Do you Like or Dislike ICS?
06-18-2012 05:38 PM
- I have 5 Sprint Nexus S's for each of my family members. CreamSandwich came in and gutted my phone, took many of the features I liked, and brought a new world of glitches and downgrades. Apparently there's no way to uninstall it or reset. The problem is, we've spent the past year teaching my elderly parents and autistic brother how to work the old version and now I have to start over. I'm ready to pay the canx fee at Sprint and boycott google/android for the rest of my life. This really sucks.04-14-2012 05:38 PM
- I have 5 Sprint Nexus S's for each of my family members. CreamSandwich came in and gutted my phone, took many of the features I liked, and brought a new world of glitches and downgrades. Apparently there's no way to uninstall it or reset. The problem is, we've spent the past year teaching my elderly parents and autistic brother how to work the old version and now I have to start over. I'm ready to pay the canx fee at Sprint and boycott google/android for the rest of my life. This really sucks.
Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk 204-14-2012 06:08 PM
- 04-14-2012 08:38 PMLike 2
"the troll"04-14-2012 10:01 PM
Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 204-14-2012 10:33 PMLike 1
Why didn't you tell everyone not to upgrade the phones? You had a choice. The OTA wasn't mandatory.
What loss are you talking about? I lost no functionality when going from Gingerbread to ICS. The position and functionality of my app icons remained intact. The unlock screen looks different, but you have the choice to remove the unlock screen entirely. I doubt your elderly parents or autistic brother keep valuable secrets on their phones.
If, for some odd reason, things changed, why can't you set up their phones exactly the way they had them?
The reason people called you a troll is because you gave little info and the info you gave makes no sense.
Lastly, because it's Android, you have the ability to go back to Gingerbread. Root the devices and install a Gingerbread rom. It's as easy as hell on a Nexus S. Once rooted, the phones will no longer do OTA updates... not that there are any more coming. ;-)04-15-2012 06:03 AM
- I was pretty happy with GB, but I absolutely love ICS so far. The interface is silky smooth, and I really feel like they hit that fine line where there is enough eye-candy to be appealing without going over the top. I have all the same functionality that I did before, with a lot of extras added in. I've also been noticing improved battery life on my NS4G since the upgrade.
While it got frustrating at times waiting for the official ICS release, I'm glad they took the time to get it right.04-17-2012 09:13 PM
- I came from a GSM Galaxy S II running Gingerbread 2.3.6 (...no battery problems for me...) and have a WiFi-only Galaxy Tab 10.1 running Honeycomb 3.2.
Gingerbread was a real solid system for me, Honeycomb has been "okay" to "okay+".
I picked up a GSM Galaxy Nexus two weeks ago, immediately flashed the latest Google factory images (yakju 4.0.4) and couldn't be happier. I love ICS!04-20-2012 03:44 PM
- I have 5 Sprint Nexus S's for each of my family members. CreamSandwich came in and gutted my phone, took many of the features I liked, and brought a new world of glitches and downgrades. Apparently there's no way to uninstall it or reset. The problem is, we've spent the past year teaching my elderly parents and autistic brother how to work the old version and now I have to start over. I'm ready to pay the canx fee at Sprint and boycott google/android for the rest of my life. This really sucks.04-21-2012 06:10 PM
- Not to sound lick a total ahole here. But if its such a hassle to teach these family members the upgraded os, I gotta ask, why did you buy these phones for them. I told my parents to get iPhones so my brother would be hassled not me. I love ICS, and I think its a way more user friendly than previous versions. And once again I'm not attacking. Besides iPhones may get upgraded to the newest versions. But old iPhones lack new features and you'd have to teach the new iPhones to them again. May not be as in depth but still.
Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 204-26-2012 11:13 PM
- I HATE ICS! Ever since the ICS update to my Nexus S4g 2 weeks ago, apps that worked fine before, now are buggy, The touchscreen is often unresponsive - takes 2-3 taps to get a response. The new "People" app is much worse than the old contacts. And in my eyes (and ears) the single worst change is that notifications now have 1 sound level. Before, at night it was easy to reset to just the phone ringer, can't do that anymore. I will be flashing mine black to 2.3.7 tomorrow. I am very happy for the people that like it, it just is not working well for me.04-27-2012 07:04 AM
- I like it but I am not super impressed yet either. Acer a100. While it does seem to run better then 3.2 it doesn't seem to be living up to the hype. Chrome beta is great. No problems with it.
I still want the ability to install apps to my SD card. It is still not here with ICS. If that is left out of my Evo 3d version, I am not getting it on my phone.
If anyone can suggest a good ICS ROM for the Acer Iconia Tab a100 that includes the ability to run apps off the SD card let me know.
Plus the only camera that has an option to store pictures on the SD card is HDR. Not that I take a lot of pictures with my tablet but I will get to the point soon. The music programs don't install the music files on the SD card either. I have been 16 gb card unused whille my internal storage is almost full.04-28-2012 09:00 AM
- Using a Sprint Galaxy Nexus for a few days now after longtime EVO 4G...
I like it overall due to the consistent look and feel of major applications like gmail, mail, calendar, contacts, etc. I love the larger photos for contacts and the modern look of the phone application when calls come in or during a call. The screen is so clear and text appears great like reading the calendar in month view.
Things I don't like:
- Browser bookmarks aren't customizable in list order or list type (i.e. alphabetical, most visited, list of bookmark name, small icons, large icons, etc). They aren't that easy to quickly recognize the way it is set up now.
- The SMS text entry box is too small for a screen this large. The box on my EVO 4G stock SMS or using Handcent SMS is much easier to edit text while you're writing a long text or at least see all that you have written without scrolling in the box.
- The keyboard is certainly good and great predictive text. But, I don't like that you can't hit a button on the keyboard like with HTC and make the keyboard go away. This is so handy I used it all the time to go back and look at what I was responding to (email or text) when writing a long email or text response. In general with ICS, I feel like you can't see as much of the message you are responding to when writing responses.
- The email shading in a message isn't as intuitive. The email reply area should look more distinct from the subject line. It doesn't "look" like an email compose area. Maybe it's just me.
- When writing an email from the email (not Gmail) app, you can't switch accounts to have an email you are writing go out from your other account. It asks you to default to one or the other and it's hard to send a photo from your gallery, for example, out to different people from each of your email accounts. This is super easy in HTC Sense and not so in ICS. I used to do that all the time and now it's not so easy.
Not sure if this or the EVO LTE with Sense 4 over ICS > stock ICS for me. I'm thinking yes. I would like the have a Nexus for direct early updates from El Goog, though.05-04-2012 11:23 AM
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