02
Jun
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Android 4.4.3 is mostly a bug fix update, but for some reason, Google also opted to include an updated version of the official Google dialer this time. We saw this leak a few times before, and indeed, it's looking pretty much like we expected it to. Let's take a look at how it differs from the old version. Some functions have moved around and it's a lot more blue.

What’s New

The main screen in the dialer was, and still is, your favorite contacts as well as the most recent call up at the top. From the comparison below you can see the layout of the favorite contacts has been tweaked quite a bit. Each one is a larger card with its own overflow button which triggers the full contact card UI. Additionally, you can long-press on each card and drag it around to rearrange the list. You'll also notice the bottom action bar is blue instead of white.

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Left: Old, Right: New

If you smack that dialer button, the UI that pops up seems like a vast improvement. In the old app, the black/blue number pad would slide up and cover most of the screen, but the contact list was still behind it. The whole interface just looked messy, but now you go to a full screen dialer that's mostly white with blue accents. You can still start entering a number or spelling out a name T9-style here.

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Left: Old, Right: New

The call history button is still in the same place on the action bar, but the UI for this screen is slightly tweaked. The blue UI is carried through here and button on the far right of each line opens the call details instead of places the call. You can tap anywhere else on the line for that.

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Left: Old, Right: New

The search bar up top works mostly the same, but the icons are definitely a bit more stylish. The full contact list also has letter cards instead of the blank thumbnails from before – sort of like Gmail. Here are a few more pics of the new app.

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Download

The APK is signed by Google and upgrades your existing app. The cryptographic signature guarantees that the file is safe to install and was not tampered with in any way. Rather than wait for Google to push this download to your devices, which can take days, download and install it just like any other APK.

File name : com.google.android.dialer-1.1.apk.

Version : 1.1 (Android 4.4+). Note: this may not work on all devices. It should be fine on Nexus and GPE phones.

Note: If your Phone icon disappears, use this workaround or uninstall this update. We don't really know why this happens at the moment, but don't worry - you can always get your dialer back no matter what.

MD5 : 752d8ada897dd6148f1ff38ceac3c27c.

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  • TheDave1022

    Does this work properly on non nexus devices?

    • O’s Fan91

      Based on many of the comments here, it deosnt even seem to work properly on some Nexus devices

    • bhake

      Works just fine on my nexus 5. Yea, the shortcut disappears, just follow the instructions for the workaround as posted at the end of the article. FWIW, I always use Nova Launcher. Not sure if GE Launcher has a workaround.

  • TheFirstUniverseKing

    So is the searching for Pizza Hut thing still a Nexus exclusive feature? You know, as in being able to type in the name of a place that isn't in your phonebook and automatically getting its number?

    • morteum

      I did it on my Moto X using the Nova Launcher workaround, and it does pull up results (I actually specifically searched for "Pizza Hut," too. Weird). However, when I try to dial them (or any of my contacts) the app crashes.

    • humulos

      Cyanogenmod 11 has it built in now.

  • silver_arrow

    Does anyone know if this will work with AOSP devices that don't include the google dialer (Ex Cyanogenmod)

    • zerobocipki

      Works on CM 11 (latest nightly)

  • ClarkDV

    It made my phone icon disappear!

  • SSDROiD

    Any signs of this also hitting the Play Store the way the Camera did recently? :D

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      No signs.

  • Chad S

    I installed the APK from mirror on my Nexus 5, and it said it installed, but it removed my dock icon and its not in my app drawer anymore.

    • Eli Kellendonk

      Same. I had to uninstall the update.

      • Fran Cruz

        Ok, and how do i do that?

        • Ark

          settings, apps, find it and there should be a button.

          • Fran Cruz

            Nothing, a message saying that the phone app has stopped every 2 seconds :s

          • Jason Bourne

            Worked for me. Thanks Ark.

    • Paito Anderson

      Same on my Nexus 4 and a Nexus 5. Running 4.4.2.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Does rebooting work? I tested this on my Nexus 4 with the icon already on the home screen (not dock), and it was fine.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii
      • Crispin Swickard

        Did the trick here. :)

        Interesting the call history screen especially got less flat style wise, whenever everything else is getting flatter.

        • Simon Belmont

          Ha. I noticed that, too, immediately.

          Google still needs a little help with a cohesive design language methinks. But they're getting better.

          • Crispin Swickard

            They sure do. I wonder why they have design guidelines sometimes if their own apps are far from consistent. Hopefully they will get that sorted out sometime.

          • Simon Belmont

            Yeah. Hopefully by Android 12.2 Diabetes.

            After all those sweets I'm guessing they'll be switching to related diseases/maladies. Android 24.3 Obesity.

      • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

        Will the icon come back in the drawer when I receive the 4.4.3 ota or flash the 4.4.3 update zip?

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          Yes, it will. If it doesn't, uninstall the Dialer update after upgrading so that it uses the /system/priv-app version again.

      • Chris White

        Hey Artem, there was a guest post further down with a link for a shortcut creator that worked like a dream. I now have the dialer on my dock in the GEL.
        https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sika524.android.quickshortcut

    • RSA

      I think all you have to do is pull that phone icon from app drawer to dock

      • Crispin Swickard

        It disappears from the drawer as well.

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      • Chris White

        Upvote for clarity. This worked like a dream.

  • Nick

    You should probably call the Surly Goat. I don't know what's there, but you should probably call them.

  • Brandon Miller

    Tried it on my Moto X. Nothing happens or changes which is a bummer. Glad my phone icon didn't disappear though lol

    • Ederson Vieira

      same here..

      • Tyler Lamb

        Use Nova (or some other launcher) and add a shortcut to the Google Dialer Activity.

  • Jamie

    Hmmm, installing this removed the phone app completely even after a reboot. Had to uninstall the update to get it back. Nexus 5, Stock 4.4.2, not rooted.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      See the other replies in the same thread here.

    • Fran Cruz

      how do i uninstall the app?

      • Simon Belmont

        Find the dialer in Settings->Apps->All. Click it.

        Tap "uninstall updates." Profit.

        • Fran Cruz

          It doesn't appears, i'm doing a hard reset (and crossing my fingers)

          • Simon Belmont

            Um, don't be too hasty. Try a reboot first.

            They try what I said above again. If that fails, you may have no choice but to reset.

