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Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Review

0. phoneArena 06 Dec 2011, 07:21 posted on

The Mountain View company recently undertook a complete redesign of its platform. A bit risky, you say? Probably quite a few analysts have quoted the “if it ain't broke, don't fix it” saying, but you know what? In our opinion, Ice Cream Sandwich is probably the best thing that has ever happened to Android...

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posted on 06 Dec 2011, 07:25 20

1. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


It really is completely AMAZING

Best name of any Android addition thus far
Most complete android addition thus far
Best looking android addition thus far

Well done Google!

P.S. Yes I did read it!

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 08:11 4

9. karanstyle (Posts: 188; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


addition or edition?? OMG you android fans!! LMAO!!

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 08:31 4

15. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


i think he may have been employing addition as the next version or something like that. maybe not sure but maybe.

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 08:31 11

16. Dmann (Posts: 165; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I´m a civil engineering student.and english is not even my first language. But I write/speak better than many north americans.

And I love Android.

What´s your point?

I can even use commas, something an Apple fan I know (I believe you all know who I'm talking about) can´t do.

There was even one who wrote "Makes since". Maybe as an android hater he couldn´t say/write Sense.

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 10:15 3

27. terabyteRouser (Posts: 457; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Who cares?

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 09:06 5

23. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


What a Jerk, as if he's perfect. . .

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 01:19 3

42. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Addition or edition easily work in either instance here if you think about it. Troll harder next time.

posted on 10 Dec 2011, 18:29 2

55. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 525; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


I'm pretty sure that Addition or Edition would both make sense. when i think of an "addition" its something that's been added or upgrade. an "edition" makes me think of a "special edition limited-time only" sort of item. im pretty sure they both would have worked in this situation but personally i prefered Addition. ESPECIALLY since every version's icon is "added" to the front of building 504 (404?) i think the grammar is proper. :) nice try though. ^^

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 08:45 10

20. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


Ok calm down for the spelling mistakes, I'm sorry no need to flay me alive

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 08:54 4

22. Ray.S (Posts: 339; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


I do appreciate it! :)

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 18:42 2

36. wakingup (Posts: 51; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


Its a great OS update and this was a good review. But there were so many things which wer left out of this article. Face unlock? Wheres that. That is one of the less known highlight features of ICS.

posted on 10 Dec 2011, 18:30 2

56. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 525; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


less known? hmm thats the only think i really knew about before this article lol :) i guess they may not have mentioned it was because it was too good and worked off of a picture of the person and not just the face... so secure? yes... but bulletproof.. i don't think so.

posted on 21 Dec 2011, 16:24

61. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 442; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Maybe they're still adding the finishing touches because of the potential security issues that are posed by people simply taking a picture of the individual's face and showing it to the front facing camera.

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 07:31 18

2. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


I like it when they say Android is Maturing as an OS. Well done indeed since it looks very original and distinctive from iOS, Symbian, Bada, WP7 and other OSs.
Imagine what Jellybean to Zebracake will do.
iOS 22 vs Zebra Cake. :) lol

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 07:34 8

3. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


i love zebra cakes O.o and i love android. omg the perfect combo

posted on 26 Dec 2011, 21:34

63. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 525; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


yum. :p

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 07:44 4

4. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


amazing. good jobe done google. a nice read.

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 08:03 7

5. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


cant wait for xda to finish baking ICS for my baby..

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 08:13 4

10. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Yeah i'm current running a custom ROM on my GT10.1 with a ICS theme just to remind me it's coming ;)

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 08:36 5

17. Dmann (Posts: 165; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I´m holding myself not to do that so I can have a bigger Wow factor. When it comes it~s gonna be a huge difference!

It's like not watching movie trailers so the movie is not spoiled.

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 08:23 4

12. harsh_732006 (Posts: 65; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


u have ported ics to ur real baby?..lol jk

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 08:44 5

19. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


hey clown its very funny..

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 12:25 3

31. harsh_732006 (Posts: 65; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


so try to make a lil more sense next time,.

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 15:23 2

33. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


ICS working great on my captivate :-)

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 08:04 3

6. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


"Samsung's TouchWiz, on the other hand, needs to be both simplified and beautified, as it's still having that iPhone for kids look", I don't think that was neccessary [that sound subjective than objective] #JustA_Thought

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 08:24 6

13. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i agree. the personal attack on touchwiz was unessisary. Personally, I like the color coated look of TW, its meant to show off the high saturation of super amoled screens.. and on that, it works quite well. I also prefer it over something like Sense as it takes far less system resources and is much easier to get rid of, if you so desire.

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 09:28 6

25. alegarrido (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


TouchWizKhalifa

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 13:56 7

32. TerryCrowley (Posts: 194; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


The irony is that the iOS already looks like it's for kids.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 10:02

43. TalkingTechy (Posts: 97; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Yeah, maybe it could have been worded differently, but it's a decent point he makes. For arguably the first time, ICS brings a very attractive UI from stock. With TouchWiz's current offering, it would be a step backward in styling.

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 08:04 5

7. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I think ICS looks great, I hope this encourages manufacturers to create app instead of full changes, since most the important stuff is already covered or can be covered from an added app

-Lanucher
-Sync tools
-Social network

all those could make apps instead of having something deeply integrated in the OS making it more simple to update and also more secure.

I think The TW UX might have being going almost the right way. but they need to turn everything into an app, this also helps them update single app issues easier (a la android market)

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