Update or wait?

Discussion in 'Droid Razr and Razr Maxx ICS discussion' started by CMDRSTP, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. AndroidKachi7

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    If you go over to my thread and look up the fix for the battery problem, you'll be fine if you upgrade now. There are a few things that you lose, and I'm sure you've seen all the threads telling you what those are. I really like ICS, it just looks and feels nicer. You may not be able to use location services all the time without draining your battery like crazy, but you can toggle those on and off when you need them.
     
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    There won't be any future updates for Gingerbread on the RAZR. ICS is the next update, and everything will continue from there.

    This is extremely well said. People who have issues will be far more vocal than those who don't. Also, keep in mind that many of the complaints you're seeing come from people who aren't as knowledgeable about Android. That's not a knock against them in any way, because knowing the ins and outs of the system isn't something that everyone wants to do. But when there's a big update like this, you'll see a large influx of new users on the site who don't exactly know how everything works, and so they talk about bugs, problems, or missing features when the bugs/problems are often user error (completely unknown to the user), are due to a botched installation, or that the features have simply moved somewhere else. People don't like change, especially when change involves completely revamping what they're used to. That doesn't make it a bad update, it just means that not everyone is going to know how to take the proper steps to ensure a clean update along with being able to address issues that might come up. Now, if you were to see many long time forum members talking about major problems with the update, then you might want to take a closer look at things. But so far with ICS, that hasn't been the case.

    I haven't had a single problem with ICS. Everything works the same as it did on Gingerbread or better. Is that to say that the update is perfect? No, because no update ever is. But it's an extremely stable build that's devoid of any major problems. Personally, I don't think there's any reason to wait for the update. Unless you root and make some changes, you're going to have to accept the update eventually. I say go ahead and do it now while there's a lot of people active on the site who can help if problems do come up.
     
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    Thank you, all.
     
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    Update. Charge your battery up. Do an FDR and Download after you poured a nice cup of coffee and can just relax. ENJOY the little pleasure of a "new" tweak.
    IMO the chances of you having a problem is insignificant. I think a lot of problems are over-stated, self-inflicted or inaccurate stories (I said "a lot" NOT ALL).
    If you are stock (obviously you are) and you are going to have this phone for 2 years, Go ahead and have fun.
     
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    I like the analogy of comparing it to Windows based OS's. Big difference is this one is free, MS updates run 100-200 bucks. With windows OS, you always hear grumbling about the new OS and 6 months later it is a mute issue. I updated a stock RAZR to ICS, and so far am pleased with no major issues. Bottom line is it is a phone, yet so much more. We are riding the wave of technology and these devices are truly very powerful microcomputers we carry in our pockets. To lag behind is running the risk of being left behind. As software became popular in the 80's, I concentrated on hardware and I was left behind. IMO, stay with the technology, embrace it, and enjoy it...upgrade to ICS!!:biggrin:
     
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    Not with Windows 8!

    Microsoft announces $39.99 Windows 8 Pro upgrade offer for most Windows users

    :)

    Good point though.
     
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    Update to ICS! The Flash problem is what pisses me off, but losing Flash Player support is inevitable on the Android platform. This might be Motorola's way of trying to ween us off of it before it's completely gone.
     
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