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*5 mixed-bag changes in Android 4.2*

Android 4.2 ("Key Lime Pie," for those who need dessert) is maybe the first time when I've had something of a good-with-the-bad take on some of the major changes. Overall, 4.2 feels like a step forward, but it signals a bit of clutter and overly complicated options returning to the OS, after the slimming efforts of 4.0 and 4.1.
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Voice is fixed now. Also switching users is never going to be smooth. As for the lock screen, the way you described for iOS is exactly what it has... regardless of locks, if you swipe to the camera, you get the camera, without unlocking.
 
Didn't see it in the article, so it's probably a minor point, but 4.2 is still Jelly Bean, not Key Lime Pie. Also, Google Voice was updated today to resolve the 4.2 issues -- have you had a chance to see if it fixed the issues for you?

Unrelated, they need to get you back on TWiG again with Gina :)
 
You can actually activate the camera from the lockscreen by swiping to the left. It even blocks pictures from outside of the current "locked" session from being accessed.
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good article kevin.  i dont think i'm going to put this on my Google Nexus 7 tablet.
 
Thanks Kevin, nice to see a mix of bad/annoying with the generally positive news around 4.2.

I'm looking forward to the easy access to settings for my tablet, it's one of the things that annoyed me.

Think I'll update my 7 tonight, it seems the Google Voice thing is fixed.  Give me something to play with while I wait for the Nexus 4 to get back in stock...
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