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Support ICS Android 4: Features missing on S2

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  1. williambnunez

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    So far I have discovered that the S2 does not appear to have the new Gallery App or the new Live effects for camera. I also suspect "people App" is a revamped contact.

    What else is missing form ICS S2 and why?

    Is it because Samsung layer on Touch Wiz?

    Would I get these features if I rooted the phone (currently on UK Orange build.
     

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    When I click onto the phone icon, I don't see the Contacts shortcut at the top bar. Does anyone knows how to customise the settings?
     
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    They failed to include the new ics lockscreen.
     
  4. williambnunez

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    Medion, what new lockscreen, I have face recognition which is new isnt it. I sthere something else?
     
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    They took out that option on contacts, there are quite a few things they have changed like that, they even put out a pdf for these changes as in the pdf on this site Galaxy-S2-EUR-OPENGT-I9100-Ice-Cream-Sandwich-Guide-Ver-2.0.pptx
    There are a couple of things I have noticed missing on my orange build update that I was looking forward to from ics, one of which is the folders (drag and drop items ontop of each other to make nicer looking folders than touch wizs. Also i dont know if im being daft but the ota option seems to be missing as in this screen shot. Is that just orange?
     

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    You can always download the ICS gallery and install it.

    I use it and prefer it to the old 3D Gallery.
     

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    The new ICS lockscreen lets you launch the camera from the lockscreen (and a few other apps, I believe). If I remember correctly, you have 4 options from the lock screen; unlock, camera, phone, and messaging.

    EDIT: Here it is...

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    You have that on your sgs2? Mine looks completely different with none of those options...
     

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    Uhhh, no. He was saying those options are NOT included with ICS on the GS2.
     
  10. williambnunez

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    Looks like we have been short changed. Is it me, or is ICS on orange S2 still flakey. Never had so many stuck apps, its supposed to be quicker.
     
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    I'm on Orange as well and I don't think I'd bother upgrading if given the choice again. It's running OK, but I find the browser is slower to load pages and the screen is less sensitive to touch input.
     

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