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Message 1 of 16

R4 Update Coming to Smart Display starting today (November 21st)

Hi Smart Display Owners,

 

I have the pleasure of announcing another set of features coming to your display starting today.

 

Please note that the release is always trickled, however this time it will be faster than with the previous R3 update.

 

Once you have the update you will see the firmware version:  4.4.1.16+prod 

 

Here is a list of features coming with this update:

 

  • Touch Alarms in Quick Settings
  • Remove, Favorite and Share Photos
  • My Cookbook (Save & Retrieve Recipes)
  • Thanksgiving Recipe Recommendations Card
  • Nest Hello doorbell 2-way talk via touch
  • Timeout faster to Dark Screen (instead of Home) when in low light
  • Support "turn off the screen"
  • Bigger dark screen clock face
  • Change display to min versus auto brightness
  • Show previous feature, when swiping off current feature

 




Miguel Gonzalez
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MConnaughton
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Message 2 of 16

Re: R4 Update Coming to Smart Display starting today (November 21st)

Miguel

 

Thanks for the update - I received it this morning and it certainly seems to be working quite nicely.

 

I do have one request though - can we please be allowed to turn off the Dark Screen setting?

 

What I want is for the Ambient Screen setting to remain (dimming in response to the auto brightness setting if that's how I've set it), but not remove my pictures from the screen and replace them with just the clock. This would require an additional option in the settings within the Home app (Switch to Dark Screen when ambient lighting drops below threshold). Also would be nice to be able to specify the threshold too.

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jonsid
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Message 3 of 16

Re: R4 Update Coming to Smart Display starting today (November 21st)

How do I use "My Cookbook" with the Lenovo display?
kukoc
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Message 4 of 16

Re: R4 Update Coming to Smart Display starting today (November 21st)

Miguel,

 

Thanks very much for posting this. 

 

A) I actually liked the smaller font for the dimmed clock display because it was darker, but I understand why many people prefer the larger one. An option to use the original dimmed clock display would stiil be nice!

 

B) I've read that there will be broader support for Portrait mode; I'd love to reduce the footprint of the device. Any idea when this functionality will be released?

jfdube999
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Message 5 of 16

Re: R4 Update Coming to Smart Display starting today (November 21st)

Hello!

As of Nov 26, my 8' ZA3R Lenovo Smart Display still shows it's firmware as being 3.63.43+prod

Does this sound right? It seems I'm nowhere near the version number you mentionned as being available on Nov 21.
Freeb549
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Message 6 of 16

Re: R4 Update Coming to Smart Display starting today (November 21st)

I would love to find out how my cookbook works too!

teksigns
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Message 7 of 16

Re: R4 Update Coming to Smart Display starting today (November 21st)

Same here . Can no longer make calls

KuroArbalest
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Message 8 of 16

Re: R4 Update Coming to Smart Display starting today (November 21st)

its been a week since the r4 update started to roll out but my 8" smart display still hasnt gotten the update yet. any idea why?

DaveNix
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Message 9 of 16

Re: R4 Update Coming to Smart Display starting today (November 21st)

I'm disappointed with this also. No update here either. Why would they announce this the day before a holliday? I'm puzzled about "

  • Thanksgiving Recipe Recommendations Card ". Should have released well before thanksgiving not after. Please tell us how to force an update after one is announced or don't announce untill it is delivered. Thanks for listening.
Administrator
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Message 10 of 16

Re: R4 Update Coming to Smart Display starting today (November 21st)

Hi All,

 

The update is currently at 50% and should finish rolling out this week.

 

If you look at my original post I clearly mentioned the update would not be for all users at once. Please be patient as this is done in phases in order to prevent any issues that would impact the whole user base.

 

 




Miguel Gonzalez
Smart Device, Gaming & Spanish Community Leader


Lenovo Slovakia


 


 


 




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