          • Fran Cruz

            I've already reboot... still nothing

          • Simon Belmont

            Sorry to hear that. That's a pain.

            Guess you've no choice. If you reset, you might as well install Android 4.4.3 (if you have a Nexus device).

          • Fran Cruz

            I don't know if i'll get the OTA, I have xposed framework (and root, ovbiously) and the bootload opned. I'll install it manually tomorrow if i got time

            PS: sorry if my englicsh isn't very good :p and thanks for your help

          • Simon Belmont

            No worries. I understood you just fine. ;)

            In fact, I didn't notice anything wrong with your English. Good job. :)

          • Fran Cruz

            Wow, thanks! I'll tell my teacher so she can upgrade my note jejeje

          • Willie D

            Your English is fine. I have not received the OTA either. If I did a hard reset I am sure I would, but I've done all the hacks I know to try to get it to pull and push for it. I'll just wait till they perfect it rather than try APKs for now as it seems like everyone has issues.

      • brian

        Follow the steps in the nova fix to get the app shortcut. Then long press to pull up the options, go to info and the uninstall button should be there.

        • Fran Cruz

          I've already make a hard reset, thanks anyway :)

  • David Fleck

    Thank God that stupid smiling Muppet is gone.

    • Simon Belmont

      Now if only it would disappear in Hangouts. Ever since the 2.1 update of Hangouts, a lot of my contacts don't show their picture and I get smiley Muppet instead.

      This mostly happens in the notification pull-down when I get a new message or text, but it also happens right within Hangouts in the list of messaging threads sometimes. It's annoying.

      • David Fleck

        Yeah. Hangouts now defaults to the Google+ image for your contact. If they don't have one, it struggles as you mentioned. Even when they do have one, it still has problems in the notification shade. Hangouts is a very discouraging app in many ways.

        • Simon Belmont

          Yeah, it irritates me. Most of my contacts don't use Google+ and I have custom pictures for them, and I rely on those for quickly seeing who it is, so I hope Google gets their act together on it.

          I also have that other nasty problem of it thinking my messaging threads between me and one other person are actually with me and TWO other people and it splits the avatar into two pictures (one is the generic Muppet guy). Just fix Hangouts, Google, seriously.

  • Omar McFarlane

    Don't seem to be working on Nexus 5...

  • Dhoom

    I like the new dialer and it really match with latest android guidelines, but i think the dial panel is a bit too white.

    • Simon Belmont

      I agree. I liked the blue on black color scheme.

      Reminded me of the older Jelly Bean dialer. Oh well.

  • oimeunomethom

    Same Here. But, with Nova launcher: Long press on homescreen > Shortcuts > Nova Activities > Phone (first of the list). (Is a workaround, but works) :)

  • whispy_snippet

    Much prettier.

  • rocs_macho

    Been a while since I've done this kind of thing... Downloaded, installed but can't find phone app. Reboot useless.

  • Korban Hadley

    Does not seem to work on 4.4.2 on stock Nexus 5

  • Sean Rowe

    I installed on GS3 with AOSP Rom and got two dialer icons...

    Everytime I try to press on a contact icon the dialer FCs

    • Gabriel Gonçalves

      same here

      • Christopher Costa

        I think we need an updated TeleService.apk

  • Rob Fetterhoff

    Doesn't want to work on my Galaxy S3. :(

  • Lupe Fiasco

    I must be in the minority but I actually like the new Update. I/O this year is really going to focus on design it seems, question is will there be fragmentation in designs again, or will everything look consistent and the same this time? I like that Google is trying out new designs trying to see which one works but unity in design's would be nice. Maybe they should use their Beta services to offer things like new App Designs and such for those who are willing to try.

  • Bones

    I downloaded and installed the app and nothing changed for me...

  • Simon Belmont

    Heh. Installing the new dialer in Android 4.4.2 seems to be a bit of a clusterfuck for some folks.

    Maybe it's best to wait for Android 4.4.3 OTA or update yourself. That's what I'm doing.

  • Rob Fetterhoff

    I would love it if it worked. Galaxy S3 with 4.2 and it force closes and I get no dialer pad. Uninstalled unfortunately.

    • Simon Belmont

      Android 4.2? This will only work on Android 4.4+, man.

      Just uninstall it. It won't work.

      • Rob Fetterhoff

        Sorry I meant 4.4.2. 😊

  • Tim Dawson

    You guys should probably update this article to say it is screwing things up on some devices. On my Nexus 5 it made the icon disappear from the home screen and app drawer. I had to uninstall the update to get it back.

    • Simon Belmont

      Yeah. A couple people can't even seem to uninstall the update for some reason.

      Seems like it's a bad idea to install it. I agree.

    • http://www.ggphotographe.net/ Guillaum Gibault

      Same thing on Nexus 4..

  • rectangularcircle

    gotta say i am really let down by both google and the android community that frequent message boards.

    let me explain.

    have been using android for years. came over from iphone and loved it. My first android was the htc sensation followed by the htc amaze, galaxy s3, note 2, nexus 5 and now moto x. the nexus 5 and moto x just happened within the last two months.

    here's why i am letdown,
    For years, or as long as i can remember most of the android community have had a very deep dislike of skins. (touchwiz, sense, blur etc) They have always claimed the superiority of stock android, for various reasons. no matter what website or blog i went to, if there was a mention of android skins there would be a ferver of posts proclaiming hate and inferiority of that said skin.
    so i got in the mood to get a new phone. I went and got a nexus 5. after about 10 days of disappointment in stock android i decided to get another phone. I heard great things about the moto x and heard that it was a slightly modified version of stock android. So I got it. Yet still i sat around for almost a month trying to figure out what the big deal is. As far as i can tell stock android just might be the most inferior OS on any smartphone.

    why do i say that? because in 2014 mobile OSes should be equipped with certain features as standard. the answer to everything should not be to "download a third party app" if i am having to download a 3rd party app than that means that functionality is not provided to me in my OS, or a better version awaits me from someone else.

    examples:
    -automatic rejection of a phone number. i have to create a contact? and save it?!? seriously??!?
    -notification quick toggles, no i should not have to swipe down and then press something just to get access to be able to turn off or turn on basic functions of a phone by holding it down. one swipe and tap is much more convenient and better.
    -volume controls are specific to the task that the phone is currently doing. being able to control the volume of the ringer, media, and notification is way more convenient and better than the stock android way.
    -notification badges are not present in stock. thats just stupid. my last flip phone had that!
    -sms....too much to say, in short, just about every alternative is better and more feature rich than the stock version

    the fractional speed difference in the stock vs skins is not enough to validate everything a person gives up by moving to stock

    i could go on and on, but i hope we can have a clear discussion about this instead of fanboism taking over. so help me out here, what am i missing about stock that everyone else sees? if i were to eliminate the generic answer of "you can download this app or this launcher" what argument could the stock enthusiast provide?

