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    Default Anyone else jealous that ICS is being pushed to other phones..

    but not our precious Bionic? For a long time the Bionic was a unicorn.. even had a complete revamp of it's hardware..

    I am pretty jealous at this point.. I'd love to wake up tomorrow and find that Motorola had been testing ICS for the Bionic for awhile and it was ready.

    I'm too heavily invested in the Bionic now though, else I would have gotten the GN. I have 2 Docks, the MOTOACTV watch, and the extended battery.. *sigh*

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    What others phones have gotten it already. Official release.

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    Default Re: Anyone else jealous that ICS is being pushed to other phones.

    You'll see it on bionic around april/may earliest, unless you follow devs who are working on it and will probably have it complete within a few weeks.

    I'm buying a gnex in a few days so F it.. Little credit card debt is the American way

    EDIT: and the only phone its been pushed to is the nexus S, and thats just what you get when you get a nexus
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    No way! Get the bugs worked out, then I'll take it. As someone who relies on their phone as a business tool, I will take stability and security over a shiny new and currently buggy interface any day! :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2defmouze View Post
    You'll see it on bionic around april/may earliest, unless you follow devs who are working on it and will probably have it complete within a few weeks.

    I'm buying a gnex in a few days so F it.. Little credit card debt is the American way
    Keep and eye on your signal with the GNex. People are reporting issues with signal strength. Every Samsung I have ever had has had a poor radio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stelv View Post
    Keep and eye on your signal with the GNex. People are reporting issues with signal strength. Every Samsung I have ever had has had a poor radio.

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    I hear you.. First day im going to keep it stock and bootloader locked and test the signal around my regular areas. If it isn't at least on par with the bionic's there's a good chance I return it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sniffs View Post
    but not our precious Bionic? For a long time the Bionic was a unicorn.. even had a complete revamp of it's hardware..

    I am pretty jealous at this point.. I'd love to wake up tomorrow and find that Motorola had been testing ICS for the Bionic for awhile and it was ready.

    I'm too heavily invested in the Bionic now though, else I would have gotten the GN. I have 2 Docks, the MOTOACTV watch, and the extended battery.. *sigh*

    Any update is welcome but I personally see some faults in ICS myself. I am a designer and tend to be too critical at times but...the interface is a huge mashup of ideas from other OSs. It lacks some unification. The dialer is cool, the blue color is nice. The icons, contacts, messaging are super ugly. I will be covering up ICS quick with adw launcher and a theme.

    Also some feature that were streamlined in Gingerbread have been made less friendly IMO in ICS. For instance you can't long click home screen to add widgets, and long pressing home gives you scrollable windows instead of quick icons. Not too mention a lot of the features ICS has are already available through third party apps, launchers and roms.

    I just think Google is hyping the out of Android 4.0 with social suggestion via blogs and forums, that in part is why we all think it is a magical life changer. And when we all have ICS the GNex will not be as mythical as people imagined.

    That being said updates are cool but I will be modding the hell out of ICS to fix its faults when it hits.

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    Default Re: Anyone else jealous that ICS is being pushed to other phones.

    Quote Originally Posted by sniffs View Post
    but not

    I'm too heavily invested in the Bionic now though, else I would have gotten the GN. I have 2 Docks, the MOTOACTV watch, and the extended battery.. *sigh*

    Me too...the whole Costco pkg. The Samsung is nice and light but it doesn't feel as well built and solid as my Motorola. I am testing out alpha versions of ICS but they really aren't quite ready fir prime time. They will be soon enough. I love my bionic. The difference between it and the GNex is marginal at best.
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    Default Re: Anyone else jealous that ICS is being pushed to other phones.

    Nope not jealous. Mine works perfect.
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    Default Re: Anyone else jealous that ICS is being pushed to other phones.

    Not jealous in the slightest
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stelv View Post
    Keep and eye on your signal with the GNex. People are reporting issues with signal strength. Every Samsung I have ever had has had a poor radio.

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    I can report that I am getting the same strength and data speeds as my bionic did.

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    Default Re: Anyone else jealous that ICS is being pushed to other phones.

    Not jealous. However if the g nex can hold a consistent data signal or a battery life longer than 10 hrs, then I'll be jealous
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    I haven't noticed any signal loss yet on my nexus yet. I'm not saying it might not be happening, I'm just saying I haven't noticed it if it is.
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    Default Re: Anyone else jealous that ICS is being pushed to other phones.

    How can I be jealous? Google didn't even release the source code for Ice Cream Sandwich until just over a month ago. The only thing getting official ICS builds are the Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus S simply because they're Nexus devices that Google officially supports. Since Google has always had the source code internally they're able to push out ICS for those phones quickly.

    I'm sure that Motorola, HTC, and Samsung are hard at work with ICS for phones that they know will easily support it (1Ghz+ single or dual core, 512MB+ of RAM, etc) but it will take at least until Q2 of 2012 to see anything resembling a realistic release. They'll rip ICS apart so they can cram their custom UI's on it and then after testing that UI they'll have to undergo carrier testing. It's going to be a giant mess.

    Even then, it'll probably be until February that stable daily-use builds of ICS will come out for the Bionic. There's an Alpha floating around right now that boots and works on an extremely basic level, at least.
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    Oddly enough, there is a Bionic at a local Verizon store that has ICS on it. The reps swore it just appeared there one day. Very fishy.

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    Default Re: Anyone else jealous that ICS is being pushed to other phones.

    The gnex perfoms par as my old bionic signal wise.......interface (lol) is much slicker.
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    Default Re: Anyone else jealous that ICS is being pushed to other phones.

    Quote Originally Posted by underdonk View Post
    No way! Get the bugs worked out, then I'll take it. As someone who relies on their phone as a business tool, I will take stability and security over a shiny new and currently buggy interface any day! :-)
    Agree.... I tried the Nexus for 4 days.... the phone has some great features but ICS needs some usability bugs worked out. Composing and sending emails as an example did not have an easy flow. There was a lag for rotate that can not be due to the faster CPU speeds

    I liked ICS, but it was not ready for me to use in and out every day. I can wait. Oh, I may put it on my Nexus S to play with before I sell it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irl Panda View Post
    Oddly enough, there is a Bionic at a local Verizon store that has ICS on it. The reps swore it just appeared there one day. Very fishy.

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    Pics or it didn't happen. I smell a troll.

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    Pics or it didn't happen. I smell a troll.

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    Why would I be a troll? Someone could have flashed an alpha version of the ICS rom onto the phone. If no one has messed with it since last week I can snag a few pics.
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    Wouldn't that require root?

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    Default Re: Anyone else jealous that ICS is being pushed to other phones.

    Quote Originally Posted by blackjaguar25 View Post
    Pics or it didn't happen. I smell a troll.

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    There IS a rom for ICS on the Bionic. Go to rootzwiki.com and in the Th3ory sub forum under Development for the Bionic . The same guy that brought us Th30ry ROM has it up and running and so do many others.
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