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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by redraptor, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. redraptor

    redraptor Android Enthusiast
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    Hey guys

    OK so I'm looking to get a galaxy note within the next week or so on a concession line through job. And just out of curiosity, how is the update post ics? I heard some great things before the update and mixed feelings after. The other reason I ask is because of the update to the epic 4g touch, which I have heard horrible things about. Well regardless, its more than likely a step up from my standard RAZR :)

    Thanks guys!!

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  2. landovr

    landovr Android Enthusiast

    I would have to say that my note's battery life is slightly better than it was before the ICS update. Can't speak for anyone else. It is by far the best android OS update i've ever had as it didn't screw anything up.
  3. NeoGrandizer

    NeoGrandizer Android Expert

    I also don't experience any real problems with the Note. Yes, there are a few minor bugs/issues, but that's expected with anything.

    If you want the best experience, I suggest doing a clean install of ICS. As it's a new device you're getting, that should be very easy. Hard wipe to factory defaults, update to ICS and hard wipe to factory defaults again. Then restore only data files (do NOT restore system files) and redownload your apps (do NOT restore them). This should minimize issues with the ICS update. I think people are forgetting that the OS is going from 2.3.x to 4.0.x. That is a major revision update for an OS and really shouldn't update/install over an existing OS without preparing the device first.
  4. JunBringer

    JunBringer Android Expert

    sorry double post
  5. JunBringer

    JunBringer Android Expert

    My battery life isn't terrible, but it's not as good as it was with Gingerbread. I <3 ICS though so I won't be going back.
  6. diaper84

    diaper84 Newbie

    Mine was fine until last week, I'm only getting 5~6 hrs of regular usage out of 100% charged.
  7. Kyrotech

    Kyrotech Member

    ICS sucks battery like a vampire sucks blood...
    I always got 6-8 hours and if I was lucky, I would get 10 just because I didn't use it as much...
    Ever since my upgrade to JB, my battery life has doubled...18 hours off of one charge
    with this I do the following:

    Bluetooth - always on
    WiFi - always on
    GPS - always on
    Facebook/Twitter/Emails - update every hour or so
    Voice - about 2 hours total
    Web - about an hour
    Gaming - about an hour

    not sure if this is considered heavy or medium usage, but i am sure glad that I made the jump to JB

    I really hated the stock ICS from Bell, it had just too much GB in it.
    Most of the ICS roms by now are very stable, but not sure about the battery life.
  8. mpizgatti

    mpizgatti Lurker

    Never had it before the update. If it was worse than what it is now I would faint. It's not amazing now but I expected it. I get by, by using Tasker to the best of my abilities, and..... carrying a charger. I don't think ICS update was the right decision, but if it enhanced battery life for most then I guess I'd be wrong.

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