    • Simon Belmont

      Well, if you don't like Android, then go back to iOS, man (and I mean this in the nicest way). Plain and simple.

      Some of the stuff you asked for is in iOS. Maybe it's time to switch back?

      • rectangularcircle

        im not sure if your one those avid stock fans but i am going to assume you are since you posted a reply.

        why would i go back to ios? are you saying that all the points i made are valid and irrefutable? is that really the best defense? to leave?

        • Simon Belmont

          It's not about being a stock fan or a custom skin fan for me. I'm literally just neutrally saying, if iOS works better for you, then you should use it.

          I live by the whole idea of liking something for what it is now, not for what it could eventually be. It just seemed like a lot of the stuff you were asking for was something that iOS could already provide and maybe Android isn't "quite there" yet for your tastes. Believe me, I wasn't trying to be a smartass here. It's just my honest opinion.

          • rectangularcircle

            oh no, actually i had touchwiz and sense in mind. you obviously have not used a ios device. ios is just now ( and i mean that literally since it was announced today) getting these features

          • Simon Belmont

            The funny thing is, I have used an iOS device. But just not anything of recent iOS vintage.

            I realize that iOS is playing the catch up game (just look at iOS 8). But you mentioned badges which has been a feature in iOS since day one, so I latched onto that.

          • rectangularcircle

            ahh ok. i gotcha. but shouldnt badges be a feature of any mobile os since day one? is that not just a basic functionality? i will say again, my last flip phone had badges! but now 7 years later the great stock android doesnt?!

          • Simon Belmont

            I sort of agree. I started using Android waaaaaay back in 2009 with an HTC Hero and it had *drumroll* Sense 1.0 and it used badges.

            When I went to stock Android (CM6 and CM7), that lacked badges, and I sort of missed them at first, but I got used to it. Once Google started allowing you to access your notification pull-down from the lock screen in Android 4.0, it really wasn't an issue for me anymore.

          • EH101

            Go with the S5 or S5 active. I don't regret mine one bit. If you happen to be on a carrier that locks everything and you would like to bring your app data with you, look into Helium (the free version). It was a bit troublesome but got me all my app data back without root.

        • Aooga

          The Galaxy S5 or M8 or G3 would be perfect for you. Why not get that?

          • rectangularcircle

            I am currently deciding between the note 3 and the s5. they are definitely better for me, but whats better for me is not the point i was making.

          • Simon Belmont

            If anything, I'd wait for the Note 4. It's not that far off from being released.

            You'll probably net a QHD screen for your patience. Just my opinion.

          • rectangularcircle

            that is true, but to be honest, screen resolutions have a hit a wall for me since about a year ago. i am more interested in brighter/more accurate colors/ consume less power screens than resolutions. i feel those are more important

          • Simon Belmont

            Note 3 then. My sister has one and the screen is really nice, very saturated, but you can set it to different color modes that are actually very accurate.

            I agree. I'm perfectly happy with a 1080p screen and I think QHD is overkill.

          • Aooga

            Just get the S5. You'll like it a lot if you want features without downloading apps.

          • rectangularcircle

            i feel that is kind of an unfair statement, just in case you were putting it in the manner that " i dont want to/ or like downloading apps." never said i was against downloading apps. my last two phones have NEEDED to download apps just to get, what i feel and has yet to be refuted, basic functionality

            but if that was not your intention and i misread than nevermind.

          • mwolverine

            you should consider the LG G3, it looks like a beautiful phone.

        • mwolverine

          I understand where you're coming from. I'm not an avid stock fan, the reason I prefer stock to skins is the bloatware that comes with the skins. In my experience, these skinned phones seem to slow down significantly over time. I had a vibrant which was rated one of the best phones, but within a year became unusable - had to root, wipe and rock a custom ROM for 2 years before jumping to the nexus 5. My wife's note 2 is definitely much slower than it used to be.

          I am not ultra tech savvy so I can't exactly pinpoint why and how the phone slows over time. I can understand for the vibrant with low specs, but a galaxy note 2 should not be slowing down over time. Noticeable lag when clicking the buttons.

          I do miss many elements of touchwiz. Some of their apps are beautiful. Here are the main cons of touchwiz (and skinned OS's in general)

          -Some very beautiful features but many many ugly features thrown in as well

          -Way too much bloatware system apps that hog resources and can't be switched off

          -Lack of customizability. Funny you should mention the "notification quick toggles" because in my wife's note 2, there was no option to add a mobile data toggle.

          -Tons of not so useful features that might or might not work, and hog battery and resources.

          -These features are also buried deep so sometimes they are hard to find again after playing with them once.

          Stock is certainly not perfect, and it's not super pretty. Stock is more of a developer version made by and for the fanboys. However, the lack of bloatware, having the latest google software and the customizability, not to mention ease of root is why I'd prefer it to skinned phones.

          • rectangularcircle

            thanks for your reply. exactly the kind of common sense approach i was looking for. but let me ask you a question, is it better to have a feature and not use it, or to never have it at all?

            as far as the slowing down things go, my note 2 was not as quick as the nexus 5 (fraction of a second) but the only way you could tell a speed difference between the two was by doing a side by side test.

            funny story. youtube app was where i started noticing the lag and i thought to myself that "this is what those guys must have been talking about" and moved to a nexus 5. same problem.

          • mwolverine

            "but let me ask you a question, is it better to have a feature and not use it, or to never have it at all?"

            But should i be paying nearly double for messy inbuilt features that I may or may not use? :)

      • enoch861

        I think he was referring to fact that many people preach that stock Android is the best and that skins are the worst when in reality it's kind of the other way around. He's not saying that he hates Android per se.

        • rectangularcircle

          thanks man. you get it.

