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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RE: Multi-User?
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 13th Nov 2012 19:03 UTC 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[3]: Multi-User?
by intangible on Tue 13th Nov 2012 20:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Multi-User?"
intangible Member since:
2005-07-06

Same reason for me; My wife and I already have our own tablets, but it'd be nice to let others use the guest account once in a while and see how well things are segmented from my personal junk.

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RE[3]: Multi-User?
by pysiak on Wed 14th Nov 2012 10:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Multi-User?"
pysiak Member since:
2008-01-01

I have a wife and a kid. They use the tablet in their own ways, so I'm eager to test it, however I am still on 4.1.2 and checking for OTA updates still yields: system is up to date.

Where do you get the update from manually then?

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RE[3]: Multi-User?
by FunkyELF on Wed 14th Nov 2012 18:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Multi-User?"
FunkyELF Member since:
2006-07-26

I updated my N7 last night and set up a guest account. Didn't link it to Google.
The guest account can't run applications that the main user installed.

I don't like this.

I should be able to let friends or family play Angry Birds or whatever on it as a guest.
Can't do this right now.

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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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