: 4GFirmware/APP Version
: WW-16.2017.1905.053Frequency of Occurrence
: NoAPP Name
: n/a Last edited by zrx8 on 2019/6/5 21:38
Here are some of my findings with Pie, mostly usability related:
The "connected devices" settings
submenu structure is somewhat botched:
The "battery" settings
- The "pair new device" appears twice, in the upmost level of the "connected devices" menu as well as in the bluetooth submenu
- The bluetooth switch is buried pointlessly deep in the menu hierarchy
- The temporary bluetooth visibility of the device cannot be explicitely turned on, this is annoying and ambiguous as the user doesn't know when the device is temporaly visible (and has no control over it ?)
- The "available devices" doesn't display the earlier paired ones, this is frustrating until the user discovers them in the "previously connected devices" list
submenu structure became also inconvenient:
The auto-brightness feature
- There is no point, why the big battery symbol is not clickable anymore. The "battery usage" graph can only be opened through the ... menu, which is one more unnecessary click. Totally inconvenient.
- The "more than 2 days remaining" near the big battery symbol is uninformative, and is inconsistent with the remaining time displayed under the graph
- The arrangement of the menu entries in the "battery" menu seems to be ad-hoc, all the time-related entries (remaining time, last full charge, screen usage) should come first, grouped thematically next to each other
, which worked perfectly in Oreo, is practically unusable in Pie: after one week of usage it still keeps setting the brightness to 11%, so I simply turned it off. One less usable feature.
There is no point of using such a small font in the notification area
(clock, battery percentage), when otherwise the area itself takes a relatively wide stripe of valuable display area, in which the appearing texts are unproportionally small. It has nothing to do with the selected system font size.
Now it seems to me, there was no point to upgrade to Pie. There are virtually no useful new features, but some of the old ones became botched. OK, I am aware, this is the very first release, and I am not saying this is Asus's fault
, all these weaknesses may come from Google with the main Pie branch, but still I am worried about the future: Oreo used to have a good chance to become polished and mature, as the model (Max Pro M1) was a new release in the Oreo-era. Pie will perhaps never reach this state of ripeness, as the model will be an outgoing one during the Pie-era, and we all know, that every manufacturer is more focused on supporting new models than the outgoing ones. That's why I kindly ask the following:
Is there a way to revert to the latest Oreo ? - just in case