        • Simon Belmont

          Well, I didn't say he HATES Android. I don't think he could if he's stuck with it since the HTC Sensation (3 years ago).

          Honestly, I do like stock Android a lot, but I also have a lot of respect for some third party skins, like recent iterations of Sense. It's amazing how smooth, RAM efficient, and useful Sense has become (my wife has an HTC One). But I see what you mean. I get it.

    • MikeOxlong

      This is why we have these things called custom roms. Your arguments are so 2008ish, really. Unfortunately.

      • David Fleck

        I think that kind of just validated his point

        • rectangularcircle

          thanks man, you get it.

      • rectangularcircle

        what good does a custom rom do? did you not read what i wrote?

      • rectangularcircle

        so are you saying the best thing about the stock os is that you can replace it? please re-read the post

        • MikeOxlong

          No, however the whole point of android (and certainly nexus devices) is customizability. Having choice is far better than only getting what you're given. Which is also why Google can be a little more lax with certain feature sets of android as anyone can add whatever they want to it however they want.

          Maybe ios is your calling?

          • rectangularcircle

            like i told the other guy. just because i am criticizing....pointing out the lack of functionality in STOCK android, does not automatically mean I am praising ios. When i was writing my posts and when i started noticing deficiencies in STOCK android i had touchwiz and sense in mind.

            the "customization" answer seems to be a very vague and inept cop out. the reason why i say that is because customization exists in all android phones.

          • Simon Belmont

            I actually didn't say you were praising iOS. It just seemed like you might be happier with it. :)

            I also didn't tell you to go install an app or custom ROM to fix your issues. Hehe. ;)

    • David Fleck

      Short answer, updates. Ok that's too short.

      Stock Android devices, which are Nexus4, 5, 7 & 10, get updates immediately. No waiting for the OEM to integrate them into their skin.

      Second answer, looks.

      Only now are some skins (HTC Sense) starting to look acceptable.

      Third answer, no bloat.

      Stock Android is the leanest OS.

      I had another one but I forgot.

      • enoch861

        As much as sense updates make, sometimes the updates don't really add a lot to warrant sticking with stock. Especially when you consider the fact that manufacturers are starting to churn out updates really quickly. ie look at HTC.

    • Daniel

      One quick point. Two finger swipe down from the notification bar gets you straight to toggles =D

      As for notification badges, I'd rather have the icon on the status bar as is. Also like clean simple SMS don't need weird colors and custom backgrounds. Although I do enjoy CMs quick reply.

      • rectangularcircle

        two finger swipe down does get me straight to toggles. but is that better or worse than one swipe down with one finger?

        • Simon Belmont

          I sort of wish Google would let you just swipe from the top right to get to Quick Settings. Swipe from the top left to the notifications.

          That's how some ROMs handle it. It's also how the tablet version of Android handles it and it's a bit more convenient than a two finger swipe.

          • rectangularcircle

            that would definitely be better and more easier than the setup they have now. once again stock android is losing out

      • David Fleck

        CM actually did this right. Tap once to toggle on or off, press and hold to get to settings.

        Why not just use a widget?

        • rectangularcircle

          widgets eat battery.....

          • Simon Belmont

            In all my years of using Android (about 5 now), I have never seen a widget use an inordinate amount of battery life. In fact, I've never seen a widget register on the battery stats.

            I'm sure there's badly coded widgets out there, but the same could be said for any component of an operating system, whether it's a system app or third party. I just haven't witnessed battery difficulties with widgets.

          • David Fleck

            Incredibly complex widgets that are constantly connecting to data might make a small change to battery life. A settings toggle widget definitely would not.

    • ddpacino

      Plain and simple: That is why Android exists. There's more than one option for Android enthusiasts. Each OEM develops skins, apps and services to differentiate their products from the other offerings out there. Nexus isn't good for you, so you have many other options to check out. I've used them all and Nexus is what suits me perfectly for my needs and uses.

      I'm not sure what the rant is all about, but this is nothing new. There is no one end-all-be-all OS or skin... or product, or anything else out there. Choose what suits You best. No need to worry about what others are saying or doing.

      • rectangularcircle

        you seem to have missed my point.

        • ddpacino

          No, I haven't. The essence of your issue is with Stock Android fanboys who don't like skins. You like and want things that stock Android doesn't offer. Your have a problem with those people's preferences and opinions about what they like. Why exactly does that matter to you?

          • StankyChikin

            Justification of his dislike of stock android I would assume... Easy to justify ones preferences by ridiculing others :)

          • rectangularcircle

            you seem to lack the ability to understand also. but yet again no has refuted any of the points i made. people like you who come on here and just babble are the reason why reasonable discussion is absent,

          • ddpacino

            The thing is, his viewpoint seems to be quite narrow: Android message board and sites. These are Nerds, who make up a small fraction of the entire Android community. Samsung's the biggest seller of Android devices, and they have probably thee heaviest skins of them all. The niche Nexus lovers might not like Samsung's skinned offerings, but the common folk do, and they keep buying more and more of them each year.

            I was talking to a non-nerd friend of mine yesterday about the S5 and Note. She says she like Samsung, it's better than anything else out there. When I got to the bottom of "why", she simply said that she's just used to Samsung's way after using them since the S3.

          • rectangularcircle

            you sort of missed the point. my post was directed at those people who always claim the absolute superiority of stock android over skins. I had an experience, and backed them with examples, that proved very disappointing to me. Now i want to know whether i am missing something or not, because there is no way what i have is superior.

            that was my point. its not about i have a problem with people's preferences or opinions (what a bs cop out answer btw) its the logic of, if your going to say something is better than you need to be able to tell me why, maybe i am missing something, maybe a lot of issues of mine would be fixed if i knew about this or knew about that. since i have only experienced stock android for a month, i leave room for the possibility that i am overlooking something

          • rectangularcircle

            as far as why do other people's opinions matter to me? (another cop out answer) is because i like to be informed before i make a decision. So in addition to the always praise major websites, i like to read message boards to get a feel of what the average person's experience is like because i think that will closer to my experience.

            is this kind of input the only thing your abilities allow?

          • ddpacino

            No one's informed opinion is more important than your own. All you're going to get from outside sources is Suggestions. There are Sense and Touchwiz fanboys out there also. At the end of the day, when you go to make a purchase, you'll choose what suits you best. Unlike most people, you got to try out several different devices to see what Really suits you best. What more of an informed opinion do you really need?

