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Non functional apps on tablet (Nexus 7 ) like phone and messaging app installed by default. #1037

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Stefano0101 opened this issue Jan 23, 2019 · 5 comments

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commented Jan 23, 2019

Description of the feature

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  • Device: Nexus 7
  • Channel: Stable
  • Build: Ota-7

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Well, it's not a bug that causes any problems, it's just a suggestion. Apps like phone and messaging, contacts do not need to be shown on Tablet ( Nexus 7) as there are useless on it and are installed by default. No need for such an apps to be installed or at least shown on tablets with wifi only. I was able to remove them by: sudo apt remove , but there are not really needed there at all.

Expected behavior

Install UT on Nexus 7 and those mentioned apps are hidden from Apps scope. Or not installed at all.

Actual behavior

Phone, messaging, contacts apps installed and shown on apps scope

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commented Feb 6, 2019

Phone is really not needed for devices without a simslot, but I think that the Contacts App can have some uses evenfor the tablet.

@Stefano0101 Stefano0101 changed the title Non functional apps on tablet (Nexus 7 ) like phone and messaging app installed be default. Non functional apps on tablet (Nexus 7 ) like phone and messaging app installed by default. Feb 6, 2019

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commented Feb 7, 2019

Phone and Messaging are the only ones that would be hidden by default on these devices.

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commented Apr 23, 2019

Hmm a nice idea, but a bit hard to realize. We are building a generic image for all phones with all apps. We could build a "WiFi-only" version of it and deinstall these 2 apps before packing. Making a condition to hide them from launcher is a bit odd I think. Or we run a post-step after update? @dobey has always a good gut feeling what would be nice here.

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commented Apr 23, 2019

@Flohack74 For the click scope there is a way to hid them via gsettings, which we could override by placing a file with the override info in the device-specific tarball. However, that doesn't work for the app drawer currently, IIRC. We could however, port that "hidden apps" gsettings key and filtering to the app drawer, or perhaps into ubuntu-app-launch itself, so that we can use that feature again with the new app drawer.

But for now I think this is only a minor annoyance.

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commented Jul 20, 2019

On Nexus 7 2013 LTE (deb), both, messaging as well as phone app are useful. While I haven't managed to do phone calls, I can confirm sending/receiving SMS works. The phone app is useful nevertheless for sending USSD codes. So I think device deb can be removed from this issue.

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