended notifications and Actionable Notifications for more apps, allowing the response to certain notifications within the notification bar and without launching the app directly
SELinux
Always-on VPN
Premium SMS confirmation
Phone-like launcher for small tablets in Android 4.1 extended to larger tablets, as seen with the Nexus 10
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Old 14-11-2012, 12:49
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Where is the photosphere thing?
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Old 14-11-2012, 12:54
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Where is the photosphere thing?
it's like a photo panorama app where lots of photos are stitched together to form a big one. but unlike the others it's a full 3D sphere, rather than just in the horizontal plane.

the suggestion is that at some point you'll be able to add them to street view.
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Old 14-11-2012, 14:08
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it's like a photo panorama app where lots of photos are stitched together to form a big one. but unlike the others it's a full 3D sphere, rather than just in the horizontal plane.

the suggestion is that at some point you'll be able to add them to street view.
tried this out a couple of times .... its very good ... not perfect but impressive .....
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Old 14-11-2012, 14:12
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tried this out a couple of times .... its very good ... not perfect but impressive .....
normally the problem with these things is that people move the phone.

like for example they hold the phone out in front of them and spin their body. which actually moves the camera. most noticeable when you are dealing with scenes that have foreground objects.

to do it properly you need to have the actual phone in exactly the same place.
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Old 14-11-2012, 14:22
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normally the problem with these things is that people move the phone.

like for example they hold the phone out in front of them and spin their body. which actually moves the camera. most noticeable when you are dealing with scenes that have foreground objects.

to do it properly you need to have the actual phone in exactly the same place.
Its pretty close to be honest. much better than i expected it to be
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Old 14-11-2012, 16:06
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Where is the photosphere thing?
they have a viewer integrated on Google+. AFAIK, the output is a regular jpg, but embedded is some neato stuff that makes it work like a Streetview picture when viewed with supported software.

e.g.
https://plus.google.com/110023707389...ts/bCtd4urVNX2
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Old 14-11-2012, 16:38
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Where is the photosphere thing?
oh "Where".

in the camera app choose the menu under the camera icon. its the top option.....
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Old 15-11-2012, 10:33
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Just tried clearing Google Services Framework a few times on my stock tackju and no luck. This worked for 4.1.2. I will tru again later.
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Old 15-11-2012, 10:50
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My nexus 7 updated last night.
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Old 15-11-2012, 11:08
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From looking at xda-developers, it appears that the update is currently rolling out for GN's running the Takju (bought from Google Play, with Google Wallet built in) version, but not Yakju (bought from anywhere else). Certainly true here - a colleague's one that he got from Google updated on Tuesday evening, I'm still waiting....
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Old 15-11-2012, 12:24
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Yes - I meant yakju. I always get that wrong.
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Old 15-11-2012, 21:41
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I'm rooted and flashed the bigxie ROM on xda. Its basically pre-rooted stock in a flash able zip form.
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Old 15-11-2012, 23:38
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Mine updated last night after clearing Google Services Framework. It works really well and the new features are great.
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Old 16-11-2012, 12:23
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Mine updated last night after clearing Google Services Framework. It works really well and the new features are great.
I can't get mine to update using this trick!!

Looks like I'll just have to wait until Google feel I'm ready!!
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