Ice Cream Sandwich officially announced!!!

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    You are correct!!! Sorry I meant to say it was originally for Dual Core Phones.

    They are talking about Ice Cream Sandwich wife a NFC App Live now.http://www.google.com/events/io/2011/index-live.html
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    If you do some digging around on this forum and My Droid World Forum, there was an accidental leak of a version of Gingerbread (2.3) about a month and a half ago. Some of the pros over on xda forums got it (Team Black Hat), and did some tinkering. They ended up with a *rooted* version which could be installed on to the DX using SBF, and would result in you having a fully functional, rooted version of Gingerbread on your DX.

    The other avenue, is to install a custom rom with GB built into it. That is the road I chose to follow - Liberty Gingerbread.

    -Mike
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    They're goin crazy... First Dual-Core is barely releasing, but they're expecting Dual-Core in Q3. Gingerbread (2.3) is barely being officially released and now they're doing Ice Cream Sammitch (2.4)???

    Yikes... I'm keeping my upgrade credit into 2012 Q2/Q3...
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    There are some *very* interesting phones due to be released in the next 6 months, so that's not a bad idea. :)

    -Mike
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    Such as? What are these very interesting phones lol

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    Cyanogen Mod 7 is available for ThunderBolt and is a gingerbread rom, as they are based off the current aosp version, my TB running CM7 is showing android version 2.3.3...

    Also some phones have leaked gingerbread roms and all the phones that CM supports can be on GB.

    CM will most likely update to Ice Cream Sandwich when it hits AOSP which is usually right after it gets pushed to one of the nexus phones so soon after it hits aosp look for roms...
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    On your Atrix?

    2.3.4 stable on the D1. There's also a TRUE Honeycomb port out for the D1:
    Honeycomb finally on the Droid 1 - xda-developers
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    [/quote]If you do some digging around on this forum and My Droid World Forum, there was an accidental leak of a version of Gingerbread (2.3) about a month and a half ago. Some of the pros over on xda forums got it (Team Black Hat), and did some tinkering. They ended up with a *rooted* version which could be installed on to the DX using SBF, and would result in you having a fully functional, rooted version of Gingerbread on your DX.

    The other avenue, is to install a custom rom with GB built into it. That is the road I chose to follow - Liberty Gingerbread.[/QUOTE]

    If I'm rooted and running a stock ROM will an OTA GB update unroot or otherwise mess up my phone (I've got all my bloatware intact, just frozen using Titanium Backup)?
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    It was more of a bad joke than a literal question.

    But thanks for the info anyway!!
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    I've had 1.5 - 2.3.3. Haven't noticed a huge difference.
    Does this really matter?
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    Something is wrong here then.

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    Lol. Maybe so.
    I mean, ice cream is nice.
    but is it important?
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    Ya it looks like they ears would melt / get crushed by the packaging really easily - and how are the arms and head attached? Just by the ice-cream filling? Those will break off really easily if not sandwiched with sandwich.
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    It's very important. While Froyo has some natural dual-core support built into the kernel, but not system-wide. Gingerbread adds partial GPU acceleration for animations and some other things, but again, not system wide.

    Ice Cream Sangwich would have dual core support and full gpu acceleration built into the OS. And I'm sure there will be other significant changes, as the dev team has suggested it's their most ambitious release to date. The task switcher and the action bar should be significant changes from the current phone OS as we know it, and the fragment UI and other widget enhancements should be welcome additions.

    Brandon
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    There is going to be a new OS release every six months or so - is it really that groundbreaking?
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    [QUOTE

    If I'm rooted and running a stock ROM will an OTA GB update unroot or otherwise mess up my phone (I've got all my bloatware intact, just frozen using Titanium Backup)?[/QUOTE]

    It's more than possible that the next OTA update could/would unroot you. The nature of an OTA update is to wipe certain things as a prelude to installing the new settings. Unless you're pure stock, you should avoid OTA updates like the plague.

    You sort of need to choose sides: are you going to stay unrooted and pure stock, accepting OTA updates,as your sole source of system enhancements, or are you going to stay rooted, and steer clear of any OTA updates. On the plus side though is the fact that OTA updates are usually delivering sustem enhancements which were available to cusyom rom users long before the OTA release - MONTHS before. So whem an OTA shows up it's usually met with a yawn by custom rom users. Old news, been there/done that.

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    I like to follow it and argue about it.
    But in the end, to me it's not groundbreaking.
    And probably that's the difference between a
    true fan and a casual fan like me.
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    That ice cream sandwich looks delicious!!