Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Nov 2012 17:23 UTC
Google As the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 go on sale, several Galaxy Nexus owners are already getting the update to Android 4.2. Luckily, updating your Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 manually is easy - download the update file from Google, and install it through adb. I did so earlier today, and it all went smoothly. Chrome seems to perform better (yay!), but for the rest this is clearly a point release. Two issues for me: the new lockscreen with widget support is a joke (only three Google-sanctioned widgets are available), and on the Nexus 7, Google did something I just can't wrap my brain around. Whereas on phones you open the new settings dropdown with two fingers, on the Nexus 7 you swipe down with one finger on the right to get the settings dropdown, and one finger on the left to get the notifications panel. Unintuitive, and incredibly cumbersome and confusing on a relatively small device like the Nexus 7. No more one-handed operation, either. Why Google didn't just employ the same two-finger gesture on the Nexus 7 as they did on the Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus is beyond me. Such a massive UI fail - it almost makes me want to go back to 4.1.2. Luckily, my new HTC 8X will arrive in the mail tomorrow to distract me.
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Multi-User?
by intangible on Tue 13th Nov 2012 19:00 UTC
intangible
Member since:
2005-07-06

Any word on the multi-user profile support that was supposed to be coming to the tablet version of 4.2?

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RE: Multi-User?
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 13th Nov 2012 19:03 in reply to "Multi-User?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

It's in there, but I have no reason to set it up (I live alone).

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RE[2]: Multi-User?
by Pro-Competition on Tue 13th Nov 2012 19:51 in reply to "RE: Multi-User?"
Pro-Competition Member since:
2007-08-20

I would (and will) set it up with a "guest" account, in case I allow someone else to use the tablet for a short time.

That's also the reason I'd like to see this feature on phones.

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RE[2]: Multi-User?
by henderson101 on Fri 16th Nov 2012 17:02 in reply to "RE: Multi-User?"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

It sent my Nexus 7 into a mental spiral of doom. The entire system became so unresponsive that I had to hard reset it. *sigh* I'm coming to expect the worse with the Nexus 7.. it's not as nice as the iPad mini I just played with in a local store, and it just keep on crapping out on me.

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RE: Multi-User?
by dnebdal on Wed 14th Nov 2012 12:51 in reply to "Multi-User?"
dnebdal Member since:
2008-08-27

It's in there; I set it up yesterday. In settings, under Users, there's a button to add a new user. When you do, you get a list of buttons on the lock screen to pick which user you're unlocking into - and new users get the first-boot wizard to set up their profile (including the username; they show up as "new user" until they do).

It seems to work as intended, though I haven't really tested it beyond setting up a new user and handing it to someone else for a while.

Edited 2012-11-14 12:52 UTC

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