New upgrades soon

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  1. ltcalex

    ltcalex Member

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    I concur with you wholeheartedly. Perhaps the long time before they release this OS will be getting the bugs out before we get it. Hope springs eternal! RAZR is a good smartphone and as I have read shoould be the Flagstaff of droids.:biggrin:
     
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    Yeah, I agree, it is hard to beat the Razr line of smartphones.
     
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    I used to be first in line to get a new OS. We're talking running UD Alpha for Gingerbread on the OG Droid. Now? I'm excited for ICS, but I don't know that it will really add to my day to day. To whit:
    I know NFC is coming in the form of MicroSD cards, but even so I don't see this feature being very useful. It's cool, to be sure; I just can't imagine a usage scenario for me, personally.

    This is nice and all, but again, not something that affects my daily usage. Might make app coding easier for people coding for phones and tablets both, but I already have more apps than I know what to do with.

    It would be nice to have a new font, but I can't get very excited about it.

    I already have dismissable notifications through Blur on my RAZR. I always run a homescreen replacement, so I've had resizable widgets since my OG Droid.

    I think this was supposed to say "new lockscreen." I can already go to the camera straight from the lockscreen via Blur. I'm still not doing backflips over a new font.

    The laggy camera was one of my main complaints with Android, so I was really excited to see this feature. However, the stock camera on my RAZR is super fast, and only got better with the recent update. I hear GNex owners saying the "zero shutter lag" isn't that useful because the camera still has to focus. If you're not in focus, you'll just get an out of focus shot.

    For some objectivity (I'm a shameless Google fan), my wife HATES the camera on Android. She constantly says, "why can't it be like the iPhone?" It made me cry. She hated the camera on her OG Droid, hates the one on her Galaxy Tab 7. That said, she absolutely loves the camera on my RAZR. She said it's as good as the iPhone one on her friend's iPhone (my wife couldn't care less about Android vs. iOS; she just wants something that works; the camera is the only thing she liked better on the iPhone over her Android).

    This is cool. I don't want to have to root and (technically) void my warranty to take a screenshot. Not sure how much I would use this (had it on my OG Droid and used it infrequently, but I did use it), but it'll be nice to have the feature.

    This is a totally cool feature. That said, I will use this for 15 minutes to play with it and never use it again. I should disclose, though, I don't even have a passcode for my device. I just don't feel I need the security.

    I don't need "porn mode" for my browser. I'm looking forward to Chrome for Android, but that'll come to GB in time and it isn't technically a feature of ICS, anyway. I also don't really need offline viewing (and Dolphin already does this, I believe).

    These look cool, but the ones I have now work fine. I'll welcome the changes, but I don't think it'll affect my daily usage.

    So, to sum up, I really am looking forward to ICS on my RAZR; but I don't NEED it like I needed previous updates. I honestly don't know what it will improve for me other than some nice UI tweaks. While I welcome those, it's not like they'll change how I interface with my device.
     
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    I am just a Droid, however, welcome most appreciably, the evaluation and analysis of comments on this thread. It certainly provides greater understanding of all of the new apps and OS of the future. I feel proud to be a part of the membership of this forum and as this the end of my second month, I will continue to seek answers to the best products available for our RAZRs and Droids. The very best to all who visit this thread! I love what I am reading, what I am submitting and what has been submitted on this and my other threads, particularly from FoxKat, SallyC, Zandar, and others. If you like it, please say so! :biggrin: ltcalex

    TAG: All new upgrades
     
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    If I am reading the link you provided correctly, the date of the article is 2 Feb and information provided is regarding release .173 which has already been provided OTA...the latest update everyone should have received by now. I don't think this link is talking about an update we don't already have.
     
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    I see there are new postings n teh new ICS BUILD "ALPHA". I suppose if you are not a rooter, I would not attempt to download. Your thoughts?
     
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    Don't go flashing any ROMs unless you know exactly what you're doing. Go through every step of rooting/flashing and every step of recovering back to stock if something goes wrong. Then go over them again. Understand what each step is doing and why. Watch tutorial videos and read every comment in the thread. If you're not willing to do this, please don't flash a ROM.
     
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    Thanks for the comment. Wouldn't want any novice attempting to get a new OS or apps without knowing how.
     
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    Good afternooon. It's been a while, but I promised I would return after the new ICS came and it has. I have downloaded it to my RAZR and here are a few of the results:
    • New screen as advertised, aloong with an unlock feature
    • Quicker access to key programs
    • Not good is that I have LOST ALL OF MY SAVED EMAILS
    • I now do not receive my Verizon emails even though I had configured before.
    • Not good is that attempting to access GPS as I previously have done, I am required to enable "standalone GPS services" which after doing so informs you with a warning that you are now allowing 3d party to access your GPS location. Not something I would advise anyone who is into personal security.
    • Although it states in Privacy, that "When reinstalling an app, restore backed up settings and data - if this is true, where did my email go???
    • It appears there may be issues with MOTO Print - any resolutions???
    Hopefully some of you can make assist me in helping others who have these identical issues.
    I believe ICSinteroperability works well othern than with my email & MOTO Print.

    Another Vietnam Vet, still serving!!! :biggrin:
     
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    I have a resolution to my issue with Verizon incoming mail. GOTO your Verizon setting for Verizon - gmail and select SSL/TLS (Accept all certificates). My email is now arriving. Self inspection.
     
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    It's been a while since I've been in the Forum. Things happen. I received my Droid update "4.2.1" that was pushed to my RAZR yesterday. A couple of notes: 1) I am now missing in the settings menu, the "MUTE" selection. Anyone know if it was deliberately deleted? 2) I now have a notification of an unsent message that keeps appearing on my phone - good thing - however, I can't delete it - not so good a thinig, since it reappears everytime I "X" it out of the message log. Any help to a Vet from someone? :biggrin: