So why exactly are you waiting for ICS?

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  1. dzone67
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    Meaning, what do you exactly look forward to in ICS?
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    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.

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    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.
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    The rumors to stop about when it's coming

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    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"
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    I'm fairly satisfied with ICS....when is Jellybean coming? :what:

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    Got ICS today...

    On my new Galaxy Tab 2..

    When will Jellybean come?..

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    Does anyone know if ICS improves battery life when compared to Gingerbread?
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
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    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?
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    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"...
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    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.
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    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?
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    Having used it for a week or two now, I can tell you that this is a game changer. The Rezound was great under GB, but under ICS it is like a different phone. Everything is smooth and fast...Menus fade in and screens transition smooth in an iOS-esque way. Everything is faster. On the rare occasions something crashes, it recovers instantly. The menus are all consistent now as well.

    If you are not looking forward to this update, you should be.
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    Then you need a new battery, cuz that is not normal. My battery life is virtually the same with ICS leak + extended battery.

    100% correct.

    Because of this the phone will run hotter. Mine runs about 5 degrees warmer.
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    Heat definitely takes a toll on battery life.
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    Just my two cents, but I upgraded to the leaked ICS back in March, and I have to say that my battery life got drastically better. I hardly ever turn off LTE anymore. I would say i get maybe 30-50% more battery life with ICS.
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    I can't believe people with extended batteries are turning off LTE heh heh.

    I run with brightness on full and 4G all the time. I never turn it off. I get 12 hours easy with heavy use and have gotten 24 before.