            My opinion to your points, and more: I don't want notification badges, ever. Hangouts fits my usage perfectly. Only features I'm missing is GV integration and wifi calling. I don't believe any other app includes those to best Hangouts for me. Some don't like SMS and IM in one app; I prefer the consolidation. Never found a need to reject a number in my lifetime, so I couldn't care less about that one. I've experienced no problem with volumes per my usage. I care about the music volume when needed (never failed me) and silence when I get to work (IFTTT recipe working at the moment). Have no need to adjust anything else (does what you're asking for even exist?) I'm probably one of few that Prefer the new GNL over anything like Nova or Apex as well. Google's default quick toggle setup never gave me an issue, and I HATE how it is in Touchwiz. I use Xposed and Gravitybox, anyway. I don't even like ROMs anymore. Now am I some non-Roming hater/fanboy/elitist? I guess so. That's just how I Want to roll. YMMV Above all.... IMMEDIATE UPDATES from Google. I'm 95% sure that this is the #1 reason most people prefer the Nexus Android experience. I'm neck deep in Google services for the most part and I find the best experience with those are with a Nexus device.

    • http://theotherlinh.com/ Linh

      The thing about stock is it gets the updates. It used to be a huge problem. Luckily, Google has addressed this and pushed stuff out into Play Services.

      With that said, there are definitely drawbacks to stock android, but it just depends on what you value.

      also, you can individually manage the sounds that are split (ringer and notification got tied together, dunno why).

      And what's wrong w/ Hangouts? The only thing I've heard is pop up notifications. But I'm not a fan of that anyway since I have my phone locked.

      badges aren't important to everyone, especially when you have a notification bar. I much prefer it up there. Though, I do wish there was a way to update notifications or only clear certain things from within the same notification (e.g., keep unread Hangounts in the notification... I miss conversations sometimes because I'm in hangouts when I get another message but forget to go back and read it).

      Quick toggles... I think Google was smoking crack when they decided that.

      Phone number reject: they need to get Voice integrated well. It is very easy to do so in voice, I don't understand why this isn't easier to do as well.

      But really, it's about choice, and that is likely why some people really prefer stock. They like to tinker more. Stock pretty much equates to Nexus so that means more rom choices. As noted before, you get updates much quicker. All these things... mostly likely don't matter to the masses. And that's not what these forums and sites cater to.

      I could pick out a whole bunch of flaws and dislikes from each manufacturer, too, but it ends up being what do you want more? The problem with Android is being spread out, all the "bests" get spread around. The problem with iOS being closed in is all the "bests" are what Apple things is best for you.

      • rectangularcircle

        the point i was making, in short, is that for a long time i have read and heard the greatness of stock android while no one has ever really said anything negative about it. i posted on these websites to try and get a conversation going with those people who do claim stock is better, i listed the reasons why i was dissapointed and am looking for the reasons they were not.

        • http://theotherlinh.com/ Linh

          Well, I answered the big ones. Updates had been a huge factor. And performance was as well. Hackability is another because stock users were inherently Nexus users. It wasn't filled with crapware from the manufacturers. You could tether w/o too much trouble, too.

          A lot of this has been resolved for the most part. But some people just prefer not to have that overhead. Or don't want to out of principle. And bloatware is still bloatware (this is unfortunately intertwined with carriers as well). I remember on my EVO 3D, there was a bunch of HTC media crap I just did not want to use. And manufactures still haven't proved their commitment to keeping their devices up to date.

          Though, really, the short answer is it's not some magical answer. Just like everything else, it's a preference. I still miss the HTC Sense app launch lock screen, for instance. I would want that, but fully customizable and not based off the dock icons.

          I personally want the latest updates to have all the latest features available. I don't want forced manufacturer software on me. I prefer the look of stock android in the UI (samsung used to be terrible for instance, and the settings page for the S5 is just an overwhelming list-of-everything). Really, the draw was the N4 was $350 off contract vs $600+ and I wanted out of contracts.

          oh, also, very easy and reliable root access is nice. it's more a function of being easily unlocked but tied with "stock" since the Nexus line is effectively the only stock device.. or was until GPE phones. But those are also unlocked easily. This has fallen off the list for me, but I know it's a huge factor.

      • SomeGuy112

        delete

    • MeanDroid

      Great points you raising here.
      Android forums and message boards now a days are infested by fanboys and the so called touchwiz haters brigade that choose to buy samsung devices in the first place ... something that I fail to understand.
      In my opinion,
      Pure Android is great for people that are inclined in to customizing their devices, because deep inside is a minimalistic package.
      But i find Pure Android not that great for people that just want a complete and functional package.
      I do like customization but I must admit that there nothing better than having the full package already included out of the box, without the need of 3rd party apps or kitchen cooked roms...

      Android Open Source is a freedom that comes in different shapes and for different tastes.
      And that is Something that iOS users don't have.

      Is touchwiz type of skins really that bad?
      Judging by the sales worldwide, I would say the opposite.
      And not everyone that buys a Android phone is interested in messing up or adventure to change anything in their devices.
      Since the majority of people just want a complete and functional package.
      That same people are the ones that never participate in message boards or forums.
      They are the silent majority.

    • SomeGuy112

      It's just a preference thing now.. Most skins have tied in bloatware that take up lots of space and potentially lag up the OS.. A lot of people don't like the design choices of some manufacturers skins and prefer the simple consistent look of stock Android.

      Most Android enthusiasts pick Nexus devices because they usually have the most developer support of all Android phones (From XDA, etc) which means lots of custom rom and kernel development. These Nexus devices also get updates faster which is a huge plus for a lot of people.

      You also got to keep in mind that when the whole "Stock Android is better" saying started, most OEM skins were only cosmetic changes with bloatware and no extra features, That stigma follows OEM skins even though they have evolved (Actual features added, etc) since than, but even than a lot of the features seem gimmicky and unneeded to a lot of people.

    • hp420

      It sounds like you don't actually want stock android. You want a custom rom/OEM abomination. If you don't want what stock has to offer, great...but if you do, that's cool too. Maybe instead of showing so much hatred towards stock AOSP, you should see it as a nice bare-bones framework on which to add all the features you like without having to remove things because you're adding the same thing, but slightly different, just to avoid a conflict.

