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Google launcher bug in 4.4.2?

12th December 2013, 04:06 PM |#1  
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After I put 4.4.2 on my tablet i suddenly had icons and folders disappear, the clock widget won't remain in the center and my page with 2 widgets side by side no longer fit. Anyone else seen these bugs?
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Same issue here. Have three folders on the left of the launcher and two on the right. When I add a new folder on the right of the launcher button, it disappears when I reboot same goes for any widgets

Oh and it's not a 4.4.2 issue, it's the latest version of Google search that's causing it. Not affecting my HTC One.

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12th December 2013, 11:08 PM |#3  
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Same here. I received my OTA the first day it was out. All ran fine until today. Some apps disappeared from the home screen and GEL was replaced with the standard launcher. After a reboot, GEL was back but the apps were still missing. I added the apps to the home screen again and rebooted. The apps dissapeared again and so did GEL. Seeing how I don't have anything important on the tab, I just reset it and so far all is good.
12th December 2013, 11:33 PM |#4  
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Yes, lost icons. Now only 5 wide. Like the DPI was changed. N7 2013 fully stock, no root.

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12th December 2013, 11:49 PM |#5  
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it's not 4.4.2 it's Google Search
Fortunately, I had a fresh backup right before Google Search changed the home screens AND fails to acknowledge "OK, Google" with a beep. The spoken search function still works, but there's no way to know it has engaged unless you're watching the screen.

I suggest you wait a bit with this update.....

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13th December 2013, 12:48 AM |#6  
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Was using GEL when moving from 4.4.1 to 4.4.2 and all was well.

But when i manually upgraded the search to the latest version (per the link below from androidpolice) that introduced some landscape UI changes to fix overlap of searchbar & widgets, almost all my widgets / pages / icons resetted. Not a big fuss and simply a one time re-setup again. OK Google works as it should - no difference though. BUT what i realised was that with a reboot, the 2 icons to the right of the launcher would stay while the 3rd would always go missing. Obviously a bug that needs reporting and fixing. Will search on google support later and report it if it's not been reported before.

Overall it's all still going good. There's been so many updates lately from Google, it's great to see such a high activity on development, releases and updates in a software.
13th December 2013, 02:59 AM |#7  
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i'm also having the same issue this morning. when I turn on the wifi, my playstore automatically updated all my apps and after the update, my folders, shortcuts, widgets and other home screen was missing. I think it was reset. I'm using the google home (kitkat experience for N7) downloaded from the other site.

I will be following some updates and fix with this thread.

13th December 2013, 03:30 AM |#8  
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I am having similar issues after an update to 4.4.2. But for whatever reason the build still reads as KRT16S

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13th December 2013, 05:14 AM |#9  
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I just had this happen to me today. Came home, heard my Nexus update a few things automatically, checked my home screen and everything was screwed up, only 5 tiles wide, switched back to default launcher then back to GEL, still a little screwy, but just have to put all my folders back together. Did fix landscape rotation with the search bar in GEL. On 4.4.2.
13th December 2013, 08:24 AM |#10  
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Thought I was going mad but reading this make me feel better. I only have five wide icons after 4.4.2 looks like the resolution has changed. Wonder if it is set to nexus 5 res?

Edit: Went back to standard launcher for GEL and it is back to normal. 6 icons wide.

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