i received my used FP2 today, reset it to the Fairphone OS 17.06 and set it up with my Google Account. I thought about doing a Fairphone review experiment, using the device for one month. What are you interested in? What should I test? What impressions are important for you? Any specific app?
I bought the device with a broken microphone module, so while i order a new one, i cant test call quality.
Today, Android Oreo was announced. It will not be on devices, besides a few from Google, before the end of 2017. However, since I switched from an Android Nougat Smartphone to an Android Marshmallow Smartphone, I think I take the opportunity to share what functionality I miss.
Better Quick Settings and Notifications – This my sound like a small thing, but the various bits of fine tuning Google did in Nougat really make the Quick Settings and Notifications better and more comfortable
Split screen – Not something i use everyday, but when I do, it’s really really useful. Like for adding events to my calendar from a website or adding notes related to a chat. On my Android 7 device, I just split the screen between browser and calendar and quickly enter the dates. Even more useful when coordinating in group chats. I notice this less the the Notifications, but I miss it even more. I several times tried to invoke the split screen before noticing it was not there.
What functionality of Nougat do you miss on your FP2?
Isn’t there Xposed and Gravity Box for those kind of tweeks? And I do think that LineageOS has had these features for a long time (when it was still called CyanogenMod). Just saying that a rooted phone has its advantages.