Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 2nd Jun 2012 23:00 UTC
Google Yes, it's been a long road, but Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has achieved a major milestone. Just over half a year since it's been released, Google's latest Android version has crossed the all-important 7% installed base barrier. This is a major achievement for Android, so Google has reason to celebrate. I'm proud to be part of the 7.1%.
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Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

Eh, True to an extent. But, sometimes updates make a huge difference in usability. comparing my cm9 captivate to a samsung 2.2 image is just ridiculous. When I showed my non tech friend that hadn't updated, he obviously wanted to. When the difference between the usability is great, people will want to upgrade. When their is a great visibile difference in performance, people will want to upgrade when they learn of it.

This is the same reason why each version of MS Office looks different, so you know its different, without having to be one of those rare people that notice a new feature or improvement.

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No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

But comparing the CM9 to Samsung is also comparing CM to Samsung. With Samsung's own ROM comes a bunch of useless Samsung bloat, whereas CM comes with some neat functionality. And one of the reasons why Samsung take their sweet goddamn time in getting updates to their OS is because they need to port their useless bloat to the newer Android versions.

Having said that, Chrome needs ICS, which makes the upgrade worth it. By far the best browser for any mobile OS I've seen.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yes obviously comparing CM9 to Samsungs touchwized 2.2 is comparing CM9 to samsung's touchwized 2.2. In other news, water is wet. The point is not who created software that improves a phone, but that people want software that improves hardware.

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