      I love that AOSP is so bare-bones, for just this reason!! I want it as plain and featureless as possible, because I use xposed to get all the features and customizations I want, and none of the ones I don't. Honestly, it sounds to me like this may be the perfect solution for you, as well. I use all Google's apps as my primary suite, and with xposed modules I can get my phone to run exactly how I want it to do, and look how I want, as well. And the best part is, there is no native code for the features I've enabled, because I can disable those which do have a native code counterpart. Or if I used other apps, I could select to just not install them. If I had an OEM's rom, I could be stuck with something I want, but don't like in its form, or something I just don't like at all. Try using gravitybox to replace the notification toggles on an OEM's rom and watch what happens. But on AOSP, the option works.

  • Lincoln M King

    Mine installed fine, but force closes when trying to go to call history. Looks pretty though.

  • thelionk

    I'm not a fan of the blue in the first screen.

  • AnthonyRyan89

    i downloaded/installed and it removed the phone

  • Gabriel Melo

    The article is blank here. No text. Only the title and then straight to the tags. Weird.

    • acer1096xxx

      I'm getting the same thing too...weird.

      • Cesar

        Same here. Seems to be happening with a few of them.

        • omr6535

          Alright I thought I was crazy

          • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

            I thought Privacy Badger is messing with me again. Disabled that bbut still the same. Sent a tweet to AP.

      • http://www.LOVEanon.org/ Michael Oghia (Ogie)

        Me too

    •   

      Same here. wasn't before. Seems like the edit made some "good" edit here.

    • Luis Espaillat

      Thought I was the only one, had to download Firefox cus I thought it was a problem with chrome lol

    • Ryan O’Neill

      Maybe

      the irony is that

      there's nothing new in 4.4.3

      • Tony Ceralva

        4.*.X are bug fix updates, just wait 4 weeks for the next big update.

        • http://404err0r.com/ Henry Park

          but will they really release next big 4.X or 5.0 update right after they had 4.4.3 update? I mean they could've waited till the big update to push out all the changes

          • joser116

            No they couldn't. They needed to release those bug fixes ASAP.

          • Nicklas

            It takes time for users to update, and for people to include the updates in their skin (Touchwiz, Sense etc). It's easier for them to include small bugfixes than to merge their entire skin with a new (big) version of Android. I do expect something big in four weeks, be it 4.5 or 5.0.

          • Tony Ceralva

            4.4.3 is the last update for the Nexus 7 2012. If they don't release this small update these bugs in N7 will never be officially fixed.

          • LJ

            says who?

      • Nathan Hubbard

        Sure there is. I hate the dialer even more now. Also, the battery on my Nexus 5 likes to run out faster. And my personal favorite, I have to go into wifi settings to convince the phone to connect to known routers that it used to log into automatically.

    • Aravind Arsenal
    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I'm looking into it. A mysterious bug that hit out of the blue.

      • Gabriel Melo

        I can now see the article. Don't know if there was enough time for you to change anything but now it seems to be up and running normally again :)

    • Vibrunazo

      I thought this was a joke with the IOS 8 article. "Here's an in depth analysis of all that's new on ios 8" [Blank Article]

      But now it turns out it's just a bug on all AP articles, that killed the joke :(

      • Simon Belmont

        LMAO. That would have been hilarious (the iOS 8 article's in depth analysis being blank = iOS 8 needs no analysis because there's nothing to analyze). :D

        I'm literally sitting here cracking up at what you said. Oh, man, I need to sleep, it's almost midnight. :)

        • JoeDirt

          You need more than sleep.

          • Simon Belmont

            Yeah, you're right. I needed a trip to the funny farm (actually, just a cup of coffee cleared my mind).

            I'm all better now. Thanks for your concern (you're the best).

          • IrishSid

            You ok mate?

          • LucySinclairsyk

            like
            Jacqueline implied I'm taken by surprise that a mom can earn $8130 in 1 month
            on the computer . see post F­i­s­c­a­l­p­o­s­t­.­C­O­M­

        • David Vargas

          Are you in drugs? I mean, if you are, INVITE ME PLEASE :D

    • Jonathan Nammour

      Just the mobile site, desktop is good.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      OK, I've identified the bug and a possible reason for why it occurred and patched it so it wouldn't happen again.

      Here's the write-up: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-options-corruption-results-in-empty-post-content?replies=1#post-5645115.

    • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

      Too bad that pretty much only the dialer has an action bar in the bottom, this could work very well in other their apps too...

  • esteban

    To uninstall the update... Settings... Apps... Downloaded... Google Dialer... Uninstall Updates

    It's NOT in Apps...All...Phone

    • hp420

      It is for me.

    • https://soundcloud.com/goodvibestribe a.d.AM

      Thank you! It was there for me! N5 stock.

  • Guest

    .

    • AnthonyRyan89

      is your phone updated to 4.4.3 for it to work ? mine is on 4.4.2 and the icon went away. nor is it in my app drawer

  • Steven

    I can't see the article on this page, just the headline and the "Done with this post?" section.

  • Jason Bourne

    Makes the Dialer disappear from Nexus 5 devices. Just saying.

  • Matthew Merrick

    Apparently I can't see the article, no matter what I do. On latest chrome beta, 4.4 PA rom. *confuzeled face* the page shows the title, an ad, the tags, then the about the author. No article.

    • Wai

      Can't see the article either.

  • Herman Waibel

    no apks or article

  • Trent Callahan

    They finally did it... THEY BLEW IT ALL UP

    • Simon Belmont

      You Maniacs! You blew it up!

      Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!

  • http://thepolymath.in/ Deepansh Khurana

    Blank articles everywhere.

  • Sahil Chaturvedi

    Not working.

  • liperus

    What's up with the blank articles? o.O

  • Bob G

    BEST ARTICLE EVER!!!!!!!

    AndroidPolice tops it again!

  • Nicholas John Karamanos

    Hate to nitpick, but perhaps a bit more testing before you declare this as working on 4.4+.

    Has destroyed my S4 on GPlay ROM, currently reflashing.

    • hp420

      works great for me, using the workaround mentioned
      (Nexus 4 PA-4.3 beta7)

  • Guest

    Temporary work around for the missing articles is to view them on Google Play Newsstand.

