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(BGR)   The year of Gingerbread continues: ICS penetration crosses 10%   (bgr.com) divider line 59
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2012-07-03 06:05:28 PM

poot_rootbeer: ...infinitely?


Yes. I clearly cannot communicate properly using the English language.
 
2012-07-03 06:31:26 PM

farkeruk: Herbie555: And this is why I'll never buy anything but a "reference" phone again. No skins, no "waiting for the vendor to port to the latest release". I've had an unlocked Galaxy Nexus for months and I'm LOVING it.

My wife has a Galaxy S2 and while it's faster, it's loaded up with Samsung shiat. Apps that you can't remove, Samsung's shiatty store getting prominence. Copying files isn't as simple as "plug in, drivers automatically install, go" it's more like "download a massive farking file from Samsung, install it along with a whole load of software on your PC that you don't want".

And yes, despite buying my phone over a year earlier, I'll be on Jellybean soon while she's still on Gingerbread.


Keep the galaxy s2 away from the computer. Horrible software and driver issues. Kiss Air is amazing, use that. Basically you start it and it tells you an ip address to enter into a browser and you get full file access to the phone.
 
2012-07-03 06:38:15 PM

Gaseous Anomaly: Herbie555: The other big improvement is partially device related: the change to the way the storage is partitioned (or no longer partitioned) is a big improvement. With my 1st android I was CONSTANTLY running out of app storage space. Upgrading an app or downloading a new one would instantly trigger the low-space warning and force me to find something else to try to move to the SD card, or find something I wasn't using to delete, or clear the data storage, etc. Now, it's just all there in one big silo.

Isn't that device-specific? Or did they change assumptions the OS was making?

Mrs. Anomaly was running into that problem on her Incredible all the time. I built her a Cyanogenmod with the partitioning shuffled around (since she didn't use hardly any of the internal media storage space). Now she has a Rezound and hasn't had that problem yet.


The Rezound has 1GB internal just for apps, I forget what the Incredible was, I know my original Droid was only 192MB.
 
2012-07-03 06:50:41 PM
...so just the tip?
 
2012-07-03 07:30:54 PM

Faddy: Keep the galaxy s2 away from the computer. Horrible software and driver issues. Kiss Air is amazing, use that. Basically you start it and it tells you an ip address to enter into a browser and you get full file access to the phone.


Thanks!
 
2012-07-03 07:44:05 PM

kingflower: I am running ICS on an original HTC incredible.... Works fine, a bit of a battery drainer..I don't see the big deal about ICS, just a bit more polished than previous versions of the OS..Of course fandroids will tell you that ics cures cancer.


The biggest deal about ICS is that it finally supports GPU acceleration. That has made a huge difference in usability on my old HTC G2.
 
2012-07-03 08:08:38 PM

kidgenius: The Angry Hand of God: I just got a Droid Bionic, and I have to say that MotoBlur is still a steaming pile of shiat, the 4G/LTE connectivity is always dropping, and I am constantly getting force closes on everything. Supposedly, I now need to go get a new LTE sim card, and waste even more of my time fixing something that should have just worked in the first place. I am tired of feeling like a beta tester for everything Android.

Hopefully by "just" you don't mean in the last month or two. That phone has been known to be a pile of shiat since it came out in august. It's almost a year old. You could've had yourself a galaxy nexus. Really should've gone with that instead. And no, the droid razr isn't much better than the bionic.


Unfortunately, I just got it a few weeks ago, when it was free. I didn't see the need for paying for a Razr since the hardware specs are almost identical. If I hadn't had lost my phone at an inopportune time financially, I would have made a different decision.

An update for anyone who is curious. I went to Verizon today and had them give me a new sim card. So far, it appears to have fixed all the 4G network issues I have been having.
 
2012-07-03 10:37:46 PM

The Angry Hand of God: kidgenius: The Angry Hand of God: I just got a Droid Bionic, and I have to say that MotoBlur is still a steaming pile of shiat, the 4G/LTE connectivity is always dropping, and I am constantly getting force closes on everything. Supposedly, I now need to go get a new LTE sim card, and waste even more of my time fixing something that should have just worked in the first place. I am tired of feeling like a beta tester for everything Android.

Hopefully by "just" you don't mean in the last month or two. That phone has been known to be a pile of shiat since it came out in august. It's almost a year old. You could've had yourself a galaxy nexus. Really should've gone with that instead. And no, the droid razr isn't much better than the bionic.

Unfortunately, I just got it a few weeks ago, when it was free. I didn't see the need for paying for a Razr since the hardware specs are almost identical. If I hadn't had lost my phone at an inopportune time financially, I would have made a different decision.

An update for anyone who is curious. I went to Verizon today and had them give me a new sim card. So far, it appears to have fixed all the 4G network issues I have been having.


Start here, see if there's anything else you can do to make it better - Link
 
2012-07-04 01:06:07 PM
Apropos of nothing, but I just switched my G2 over to the Andromadus Mimicry ROM, and I now have a working GPS on an ICS ROM for the first time. This makes me way happier than it should.
 
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