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It's not your imagination: Ice Cream Sandwich updates really are slow

0. phoneArena 30 Apr 2012, 13:38 posted on

It turns out that you aren't just impatient - ICS updates really are taking longer than previous Android updates. The underlying cause appears to be the giant changes in the base code between Gingerbread and Android 4.0...

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posted on 30 Apr 2012, 13:47 6

1. joseg81 (Posts: 194; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


i'm loving ICS on my HTC Amaze. i had to do that "unofficial" official update. but i couldn't wait til june :( updates seem to be too slow especially with T-mobile.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 14:31

13. babyk (Posts: 313; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


have one issue everything works fine on ics update for amaze did this update for a friend but notice the browser lags like when scrolling it takes a second to scroll on most websites wasent happening on gingerbread are you experiencing this? @ joseg81

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 14:56

23. jove39 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Go to Settings > Developer Options > Force GPU rendering. Click on checkbox next to this option...hope it'll help

posted on 01 May 2012, 08:39

65. babyk (Posts: 313; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


doesnt. But is there a way to revert to gingerbread on stock non rooted?

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 14:57

24. joseg81 (Posts: 194; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


no actually i have only experience one problem with my swype beta keyboard, which installed from the swype site. i use dolphin browser or chrome. i rarely use the stock browser. i'll give it a shot later and see if i get that problem.

posted on 01 May 2012, 11:37

68. babyk (Posts: 313; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


screen gets very hot and battery runs very fast. screen gets hot even when i dont use the phone

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 15:39

34. joseg81 (Posts: 194; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


i just tried it out and experienced only a slight lag from my swipe of the screen to the scrolling of the page. it wasn't anything major but i notice what ur talking about. i tried different sites and even tried it on dolphin hd, it only happened with stock browser no matter what site i went to.

posted on 01 May 2012, 12:22

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


blah to the stock browser. chrome or Opera. i use opera mostly for the flash ability and its still darn smooth.

If its hot and running out fast, then you need to change your CPU clock settings. you have it set to run at full speed all the time. Either that or its not going into sleep mode.

It needs to be a range of speeds for the system to play with.. for example, on my SGS1 i have it at minimum 200mhz to 1000mhz. That way when its sleeping or not doing anything it can drop down and save battery. if you have it at 1000/1000 (or whatever your standard clock is), it will never ever slow down.

hope that helps.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 14:49 13

22. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Its at times like these when the beauty of the XDA community is realized.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 13:47 14

2. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


lol and thats why android is a epic fail

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 13:49 13

4. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14191; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


This is the side of Android people tend to ignore.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 14:57 12

25. jove39 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


iSh33p commenting in frustration from iOS!

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 15:07 4

29. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14191; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Fandroids commenting in denial.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 17:54 5

47. matrix_neo (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Eyesheeps still in denial, they can't accept the truth that their idevices are losing it's magic. Although android has slow in releasing it's updates, still people buy it coz they know they have choices and freedom.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 21:57 2

57. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14191; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Slow in releasing updates, fast at being outdated and losing what little value they have. Typical things Fandroids seem to overlook much like everything else that is wrong with Android.

posted on 01 May 2012, 11:56

69. andydrew2011 (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 May 2012)


iSheep are pathetic...I bought the 4s and traded it in for an android and couldn't be happier. iOS is nice, don't get me wrong, but it's way too boring. the same 4x4 grid and same icons after 5 years of the phone being out there. with the iPhone there is no variety! My android phone is faster and I guarantee it too. The specs in the iPhone aren't as great as android phones, too.
I'm not a fanboy of either, though it sounds that way. I just strongly perfer android after the dullness of the iPhone. For some people, the 4x4 grid is great. But for me, it doesn't cut it.

The iPhone and Android phones are both very nice, but if you want variety, choose android.

BTW you may not believe this, but 90% of people that own smartphones use android :)

posted on 01 May 2012, 13:28

75. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14191; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


People who use the term "eye sheep" are the ones who're jealous because the device they make fun of is more stable than the device they praise.

It's not surprising given that Android tends to be less stable than iOS. You can call iOS boring and bland until the cows come calling, but in the end it only matters if you can use your device and not be held up by a force close or a software reboot.

Btw, everyone I know either owns an iPhone or wants to own an iPhone. A lot of people who have Android are not happy with it.

posted on 02 May 2012, 18:42

77. andydrew2011 (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 May 2012)


Actually android force closes less than iOS and applications. Don't believe me? look it up. Everyone that I know that has a high end android phone that competes with the iPhone prefers android. And you shouldn't be talking about use. Android can do so many more things that the iPhone can. Just get used to it. Also, I could say that people who use the term "Fandroid" are the ones who're jealous because the device they make fun of is more innovative, useful, and more fun to use.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 15:34 9

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


So don't buy Android. I'll wait for updates to get new features instead of receiving timely updates that leave me with the same pathetic grid of icons...

posted on 01 May 2012, 07:26 3

63. reagannism (Posts: 9; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


lol. same icons for 5 years. pathetic pathetic pathetic

posted on 01 May 2012, 13:29

76. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14191; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Right, wait for those updates while your device continues to be outdated since by the time you get the updates, the next Android version is on the horizon.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 17:45 2

46. matrix_neo (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Are you blind and deaf?? Thousands already activated android phones and growing worldwide market share, still an epic fail??!! If your ios will have same ui and icons this year, that's an epic fail!!

posted on 01 May 2012, 12:05

70. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14191; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


At least that same UI won't freeze and cause my phone to force close my apps or reboot randomly.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 13:49

3. PackMan (Posts: 277; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)


Another link bait.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 13:50 9

5. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14191; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Looks like Android struck an iceberg here.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 17:36 5

45. matrix_neo (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Looks like eyesheeps struck in a barn for 5 years now. So sad they just roaming around inside it. Are they going to be released this year?? No!! Why? Their "sheperd" will get angry. Lol

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 22:00 1

58. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14191; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Is saying "eye sheep" the only creative insult you can think of, or am I giving fandroids too much credit here?

posted on 01 May 2012, 00:41 1

59. matrix_neo (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Actually there's a lot of it, just don't want to hurt your eyes of reading it and from stop bleeding of your heart. If you don't like these, please stop trolling, bashing, insulting, or making the android an inferior os. It's so disgusting!! Im not alone here, there are millions of us fandroids. Why we are in millions, we know what the true capabilities and uses of a smartphone, only android can do that. Yours just an app launcher.

posted on 01 May 2012, 01:41 1

61. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14191; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Your English and grammar are as broken as the OS you're trying to defend.

No one is denying Android's "true" capabilities, capabilities that are the sole reason why updates take so long and why they become outdated so fast. You really think Android fans have it made? Besides getting the table scraps and bottom of the barrel apps that have already seen release on the app store, what else is there to "Play" on the market?

Perhaps if OEMs would make a phone that's actually cutting edge and offers an overall better user experience, then I think Android would be a very suitable choice as an OS.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 14:03 12

6. chadrick0814 (Posts: 209; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


Just for comparison, how long did it take for WinMo 6.5 to update to WP 7? How long will it take to update WP7 to WP8?

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