09-28-2011 07:14 PM
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  1. rightontime's Avatar
    I know this isn't about the phone itself but the OS is part of the phone so it's close enough.

    What exactly do you guys want in ICS or future OS upgrades?

    1. I've been saying this before imessage but google needs to make Gtalk more like BBM. If they combined huddle with Gtalk that would be good enough. Android already puts a green dot next to the persons name in the messaging app so maybe expand more on that?

    2. If anyone has used the app Power Strip then i want that something like that app to be integrated into android. Double tap/long press the home button and something like this will pop up. Having widgets and shortcuts always accessible



    3. Better stock apps and widgets. Calendar widget is mediocre, stock messaging and email app could use some touching up, chrome bookmark syncing, etc.

    4. Copy/paste everywhere.

    5. More control in the notification window. Clearing notifications one by one, music controls for music apps like pandora or slacker. MIUI/CM7 like power controls in the window.

    6. Hardware acceleration



    So what do you guys want?
    EggoEspada and Krasin like this.
    08-29-2011 07:57 PM
  2. soccerfon711's Avatar
    What I really want to see is just an improved stock experience. I think that if Google wants this device to compete with Apple, there needs to be a big step in the superficiality of the OS. Since the content is already there, not much needs to be added; but a lot needs to be spruced up. A few examples: prettier widgets, smooth unified animations, better dialer, more socially integrated (w/ fbook, twitter and G+), and overall nicer graphics for the homescreen. Just a lot of what Sense offers and some of what Touchwiz offers (and definitely stay away from what Blur has done). Polishing and improving and getting away from techy-greatness and offer a more mainstream appearance. If they really want a phone that is going to sell and appeal to a mass-audience, that is what they need to do.

    I keep going back and forth on whether I should buy the Prime or the Vigor, and it really comes down to how stock ICS is going to look. Trying to stay positive, but if those leaked screenshots prove to be true, I will not be purchasing the Prime.
    elvisgp likes this.
    08-29-2011 09:44 PM
  3. yankdez's Avatar
    I want pure vanilla in my ICS. Can't stand that neapolitan crap.
    Krasin likes this.
    08-29-2011 10:09 PM
  4. elvisgp's Avatar
    I made this thread already. Lol
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/nex...-sandwich.html

    Sent from my amazing galaxy tab 10.1 which also eats ipads
    08-30-2011 12:19 AM
  5. rightontime's Avatar
    I made this thread already. Lol
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/nex...-sandwich.html

    Sent from my amazing galaxy tab 10.1 which also eats ipads
    I even posted in it!! Though I felt your thread was more of how it will look and I made this thread sort of as a wishlist of features people want in ICS or future android versions. If the mods want to close/merge this thread then go right ahead.
    elvisgp likes this.
    08-30-2011 12:32 AM
  6. elvisgp's Avatar
    I even posted in it!! Though I felt your thread was more of how it will look and I made this thread sort of as a wishlist of features people want in ICS or future android versions. If the mods want to close/merge this thread then go right ahead.
    lol. its alright. I understand why you made this thread. I'm fine with the mods merging this with mine thread, but it doesn't derserve to be closed. lol, sorry if I got a little mad.
    08-30-2011 12:39 AM
  7. DolfanCole's Avatar
    More of a hardware issue and something we wont see ... I like physical buttons. I'm not too keen on having an operating system that has button overlays. I'd much prefer an actual button that I can press, and preferably hard buttons, but could deal with capacitive buttons. I just think that this is where asthetics has gone to an extreme and made functionality worse.

    From a software side, I'd love to see the OS take more advantage of the hardware, particularly dual (or multiple) core CPUs and graphics hardware acceleration. With hardware that's continuously improving, the software needs to try and keep up and from what I can tell so far, it's on the trailing edge.
    08-30-2011 07:40 AM
  8. Officerpolabear's Avatar
    More of a hardware issue and something we wont see ... I like physical buttons. I'm not too keen on having an operating system that has button overlays. I'd much prefer an actual button that I can press, and preferably hard buttons, but could deal with capacitive buttons. I just think that this is where asthetics has gone to an extreme and made functionality worse.

    From a software side, I'd love to see the OS take more advantage of the hardware, particularly dual (or multiple) core CPUs and graphics hardware acceleration. With hardware that's continuously improving, the software needs to try and keep up and from what I can tell so far, it's on the trailing edge.
    Wouldn't this actually be BETTER? I can imagine that waterproof phones will come more frequently due to the fact there aren't as many buttons (only power, volume rocker, maybe camera button). But I have to keep in mind that not all phones have a unibody design...
    08-30-2011 03:21 PM
  9. bjones521's Avatar
    I know this isn't about the phone itself but the OS is part of the phone so it's close enough.

