ICS update gives a big boost to your HTC Vivid

ICS update gives a big boost to your HTC Vivid
Everyone is rightfully excited when they hear that their Android device is getting the update to the newest version of the OS, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but for some users the upgrade may give you more than just new features, it may give your device a pretty solid performance boost. According to some benchmarks by Venture Beat, if you have an HTC Vivid, you may see a performance boost of up to 66%. 

Granted, that number is a bit misleading, because the only place you'll see an improvement as large as 66% is in the vastly improved stock Android browser which processes Javascript 66% faster than the Gingerbread stock browser, and renders HTML about 24% faster. Still, you should see a fair bit of improvement in general as well. On the graphics benchmarks, the HTC Vivid running ICS scored 20% higher on Nenamark 1, and a very impressive 41% higher on Nenamark 2, compared to a Vivid with Gingerbread. 

Maybe best of all is that the Vivid showed almost an extra hour of battery life in the Basemark OS battery test. That test doesn't really translate to longer talk time, but will mean better battery life for everything else for which you use your phone. Add that kind of performance boost to the Beats Audio and other improvements HTC put in the update, and there is some real value in getting ICS on your phone. 

source: VentureBeat

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Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

thats really nice! i also have an htc sensation i wonder if it'll improve this much as well

2. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

It really does, going from Gingerbread to ICS on my Sensation was a huge difference. The entire phone feels way faster overall.


Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

yea thats cool and did you notice battery improvements???

10. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

I have the custom ROM Android Revolution HD installed and it gives me better battery life. So I would expect better battery life on the official release too. Sry for the late reply.

3. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

I did notice a big improvement.

5. torr310

Posts: 1670; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Now I start to feel HTC rocks! It is the best manufacturer for the software updates.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Yea HTC was smart to do this with their "current gen" phones. While they might never get full ICS SENSE 4.0, this much needed and improved Sense 3.6 is awesome.

7. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Why still release for HTC VIVID instead of the Atrix 4G when it came out a year before that AT&T?

8. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

htc created the update not motorola moron, motorola will actually have to make the update 1st and im sure their focusing on phones like the droid razr and atrix 2 not the OG atrix

9. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

Atrix 4G came out in Feb 2011 and Vivid came out in Oct. 2011. That is not a year. They will push out the updates for ICS that the Manufactures give them. Also the Vivid is a LTE device while Atrix 4g or even Atrix 2 do not contain LTE. AT&T is smart to push it out to LTE devices before HSPA+ or HSPA devices.

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