Got Oreo on my z2 force

Discussion in 'Moto Z2 Force' started by SMYDSMITH, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. SMYDSMITH

    SMYDSMITH Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    Messages:
    717
    Likes Received:
    105
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Ratings:
    +111
    Current Phone Model:
    Motorola Turbo 2
    I don't like
    1)The persistent notifications for background tasks, workaround is set back round notifications to low and they are a bit less annoying (applies to apps with background tasks like Tasker)
    2) The new way to answer the phone on the lock screen, now you have to swipe up to answer and swipe down to ignore and the swipe down is hard to do as it doesn't give much screen space to preform the action

    Moto also seem to have added a few more swipe action options that I didn't find useful.

    Haven't noticed any improvements that I like so far. What are other people s opinions on Oreo?

    Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk
     
  2. bruben7886

    bruben7886 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2011
    Messages:
    1,524
    Likes Received:
    976
    Trophy Points:
    1,313
    Ratings:
    +1,037
    Like it so far. A little different, but stable

    Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Sajo

    Sajo Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    13,053
    Likes Received:
    8,526
    Trophy Points:
    1,863
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Ratings:
    +9,054
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Z Force - The Last Droid
    I'm just waiting for the "well my phone doesn't have Oreo..." Or "when is my phone going to get Oreo" type of posts here. It's bound to happen, someone will have something snarky to post.

    With every new OS update there are things some people will like and things some people will not like; it's just the nature of the beast.

    At least Moto is continuing to roll out Android OS updates at a quick pace, it's hard to complain about that.

    Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
     
  4. SMYDSMITH

    SMYDSMITH Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    Messages:
    717
    Likes Received:
    105
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Ratings:
    +111
    Current Phone Model:
    Motorola Turbo 2
    Another annoyance
    With Oreo it's turns on vibrate on texts in Google messages by each conversation even if default is off.
    You have to go into app notifications and turn vibrate off for each conversation you don't want it on.

    It seems to have to do with Oreos new categories feature and possibly a bug where incorrect settings are cached after upgrading to Oreo.
    Found lots of articles on google about this but no full explanation anyone else run into this?

    Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk
     
  5. me just sayin

    me just sayin Diamond Member

    Top Poster Of Month

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2017
    Messages:
    5,452
    Likes Received:
    3,718
    Trophy Points:
    1,578
    Location:
    35.7051° N, 89.9695° W
    Ratings:
    +3,843
    Current Phone Model:
    Note 8
    you sound disappointed :p
     
  6. SMYDSMITH

    SMYDSMITH Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    Messages:
    717
    Likes Received:
    105
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Ratings:
    +111
    Current Phone Model:
    Motorola Turbo 2
    Oreo seems like a dot upgrade , with UI annoyances, I'm disappointed so far with it

    Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk
     
  7. Sajo

    Sajo Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    13,053
    Likes Received:
    8,526
    Trophy Points:
    1,863
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Ratings:
    +9,054
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Z Force - The Last Droid
    You guys are some of the first phones in the US to get it. Can't be disappointed

    Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
     
  8. SMYDSMITH

    SMYDSMITH Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    Messages:
    717
    Likes Received:
    105
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Ratings:
    +111
    Current Phone Model:
    Motorola Turbo 2
    It defaults to turn on vibrate for everything, that you manually have to turn off in categories settings, which you can't get to from within most apps directly, you have to go to settings notifications apps and pick the app. Poor design not adding a a way to get to it directly from the app that you want to adjust
    So by default phone rings and vibrates, missed call beeps and vibrates, send call to voicemail it vibrates, you have to manually turn vibrate off everywhere you don't want it. The should be a global don't make vibrate and ring the default switch.

    Oreo is supposed to extend battery life but my z2 force is already so good I have not noticed. I use nova launcher so I haven't noticed the built in badges but that's probably nice for those that use default launcher. Picture in picture sounds cool but have not see it in use yet.

    So far Oreo a headache to change default settings that it adds and have not noticed any benefits yet for the way I use my phone.

    Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. me just sayin

    me just sayin Diamond Member

    Top Poster Of Month

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2017
    Messages:
    5,452
    Likes Received:
    3,718
    Trophy Points:
    1,578
    Location:
    35.7051° N, 89.9695° W
    Ratings:
    +3,843
    Current Phone Model:
    Note 8
    interesting review - thanks, now we know what we are in for.
     
  10. SMYDSMITH

    SMYDSMITH Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    Messages:
    717
    Likes Received:
    105
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Ratings:
    +111
    Current Phone Model:
    Motorola Turbo 2
    Found another incompatible app with Oreo that blocks unkown calls and specified numbers. It's also supposed to do sms block but I can't find an updated version on the play store and no links on it's web site oh well, uninstalled until they fix it

    Also I can't find a way in Oreo to block sms to go directly to archived like you used to be able to do. The native block also blocks calls and texts and you can't choose block sms and send calls to voicemail like you used to be able to do. Google Needs more options and tweaks if they are gonna be incompatible with more and more apps and take over the functionality they should include all the same features

    Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk
     
  11. PereDroid

    PereDroid DF News Team Reporter

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5,737
    Likes Received:
    3,502
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Ratings:
    +4,090
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Turbo 2
    I'm loving Oreo.
    I like the more colorful notifications. Didn't think that would be a big deal but it is much prettier and, yea...adds to my enjoyment of the phone.
    I, as opposed to op, love the notifications about background processes. Example: I have Pandora built into my car. Until Oreo I had no clue that Pandora would launch in the background every time my phone connects to BT in my car. Ran like that for a year and didn't know that was happening until Oreo. Definitely like knowing more about what my phone is doing.
    One feature I love and didn't think I would, is this PIP thing. I was running G Maps. Went to do something else and wham: see attached. Come on. That's cool.
    My only gripe is that the time doesn't show when you swipe down the notify tray. I don't normally run a clock widget. And I removed the time from the top bar with UI Tuner. So...now I run a clock widget. Not sure what they were thinking there.
    [​IMG]

    Sent from my Moto Z2 using Tapatalk
     
    • Like Like x 3
  12. SMYDSMITH

    SMYDSMITH Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    Messages:
    717
    Likes Received:
    105
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Ratings:
    +111
    Current Phone Model:
    Motorola Turbo 2
    Does that map thing happen when you press home on switch apps?

    Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk
     
Search tags for this page

azs

,
best cameras
,
news