    What exactly do you guys want in ICS or future OS upgrades?

    1. I've been saying this before imessage but google needs to make Gtalk more like BBM. If they combined huddle with Gtalk that would be good enough. Android already puts a green dot next to the persons name in the messaging app so maybe expand more on that?

    2. If anyone has used the app Power Strip then i want that something like that app to be integrated into android. Double tap/long press the home button and something like this will pop up. Having widgets and shortcuts always accessible



    3. Better stock apps and widgets. Calendar widget is mediocre, stock messaging and email app could use some touching up, chrome bookmark syncing, etc.

    4. Copy/paste everywhere.

    5. More control in the notification window. Clearing notifications one by one, music controls for music apps like pandora or slacker. MIUI/CM7 like power controls in the window.

    6. Hardware acceleration



    So what do you guys want?

    Man I have ben wondering about that same Gtalk issue since I got my Evo in 2010. When im chatting with someone on gmail.com I can see when their typing ect. Why isnt it like that on phones too?

    I think BBM will get it right before google will. I played around with a playbook and could u imagine BBM on QNX with video chat integrated in?? #WINNING
    09-02-2011 11:32 AM
  10. evansgw's Avatar
    I want a seamless experience from my phone to my tablet (and eventually to my laptop, tv, fridge, etc. but this is about ICS not Yogurt).

    It would be great to see improved GUI, I am coming from webOS and to me Gingerbread doesn't seem cohesive and the GUI needs to be improved. I think Matias Duarte will really have his hand in ICS, more so than he would have had in either GB or Honeycomb.
    09-02-2011 11:43 AM
  11. Rominucka's Avatar
    HARDWARE ACCELERATION!!!!

    As long as they can get battery life good for it. HA has the tendency to be taxing on power.
    09-02-2011 11:46 AM
  12. ienjoysoup08's Avatar
    I never see anybody suggest this but I want the top bar to be moved to the bottom with the buttons on screen. like honeycomb. I don't want a pull down bar like we have now. I want one bar at the bottom that stays there all the time even if we are in a full screen game. that way I don't have to leave the app just to see who sent me a text. I would also like if they put a search bar there too so I could easily to a system search from any app. allowing me to search music,contacts,google,apps. and also quickly go to a wikipedia page like in webOS would be nice.

    I would also like to see a huge improvement in multitasking. something like in honeycomb but going to the sides instead of up and down.
    09-02-2011 12:05 PM
  13. DolfanCole's Avatar
    Wouldn't this actually be BETTER? I can imagine that waterproof phones will come more frequently due to the fact there aren't as many buttons (only power, volume rocker, maybe camera button). But I have to keep in mind that not all phones have a unibody design...
    Not from my standpoint. I like feedback when pressing buttons, and not just the haptic feedback from typing on screen. I also like to know that my fingers can automatically go to a certain spot on the phone and know what I'm pressing without having to actually look at it -- more of a trained response. That's not possible with on screen buttons. Also, the fact that a device may or may not have buttons doesn't impede the ability to create waterproof device. There are a number of devices that have physical buttons and are waterproof.
    09-02-2011 12:19 PM
  14. ibejack96's Avatar
    i want speech bubbles in the AOSP messaging app and a better clock app that also has a stop watch... i can't believe in stock 2.3 there's not a stop watch feature in the clock app
    09-08-2011 06:39 PM
  15. bberrynewbie84's Avatar
    Improve Gtalk and battery life
    09-08-2011 09:43 PM
  16. Officerpolabear's Avatar
    I never see anybody suggest this but I want the top bar to be moved to the bottom with the buttons on screen. like honeycomb. I don't want a pull down bar like we have now. I want one bar at the bottom that stays there all the time even if we are in a full screen game. that way I don't have to leave the app just to see who sent me a text. I would also like if they put a search bar there too so I could easily to a system search from any app. allowing me to search music,contacts,google,apps. and also quickly go to a wikipedia page like in webOS would be nice.

