Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Feb 2012 23:36 UTC
Google Forget patent trolling - Android's biggest weakness, and most daunting obstacle to overcome, is its complete and utter lack of updates. Motorola has detailed its upgrade plans for Ice Cream Sandwich - and it ain't good. If the company Google just bought can't even update its phones properly, what can we expect from the rest?
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ICS isn't all its cracked up to be
by siimo on Thu 16th Feb 2012 10:58 UTC
siimo
Member since:
2006-06-22

Okay so I have a Samsung Galaxy S i9000. It has like 3 or 4 ICS ROMs and some of them are very stable, I ran one for about 2 weeks as my daily driver but then gave up on it and went back to CM 7.2.

Why? No it isn't cause ICS was unstable, it worked great on my phone, everything worked no problem at all.

But, a few of my apps misbehaved or were not quite compatible with ICS and I also missed some of the nice features of CM7 that are still missing from CM9. For example, the biggest one being volume rocker to skip fwd or back in music player when screen is off. I use this extensively when working out and just have the phone in my pocket. Having to take phone out of pocket and look at the screen to skip songs is a pain. Another thing being the fully configurable lockscreen in CM7 including delay locking so it only asks me passcode if I haven't used my phone for 30 minutes. I could go on and on.

But in my opinion Android is okay but it is CyanogenMod that makes it great - at least for me. I will never buy a phone that isn't supported by CM ever no matter how man cores or Gee Bees it has.

Edited 2012-02-16 10:58 UTC

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lubod Member since:
2009-02-02

Is there a flip phone (as opposed to candy bar phones with touch screen) with decent specs, price, features that is considered supported by Cyanogenmod (and will continue to be by future releases based on Ice Cream Sandwich)?

Maybe I'm weird but I like flip phones so much better than the candy bar form factor, I think I'd forego the touchscreen!

All the ones listed on the devices page at cyanogenmod

http://www.cyanogenmod.com/devices

look like candy bar phones, every single one.

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