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Old 23rd August 2016, 12:16   #24331
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Anybody got Nougat in their nexus? I got a 63MB OTA which is installing now. Judging by the size, it cannot be Nougat.
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Anybody got Nougat in their nexus? I got a 63MB OTA which is installing now. Judging by the size, it cannot be Nougat.
This should be the security update to take care of the quad root vulnerability ?
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Anybody got Nougat in their nexus? I got a 63MB OTA which is installing now. Judging by the size, it cannot be Nougat.
Buddy that's just the security update you receive every month.
Expect Nougat to reach you within the first week of September if you own a Nexus device. And it'll be atleast 600+Mb.
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Anybody got Nougat in their nexus? I got a 63MB OTA which is installing now. Judging by the size, it cannot be Nougat.
Nougat hasn't got great reviews to be honest. You might want to hold off on updating

http://www.theverge.com/2016/8/22/12...t-review-nexus
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I was on the Beta Version of 7.0 and got a similar sized update. I love Android N for improved notifications.
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Nougat hasn't got great reviews to be honest. You might want to hold off on updating

http://www.theverge.com/2016/8/22/12...t-review-nexus
Sorry,
But what part of that review said Nougat isn't nice or a worthy OS upgrade?
Or is throwing up some major bugs or performance issues?
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Sorry,
But what part of that review said Nougat isn't nice or a worthy OS upgrade?
Or is throwing up some major bugs or performance issues?
True. And I find all the new features exciting to say the least.
Bugs will be there as with any major release of an OS. But, with Google, even that will be minimal.
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Sorry,
But what part of that review said Nougat isn't nice or a worthy OS upgrade?
Or is throwing up some major bugs or performance issues?

This bit:
"Weirdly, my biggest gripe about Nougat is related to the thing you'd expect Android to be stupendously good at: Google search. It's kind of a mess. Google Now doesn't really seem to be getting any better at figuring out what information will be useful to me. Google Now On Tap is still pretty frustrating: it's supposed to figure out what's on the screen and return relevant results, but usually returns no results or, at best, not very good ones.

But even setting that aside, the Google search app itself just seems lost and disconnected from the rest of the operating system. When you search, it puts the results into its own custom browser window that feels custom-designed for one-off searches instead of persistent research. When you Google, how often are you opening results in tabs? I do it all the time, but it's a huge hassle on Nougat."
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On another note :

Did anyone explore Reliance Jio.

It appears that on Android phones atleast, if you want to make any call, the voice call needs to be dialled through the app. This is something new. Have a feeling that the voice is converted to data packets and then reconverted back on the terminal end.

On Iphone 5S, when the tower settings are accepted, mobile hotspot options disappear.

Did anyone observe the same ?
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On another note :

Did anyone explore Reliance Jio.

It appears that on Android phones atleast, if you want to make any call, the voice call needs to be dialled through the app. This is something new. Have a feeling that the voice is converted to data packets and then reconverted back on the terminal end.

On Iphone 5S, when the tower settings are accepted, mobile hotspot options disappear.

Did anyone observe the same ?
I was having a discussion with one the Reliance Jio representatives who was at our office campus and what I understand is that they offer voice as VOLTE (Voice over LTE) which basically mean that voice service gets delivered via the data packets and does not depended on the voice network components.

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But even setting that aside, the Google search app itself just seems lost and disconnected from the rest of the operating system. ...
Google, up to this point, to me, seems far too connected with the rest of the operating system. It is one reason that I do not use the stock launcher on my X-Play: of course Google doesn't give us the option to get rid of their ugly search bar on every home screen!

Well, Android is not altruism: Google's first interest is its business, so it is understandable. But I hate the thought that, one day, Google will be fully integrated into everything!
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This bit:
"Weirdly, my biggest gripe about Nougat is related to the thing you'd expect Android to be stupendously good at: Google search. It's kind of a mess. Google Now doesn't really seem to be getting any better at figuring out what information will be useful to me. Google Now On Tap is still pretty frustrating: it's supposed to figure out what's on the screen and return relevant results, but usually returns no results or, at best, not very good ones.

But even setting that aside, the Google search app itself just seems lost and disconnected from the rest of the operating system. When you search, it puts the results into its own custom browser window that feels custom-designed for one-off searches instead of persistent research. When you Google, how often are you opening results in tabs? I do it all the time, but it's a huge hassle on Nougat."
Ok.

So this bit made you say 'Nougat hasn't got great reviews and hence hold off from upgrade'?

IMHO that was a misleading statement.. I actually visited the link to find some major flaws - but the review was actually quite positive about Nougat...
Sorry but I completely missed your point.
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Nougat hasn't got great reviews to be honest. You might want to hold off on updating

http://www.theverge.com/2016/8/22/12...t-review-nexus
Well, The Verge are known to be really aggressively iBiased, so them saying things about anything good coming out from the Google stable (unless it's a new iOS app, of course) isn't surprising at all. They're called 'iVerge' in fact inside the online fan community, for the same reason.
GSMArena, Droid Life, Android Authority and AnandTech offer far better and fairer reviews.
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Well, The Verge are known to be really aggressively iBiased, so them saying things about anything good coming out from the Google stable (unless it's a new iOS app, of course) isn't surprising at all. They're called 'iVerge' in fact inside the online fan community, for the same reason.
GSMArena, Droid Life, Android Authority and AnandTech offer far better and fairer reviews.
Did you happen to skip the review? It does come across as a bit harsh on Android in a couple of places (esp the start / end is unnecessarily rehashed bile about delayed updates) but overall its well written, even if it is meandering and not nicely summarized.
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