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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, 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?

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 14:31 3

14. Damien_666 (Posts: 37; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)


Just for comparison - my Dell Venue never went beyond the f***ed up Gingerbread.
After installing 25 apps, it's now a great looking paper weight.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 14:47 3

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


You're not going to play Diablo 2 everyday until 3 is released, but you are using you're phone everyday.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 15:56 1

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


I'd imagine you can still do each and every thing you purchased your phone to do. You can still text, talk, browse. I'd also bet there are at least 300,000 apps you can download for 2.2 or 2.3. If that's a paper weight....its an awfully heavy one. Considering the dell streak isn't exactly a new device I'd say you are doing pretty well especially considering it came out when WinMo 6.5 was still out. Try downloading an app on WinMo vs android 2.3and tell us how that works out.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 16:37 2

39. kainy (Posts: 165; Member since: 10 Aug 2011)


First of all WinMo did not update to WP7... so and between WP7 and WP8 you are missing some updates: pre-Mango, Mango, WP7.5-Refresh then WP8... So your f**ked up argument is f**kin invalid...

P.S. Windows phone gets two updates an year, one minor and one major. Too bad this comment will get too many thumbs down for being true.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 20:27

51. Archan_Pe (Posts: 74; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


LOL its both never... 6.5 never got 7 and opps are WP7 aint gonna get wp8

posted on 01 May 2012, 00:50

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


I think you are making the point. WP 6.5 did not update to WP 7. WP 7 will not update to WP 8. So saying updates are slow on one OS vs another OS that won't update to the latest makes the "slow" argument invalid. 5 month makes "when hell freezes over" seem like a short period of time. And android has minor updates all the time. Ie..4.0.3

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 14:09

7. alpinejason (Posts: 262; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


reasonable bitch please!!!

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 14:12 11

8. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Android needs to b more uniform like iOS. iOS needs to b more customizable like android.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 15:03 2

26. gp284 (Posts: 120; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


ya that would be nice. But then a lot of people would stop using Android and start with iOS, because it is easier to use.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 15:04 3

27. jove39 (Posts: 1924; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


If google can standardize all hardware interfaces for android (including device drivers)...then updates will be really quick...people can just download source from google site and compile build for their device...only thing google is lacking at...provide a device drivers support like MS-Widows has...just plugin anything and it works :)

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 15:12 4

30. Scott_H (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


Honestly, the only way to do this would be to either make all the phones themselves (e.g. the Apple model) or make incredibly strict hardware guidelines (e.g. Windows Phone) - and either way they would be sacrificing some of the main benefits to Android - that you can pick from a large variety of phone types.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 16:01

36. thedarkside (Posts: 654; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


the force is strong with this one.

i agree with you. i do have an iphone and although its simply and i dont ever have problemns with it, i wish i could make it a little more me.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 14:17 6

9. ananya22 (Posts: 93; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


samsung hasnt updated the gs2 int. version in india but have done it for other countries. they are seriously pissing me off

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 14:43 2

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


You're right, my dad has the GSII and I would always check for updates but I wouldn't get anything.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 15:28

32. poojaroy (Posts: 52; Member since: 29 Apr 2012)


ya u r right sgs2 india hasnt got 4.0 update till now, time has exceeded 6 months lol.samsung should roll out update for india now or they will b in gr8 problem ,they will loose millions of customers from india.. ex(like indian ppl throwed nokia in dustbean bcoz at 1st around 80% ppl were using nokia phones)...so samsung dont let it down time dose matter in todays world competition...u might b the next never know

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 14:23 4

10. dcgore (Posts: 231; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)


Solution: Stop skinning the phones OEMs. Done.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 14:45 2

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


Solution: You can get a Windows Phone or an iPhone otherwise don't complain and just install a custom ROM.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 17:17

41. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Skin is not the main problem. It is the carriers and the fact that the ICS is very different then GB. XDA doe a good job but the user are the beta tester. The ROM are all laggy and the fix will come as time go by. I have a working ics ROM for my 3D but the camera don't work.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 20:40 1

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


huh, that issue has been fixed a while back...you need to update your ROM.

posted on 01 May 2012, 08:49

66. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Not for the 3D, there is not Rom with a working camera for the 3D. The AOKP does not have a working rom. I check everyday. If you know of an Evo 3D with a working camera ICS rom please me a link.

posted on 01 May 2012, 12:25

72. remixfa (Posts: 14597; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


thats because there are no 3D ICS drivers to build from. Someone would have to build one from scratch.

So your choice is to stick with ICS and not use 3D, or go back to gingerbread and pray for the update. Honestly, how much do u actually use the 3d cameras?

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 14:25 4

11. tluv00 (Posts: 134; Member since: 18 Oct 2007)


Well considering that ICS is an Phone and Tablet update plus just by the sheer number of devices out there as well as LTE/HSPA + being used more now I could expect the adoption time to be longer than before.

People need to relax. I would rather wait another month than get a buggy, poorly tested version that I then have to read people complaigning about as to why the carriers let them release so early without more testing.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 14:26

12. tluv00 (Posts: 134; Member since: 18 Oct 2007)


You should call customer service. I am sure they are right around the corner.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 14:34

15. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)


I hate to see the Jellybean update then...

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 14:46 3

19. tech-head (Posts: 133; Member since: 02 Sep 2011)


Yet another reason I may go back to the dark side(apple). :(

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 14:48 2

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


Windows Phone?

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 16:03 3

37. thedarkside (Posts: 654; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


windows phones blow huge donkey wang.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 19:13 1

48. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


This comment made me laugh so hard I almost cried.
Thank you sir, for making my day funnier. xDDDD

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 19:39

50. thedarkside (Posts: 654; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


you are very welcome. my bias comes from working at sprint and now verizon and ive never had a good experience with a windows phone. to be honest i used to hate the iphone and droids both at different times but have come to respect and almost admire there OS.

windows should make like alderaan and be destroyed.

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