So why exactly are you waiting for ICS?

Discussion in 'HTC Rezound' started by dzone67, May 28, 2012.

  1. dzone67

    dzone67 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011
    Messages:
    299
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Fontana
    Ratings:
    +3
    Meaning, what do you exactly look forward to in ICS?
     
  2. prime

    prime Kernel Developer Premium Member Developer

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2010
    Messages:
    1,847
    Likes Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    Florida
    Ratings:
    +31
    Smoother UI, better multitasking, dual-core support, locking down applications without root, standard Bluetooth input device support...etc..etc (it truly is a massive upgrade over gingerbread).

    These are some of the things I was looking for.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
     
  3. Dave12308

    Dave12308 Silver Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    3,253
    Likes Received:
    50
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ratings:
    +50
    In addition to the above, simply having the capability to run apps written for API levels 14 and 15. Aka apps that require ICS to function. It's going to happen at some point, apps are going to start coming out for 4.0+ devices only. I don't care to be left behind.
     
  4. mountainbikermark

    mountainbikermark DF Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    3,755
    Likes Received:
    804
    Trophy Points:
    258
    Ratings:
    +828
    The rumors to stop about when it's coming

    Support Our Troops!!!
    <><
    Sent from this Galaxy with Blue Tapatalk and a ZaggFolio
     
  5. Dave12308

    Dave12308 Silver Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    3,253
    Likes Received:
    50
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ratings:
    +50
    Well, we all know as soon as ICS releases for a good number of devices, it will just change to "When is Jellybean coming? Is Jellybean coming tomorrow? Come on, Jellybean"
     
  6. prime

    prime Kernel Developer Premium Member Developer

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2010
    Messages:
    1,847
    Likes Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    Florida
    Ratings:
    +31
    I'm fairly satisfied with ICS....when is Jellybean coming? :what:

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
     
  7. Josphe72

    Josphe72 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2012
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    small wonder
    Ratings:
    +0
    Got ICS today...

    On my new Galaxy Tab 2..

    When will Jellybean come?..

    Sent from my Rezound using tapatalk 2
     
  8. dzone67

    dzone67 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011
    Messages:
    299
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Fontana
    Ratings:
    +3
    Does anyone know if ICS improves battery life when compared to Gingerbread?
     
  9. LoudRam

    LoudRam Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2010
    Messages:
    1,319
    Likes Received:
    83
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Southern NJ
    Ratings:
    +86
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto X
    I got my extended battery within a day or two of loading the leak so from personal experience I honestly can't say. However I would have to say no because ics makes better use of the dual core processor. It uses both cores more so than gingerbread.

    Sent from my HTC Rezound infused with ice cream goodness using Droid Forums.
     
  10. prime

    prime Kernel Developer Premium Member Developer

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2010
    Messages:
    1,847
    Likes Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    Florida
    Ratings:
    +31
    Using a single core doesn't improve battery life exactly, the single core will be spun up twice as long. The use of GPU acceleration generally improves battery life a small amount on ICS.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
     
  11. crxlsturbo

    crxlsturbo Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2011
    Messages:
    261
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +15
    I actually had the newest leak ics with my extended battery and my battery was worst than my stock gb. Now I have Scott's clean Rom standard edition ics leak and I am getting way better battery with that rather than the stock ics leak. I can easily get 24-30hrs with moderate usage.
     
  12. Caden

    Caden New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    Ratings:
    +0
    Ihave a droidx and I'm waiting for Verizon's iteration of Galaxy Note to come out. Anyone know if this'll happen before the end of the world on Dec 21 or do I have to wait till the next lifetime?
     
  13. dzone67

    dzone67 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011
    Messages:
    299
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Fontana
    Ratings:
    +3
    Why are you posting this here? No offense...
    To answer your question, IMO, the Verizon should be getting the Note. If I'm correct, they are going to name it the Galaxy "Journal"...
     
  14. dzone67

    dzone67 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011
    Messages:
    299
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Fontana
    Ratings:
    +3
    Really? One would assume better battery life with an update... Are those hours averages or was that a day you really didn't use your phone? If those are averages, that's more than enough for me to root! Ha.
     
  15. jroc

    jroc Silver Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Messages:
    3,841
    Likes Received:
    61
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Location:
    Washington DC
    Ratings:
    +61
    I have a question:

    On my RAZR with GB...if I use the System Panel app, I go to where it shows both cores only 1 is active. if I start swiping up n down on my screen, both cores show activity. When I stop...only 1 core shows activity. I can also max out my cpu by doing this.

    I thought multi core support was already in Android....

    Anandtech article:

    AnandTech - LG Optimus 2X & NVIDIA Tegra 2 Review: The First Dual-Core Smartphone

    Maybe ICS handles multi cores better than GB? Or take advantage of it more?
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2012