Go Back   Android Forums > Android Discussion > Android Lounge
Android Lounge A place for general Android discussion and questions.

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old December 29th, 2011, 09:44 AM   #101 (permalink)
thedosbox
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shocky View Post
Any applications require it? No

Unless there are features you require in ICS there's is no reason to choose ICS over Gingerbread right now, choosing an inferior phone because the software is newer is stupid especially when you know ICS will be rolled out in the coming months to most phones.
Exactly. The idea that a new OS revision obsoletes all previous releases is laughable. I can see the hardcore fangirls getting upset, but the reality is most people don't care. Witness the people still buying the iphone 3GS.

Advertisements
 
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to For This Useful Post:
Stuntman (December 30th, 2011)
sponsored links
Old December 30th, 2011, 01:00 AM   #102 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Stuntman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 3,200
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC Desire Z, Asus Eee Pad Transformer with Keyboard Dock, Nokia N97
Carrier: Bell

Thanks: 221
Thanked 625 Times in 494 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shocky View Post
Most the users here probably couldn't name five improvements ICS provides, some would probably struggle naming one.
I've been trying to find out what ICS has that Gingerbread doesn't that would really matter to me. So far, I haven't been able to find any and some people I have asked haven't been able to name any for me either.

Most of the new ICS features I know of are more like window dressing than anything else. The only features I found were that were not window dressing are resizable widgets and face unlock which I feel I could do without.
__________________
<\
\>tuntman
Stuntman is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old December 30th, 2011, 01:06 AM   #103 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
AndroidSPCS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 3,216
 
Device(s): Note 2, SG S2 & S3, Evo 3D & 4G, Epic 4G, Captivate. (Moment, LG Optimus S, Vibrant)
Carrier: verizon / sprint / at&t

Thanks: 488
Thanked 479 Times in 350 Posts
Default

I love the resizable calendar in ICS. Always wanted something like that.

Also the camera app is way way improved in ICS.

There are a ton of subtle improvements that I think are worthwhile in ICS. Evolution is good.
__________________
Big thanks to lunatic59 for my awesome Android avatars!!
cool Android phone sizing comparison page
Vital Android guide for permissions!
AndroidSPCS is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 30th, 2011, 01:46 AM   #104 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
chrlswltrs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Seattle
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,741
 
Device(s): Nexus 4 w/ LTE
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 1,174
Thanked 1,786 Times in 1,163 Posts
Default

Some of the ICS updates:

1. Hardware acceleration finally works by default
2. Browser actually syncs chrome bookmarks
3. Updated camera
4. Folders, drag and drop
5. Resizeable widgets
6. Dismiss a notification by swiping
7. Face unlock
8. Instant voice to text
9. Overall UI improvements

Need more? Phones that aren't nexus wont have all of this for months. The nexus s that came out over a year ago already has ICS...
__________________
"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"

-Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775
chrlswltrs is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 30th, 2011, 05:44 AM   #105 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,813
 
Device(s): Galaxy S4, Nexus 7
Carrier: giffgaff

Thanks: 144
Thanked 313 Times in 276 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chrlswltrs View Post
Some of the ICS updates:

1. Hardware acceleration finally works by default
2. Browser actually syncs chrome bookmarks
3. Updated camera
4. Folders, drag and drop
5. Resizeable widgets
6. Dismiss a notification by swiping
7. Face unlock
8. Instant voice to text
9. Overall UI improvements

Need more? Phones that aren't nexus wont have all of this for months. The nexus s that came out over a year ago already has ICS...
There is no hardware acceration for the UI, I tried one when it was launched and it's no smoother than the gingerbread launcher, if you want hardware acceleration you need touchwiz 4.

Samsung camera software is better as is the camera and I don't use chrome. resizable widgets is from honeycomb, I don't use it on my tablet so I doubt I will on my phone.

