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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RE[3]: Interesting Side Point
by Neolander on Mon 4th Jun 2012 07:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Interesting Side Point"
Neolander
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2010-03-08

Also, I don't think that you need ICS to get "The vast majority of the cool and competitive features in Android". As far as I can tell, for Gingerbread users, ICS is more of a big overall UI refinement (and a large resource hog) than a groundbreaking feature-rich release.

Edited 2012-06-04 07:01 UTC

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RE[4]: Interesting Side Point
by zima on Tue 5th Jun 2012 22:12 in reply to "RE[3]: Interesting Side Point"
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2005-07-06

ICS is [...] a large resource hog)

I didn't follow it too closely (not much point to wonder about upgrade before CM is even available), is it really a hog?

Android tended to be more smooth with new releases... (especially on slowish hardware)

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

If we are to believe Sony's blog post and the people who periodically complain about a large battery life hit on XDA, then yes. The latter can come from a variety of other causes, though (bad CPU governor, kernel functionality that's not enabled yet, etc...).

http://developer.sonymobile.com/wp/2012/03/30/learn-about-the-techn...
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1445821

Myself, I can deal with a few dozens of MB of RAM less, but those who want to run heavy software would probably want to wait until Google have optimized the thing more.

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