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One plus is that I lost root lol. I need it as everybody else!
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I'm a Fitbit user and take a lot of pictures. For me, the update (Fitbit support and touch-to-focus) obviously makes an everyday difference.

I use MX Player while I exercise, almost every day. Immersive mode with it is nice. More apps will have to adopt this before it becomes something I really care about. The thing where the lockscreen has music art is more of a noticeable design upgrade. Together, the immersive thing, lockscreen art, and transparent notification (I actually hide mine, though) make for the beginnings of a feeling of a polished and cool UX.

The thing to do would be to get two phones next to each other, one with the update and one without, and see if the updated one really is snappier (including task switching).

EDIT - Totally forgot: The wireless charging sound respecting my volume setting as well as the volume coming back on in the morning after Assist finishes sleep mode are huge. SO glad to have those issues resolved.
 
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Yeah, so after a ton of fear of making the move to 4.4 Completely worth it.

When it started booting back up and rooted still (YAY) 4.4 is amazing.

Gravitybox + Xtheme (nexus 5 theme), you really can't tell the difference.

Just cant wait for Xposed to support ART. every reboot switches back to Dalvik
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Another downside to 4.4 if not rooted is it removes native USB OTG. Menova USB drive no longer works without 3rd party software. Kinda pissed about this one.

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Another downside to 4.4 if not rooted is it removes native USB OTG. Menova USB drive no longer works without 3rd party software. Kinda pissed about this one.

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Hmmm I have stickmount and it works like a champ on 4.4
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My easy tether no longer works.

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ART is the best thing, EVER.

Yes Xposed is no longer available to me (until the dev can make it work)

But WOW, its like my maxx just got the latest and greatest processor and a ton more ram. Performance is nutsssssss

Apps switch incredibly fast, and my battery life is even better now.

I'm gonna run benchmarks to compare
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