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  Reply # 762802 15-Feb-2013 09:24 Send private message

The new widget really drains the battery for me. I've always had it on and the battery was OK until I added the new widget yesterday.

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  Reply # 762805 15-Feb-2013 09:26 Send private message

Just added the new widget this morning, I'll see how it goes.

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  Reply # 762807 15-Feb-2013 09:29 Send private message

Murray,
what options you enabled? do you set location reporting?

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  Reply # 762808 15-Feb-2013 09:29 Send private message

The widget is really quite cool. I had an appointment in Puke yesterday at 5:15 and Google Now reminded me when I had to leave East Tamaki, due to the traffic congestion. Got there bang on time :)

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  Reply # 762811 15-Feb-2013 09:32 Send private message

myopinion: The widget is really quite cool. I had an appointment in Puke yesterday at 5:15 and Google Now reminded me when I had to leave East Tamaki, due to the traffic congestion. Got there bang on time :)


Yeah its scary accurate. It knows that most Fridays I heard over to Martinborough and pops up the time it will take including delays. Typically I arrive within a minute or so of what it says over a 75 minute trip.



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  Reply # 762817 15-Feb-2013 09:38 Send private message

Which widget is this ? Sounds Interesting to me.

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  Reply # 762819 15-Feb-2013 09:40 Send private message

Update the Google search app and a new Google Now widget will be available. I think it needs 4.1 or later to work?



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  Reply # 762825 15-Feb-2013 09:48 Send private message

myopinion: Update the Google search app and a new Google Now widget will be available. I think it needs 4.1 or later to work?


Sorry to be dense, but isn't this all automatic? Doesn't it notify me if an upgrade is available like everything else?

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  Reply # 762829 15-Feb-2013 09:54 Send private message

Yes if you have auto update turned on. However sometimes I find auto updates take a while to come through and a restart kicks them into life.

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  Reply # 762832 15-Feb-2013 09:56 Send private message

networkn:
myopinion: Update the Google search app and a new Google Now widget will be available. I think it needs 4.1 or later to work?


Sorry to be dense, but isn't this all automatic? Doesn't it notify me if an upgrade is available like everything else?


As above. Check under your widgets to see if you have a couple of Google Now widgets available. If so you are good to go. Then if you like the effects of the black or transparent look, sideload one of the .apk links I put up.



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  Reply # 762841 15-Feb-2013 10:03 Send private message

Ok thanks. For some reason the widget wants an entire screen to itself! Is that normal?

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  Reply # 762842 15-Feb-2013 10:05 Send private message

Touch and hold it then you will have the option of resizing it.



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  Reply # 762864 15-Feb-2013 10:31 Send private message

Hmm something weird is going on. The widget is added and immediately says "get google now" but I can't click on it or anything, might be something to do with my shell is which shell3d by spb.

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  Reply # 762936 15-Feb-2013 11:43 Send private message

Google now will use more battery life as its on most of the time updating so has to use battery, if you have location on it will use even more.

Purely up to user but it used more battery life than what I wanted from an app I didn't really use.




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  Reply # 763156 15-Feb-2013 16:39

Bhavicp:
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ibuksh:
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Is there anyone here that knows when Telecom is going to release their 4.1.2 ROM ???
VF users have received theirs about a week ago !


Or does anyone have contact with someone at Telecom who can answer the question?


There are reps from all telcos in geekzone, hopefully they are reading these posts as they have replied to earlier posts in this thread..

2Degrees have given a timeline of 2weeks from now


Thread has gone very quiet Sealed and still no news from any Telecom reps Cry on the release of 4.1.2.




Or 2D :( Normally it's one after the other, but it's been a while since Vodafone released it now.

Phone is just so laggy and slow, I'm not sure If i can take it in and get it replaced? (And blame the chip)


My phone was also very laggy running 4.1.1 I was begining to think sds. Restarting it speed things up for a few hours lol.
Since the vf 4.1.2 update the lag is gone.. no probs...a massive improvement. I would wait for your update and see if that helps

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