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What new features would you like to see in Android 5 Key Lime Pie?

0. phoneArena 20 Nov 2012, 03:41 posted on

We're so fond of Android nowadays we're beginning to worry about getting weight. And how wouldn't we? With all those delicious desserts being regularly served by Google engineers, it's almost impossible to resist...

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posted on 20 Nov 2012, 05:50 5

29. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


That's the app developer's fault, not Google's.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 11:21 2

61. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


That has nothing to do with Android version.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 04:23 17

11. Bozzor (Posts: 184; Member since: 02 May 2012)


December.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 04:32 4

13. TheOldOne (Posts: 195; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


that was the best one!

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 04:37 2

16. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Lol, true.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 04:39 2

17. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1542; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


I woul like to see:
- multi app in foreground (split windows) for tablets and phones over 4.5 inches.
- Smart menus that give you menus depending on usage.
- Multi screen support, not just cloning but with extended display.
- Increase of support for USB and wiless external devices.
- Better optimzed javascript engine in the stock Android
- Desktop support for Android (and send Chrome OS to the garbage)

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 22:20

81. tumchaaditya (Posts: 71; Member since: 21 May 2012)


+1 for smart menus..

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 04:45 4

19. redmd (Posts: 1279; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


better power management.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 04:50 1

20. mangmang (Posts: 12; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


I think google really needs to work on android stability and making the system faster, I love android but overall if you look at ios it is much more smoother and seamless, this is a feature that google really needs to focus on because at the end of the day with all the new screen sizes and resolution and ram and etc one needs a phone that works fast, seamless and doesnt slow down with need for daily or everyother day rebooting to make it faster.

Long live Android

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 06:50 3

45. blingblingthing (Posts: 553; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Please avoid saying iOS is smoother. iOS is like PS1 game running well on a PS2. It runs well at the end of the day. But it isn't any technical achievement since it doesn't do many of the elements on android does.

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 15:14

85. mangmang (Posts: 12; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


I agree that android is technically more advanced that ios but the thread was for features that may be included in keylime pie and I think android can improve one making the core system more smooth.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 06:59 1

47. cretinick (Posts: 148; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)


I don't know what kind of phone you are dealing, but my Android get running for weeks without reboots...

Sometimes I turn it off, just to charge faster. But never reboots to make it fast!

I'm talking about a 2010 model!

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 22:04

84. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Mangmang act as he is a tester! Lol Dr. well iOS is quite jealous as android is eating its lunch!

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 15:17

86. mangmang (Posts: 12; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


lol I am not a tester but i feel the core system can run smoother, just my opinion

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 04:53

21. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


optimization of os to the point of ios
security features
other tinkerings like taking screenshots and stuff

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 17:29

73. KaiTech (Posts: 20; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


wow, stop being so specific... ;)

Screenshot ability has been available since Gingerbread or even Froyo from what I know. Do your research dood.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 19:31

77. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


i mean an easier way to take screenshots. Don't really like the way screenshot is taken on ICS

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 04:56 2

22. chronopc (Posts: 97; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


- Multitasking like Samsung was able to do
- Ability to hide the navigation bar
- Power widgets on the notification like the one available on custom roms
- Ability to import pdf and epub into Google Books
- Ability to wrap text on Chrome at any zoom level
- App data syncing between devices

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 17:27

72. KaiTech (Posts: 20; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


- Power widgets on the notification like the one available on custom roms

4.2 introduced the double finger pulldown to access quick settings menu, so you can check this off.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 05:21

24. MANSBH (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


Lots of thing need to be done, for the time being I want to request to improve in Calls Option "Black List". At the time of creation of Black List from Contacts we have to include one by one, it will be perfect to add required numbers in one time process by clicking them. Thanks

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 05:24

25. MANSBH (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


The most important there should be an option in writing pad to increase the Font or Letters size same like menu letters resizing option.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 05:26

26. MANSBH (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


I have tried all Galaxy Models, now I am using S3. Still most of the time I am facing problem of stuck, specially when you need any function urgently.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 05:30

27. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Apart from stuff already mentioned in comments, I can only think of multi folders (folder within folder), and a system wide, personalized Google Now..and the full system theme support

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 05:52

32. Shino (banned) (Posts: 196; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


The os is a different thing, but the names are ridiculous, really.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 05:56 4

33. Aeires (unregistered)


In Settings > Apps, there should be a grabbable scroll bar. When you have 200 apps or so, scrolling to the end of the list to delete something sucks. Improved speed of JB has helped but any list that is over a certain value should have a grabbable scroll handle.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 06:03

34. hung2900 (Posts: 957; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Make a soft OS for weaker devices and a strong OS for stronger devices.
It may make the OS more fragmented but better for a long time.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 06:05

35. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Customisation centre...and central widget for contacts with all social media support......just like an live tile but with more functionality..... I think had it before....but it kinda sucks...

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 06:07 2

36. Firedrops (Posts: 249; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


I think the way the system makes use of hardware should have some drastic improvement. WP 7.5-8 and iOS had buttery smoothness even on single-core phones, whereareas Android now only manages to do that with Kraits or quad-cores, and post-ICS. Specifically, hardware acceleration should be more efficient and used.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 06:07 1

37. tiara6918 (Posts: 2090; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Support for xbox and ps3 controllers(an official one). Hopefully google will partner up with microsoft(although chances are low), sony or nintendo to make this possible.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 06:21 1

39. kushki (Posts: 49; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Add the December month back, without that there will be shortage of 31 days in a year, the earth wont be at the same position as it was in the last year... all the NASA calculations will be wrong and the space shuttles/stations will be lost in the space, Dexter will end a month early making its season even shorter, and the most important is my birthday is in December, so I wont be able to age and officially buy beer...

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