You can now replace the slow and clumsy dialer on your phone with Google's stock Android Phone dialer
posted by Victor H. / Jun 27, 2016, 9:11 AM
Stock Android is adored by many and despised by others. Despite all the polarizing feelings around Google's Material Design approach to user interface, one thing remains a fact: the stock Android apps are quick and work extremely smoothly.
And while custom user interfaces like TouchWiz by Samsung, or LG's custom Android interface, might provide additional functionality, that often comes at the price of slower loading speeds of many apps. And this can often be felt in the Phone Dialer, the app that you so often use to call people.
Play store, and if it does not show up for you there, just head onto APK Mirror, where you can also get a verified and non-infected version of the app.Luckily, you can now replace it with the stock Google Phone dialer app. The requirement is for your phone to run on Android Marshmallow, and that's it. The app is free and while earlier it could be used on some phones, but not others, it now seems that all Marshmallow-based phones support it. Check it out at the Google
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I leave certain apps like Phone Dialer and Contacts cached in the RAM for quick access. No need for stock Android dialer. Samsung's dialer does alot more.
posted on Jun 27, 2016, 9:20 AM 2
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Agreed, Google stock dialer is absolutely awful, whenever you bring it up it goes straight to favorites list instead of of the recent dial list it's just awful.
posted on Jun 27, 2016, 1:33 PM 5
Why the f**k is Marshmallow a prerequisite to use a basic app like Phone Dialer? Not everyone has a phone that runs the latest Android version.
posted on Jun 27, 2016, 9:33 AM 2
The keyword here is fragmentation.
posted on Jun 27, 2016, 9:57 AM 3
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Diversity, variety, a plethora of options, all with unique features. Fragmentation is a weak argument against Android. If updates are so important to you then Nexus is the way to go, otherwise you have sooooo many other awesome phones to choose from.
posted on Jun 27, 2016, 1:01 PM 10
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You're not right. My wife had Galaxy Nexus II. It worked fine, but updates stopped years ago on jelly bean. Phone worked slow. I bought her HTC A9 and then put on the Nexus II some medded Lollypop and it flying now. Why the hell they supported it just for a year and half?!? That's how Apple is attracting new and loyal customers. Nexus phones does not receive the same long support as Apple products. And... I'm not Apple fan or troll. Just writing my real life experience.
posted on Jun 28, 2016, 8:47 AM 0
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I apparently cannot get it on my 2014 Moto X running Marshmallow in Europe. No reason for the incompatibility is given on the Play Store page, but I suspect region issues.
posted on Jun 27, 2016, 10:14 AM 0
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.... I think Motorola gave up early on the 2014 Moto X to be honest. It was the one thing they did that I thought was absolutely BS. Sorry my friend. ... then again, it did take them about as long for them to update my 2013 Moto X to Lollipop.
posted on Jun 27, 2016, 1:02 PM 1
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Play Store said its incompatible with Galaxy S7(marshmallow), so I am not sure if I should install it or not.
posted on Jun 27, 2016, 11:26 AM 0
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Does not support below 6.0 Very disappointed
posted on Jun 27, 2016, 12:00 PM 0
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How to cure your disappointment: Step 1: Root your phone + install TWRP Manager from Play Store and use it to install TWRP. Step 2: Download an AOSP 6.0+ ROM (like CyanogenMod 13) for your phone model and the latest GAPPS for Android 6.0. Step 3: Boot into TWRP and backup your current phone before Installing the ROM and GAPPS zip files you just downloaded, then clear dalvik cache and reboot. If anything goes wrong just restore your backup, otherwise you will now have Android 6.0 or higher installed along with the stock Android phone dialer. Enjoy.
posted on Jun 28, 2016, 2:07 PM 0
Oh, I was excited when I saw the title, but too bad my Note II is running Kitkat. Would have been nice to update the other old touchwiz apps to newer google-themed ones (like google messenger and the google clock app).
posted on Jun 27, 2016, 6:58 PM 0
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