luimed24, 21 Mar 2012Some new features of stock ICS are not included in SGS2 ICS release, like lock screen shorcuts... moreIn LPQ, the data monitering and Gallery are present. Which build are you using?
One bad bad thing about Samsung's Touch Wiz on ICS is that icon groups functionality is not available. Damn you Samsung!!!!
Some new features of stock ICS are not included in SGS2 ICS release, like lock screen shorcuts, per app data monitoring, the new ICS photo gallery. TouchWiz interface looks old and boring compared to the new ICS UI, but that's my personal opinion. In general, the system runs smoothly, I've just had some lags. The new UI effects are nice, and looks more consistent across screens. Battery duration it's shorter when compared with Gingerbread, maybe a third shorter. After a few tries with diferent releases for many countries I gave up, and switched back to gingerbread.
veda2810, 21 Mar 2012I am surprised how GSMarena .. missed out on the fact that the audio quality of the device has... moreI have decided to upgrade back to GB, because batterylife on ICS is a lot worse than on GB, ki8, and ICS get very warm when browsing on Internet and I can not fully use my favorite browser , Miren, on ICS, and the sms-bug is fatal!
I am surprised how GSMarena .. missed out on the fact that the audio quality of the device has improved by leaps and bounds .. Im an audiophile .. have been using this phone since 2.3.3->2.3.4->2.3.5->2.3.6 ... I must say .. that 4.0.3 has removed the distortion .. in the music ... It was clearly present in some songs before updating ... and was gone after upgrading to ICS ... (Earphones used to test-Creative EP630 application Player Pro )
Another noticeable difference was the increase in the call volume .. there is a noticeable difference in ICS .. and the Firmware is not buggy at all .. I have been playing various games .. properly .. and using almost all features .. be sure to factory reset And format ur device before updating ..
this is a major upgrade .. so .. its highly advisable to do so .
Tom-Helge, 20 Mar 2012No it's not, because in the end of the day, when you can customize your device after your OWN ... moreDoes this mean I can get rid of all the bloatware and SNS integrated rubbish that completely stuffs up my SII. Perhaps the upgrade might bring sound improvements (that is people hearing me) and also turn down the temperature of the SII because it is always too hot. Is it just me or do others have reception and sound quality issues with their SII.
battery is even worse than before and takes forever to charge
wish i didnt upgrade
The new update for ICS comes with a lot of improvements.(Forget about TW and use Apex Launcher to expecience pure ICS UI)
But few things are there which need polishing:
1. Contact app now shows profile pic of a perticular contact having SNS integration but the image is way out of resolution. What is the meaning of having this feature if the image can be unrecognizable?
2. WiFi took so much time to start which is definitely a pain in ass for full time WiFi users. This has to be resolved in urgency.
Apart from these issues the update is as smoth as butter in frying pan.
Anonymous, 20 Mar 2012The zero shutter lag is a specific feature of the galaxy nexus Strange...its suppose to be an ICS feature....look at the latest HTC phones or even the old HTC sensation...all of them have instant.shutter that comes with the ICS...its a pity that the s2 left out such an important feature...also they should include the ability to record video and photo at the same time
iPhone 3G, 20 Mar 2012I think iOS is more user friendly than AndroidNo it's not, because in the end of the day, when you can customize your device after your OWN needs, then the user experience will get much better on Android because of that.
Lol it can't handle the ics its lagging and people ask why htc phones lags a bit...if we used htc sense on sgsII it would blow up
I think Samsung did not update Touch Wiz to 5.0 because it would ruin the release of Galaxy S III. Imagine the UI for GSIII already in GSII no one will buy it anymore.
I have updated my GSII to ICS (Philippines) it seems there is a problem when opening the Wi-Fi and with GoSMS.
Ok, but what about the camera stuttering problems?
Why don't you talk about the buggy camera module with firmware version SCF02 wich is still not addressed by Samsung?
A lot of people have this problem and it's still not admitted by Samsung customer care.
They could change your module, but nothing can assure you that the next one will have SCF02 firmware, again (and it's not a remote possibility).
Here you can find the offical xda-developers thread: