There are stuff I've been dreaming for years on stock android, like the default app manager or the backup of apps data, home screen and all (maybe sms/mms would be great too). The only thing that bother me a little is that it looks like ios but with time passing, It seems like android and ios are converging in design!? Overall it seems like a pretty appealing package.
Does the included update manager/downloader means Xiaomi is better than others OEMs on the update front because I allways have this little voice in my head that says "if you don't buy a nexus, you won't have sock android and you might ends up stuck with an outdated version of android at some point"
Nice review! I had the exact same behavior, I first bought the app when it came out,I tried it but never really used it, the drag and drop from the drawer in the last update really changed everything, taking the app from a nice little alternative to a real launcher for everyday use and everyone.
your welcome! I don't understand what you tried to say, there a sd card slot behind the back cover, you need to pop it off to put access the sd card slot, then use
ricky's tool to enable it: http://www.modaco.com/topic/358489-toolaio-tool-for-san-diego-and-xolo/
First this device doesn't have a sd card but internal memory. An sd card can be put into the device buy it doesn't work out of the box. Second, yes you will be able to put music on this memory pretty much like you would on a usb memory stick. You don't need any unlocking to put that music on the memory.
I agree 100% and it's for that reason that I was looking forward to see jelly bean on the osd. ICS is allready so smooth and responsive that with project butter and all It would be such an amazing experience on this device. Hopefully we'll get an rom from somewhere and we'll debrand it like you said, but it was so good to find the 4.0 xolo rom with no ugly customisation like on the orange rom (OMG that rom looks ugly)
don't know about ota menu, don't really understand why to remove it but about the power widget in the notification pulldown it's rather easy thing to do. You need to root your osd and to go into build.prop there is a line there related to the power widget, just set value from 1 to 0, save the modification, reboot and it's done.
Edit : it's this line: ro.product statusbarwidget=1
Thanks for the motorola razr i camera apk, it's pretty nice. I didn't pushed it to system/app just installed it as a normal app and it works. Should I expect something to go wrong? Does the stock galery in your mod inculde sync to picasa?
If you have some money it's no brainer go for a nexus 4. If you don't then the osd is a great device, the ascend is very 'hackable' device with a lot of developpement but do you really want to buy a devices with specs completely outdated. I mean it's not a problem when you allready own it, but buy it now? It's almost 2013 and phones to come will have 2 gigs of ram quad core and screen with 1920x1080. The ascend g300 has a 800x480 resolution with 1ghz single core processor and 512mb of ram...
There is a difference between quick and smooth. It's not gonna be quicker but animations will be smoother, more images per sec ( you can see the video google presented in the io 2012 with the two galaxy nexus). It's why it's called project butter.