Samsung really did a number with ICS, instead of updating touchwiz the used the same, so gallery is worst than vanilla, app drawer is worst, transitions are worst also, and the list goes on and on.
I am not opposed to skining, but firmly believe that the skin shoud improve on the base version and not take away from it. and this one takes away a lot.
They even managed to remove a functionality that was on GB dialer where you could open the dialer and jump to contacts from in there now you have to go back to home or press menu key and contacts to get there.
I was never a fan of custom ROMs, but today CM9 is looking better and better.
By all means Samsung should offer something better than stock or just stick to stock but never something worst.
This is just my humble opinion and I thought it should be out there.
The very best galaxy s2 with either gingerbread or ICS
So the camera interface is still the same?no new settings or faster shutter?also did they add new wallpapers that the default ICS had?
Misterio, 17 Mar 2012Stupid Touchwiz. No one can tell you what do you have an ICS or 2.3. No difference in design.All Samsung's smartphones are preinstalled with TouchWiz. Thus, Samsung's phones' UI regarless of which OS (Gingerbread, ICS or Bada OS) will look the same. So stop complaining. Get a custom launcher then. TouchWiz itself is not an OS.
AnonD-252, 18 Mar 2012Have anyone made the app AdFree Android or the app AdAway work on rooted official ICS for S2?I now have Adblocking, do not know why it took so long for AdAway, or was it maybe AdFree Android, to take away ads because on GB ads were removed instantly after host-download and a restart. I think it was AdAway that removed the ads because I installed it when I became disappointed with AdFree. It is good to report problems because app-developers... can then fix these problems!
Have anyone made the app AdFree Android or the app AdAway work on rooted official ICS for S2?
Scrolling is very good, the problem is scrolling when browsing using stock internet, diagonal scrolling is not very responsive, sometimes it works, sometimes doesnt
Anonymous, 18 Mar 2012TC: I dont think you are using the **official** d/l ?? I am definetly using the official ICS, first the one installed using the built in over the air update in GB, but now I am using the official version installed using KIES! The over the air update kept root and Superuser and Mobile Odin was still installed after the update to ICS, but the update to ICS using KIES did not keep root...!
Why deny that this official release of ICS by Samsung for S2 is full of problems..., it is still far better than iOS and WP7 and MeeGo and Symbian..., but GB is still better and more stable than ICS!
Scrolling is not good, not only in every browser but also in apps menus... My Internet-connection often disconnect without any reason. My installed apps do not show up in Google Play under my installed apps. Only Opera Mobile and Dolphin Browser HD and the stock Internet browser can handle Adobe Flash without problems, can play movies... in fullscreen.
The only thing that impress me is that I still have root and SuperUser and Mobile Odin installed even after I updated using the GB built in over the air update to ICS, and I hope Samsung will use this over the air update often for new releases and soon for many bugfixes...!
So, there is no sign of screen off animation from vanilla ics? That stinks. :/
Currently there is no ICS Update for S2 in KSA, i have been checking
Two Methods to update:
1. From Phone:
Applications>Settings>About Phone>Software Update.
2. From PC:
Download & Install Samsung Kies on PC
Connect your phone to the PC
Kies will automatically check for an update and will prompt a software upgrade for your phone
Anonymous, 18 Mar 2012Just because you don't use them, it doesn't mean that they aren't running in the background. M... moreThe batterylife is good when when the phone is not being used, but as soon as I start using it the battery drains fast, and I am always rooted thanks to Mobile Odin but removing those apps did not improve my batterylife, and I hope Samsung will soon come with a fix so removing these apps should not be needed. When I am browsing on Internet my phone with ICS it get really hot/warm. There is a bug where GO sms pro sends 2 sms everytime I want to send 1 sms, and that is a problem when I want to pay a busticket using sms because I then have to pay for to tickets because GO sms pro sends 2 sms. The game Real Racing 2 is one of those games that do not even start on ICS.
audio junk, 18 Mar 2012Can someone please tell me whether the gallery and camera interface has changes?does it have i... moreBoth Gallery and Camera is identical to the old on GB, the only difference is that vidoe is now recorded in stereo. There are many apps on Google Play that have these new ICS features but it would havebeen nice if Samsung have included the ICS Gallery and ICS Camera in the update to ICS.
WTF!!! After updating to ICS,I can't change my wallpaper. anybody tried this?