  • Matthew Gardner

    No content, only a title and tags. This is like a "developing" story on The Verge.

    • Swaminathan Venkatesh

      Nope, not just this article, every other article doesn't show up. Seems something bigger going on.

  • ABCD

    "Article blank"== they are much busy updating/editing IOS article

  • Romario Maxwell

    AP missing articles are back! :D

  • yoal

    Has it actually worked for anyone on 4.4.2??

    • ulloi129

      Kinda, but when I try to enter history it quits. (CM11 Nightly on a Nexus 5)

    • hp420

      Yes. It doesn't show in my app drawer after the update, but everything works if I use the workaround mentioned in the article.
      (Nexus 4 PA-4.3 beta7)

  • Aiwin Paul

    on my cm11 its buggy... cant even select a contact

  • Dhaval Yoganandi

    How to copy primary number of a contact from dialer. And why call history does not show the number when contacts have several numbers.

  • supert0nes

    I could go for a Surly Furious about now!

  • joser116

    Doesn't work on Moto G so don't even try.

  • pzolii

    Those who can't uninstall the update : try it with Google Dialer, not with the Phone app, it should work :)

  • Luxferro

    It installs fine for me on CM11, but once you try to dial a number it craps out.

  • dontsh00tmesanta

    Dang made my HTC one m8 gpe ROM dialer disappear

  • Roh_Mish

    History does not work on PA4.3 beta.

  • Chris P

    Oh, no! The dialler is now white?!
    In before "something something precious AMOLED battery life"...
    Seriously though, it looks pretty neat. Kinda wishing I had a Nexus to try it out properly. Might grab the ol' P990 and see if it'll run in CM11...

  • Kevin W. M.

    Does this apk work on HTC One M7?

  • Matheus Delgado

    And how about the People apk? Is this already out?

  • Marcel B

    For me calling and the history works, after installing it as a system app.

    Samsung galaxy s3 cm11

    • Christopher Costa

      Did you just put it in /system/app?

      • Marcel B

        /system/privat-app

  • ashutos jain

    I can open the dialer (installed apk) but whenever I try to make calls, it force closes.

  • blassKriss

    Doesn't work with Xperia Z1 Compact with 4.4.2

  • Anish Srinivasan

    After installing the Apk, If your Phone app is missing!

    Try using this method If you are using 3rd Party Launchers

    : http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/12/18/googles-dialer-with-built-in-search-is-exclusive-to-nexus-and-gpe-devices-but-you-can-install-it-manually-on-other-kitkat-roms-download/#i-installed-the-app-but-the-icon-doesnt-show-up-in-my-app-tray-what-can-i-do

    If you are using Google Now Launcher.

    You need a third party Launcher like Nova, Apex
    Icon Changer Free App ( You can download it from Playstore )

    Open the Icon Changer App, Create a shortcut -> Select Shortcut Tab -> Activities ->
    Phone -> Select * com.android.dialer.dialtactsActivity * and press OK

    Note : If * com.android.dialer.dialtactsActivity * is missing in Activities, Close the app and try again.

    A New Phone Shortcut will be added in your Google Launcher.

    • Brian Kircher

      hey thanks man for the help here!! although can you add a link to the specific icon changer app that your referring to? or possibly add the procedure to do it using nova launcher? thanks man! I can get the dialer to show up on nova, but not in the google launcher.

  • Wesley Modderkolk

    Nice translucency, Good to see Google following their own design.

  • HomerSp

    For people who have the problem where the phone icon disappears after upgrade, try running this:
    adb shell pm enable com.google.android.dialer/com.google.android.dialer.extensions.GoogleDialtactsActivity

    • Juergen Helmers

      This does not work on my Nexus 5 on which the dialer has disappeared after installation of the apk.

  • NimeshT

    Doesn't work with Moto G on 4.4.2. Dialer is not replaced and also not available in App Drawer. Used the shortcuts to get to dialer screen and that screen comes up, any action results in FC.

  • Danish Prakash

    WORKAROUND for GEL

    1. Install Nova Launcher
    2. Go back to GEL
    3. Go to the widget panel
    4. Select the Activities widget(Nova launcher) the one with the Nova icon
    5. Select Google Dialer from the list
    6. Further tap on Phone(3rd last)
    7. That's it.

    don't kill me off if it is already been stated earlier, just trying to help.

    • Brian Kircher

      thanks for the reply, it works, but its forcecloes all the time. oooo well. droid maxx

  • http://vinylchan.tumblr.com/ Vinylchan

    Anyone else noticed that it has the typo of 'Google Dialler'?
    To manny L's

    • Peter

      Actually, not quite true. Dialer is American, while Dialler is used in most other parts of the world.

  • Iván Santayana

    It would be a good idea to advise the folks that, since there is no ZIP available (only the APK), they should manually put the file in the /system/priv-app folder.

  • RockAndRock
    • 4wallz

      This worked for me to create a shortcut to the phone app when the icon disappeared.

  • Senthil Ramesh

    I installed the APK like any other APK. But my old dialer is still there. And when I hit on any person to call or use dialer, input numbers and hit call, the app just closes. Call doesn't go.

  • RSerda

    Installs on my N5, but the icon is gone... can't use it!? uninstalled and back to normal... :/ lame.. hope it works with the complete 4.4.3 Update..!

  • gues
    • frhow

      THANK YOU!!

  • Zach Wagner

    FYI Not compatible with my us cellular moto x running 4.4.

  • Rolf

    Google 2013: Grey is the new blue! Booo, blue, booooo!
    Google 2014: Yaaay it's dark blue I'm in love! Nay to gray!

  • GJV

    Anyone try this on a LG G2 running stock (non-AOSP) ROM? Curious how they did it, what stock apps they may have frozen. I get that you'd move it into the priv-app folder and set the permissions. Just don't know if you might want to freeze stock dialer in TiBu to integrate it better. Thanks

  • Mlibbey

    getting an FC and cant use dialer? FC's upon reboot but i can get into it and dial but when i click send it FC's

  • shuterrr

    Very weird... It installed fine on my nexus 5 but when I open the app it brings up the dialer right away...not the fav/recent contact page....please help!

  • Jakob Wångö

    I install the app, but i cant find it in my launcher ..Help haha

  • Andrev

    I can't update my dialer app - when I install that 4.4.3 dialer I get second one :P And it doesn't really work.. How to replace them, so it will work fine?

