Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Oct 2011 18:27 UTC
Google So, somewhere in the middle of the night (at least for me) Samsung and Google held a joint event, in which they announced both the new Nexus phone, the Galaxy Nexus, and Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. While the Galaxy Nexus is a pretty impressive phone, what we got to see from Ice Cream Sandwich surely didn't drop too many jaws.
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Impressive Phone?
by Bink on Wed 19th Oct 2011 21:23 UTC
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You note the phone as “pretty impressive,” but then say ICS “didn't drop too many jaws.” So what’s so impressive about the phone/what makes it stand out from other recent phones? Just the display? Which is just a bit larger and, finally, approaches the iPhone’s pixel density? I actually find the long overdue ICS more “impressive” than the phone.

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RE: Impressive Phone?
by AWdrius on Wed 19th Oct 2011 22:43 in reply to "Impressive Phone?"
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From I find ICS really interesting. Cannot wait to see how new APIs look like. NFC is particularly cool (-.
One other useful feature is network usage tracking. I have 15GB limit, so no worries about going over that limit, but still it is good to know who uses how much.

Edited 2011-10-19 22:44 UTC

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RE[2]: Impressive Phone?
by phoenix on Wed 19th Oct 2011 22:52 in reply to "RE: Impressive Phone?"
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3G Watchdog has provided this feature (tracking data usage) for many years now. We first installed it on my wife's LG Eve running Android 1.5 (now running 2.2).

There are other apps that do this as well (my Xperia Pro came with one from Sony; and the Rogers My Account app shows data usage from their end of things).

That being said, the new built-in data usage tracker breaks down the usage per-app, which is a nice feature. Then you can compare how the background syncs compare to manual data usage, and see which apps are sucking up the bandwidth. ;)

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