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Android 5 for Ultra Z Google Play Edition

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16th October 2014, 05:02 PM   |  #1  
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Post your thoughts on how this latest version of Android will make the Z Ultra a better device (or worse) ......................

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817...ing_id=1051491



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Post your thoughts on how this latest version of Android will make the Z Ultra a better device (or worse) ......................

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817...ing_id=1051491



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I don't know about run better, but it will be Sexy as f#ck on my white ultra.
16th October 2014, 06:53 PM   |  #3  
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Nexus 6 has a 6 inch screen, and they also released the 9 inch tablet, so i hope they've adapted some new or old elements to the bigger screen sizes. Also, Material Design should be responsive, as in it'll resize properly to a device's screen size like a modern responsive website (like Droid-Life and The Verge).

Also, a video previewing the new Nexus tablet hit the web today, and it looks like Google will update the launcher soon. White floating app drawer (like a folder).

Edit: Mentioned video of the tablet.
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17th October 2014, 03:11 AM   |  #4  
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I just hope they improved the interface.

As it is now, the z ultra still has the interface of a device with a smaller screen size and all the parameters adjusted accordingly ( swipe sensitivity and related). This doesn't work well.
It's too small for a tablet and too big for one-handed operation... but so far there are only two general modes of operation in android: "phone" and "tablet".

Optimally, the z ultra (and related devices, in size) would use an appropriately adjusted UI, something not exactly like "phone" neither exactly "tablet"... sadly, i doubt there will be any development in that direction.

interesting tidbit: the z ultra processor scores higher 7z benchmark score than an amd k II neo processor...
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I just hope they improved the interface.

As it is now, the z ultra still has the interface of a device with a smaller screen size and all the parameters adjusted accordingly ( swipe sensitivity and related). This doesn't work well.
It's too small for a tablet and too big for one-handed operation... but so far there are only two general modes of operation in android: "phone" and "tablet".

Optimally, the z ultra (and related devices, in size) would use an appropriately adjusted UI, something not exactly like "phone" neither exactly "tablet"... sadly, i doubt there will be any development in that direction.

interesting tidbit: the z ultra processor scores higher 7z benchmark score than an amd k II neo processor...

Since the Nexus 6 has a 6 inch screen, we can already tell how Lollipop will look and behave on the Ultra. We'll have to wait and see if Sony changes anything. I'm guessing the GPe version will run at 400 DPI like today's 4.4.4, while the official build will run at 320 DPI, making UI elements a little smaller.

I don't care though, since it's easily changeable with a tiny build.prop edit.
18th October 2014, 05:09 AM   |  #6  
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I'm interested in seeing how the Flashlight quick settings button will function on the Z Ultra, since it doesn't have an LED flash. Hopefully Google will be smart about it and have it work like the Flashlight quick settings tile in PA and CM (Turn screen white and maximize brightness).
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I'm interested in seeing how the Flashlight quick settings button will function on the Z Ultra, since it doesn't have an LED flash. Hopefully Google will be smart about it and have it work like the Flashlight quick settings tile in PA and CM (Turn screen white and maximize brightness).

Sony will add X-Reality and their DSP to the GPe build (like they did with the current build), and i'm guessing that they'll also remove unnecessary features, like the flashlight toggle, but we'll see when the time comes.
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Hopefully they switch to 320 dpi instead of that crappy 400 dpi in the current GPe ROM.

Sent from my Sony Xperia Z Ultra
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I am more interested in wifi calling because I have T-Mobile.
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I just hope they improved the interface.

As it is now, the z ultra still has the interface of a device with a smaller screen size and all the parameters adjusted accordingly ( swipe sensitivity and related). This doesn't work well.
It's too small for a tablet and too big for one-handed operation... but so far there are only two general modes of operation in android: "phone" and "tablet".

Optimally, the z ultra (and related devices, in size) would use an appropriately adjusted UI, something not exactly like "phone" neither exactly "tablet"... sadly, i doubt there will be any development in that direction.
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I dont want to silence your opinions but what you wrote was completely subjective.

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