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Thursday, June 4th, 2015 5:53 PM

S4 Lollipop Features

Updated to Lollipop recently on my S4 and found that a lot of the highlighted features I read about are not available. Searched the internet and just can't seem to find any definitive answers. Hoping to find some help here.

 

1. No settings search.

There is no magnifying glass to click on to search within the settings as stated on many sites as a new feature of Lollipop.

 

2. No Flashlight quick toggle.

 

3. No Extended setting by swiping down twice.

 

4. No touch once on lock screen notifications to launch app.

 

5. No weather widget on lock screen.

 

6. Can't find a way to center the clock on the lock screen.

 

There's more that I can't seem to think of right now. Just hoping there is a resource somewhere I've overlooked that explains definitively what features are there, different or missing on an AT&T Galaxy S4 from what is advertised for Lollipop.

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GLIMMERMAN76

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8 years ago

samsung removed most of that stuff.  The s6 does not have a setting search.

 

remember most of what you listed is for stock android.  Samsung phones are as far as you can get from stock android.

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8 years ago

Thank you kindly for the prompt reply.
I was starting to figure as much but was hoping for a resource somewhere that actually tells you what those differences are. Like a feature matrix so when I am reading about the cool features in Lollipop I could reference it and be disappointed much more efficiently. 😛

 

I really do love my Samsung, but it is really irritating for them to forego something as simple as a flashlight toggle or a settings search. I wouldn't think either of those would be a hardware limitation. I get that the different hardware manufacturers like to distinguish their phones by being different, but removing functionality vs. adding something unique is a curious way to go about it.

 

Anyway, I really do appreciate the reply and sorry for the rant.

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