    I would also like to see a huge improvement in multitasking. something like in honeycomb but going to the sides instead of up and down.
    That sounds like a good idea to have the notification bar on the bottom, especially with all these huge screens that are going to be on our future phones, so it will be easier to reach your notifications bar instead of scooching your hand up to the top.
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    09-09-2011 02:27 AM
  17. BlackPrince310's Avatar
    Full hardware acceleration (can't stand the sluggishness)
    Improved and more consistent GUI
    Gaming platform (like Game Center)
    Improved notifications menu (allow us to individually clear notifications etc.)
    Better stock apps (features and again improve the UI)
    Better stock widgets
    Better hardware optimization

    Google needs to really improve stock Android and not keep it so bare bones. The average consumer should be able to pick up a stock android device and enjoy the experience as much as a Sense device. If the extent of this upgrade is what we saw in those leaked pics, I will be VERY disappointed and probably not use Android until Google gets it's act together. It's frustrating how google literally never releases a finished product. This must change.
    09-10-2011 09:50 AM
  18. ienjoysoup08's Avatar
    That sounds like a good idea to have the notification bar on the bottom, especially with all these huge screens that are going to be on our future phones, so it will be easier to reach your notifications bar instead of scooching your hand up to the top.
    thats what im saying. i have an evo and this would make life much easier
    09-11-2011 11:11 PM
  19. rightontime's Avatar
    Ever since this thread I have put the notification tray on the bottom and I didn't think I would like it there but honestly it isnt too bad. I still prefer it at the top but with a few tweeks putting it at the bottom would be good.
    09-12-2011 12:33 PM
  20. Pierce09's Avatar
    Take your Honeycomb tablet, make sure auto-rotation is enabled, and turn your tablet to portrait mode...scale it down to fit on a phone's screen, and THAT is what I want in ICS. FLUID AND SMOOTH browser, smooth animations, and the great look of honeycomb. With unified code to prevent fragmentation. Google, this shouldn't be that difficult. I promise you will have a winning OS if you accomplish this.
    scotty_pimmpen likes this.
    09-13-2011 05:55 PM
  21. robrecht's Avatar
    ... So what do you guys want?
    Maybe I'm wrong, but I got the idea from somewhere that ICS is not really intended as a major advance for the phone OS/UI. Rather, I thought the whole idea is to combine the phone & tablet OS so that it will be easier to create apps that work on both Android phones and Android tablets. In other words, it should increase the number of software titles that will work on an Android tablet. Is that wrong?
    09-13-2011 07:37 PM
  22. Bearly's Avatar
    Take your Honeycomb tablet, make sure auto-rotation is enabled, and turn your tablet to portrait mode...scale it down to fit on a phone's screen, and THAT is what I want in ICS. FLUID AND SMOOTH browser, smooth animations, and the great look of honeycomb. With unified code to prevent fragmentation. Google, this shouldn't be that difficult. I promise you will have a winning OS if you accomplish this.
    The fragmentation issue isn't really due to tablet vs phone OS versions but more due to manufacturer skinning (Touchwiz, Blur, Sense). Also, having cdma and gsm versions of a phone mean different RILs (radio interface layers), which further fragments development. If Android only ever came in pure form and manufacturers started using multimode modems exclusively, we'd have a lot less fragmentation.

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk
    09-13-2011 07:43 PM
  23. elvisgp's Avatar
    Maybe I'm wrong, but I got the idea from somewhere that ICS is not really intended as a major advance for the phone OS/UI. Rather, I thought the whole idea is to combine the phone & tablet OS so that it will be easier to create apps that work on both Android phones and Android tablets. In other words, it should increase the number of software titles that will work on an Android tablet. Is that wrong?
    Not really, you are right for the most part. but ICS is also supposed to have major design changes.

    sent from my Droid X, which also eats iPhones.
    09-13-2011 08:48 PM
  24. _JKK_'s Avatar
    I want to see Google go back and fix the corners they cut to compete with Windows Mobile (at first), and then the iPhone three years ago. That includes UI concepts, and even various low(ish) level implementations.

    So yeah, ICS needs to be pretty dang big IMO.
    09-13-2011 09:56 PM
  25. Pierce09's Avatar
    The fragmentation issue isn't really due to tablet vs phone OS versions but more due to manufacturer skinning (Touchwiz, Blur, Sense). Also, having cdma and gsm versions of a phone mean different RILs (radio interface layers), which further fragments development. If Android only ever came in pure form and manufacturers started using multimode modems exclusively, we'd have a lot less fragmentation.

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk
    The fragmentation part of my post wasn't the main focus but I do agree with you. There are many things that contribute to the fragmentation of android. I just want to see ICS bring the strong tablet OS of honeycomb to phones. It's overall a much better experience than gingerbread or froyo. I think that one of the main things that keeps bringing people to buy an iPhone is the fluidness. Honeycomb's browser is superb and if it could be replicated on phones then I think more people would be willing to jump ship to android. Then again, maybe not.
    09-13-2011 11:49 PM
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