Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 18th Mar 2012 21:23 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This past week and this weekend I've finally found the time to enter into the colorful world of custom Android ROMs. After figuring out just how insanely great and awesome ClockWorkMod Recovery is, I set about to figure out what the best Ice Cream Sandwich ROM is for the Galaxy SII. While the answer to that question became clear quite quickly, this answer also gave rise to a whole bunch of other questions.
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Stock ICS isn´t that bad
by rj3005 on Mon 19th Mar 2012 10:00 UTC
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Currently running Stock(+root) ICS on my SGS-II, until lasts week ICS release I ran CM9 for a while but it´s lacking important features (for me).

I´m have never been a fan of TW but personally I prefer the stock Samsung version (after installing Nova Launcher/Apex) as it´s fast, stable, TV out and FM radio do work and best of all my battery last forever now (currently after 25 hours of light use with all syncs on I still have 76% battery left)

It´s not more than logical that Samsung didn´t change the look and feel much, the SGS-II is a consumer device with most of the millions of users completely unaware of different Android versions. If their device prompts them an update notification will accept it (or not) but would be completely lost if their phone suddenly works totally different. (Do you think MS would ever push an automatic update on W7 that transforms your desktop to Metro-style?)

I do hope handset manufactures one day offer an option between AOSP and Skinned (on first boot, or in settings) but till that day don´t expect existing consumer phone completely changes style/functionality each time Google releases a mayor version.

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