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  1. ManBearPig618's Avatar
    Larry Page: “You won’t believe what we managed to get done in this release [Ice Cream Sandwich]“ - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog

    Larry Page: You wont believe what we managed to get done in this release."


    He's referring to ICS....anyone have any idea what exactly he is referencing?
    10-13-2011 04:22 PM
  2. Averix's Avatar
    Larry Page: You wont believe what we managed to get done in this release."

    He's referring to ICS....anyone have any idea what exactly he is referencing?
    My guess would be just the sheer number of things they got done. Moving a platform forward while recombining tablet and phone DNA is no small task. It will be interesting to see how well they succeeded.
    10-13-2011 04:28 PM
  3. Blitzdroid's Avatar
    Normal CEO marketing talk
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    10-13-2011 04:42 PM
  4. Bla1ze's Avatar
    http://www.androidcentral.com/larry-...its-incredible

    It's incredible!
    10-13-2011 04:49 PM
  5. 6tr6tr's Avatar
    So far in the videos it looks so-so. Some good stuff but nothing that makes it an industry changer.
    10-13-2011 04:57 PM
  6. BrianTufo's Avatar
    So far in the videos it looks so-so. Some good stuff but nothing that makes it an industry changer.
    I think people need to stop looking for industry changing things in releases. As long as they make improvements on known issues and continue adding new features who cares if they are industry changing? It's all about making a nice UI and making it function in a way people enjoy using.
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    10-13-2011 05:04 PM
  7. schnoid's Avatar
    IMHO the only way ICS could be as "incredible" as he's making it out to be is to build a WebOS-like UI on top of android. Don't get me wrong, I like android and I'm happy that it will be less fragmented after this release but the UI could definitely use some improvement. Blackberry blatantly copied the WebOS UI, so why can't Google? I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what they added though. I also hope they update my Sprint GS2 shortly after the announcement. That would be incredible enough for me!
    10-13-2011 05:10 PM
  8. edoublediz's Avatar
    Larry Page: You wont believe what we managed to get done in this release [Ice Cream Sandwich] - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog

    Larry Page: You wont believe what we managed to get done in this release."


    He's referring to ICS....anyone have any idea what exactly he is referencing?
    who in the hell would have an idea of what he is talking about????????????? He is saying what every other CEO would ever say about a new version of their product!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    10-13-2011 05:14 PM
  9. BrianTufo's Avatar
    IMHO the only way ICS could be as "incredible" as he's making it out to be is to build a WebOS-like UI on top of android. Don't get me wrong, I like android and I'm happy that it will be less fragmented after this release but the UI could definitely use some improvement. Blackberry blatantly copied the WebOS UI, so why can't Google? I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what they added though. I also hope they update my Sprint GS2 shortly after the announcement. That would be incredible enough for me!
    Good luck getting ICS anytime before I'd guess Spring 2012. Samsung doesn't seem to quick with updates especially since they have to get TouchWiz onto it first. Hopefully for all the SGSII owners they do but I wouldn't expect it though.
    10-13-2011 05:17 PM
  10. DessVZW's Avatar
    While Android has a reputation for being "plain" or "boring", we definitely don't want it to become like WebOS. WebOS is poorly coded - look how badly the HP TouchPad runs with a pretty incredible processor inside. The cards system is interesting, but I use so many apps, I don't want the cards implementation. I actually REALLY like the Honeycomb (and soon to be ICS) implementation of app switching. Just hit the little double-box looking icon next to the home key (one of the three software buttons) and it'll bring up a scrolling menu of recently used apps. It's intuitive, convenient, and out of the way when you want it to be, yet still easily accessible from ANY application/screen. It's perfect, really.

    ICS will be better than some people probably give it credit for. But I've always found a lot of very, if you will, "nerdy" or technical things that are a part of Android releases to be really important or nice to have, yet they seem to be underwhelming to the majority of users (many of whom have no idea what's new about their new version of Android anyway). I dislike generalizing, but in this case it's true.

    I think there'll be a few surprises in store for ICS, and we'll know soon if that's true.
    Mac58, J240, BrianTufo and 1 others like this.
    10-13-2011 05:22 PM
  11. twentydeuce's Avatar
    maybe they figured out how to have a 4g phone's battery last more then 12 hours.
    10-13-2011 05:35 PM
  12. Hbomber110's Avatar
    So far in the videos it looks so-so. Some good stuff but nothing that makes it an industry changer.
    I say that EXPERIENCE changer worths more than industry changing stuff.
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    10-13-2011 05:39 PM
  13. oddlou's Avatar
    While Android has a reputation for being "plain" or "boring", we definitely don't want it to become like WebOS. WebOS is poorly coded - look how badly the HP TouchPad runs with a pretty incredible processor inside. The cards system is interesting, but I use so many apps, I don't want the cards implementation. I actually REALLY like the Honeycomb (and soon to be ICS) implementation of app switching. Just hit the little double-box looking icon next to the home key (one of the three software buttons) and it'll bring up a scrolling menu of recently used apps. It's intuitive, convenient, and out of the way when you want it to be, yet still easily accessible from ANY application/screen. It's perfect, really.
    Concur. I was a big WebOS fan back in the day (launchday Pre), but the fascination of some with WebOS is strange. It had nice fonts and gestures are nice, but the card interface was really useful only when running a small number of apps (queue joke about how there were only a few apps on WebOS anyway...). I much prefer the flexibility I have with Android, themes, apps, etc. With the updates to the UI that gingerbread and honeycomb have brought, I don't really miss anything about WebOS except the font...which I'm usingt on my Epic Touch anyway. I'm sure ICS will bring even more improvements...remember who is designing the UI nowadays...