Face unlock gets annoying really fast, I would never use voice to text and yes the UI is a little different, theres one new feature there I like but I can wait, besides I have unlimited data.
Shocky is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 30th, 2011, 06:12 AM   #106 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Crashdamage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Posts: 2,623
 
Device(s): Started with the original G1, currently Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7
Carrier: T-Mobile, Google Fiber Internet

Thanks: 1,910
Thanked 648 Times in 525 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shocky View Post
There is no hardware acceration for the UI...if you want hardware acceleration you need touchwiz 4.
But then you have to put up with friggin' Touchwiz - not a good trade-off to me.

Quote:
Samsung camera software is better...
How? ICS camera is pretty good.

Bottom line for me is while ICS is a terrific and worthwhile update, I've got a decent phone now so I can wait a bit. When developers have had some time to update and debug apps for ICS and a compelling phone running vanilla ICS is available (the Nexus ain't it for me) then I'll make the jump.
__________________
Registered Linux user #266531 since 2001. Android user since v1.0.
Crashdamage is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 30th, 2011, 12:51 PM   #107 (permalink)
thedosbox
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chrlswltrs View Post
Some of the ICS updates:

3. Updated camera
9. Overall UI improvements

Need more? Phones that aren't nexus wont have all of this for months. The nexus s that came out over a year ago already has ICS...
It's worth pointing out that Sense devices had a superior camera app and a slicker UI prior to ICS.

As for face unlock, it's effectively useless if it can be fooled with a photo.
 
Reply With Quote
Old December 30th, 2011, 12:56 PM   #108 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
AndroidSPCS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 3,216
 
Device(s): Note 2, SG S2 & S3, Evo 3D & 4G, Epic 4G, Captivate. (Moment, LG Optimus S, Vibrant)
Carrier: verizon / sprint / at&t

Thanks: 488
Thanked 479 Times in 350 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thedosbox View Post
It's worth pointing out that Sense devices had a superior camera app and a slicker UI prior to ICS.

As for face unlock, it's effectively useless if it can be fooled with a photo.
I don't know if I agree that Sense had a superior camera app and a slicker UI. For one the Sense camera app had no panoramic mode, among other short comings.

I have the Evo 4G and Evo 3D. I think the judgement is very subjective, and I really don't like sense because it is far too bloated and buggy. In fact I wiped away the Sense functions on my Evo devices.

But it's a personal call. If you liked it, great, but I think many others will agree the ICS features are superior.
AndroidSPCS is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 30th, 2011, 01:03 PM   #109 (permalink)
thedosbox
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AndroidSPCS View Post
I don't know if I agree that Sense had a superior camera app and a slicker UI. For one the Sense camera app had no panoramic mode, among other short comings.
Fair point, I was thinking compared to stock gingerbread.

Quote:
I have the Evo 4G and Evo 3D. I think the judgement is very subjective, and I really don't like sense because it is far too bloated and buggy. In fact I wiped away the Sense functions on my Evo devices.
*shrug* no issues with my Incredible S, and many of the additions over gingerbread are worthwhile to me - especially the keyboard and mail client.

Quote:
But it's a personal call. If you liked it, great, but I think many others will agree the ICS features are superior.
Over stock gingerbread? Other than that stupid google search bar, absolutely. To Sense? Still true, but to a lesser degree in my opinion.
 
Reply With Quote
Old December 30th, 2011, 03:08 PM   #110 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,813
 
Device(s): Galaxy S4, Nexus 7
Carrier: giffgaff

Thanks: 144
Thanked 313 Times in 276 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crashdamage View Post
But then you have to put up with friggin' Touchwiz - not a good trade-off to me.

How? ICS camera is pretty good.

Bottom line for me is while ICS is a terrific and worthwhile update, I've got a decent phone now so I can wait a bit. When developers have had some time to update and debug apps for ICS and a compelling phone running vanilla ICS is available (the Nexus ain't it for me) then I'll make the jump.
I like Touchwiz.

Samsungs camera software has always been feature heavy with allot of options, the camera software in ICS is good, A nice improvement for sure over the crap you get with honeycomb.
Shocky is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Reply
Tags
android, galaxy, galaxy nexus, galaxy sii, htc, ice cream sandwich, ics, nexus, samsung, sensation, sense, touchwiz


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Discussion > Android Lounge
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:43 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.