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Re: Phone dilemma - Solved

Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:54 pm

Pville_Piper wrote:
ludi wrote:
Did you already see Dr. Fish's front-page article on making the same leap, and customizing Android using a Windows-replacement launcher?

https://techreport.com/review/34459/the ... bile-grief


I did, I already run my work phone (Galaxy 7) with the Windows launcher. It's alright, a bit buggy from time to time but I’m not sure if that’s the Samsung or the app. I don’t like Samsung phones (the hardware is good, the interface borders on obnoxious bloatware) so I went another route.


I happen to think that the Windows Phone Metro interface made sense when phone screens were small (circa 3.5-4 inches), but has not scaled well with today's larger-screened phones. I'm pretty happy with the light skinning of OxygenOS in my OnePlus 5, but pre-ordered a Nokia 9 Pureview (Android One) because I want to play around with the penta-camera setup.
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Re: Phone dilemma

Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:50 pm

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The GPS is a good example... It doesn't allow me to say NO to toll roads.


That sounds like a problem with the app you're using. What are you using - Google Maps? Anyway, I don't think that's a problem with the phone.
 
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Re: Phone dilemma

Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:14 pm

mikewinddale wrote:
Pville_Piper wrote:
The GPS is a good example... It doesn't allow me to say NO to toll roads.


That sounds like a problem with the app you're using. What are you using - Google Maps? Anyway, I don't think that's a problem with the phone.


Nokia Here Maps lets you set 'No Toll Roads' under 'route preferences'.

Google Maps also has 'Avoid Tolls' under 'Route Options'.
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Re: Phone dilemma

Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:33 am

Apple maps lets you do that too.
 
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Re: Phone dilemma

Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:28 am

I figured out the no toll roads thing a while back. I guess the biggest thing I dislike about android is the amount of notifications that you get, it's like all notifications are turned on. And the fact that they have a habit of turning back on after updates. It's so bad that I turn on Do not Disturb to get rid of them.

Kinda funny, you hear a lot about the evils of distracted driving and Google maps is the worst offender! "Look, I found a new route and it's 30 seconds shorter!" Or "I found a new route and it's 3 minutes longer!" When I go to L.A. it's challenging enough to drive in that traffic, let alone deal with the pop-ups. In a lot of places they work well, but in L.A., nothing is shorter. One place I work is 7 miles from the plant, at 5 am in the morning it takes me about 15 minutes to drive to the plant... 3 pm... 45 minutes or longer, back streeting or freeways, neither is faster.
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Re: Phone dilemma

Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:11 am

Hmmm, I personally haven't had issues of apps turning notifications back on. I've definitely limited a lot, too. I'm lucky (read: smart) enough to own a Pixel though, so maybe the settings/interactions of the particular apps that I use is different.
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Re: Phone dilemma

Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:47 am

Samsung apps have done it for sure, I think because I uninstalled them. Samsung always likes to put them back on the phone and it gets set to the default setting of "bug the crap out of the user mode"...
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Re: Phone dilemma

Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:49 pm

Just got the new phone and I'm digging it. Very nice, I love the stripped down OS and the Nova launcher.
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