4.4 is a non starter for me until the issues are resolved concerning Chromecast and lockscreen widgets.
You'll be on 4.3 for a long time. The Chromecast issue doesn't affect everyone equally and according to this post it's not even listed as an identified issue in Samsung's problem tracking system.
Originally Posted by chgambini
Reply from samsung customer service
Thank you for contacting Samsung. I understand that you are experiencing “com.android.systemui” error on the Galaxy Note 10.1 while using Chromecast to play music/ movies on TV.
I have checked the information in our database and see that, there are no reported cases with Samsung about the Chromecast issue. However, I will provide you troubleshooting steps, please perform them on the device and check if that resolves the issue.
Samsung dropped lock screen widgets starting with the Pro's. The SGS5 and Tab 4's don't have them either. So unless a dev figures out how to get them back for people that are rooted they're pretty much gone.
I tried a friends Chromecast (I don't use it) and I don't have the issue people are describing. While casting I can open the notification panel and change the volume. I upgraded vs. doing a full wipe and still have the lock screen widgets on 4.4. I lost Daynote which is supposed to be there and I'd rather have it than the widgets. I'm betting if I hard reset the lock screen widgets will go away and Daynote will come back. Maybe you'll get lucky and the widgets will remain after you upgrade.
I expected to never receive a viable update when I bought it. Samsung is not known for their great product support. If there had been an updated Nexus 10 released, I wouldn't even be here, but Google left the 10 inchers out to dry it seems.
That being said, Chrome is now apparently abandoning tablet users as well. It feels like Google has given up on the tablet market altogether. Maybe that guy talking about looking to Windows for his next tablet has the right idea :-\
Indeed my bookmark icons on my Note 10.1 and Note 3 look horrible. Really a bummer of astronomical proportions. On my Note 3 it already looks silly. and on my tablet it is like a go back 10 years in time.
Google Chrome seems to need some help here as you all gang up on it..
I really like the new look and find it much more usefull, you have everything at hand just over the buttons and easy to scroll thru. Much easier and a better solution to handle the bookmarks I think.
Xperia Z2 - CM 11
Nexus 5- Vanir Nightlies
Sony Xperia Z - Paranoid Android ( Still under my roof as I gave it to my son )
Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 LTE- Rooted
Nexus 7 - Paranoid Android
If that's Google's reponse they can have it. No Chrome for me anymore and removed it from my devices. I hope hundreds of million of us will do the same. That will change their mind. And like I said, it looks like if I go back in time for 10 years.
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