Originally Posted by Omar Days
the update came with a bit of bloat which is crap considering it's unbranded etc. Like Flipboards, what the hell, i dont want that shit. I know I can disable it, but still. And while adding crap, they've taken away the task manager.
After htc promised ics on my desire hd years ago, but then backtracking saying they're not going to release it, to samsung absolutely killing my battery since updating to ics, i think im just gonna stick to nexus devices after this.
I experienced no difference in battery consumption between GB and ICS.
I don't consider Flipboard to be bloatware - it's a new Google initiative and alternative to Currents, providing access to lots of free magazine articles across a wide spectrum of subjects and if there is any advertising I haven't seen any!
My Note today looks and behaves like a completely new phone after the JB update - am very pleased indeed.