  • Cory Johnson

    Minnesota... woot!!

  • Karlo

    Find 5 whit OmniROM here.Works fine.

  • Alex Rusinov

    Doesn't work with CM11 on Samsung Galaxy SIII

    • Marcel B

      Try move to system/privat-app

      For me it works good on my s3

      • Alex Rusinov

        What app did you use to move it ? Did it replace the original dialer?

        • Marcel B

          Just a root explorer... And dont forget to change permissions and after Reboot it should be there... I have both dialer now, the cm dialer and the Google one

  • black

    Crashing on cm11 m5.

  • guest20

    Clicking on call history or any of the speed contacts leads to a force close for me. No thanks.

  • DJ SPY

    Is there a way to get this working on non Nexus Devices? Moto X, RAZR Maxx HD and Droid Maxx to be precise (in my case).

  • Joey Dobbertin

    Clicking the history appears to close the app :

  • Steven Kielbasa

    It's working fine for me on PA 4.4 Beta 1 (Nexus 4). Making calls from history, speed dial and contacts, receiving calls, viewing history, using the local search/caller ID all function as expected, no force closes or odd behavior. I did lose the icon, but between the article and the comments there are plenty of solutions for that.

  • Kaustubh Ghanekar

    Who's Rachel?

    • Paul Taylor

      Ryan's wife!

  • LaDeX

    Oh god, too much white. Google should give black theme to it's apps as well. All this white burns through battery and blinds the user in dark.

  • Miguel Ripoll

    I am the only one that call people accsentally just because it hasn't confirmation?

  • Nogib

    FWIW I am very happy to see the Surly taproom on those screenshots. They have some good stuff there you frequently can't get anywhere else!

  • Oliver

    Updated to 4.3, but the "Dialpad" bug is still present on my Nexus 4. Well bug, maybe it's a feature? ;) Problem is whenever I open Dialer, and want to dial number directly from dialpad, first touch on the dialpad icon does nothing, just some weird screen behaviour, and only second attempt works.

    Anybody have similar problems?

    • Oliver

      Ah, yes, "does nothing" means that the dialpad does not appear. It takes 2 attempts to get dialpad on the screen.

    • KitKatMMmmmmmm

      No bug for me in 4.4.3
      Did you flash the OTA yet?

      • Oliver

        Sorry, I meant 4.4.3 :) The thing is, whren I "click" on a dialpad icon, only blank screen appears. I have to press back, then "click" dialpad icon again, and onyl then dialpad actually appears.

    • Tomasz_U

      I have the same problem (Galaxy S4 and CM11).

  • Cmc Sand

    This is awful. I want a list. I don't want colored cards. It's distracting. The colors and initials are random and don't add any useful information. Is there a setting that I can turn off this view and go back to the old view? Very unhappy with the new UI. :(

  • Garrett Bridges

    I really wish I could have this as my proper dialer on my Note 3. Google should make it universal.

  • Zimmerman

    Are they pushing this to all phones?

  • Ryan Seifer

    Nice, but I no longer have the option of launching the dailer when I click on phone numbers in other content (i.e. a text message, or chrome).

    • Timothy M

      same here, had to roll back the update...works fine on 4.4.3 so seems its best to wait for the update

  • Francisco Ernesto Robles Meran

    It works perfectly on my Xperia Z1 stock KK FW just had to flash this first https://www.dropbox.com/s/9pz7640lrce24bs/AOSP_2_GoogleDialer442_odex.zip from this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/google-nexus-5/themes-apps/mod-dialer-aosp-to-google-dialer-odexed-t2526844 then install the apk update normally from here

    • Daniel

      Thank you SO much. I tried all morning to get the dialer to work on my S5 while trying different versions, apk and flashing, permissions etc. I think my phone was just missing a lot of the components that the apk on that thread added.

      The nearby places feature is great!

  • boonesimpson

    installed on galaxy s5 VZW and used activity launcher to make a shortcut, but it crashes when I attempt to dial.
    Didn't matter if the samsung dialer was turned on or off.

  • Joe mama

    It finally automatically brings up the dial pad when calling voicemail and etc. Awesome. Love it.

  • JohnnyGrey

    Just got the 4.4.3 update yesterday on my T-Mobile Nexus 4, and my honest opinion is the dialer is terrible! I'd rather see the contact list behind the dialer. Now, the contact list doesn't show up unless I hit a small button labeled "All Contacts." And even that button barely works. There is a HUGE delay between clicking it and the list showing up. (3+ seconds). Spamming the button causes a ton of "copies" of the phonebook. I can click the Back button and it repeatedly closes the "layers" of phonebooks that opened.

  • http://myanimelist.net/animelist/xinseo Kouhai

    After updating CM to the latest nightly and reinstalling google dialer (provided here), whenever I dial a number it just crashes with a "Unfortunately Google Dialer Has Stopped Wokring". Any ideas?

  • technologically upset :(

    How do I get the old version of the dialer back?
    I'm a lists kind of person and don't like the big picture squares which are mostly blank on my phone, making it very unpleasant to look at...

  • Mahendran

    This update is solved my moto g daler issue :)

  • José Cabral

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sika524.android.quickshortcut

    I've just installed this APP (QuickShortCutMaker) and made the sortcut nice and easy!
    Just like with NovaLauncher :D

  • Michael M.

    It's almost working on my Z1 with stock rooted firmware, but, can make history work. When I tap on history icon, app FC's. SAD =(

  • Jamie Andrews

    One thing I've noticed with the new dialer is that I can no longer view my call log whilst in a call... I found this feature most useful!

  • CMTechnology

    It works on moto g great :D But I have a question android 4.4.3 will be on moto g?

  • Daniel

    If you're having trouble with this crashing when you open a contact, or make a call like I was, try installing this first as a foundation to the dialer here. It fixed any problem I had with crashing on my Galaxy S5.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/google-nexus-5/themes-apps/mod-dialer-aosp-to-google-dialer-odexed-t2526844

  • moto E

    a single recent contact like for you (surly tap room) is not visible for me , only frequent contacts are visible on the first screen, i mistakenly erased it does anyone know how to get it back

  • Aras

    I updated my software and got the new dialer but i prefer the old one. Is there any way to get the old dialer back.