Report: Samsung Galaxy S II Not Making Its Way to Verizon

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    From what I've been hearing, most phones that pass the 4.3 mark are due to more utilization of the face of the phone and not a bigger overall device. Especially with the ICS phones because they can eliminate the capacitive buttons and pull the screen down even farther.
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    Which is just ducky with me.
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    I'm really looking forward to seeing what manufacturers take advantage of ICS to make the screen larger and reduce the size of the device.

    First one to do that gets my vote. Device improvements are what we need right now, bigger is not better anymore, it's just bigger.
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    This has to come with increased battery management too. I know a bigger phone now usually means a bigger battery but if you keep the form the same size as the 4.3" phones of today and make the screen larger, the battery will suffer.
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    Ok, sorry if this sounds stupid but whats ICS exaclty?
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    Ice Cream Sandwich or the next version of Android

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    Not stupid at all. It's the operating system that will be on future android devices, it's been given the name Ice Cream Sandwich.
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    I'm thinkin it will be Jellybean after ICS. Then what would work for K?!
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    Lol, of course it is. Dont know for whatever reason I was thinking maybe it was some new hardware thing.

    so why or how does ICS allow them to ditch the buttons?
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    Well its a mixture of HONEYCOMB AND GINGERBREAD and as we know, honeycomb haves the home,back,search,and menu buttons as icons on the screen not as actual buttons. Or capacitive buttons. So therefore, ics will most likely have the same ability

    Sent from my DROID 3 directly to YOU!
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    Hence why I said Device Improvements must be the priority.
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    Maybe HTC could get a few tips from Moto hehe. The Thunderbolt and Evo....not the greatest battery life...
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    I got 8 hours on the stock rom. Apparently Moto has alot to learn

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    In terms of what? We already know Moto can pull off great battery life and performance in their phones.