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Re: E4.5 under Android? // Re:Future device support
Scrub 'e4.5'. My issue is android. I would hate this on any device. I loved the way Ubuntu interacts.
On 27 Feb 2017 14:31, Marcin Xc <gtriderxc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Can anyone confirm that? Does E4.5 really works under Android so poorly? I used to read on this list quite the opposite: people were delighted with Android but I can't remember if it was for E4.5.
> "I need fingers the size of toothpicks to accurately dial!"
> can't You just install some other keyboard? There are plenty of them.
> My biggest problem at the moment is the bug that I reported right at the start when I decided to switch to Ubuntu Phone: contacts. I have a few hundred complicated contacts on my device and can't synchronize them correctly. When I bought E4.5 i still had my old Nokia in the other pocket where I had my contacts. Today I face the same problem in the other direction: I can't flash my Aquaris just like that without losing some new contacts that I badly need. Another proof of not thinking about the most important things right at the start. Google has problems synchronizing contacts even with its Nexus devices and someone decided to rely on Google in Ubuntu Touch. "First things first" dear Canonical.
> From: "gareth.france@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <gareth.france@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: ubuntu-phone@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 1:34 PM
> Subject: Re: [Ubuntu-phone] Future device support
> I do think this is honest but a bit too brutal. I agree it would be much
> better if Canonical were feeding back into the community and allowing us
> to see that the wheels are still in motion. However for all its faults
> the E4.5 running Ubuntu is a thing of beauty. Having flashed back to
> android I have to admit I hate my phone. Nothing works in an intuitive
> way, many things are no longer easy.
> Phoning someone I get an alphanumeric keyboard. I need fingers the size
> of toothpicks to accurately dial! Things that should swipe don't swipe
> and settings which should be 'just there' are deeply buried.
> Bluetooth works and that's great. The mobile hotspot has usage stats
> which is pretty neat and automatically turns itself off when I
> disconnect which is genius. But overall it feels more clunky than ubuntu
> did a few OTAs back. So Canonical you are really, really on to
> something. All we can do at this point is wait and hope that the buzz
> surrounding the project can return given snap based images and some new
> On 2017-02-27 10:12, Marcin Xc wrote:
> > Official communication as You wrote is a very weak point in this
> > community. Every group should have its leader. Some time ago Lukasz