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  • October 19th, 2011, 11:05 AM
    thephilosophizer
    I just got the Galaxy S II on tmobile (hercules I think is the name), and I have to say, this thing just blows me away. It's got a dual 1.5ghz chip, faster than anything else out (even the new nexus by .3, though the nexus I believe is getting more ram). But there isn't a hiccup with it. I get in the car, plug in the jack for pandora, and it's on, no lag at all. And the 4g, I'm getting sustained 12/mbs, which honestly is faster than I ever imagined getting on a phone. Plus, tmobile allows tethering without an additional charge, so I'm pretty happy with what I've got for the moment.
    I really would like to see android 4.0, I'd like to see better dev support, and I'd also like to see apps and games that can make better use of the high end hardware coming out.
  • October 19th, 2011, 10:08 AM
    nickslick74
    I've considered rooting my Droid (the original), but my fear is bricking the phone. If that happens I'm up a creek!
  • October 19th, 2011, 09:46 AM
    KarmaKiller
    If I had to get a phone today it would be the nexus for sure. Or the SII Galaxy Epic 4g touch...

    (when did phones name get so long?)

    Again, I would suggest checking out XDA's site to see if there are other ROMS out for your phone. It's pretty easy to flash between different ROMS.

    And some more info:
    Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Ice Cream Sandwich hands-on (video) -- Engadget
    Samsung and Google's Ice Cream Sandwich event liveblog! -- Engadget
  • October 19th, 2011, 09:33 AM
    nickslick74
    Since I'm "stuck" on android 2.2, anything would be an improvement! Sadly for me, the only way I can get the upgrade is to actually get a new phone.

    If I could get one right now, this is the one I would get: Motorola Droid Razr Review - Watch CNET's Video Review
  • October 19th, 2011, 09:22 AM
    vass0922
    in theory ice cream should kill the fragmentation between android 2.x and 3.x
    it brings all of the features of honeycomb (3.x) into the phone (2.x) world.

    I'm curious if the motorola xoom (already on honeycomb, and was the google standard for honeycomb) will get 4.0
  • October 19th, 2011, 04:26 AM
    GroundZero3
    Thats for the update, surprisingly the article didnt talk about the most important feature IMHO which was the fragmentation. Did that get overlooked, or did the site just not mention anything about it?
  • October 19th, 2011, 01:03 AM
    ShyguyXPC
    Interesting list of features new in the OS, or improved:

    Gadgetbox - Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich explained
  • October 18th, 2011, 03:58 PM
    KarmaKiller
    Or most people end up getting a ROM off one of the many sites dedicated to development and use that. I generally stick with cyanogen mod till they update it. (which is usually really fast)
  • October 18th, 2011, 02:32 PM
    GroundZero3
    That really bites!
  • October 18th, 2011, 02:19 PM
    thephilosophizer
    Yeah, that's sort of the curse of android, that it's up to the individual manufacturers to provide the updates, because most of them make some alterations to the system. Carriers can pressure them, but it's up to the manufacturers, the one exception is the Nexus line, which all receive updates directly from google.
  • October 18th, 2011, 02:17 PM
    GroundZero3
    So its my understanding android users have to wait for their cell companies to deploy it?
  • October 18th, 2011, 02:12 PM
    thephilosophizer
    Just got a Galaxy S II this weekend, and I'm really hoping that it might be getting some of that ICS love, the GSII has at least a faster processor than the galaxy nexus (1.5 -v- 1.2), so hopefully that's a good sign.
    Though, the experience I've had with the first galaxy s is that samsung is slow to get updates out.
  • October 18th, 2011, 01:04 PM
    vass0922
    The next Nexus will be the first to have it
    Latest Galaxy Nexus leak looks to be the best yet | Android Central
  • October 18th, 2011, 12:59 PM
    KarmaKiller
    From what I read, if the device can run honeycomb, then it should be able to handle ICS with no problems.
    Now patiently waiting on a cyanogen mod for the touchpad.
  • October 18th, 2011, 12:28 PM
    ShyguyXPC
    nice... now just a question of what phones/devices will be able to fully run it?

    Phone I'm looking at now (2 of them actually) can run 2.3, so hoping it may be able to run 4?


    Looks like the last Parenthesis got cut off from the URL link:

    Android (operating system) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • October 18th, 2011, 12:04 PM
    GroundZero3
    4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is said to be a combination of Gingerbread and Honeycomb into a "cohesive whole"
    From wiki

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_(operating_system)
  • October 18th, 2011, 11:45 AM
    ShyguyXPC
    If I remember right this is the one that more or less merges 2 & 3 into on (phone and tablet versions into one)?
  • October 18th, 2011, 08:27 AM
    KarmaKiller
    Cant' wait for this!
  • October 18th, 2011, 07:39 AM
    GroundZero3

    Google Android "Ice Cream Sandwhich"

    New OS is supposed to debut this evening, one of the big issues with Android is the fragmentation. Hopefully they have made that disappear with this release

    Developers expect much from today's Android 4 upgrade | Application Development - InfoWorld

    Enjoy Android users!

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