07/01/2022

2022/01/07#p1
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Last night I installed the Android 12/One Ui 4.0 update on my phone and was instantly left with the same feeling as after the Android 11/One UI 3.0 update — meh!

The headline feature in Android 12, Material You, provides insipid colour choices which are only applied to part of the UI leaving a mismatched, jarring appearance so it's better to leave it turned off. Samsung also haven't been as bold as Google with new widget options, not that I use widgets much so this probably wouldn't affect me anyway.

I'm not one for advocating change for change's sake but my phone looks and feels exactly the same as it did before the update. Some might like that as it saves having to learn/unlearn things but, after another major increment in both Android and One UI versions, I find it distinctly uninspiring.

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2022/01/07#p2
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I've decided to mix things up a bit on my homescreen to make it feel a bit different:

 Homescreen for 2022
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Guy says:Reply to Guy

@colinwalker what launcher do you use?

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Colin Walker replied:

It's the standard One UI launcher. I'm using an app called Shortcut Maker to create the text icons, weawow for the weather widget, and Digital Clock Widget for the time.

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Guy says:Reply to Guy

@colinwalker cool, thanks!

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2022/01/07#p3
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I succumbed...

Wordle 202 4/6

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2022/01/07#p4
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Liked: No Social Media Club // Cheri's Hypertext Monster...

A lot packed in here, not just the usual hyperbole. Much thought required, I will likely return to this later.

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stevebrady says:Reply to stevebrady

@colinwalker Timely as I am rethinking my approach to social media right now too.

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Colin Walker replied:

It seems a lot of people are.

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