New upgrades soon

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    This upgrade provides better speed and fluidity between apps. Inow waiting for that next Major upgrade coming either next month or a little later. It should do wonders.
     
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    #27 ltcalex, Feb 23, 2012
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    ICS (Ice Cream Sandwick coming or...

    Built within this posting are the following quotes on the expectation of when the ICS "may be coming".

    In fact, no Motorola products will get Android 4.0 until April at the earliest, and even then, the only device getting it is the Xoom Family Edition tablet. Other devices confirmed to get the upgrade starting in July are the Photon 4G on Sprint, Atrix 2 on AT&T and Droid Xyboard 10.1 and 8.9 tablets from Verizon. All other smartphones and tablets, including the brand new Droid 4 and still new Droid Razr, are categorized by Motorola as being in the evaluation and planning stage. That means Motorola hasn't even made up their minds about whether those devices will get the update, despite the fact Motorola has been approved for purchase by Google itself.
    The news will come as a surprise to many because the Droid Razr is the flagship device from Motorola.

    It appears they keep us anticipating this new arrival and pushing out the update. Anyone know why?
     
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    Everything ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich)

    This posting will be a bit long, please have patience. I have been anticipating the ICS since its first being mentioned as an updated OS. It appears the below info on its coming in May will be delayed even further, however, what it should bring to us follows.

    Ice Cream Sandwich
    Probably the biggest attraction of the day, Ice Cream Sandwich was also announced at the event. I’m mentioning the highlights here -
    1. Google Beam – Basically, NFC technology, ala Nokia Just Tap. Pair two NFC devices just by touching them and send across files wirelessly.
    2. Works on both tablets and phones. That was the basic premise for Ice Cream Sandwich
    3. Roboto Font – Made specially for HD displays, the Roboto font enhances readability, obviously.
    4. Resizable widgets, better Notifications and KeyboardNew People app. Ala People Hub on Windows Phone, just not as good, though[​IMG] New Data Usage app, so you know how much data you’ve used and have control over it[​IMG]
    5. New Homescreen. Open Camera and Phone right from the shortcuts here. Roboto font definitely looks sweet here
    6. Zero shutter lag in Camera, and response time of just 0.01 ms (the touchscreen/UI)
    7. Native Screenshots capability
    8. Face Unlock = More security
    9. New Browser – Incognito Mode, offline page viewing etc
    10. New Gmail and Calendar apps[​IMG]
    This info was copied from the following web site: All About Ice Cream Sandwich And Samsung Galaxy Nexus | Androsym
     
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    All this sounds great, but ICS bringing NFC won't mean much for us Razr users...we don't have the hardware to make NFC a reality. The rest is OK...but nothing to get me all excited. It's always nice to get an up to date OS with new capability, UI and functions. I hope when we do get ICS that we don't get a bunch of bugs with it. At the rate Motorola releases updates, at least 30 days apart in an emergency, it takes forever to get a newly released OS operating in a manner that the user doesn't have to download third party apps to achieve the most routine functions or have to create numerous workarounds to have a functioning phone.
     
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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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