Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich & Galaxy Nexus

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is here. And Galaxy Nexus is the first Android phone to have it. I love the HD Super AMOLED display (1280 x 720) on Galaxy Nexus. But 1.2GHz TI OMAP 4460 dual-core processor with PowerVR SGX540 GPU is disappointed for a 3D gamer like me. Galaxy Nexus score on GLBenchmark is bad too.

Luckily, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich does bring some goodies like NFC-enabled feature ~ Android Beam, offline search in Gmail, Face Unlock, ability to access apps directly from lock screen, Data Usage section in settings, zero shutter lag camera app… Can’t wait to get Android 4.0 on my Samsung Galaxy S II. And the question will be ~ When can I get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on Samsung Galaxy S2? CyanogenMod team should be the first one that will bring Android 4.0 to most of the Android devices. Hopefully, a real stable version will be out soon on Samsung Galaxy S2.

I don’t think that I will get Galaxy Nexus even it has HD Super AMOLED display due to poor performing TI OMAP 4460 CPU and PowerVR SGX540 GPU. How about you?


    • As a SLR camera user, I don’t care much about MP size. I rather have a big good image sensor with 5 MP than a poor small image sensor with 8 MP or 12 MP. MP is just a marketing tool. Lens quality is important too. πŸ˜‰

      • I’m a EOS400D user as well but I’m an engineer and use my HD2 CM7 to scan docs at site and email them. Not sure abt the nexus S as no details in what I saw from the webcast.

      • Agree with you completely. Tiny sensors with high pixel count only occupy more storage space with noise and slow everything down. I prefer quality versus quantity.

  1. In my opinion, this galaxy nexus seems to be a letdown:(
    But i am still very optimistic about ICS. Can’t wait to get it on the S2… And since it’s gonna be a while till Samsung releases a firmware based on the new ICS, our best bet will be to rely on other aftermarket developers as Jayce mentioned above.
    I need to learn how to root and feel comfortable about it…. fast! Lol:p

    • No one know the answer unless you are the one of the developers that porting ICS to S2.
      Both are great OS. You can’t go wrong with either one of them. I like them both. Of course, they have their own pros and cons. Just choose the platform that suit you most.

  2. I read a lot of information about android 4.0
    I think it is better not currently exist. I really love the platform android. Easy and convenient.

  3. Nikon D1 is ONLY 2.7Mp but yet produce sharp pics, i wonder why? hmmm ……

    Sadly, ice cream failed to impress me (based on youtube) πŸ™
    maybe it’s the problem with their marketing? πŸ˜›

  4. We’ve seen Netbook gradually ‘grows’ to become Notebook, in terms of size, weight etc.

    I hope the Smart Phone doesn’t ‘grow’ to become a tablet.
    Quad core, 2GHz Tegra, 2 GB RAM and 1.8″ 320GB HDD in a phone?
    May be if the current trend and needs continue.

    A phone that’s too big making in inconvenient for one-handed operation.

    I wonder how many people realise this.


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