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Android 9 clock position XZ2

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Android 9 clock position XZ2

Xz2 just revived the offical Android 9 update and the clock has moved from the traditional right side to the left. 

 

This was a development for notched devices and since Sony doesn't carry a notch why is it baked into our SW. 

 

No option to change position and now makes the "live" side of the notification tray look like there is an active notification on a quick glance. 

 

Muscle memory has us look instinctively to the right side for the time so now that needs to be re learned  

 

Yeah not a massive failing but frustrating and surely easy to fix 

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Re: Android 9 clock position XZ2


@Neilr1975 wrote:

Xz2 just revived the offical Android 9 update and the clock has moved from the traditional right side to the left. 

 

This was a development for notched devices and since Sony doesn't carry a notch why is it baked into our SW. 

 

No option to change position and now makes the "live" side of the notification tray look like there is an active notification on a quick glance. 

 

Muscle memory has us look instinctively to the right side for the time so now that needs to be re learned  

 

Yeah not a massive failing but frustrating and surely easy to fix 


You'd think...

But no, we all thank Google for this amazing "feature" of android 9, as they decided to not only cater for stupid notches, but instead went full crazy and baked the left hand clock into android 9 base firmware.



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Re: Android 9 clock position XZ2

Yeah and I think a pretty below par implementation of the physical volume controls as well. 

 

First android update I have actually thought.. Maybe I will just flash back. 

 

9 does don't feel intuitive... I hope having run the DP2 beta on my old pixel things would have improved 

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Re: Android 9 clock position XZ2

Hi @Neilr1975, sorry for the late reply, but I had to request some information.

You might experience that the status bar shows the time in the left corner instead of the right. This is part of Google's user interface design for Android Pie and cannot be changed in the settings.

I understanding having to look in the top left instead of the top right is something that you will have to get used to and it was the same for me. Now after some time I get confused when I check in a device not running Android Pie.


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Re: Android 9 clock position XZ2


@Jonas wrote:

Hi @Neilr1975, sorry for the late reply, but I had to request some information.

You might experience that the status bar shows the time in the left corner instead of the right. This is part of Google's user interface design for Android Pie and cannot be changed in the settings.

I understanding having to look in the top left instead of the top right is something that you will have to get used to and it was the same for me. Now after some time I get confused when I check in a device not running Android Pie.


Hi,

I want to know why Sony removed the AM / PM icon with Android 9 ? 

At least add an option to show / hide .

One more thing ,why still no more font style or at least supported new Google " product sans " font ?

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Re: Android 9 clock position XZ2


@Neilr1975 wrote:

9 does don't feel intuitive...


Yeah, wish that I could just flash it back; but, using Xiaomi Mi A2 makes it a bit moar complicated.

 

... And you're completely right, they're starting to make Android way worse: like, for Apple users - or, something. Meh! :/

 

EDIT: Still no resolution to the problem - putting the clock back in its place?!

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Re: Android 9 clock position XZ2

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@Nostromov wrote:

EDIT: Still no resolution to the problem - putting the clock back in its place?!


Nope, none. Google likes it that way. Even Pixel users are frustrated with this "feature". The only thing we can do in flooding Google's forum with feedback.



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Re: Android 9 clock position XZ2

Hi @Nostromov!

Based on the information that this is a part of Google's user interface design for Android Pie, it's intended to have it on the left side instead of the right side.

In your post you mention that you are using an Xiaomi device and since I can't speak for how their "version" of Android 9.0 looks, but you can always get in touch with their support and see if this can be changed, or at least voice your opinion about it, so they know that you want a change!

Have a great Monday!


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Re: Android 9 clock position XZ2

Hi @Nostromov 

Here is the link to the Xiaomi forum.


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Re: Android 9 clock position XZ2

Dear Sony ...

 

This is not just about the clock moving positions for us who run the 'Compact' Xperia phones.

 

The clock moving to the left blocks some of the notifications icons on the small screen version phones ... one of those is email notifications icon which is a critical phone function.

 

Obviously Google doens't think any phones capable of running A9 still have small >5" screens anymore (fair assumption)

Sony, you should have considered this with your release but obviously overlooked it!

 

*Please add option to change clock position, or move it back for the Xperia Compact phone editions.

 

We now have 2 baked phones that are useless if we can't operate email properly on them.

This will affect my next phone purchase (which apparently has been bought forward if this is not resolved)

 

Dissapointed Sony phone fan!

Mal

New Zealand