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  1. rem_kujawa's Avatar
    Broken hearts and broken dreams. I use to care but then I rooted. I since then I've gotten 5 updates thanks to Peter Alfonso.
    02-17-2012 01:09 PM
  2. MacGuyInNC's Avatar
    Broken hearts and broken dreams. I use to care but then I rooted. I since then I've gotten 5 updates thanks to Peter Alfonso.
    As I've said before, there are those of us who can't (for whatever reason) root. I'm one such person.

    Thus, my frustration with Google and Sprint for their total lack of communication with their userbase.
    02-17-2012 01:11 PM
  3. Skunkape60's Avatar
    As I've said before, there are those of us who can't (for whatever reason) root. I'm one such person.

    Thus, my frustration with Google and Sprint for their total lack of communication with their userbase.
    90% of the nexus owners (userbase) don't even know what ICS is and could give a rats behind if they get it or not. Do you really think sprint or Google is going to go out of their way for that tiny 10% share?

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    02-17-2012 01:25 PM
  4. MacGuyInNC's Avatar
    90% of the nexus owners (userbase) don't even know what ICS is and could give a rats behind if they get it or not. Do you really think sprint or Google is going to go out of their way for that tiny 10% share?

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    Then why do they bother with all the fanfare? If they're not trying to market it as a huge leap forward with the Android OS, they could save the money they spent on ads and PR.

    And I think your 10% figure is way off. There are a lot of people who want ICS. They may not know why, but they "know" that they want it.
    02-17-2012 01:34 PM
  5. CarrieK's Avatar
    Probably true. What is funny is that once we all get ICS, we'll be wanting Jellybean! Always a "next big thing" down the pike. I am rooted and alternate between different ROMs on all of my phones so while it will be cool to see the "official" version, I'm not holding my breath.
    02-17-2012 01:47 PM
  6. betachains's Avatar
    Then why do they bother with all the fanfare? If they're not trying to market it as a huge leap forward with the Android OS, they could save the money they spent on ads and PR.

    And I think your 10% figure is way off. There are a lot of people who want ICS. They may not know why, but they "know" that they want it.
    I've been usiing ICS on my rooted NS4G for a while. From the user point of view, it is not that different from Gingerbread. The things I really like about my current setup (adjustable autobrightness, status-bar widgets, Voodoo colors, etc.) are add-ons by the mods and not part of ICS.

    People will still want it because it is the newest and the latest, but the vast majority won't notice much difference.
    02-17-2012 01:50 PM
  7. Gekko's Avatar
    Google should want ICS (or the latest Android version) in as many people's hands as possible because it advances and entrenches the platform. in addition, getting Google Wallet in as many hands as possible helps it become the de facto standard. IMO you want as many customers as possible using your "latest and greatest" OS - ESPECIALLY if you're Google who MONETIZES THOSE USERS THROUGH SEARCH AND SERVICES. the more advanced and modern and commerce-services-search integrated the OS is - the more likely that Google will make $$$$$$$$$$$$ from the user.

    get it?
    02-17-2012 01:53 PM
  8. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Then why do they bother with all the fanfare? If they're not trying to market it as a huge leap forward with the Android OS, they could save the money they spent on ads and PR.

    And I think your 10% figure is way off. There are a lot of people who want ICS. They may not know why, but they "know" that they want it.
    I don't think that figure is off at all. If it's off it's off the other way.
    About the only people who care or know are the people on phone forums. That's probably less than 1% of people who buy phones.
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    02-17-2012 01:57 PM
  9. CarrieK's Avatar
    Google should want ICS (or the latest Android version) in as many people's hands as possible because it advances and entrenches the platform. in addition, getting Google Wallet in as many hands as possible helps it become the de facto standard. IMO you want as many customers as possible using your "latest and greatest" OS - ESPECIALLY if you're Google who MONETIZES THOSE USERS THROUGH SEARCH AND SERVICES. the more advanced and modern and commerce-services-search integrated the OS is - the more likely that Google will make $$$$$$$$$$$$ from the user.

    get it?
    Actually I don't get it. Maybe I am a bit off here but my NS4G had Google Wallet already...before I rooted and before ICS... Are you referring to other Android devices and the fact that perhaps there should be a standard (kind of like the A-word company) where everyone is on the same platform??
    02-17-2012 02:09 PM
  10. fuzzeeman's Avatar
    This is just really disappointing... might root again.
    02-17-2012 02:21 PM
  11. evansgw's Avatar
    This is just really disappointing... might root again.
    I am going to root for my Nexus for the first time... any tips?!

    It was a lot easier on Pre!!
    02-17-2012 02:32 PM
  12. CarrieK's Avatar
    Lol, if you think rooting the NS4G is hard...try it on the EVO 3D! Anyway, I had followed the guide posted here back in October and it was relatively painless to unlock the bootloader and root. Good luck!
    02-17-2012 02:37 PM
  13. Gekko's Avatar
    Actually I don't get it. Maybe I am a bit off here but my NS4G had Google Wallet already...before I rooted and before ICS... Are you referring to other Android devices and the fact that perhaps there should be a standard (kind of like the A-word company) where everyone is on the same platform??
    read my post again. it's more than just about Google Wallet.
    02-17-2012 02:44 PM
  14. fuzzeeman's Avatar
    Rooting is very simple as long as you know how to use terminal on your computer. its pretty automated if you find the right thread. Mac or Pc?
    02-17-2012 03:00 PM
  15. CarrieK's Avatar
    read my post again. it's more than just about Google Wallet.
    Sorry... I seriously didn't get it. I am capable of reading and what I got out of your post is that as many people as possible should be on the most current Android platform. However, there is so much more to it than that. For example, certain Android devices just aren't capable to handle builds above a certain point. Apple controls their releases and basically everyone is on the same platform, whereas Android is not limited to one manufacturer and there are many builds, as I am certain you know. If that wasn't the intent of your post then I guess, again, that I don't get it. No need to be snarky.
    02-17-2012 03:07 PM
  16. elisfkc's Avatar
    I was wrong. The guys at the Sprint campus store told me they don't even know when it's coming out. They said that it should be someone in the next couple of months but officially it's before the end of first-quarter.
    02-17-2012 03:18 PM
  17. j_grouchy's Avatar
    I was wrong. The guys at the Sprint campus store told me they don't even know when it's coming out. They said that it should be someone in the next couple of months but officially it's before the end of first-quarter.
    Which means by the end of March..."officially"
    02-17-2012 07:00 PM
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