    Beyond that, like WebOS before it, the BB Playbook failed miserably, so maybe the UI ain't a big seller...
    10-13-2011 05:59 PM
  14. RobUM2011's Avatar
    Good luck getting ICS anytime before I'd guess Spring 2012. Samsung doesn't seem to quick with updates especially since they have to get TouchWiz onto it first. Hopefully for all the SGSII owners they do but I wouldn't expect it though.
    It was my understanding this phone was being released with ICS sometime within the next few weeks.. am I wrong?
    10-13-2011 06:03 PM
  15. Gekko's Avatar
    IMHO the only way ICS could be as "incredible" as he's making it out to be is to build a WebOS-like UI on top of android. Don't get me wrong, I like android and I'm happy that it will be less fragmented after this release but the UI could definitely use some improvement. Blackberry blatantly copied the WebOS UI, so why can't Google? I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what they added though. I also hope they update my Sprint GS2 shortly after the announcement. That would be incredible enough for me!
    the market disagreed.
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    10-13-2011 06:05 PM
  16. DessVZW's Avatar
    the market disagreed.
    Indeed. And, Matias Duarte, who was responsible for much of WebOS, is now at Google using his influence on Android. I'm sure he was responsible for much of Honeycomb and, now, much of ICS that we'll see shortly (not that we haven't seen some of ICS already).
    10-13-2011 06:27 PM
  17. NeoLogic's Avatar
    maybe they figured out how to have a 4g phone's battery last more then 12 hours.
    Donno if they have, but I have. Its called the Bionic with extended battery rooted and debloated.

    Sent from my DROID using Tapatalk
    10-13-2011 06:29 PM
  18. sblantipodi's Avatar
    too much hype will make people disappointed.
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    10-13-2011 06:32 PM
  19. Rigelian's Avatar
    I have the touchpad and claims that it slow are overrated . When it was initially released there were a lot of reports that the Hp Touchpad would intermittently stall, but with the upgrade that seems to be less of a problem. I have been using my touchpad almost exclusively for the past week, while my Xoom was being upgraded, and I have to say the webOS interface works well, and the card stack system is ingenious. The biggest problem that I have with the touchpad is the browser and it's horrible implementation of text correction and cut and paste. With that being said I prefer Android, I was happy to get my Xoom back and the TouchPad has gain become the device that I like to experiment with rather than use. However, I the the stack system would be nice in android.
    10-13-2011 06:36 PM
  20. leroybrute's Avatar
    too much hype will make people disappointed.
    I know why he said Incredible so much with a REZOUNDing tone about a VIGORous change with ICS.???
    10-13-2011 06:38 PM
  21. rickhamilton620's Avatar
    I have the touchpad and claims that it slow are overrated . When it was initially released there were a lot of reports that the Hp Touchpad would intermittently stall, but with the upgrade that seems to be less of a problem. I have been using my touchpad almost exclusively for the past week, while my Xoom was being upgraded, and I have to say the webOS interface works well, and the card stack system is ingenious. The biggest problem that I have with the touchpad is the browser and it's horrible implementation of text correction and cut and paste. With that being said I prefer Android, I was happy to get my Xoom back and the TouchPad has gain become the device that I like to experiment with rather than use. However, I the the stack system would be nice in android.
    This. The biggest issue was HP's very aggressive system logging. Bug catching's a good thing but not when it becomes detrimental to the user experience. I set logging to minimal and it improved things immensely

    As far as Galaxy Nexus goes, I'm in a waiting pattern. I want to love this phone...I do. I just don't know if I can live with that damn keyboard.
    10-13-2011 06:59 PM
  22. ajm144k's Avatar
    As far as Galaxy Nexus goes, I'm in a waiting pattern. I want to love this phone...I do. I just don't know if I can live with that damn keyboard.
    What keyboard? I didn't think its shown up yet in any of the ics leaks
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    10-13-2011 07:16 PM
  23. rickhamilton620's Avatar
    What keyboard? I didn't think its shown up yet in any of the ics leaks
    I'm referring to the on-screen keyboard. While I can type at a pretty decent clip, I'm much better on a hard qwerty (no need to stop and keep fixing what auto-correct guesses wrong) and I hate how a on-screen covers up the screen.

    Depending on the size of the screen/keyboard, I could live with one...I just have to see it for myself. For right now I'm seriously considering Stratosphere as "last-gen" as it is.
    10-13-2011 07:19 PM
  24. leroybrute's Avatar
    .[/QUOTE] lmfao.
    10-13-2011 07:37 PM
  25. Lakhota's Avatar
    I too have a $99 HP Touchpad. Have nothing but great things to say about it. I've never locked up, very rarely does it even slow down. I'm not a heavy tablet user by any means, however I will say it almost replaced my desktop for web browsing, youtubing, etc. I didn't think I would get use to typing on a tablet but I'm pretty dang quick If I dont say so myself The app market is almost like a ghost town however, nothing of interest on there except a little game called Rednecks Vs. Aliens. Its not tablet optimized and the textures look a bit stretched, but it a unique game and very fun. Other than that, for $99 I can honestly say it knocks the socks off any android tablet out there ( and ipads ). Couldn't be happier with my purchase.

    Back on topic...

    I'm hoping what we saw either wasn't really ICS or just the tip of the cone (lulz). I'm really sick of having to choose between an OS that has a great UI but zero customization or a hideous one with great customization. I understand the want for a "Vanilla" experience, but does it have to be so BORING? I remember getting my android phone and couldn't believe how ugly it was. After a month or so of personalizing it, it looks worlds better but nothing compared to IOS. I want the 4.5+ inch screens, 1.5ghz processors and such, but don't want to have to deal with such an ugly OS or lagging app market. I hope with ICS and android's dominant spot as the top OS we can see changes.
    10-13-2011 08:08 PM
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