After spending a few battery discharges, cycling 3 fully charged batteries, I now can fairly say that the ICS update has not improved from my previous experience. Its slightly lowered in efficiency from my experience with Gingerbread.
It's an hour or so less than my heavy usage Gingerbread experience. I usually before get about 7 hours of above medium usage, browsing frequently, now it's about 5 hours plus. I don't know what extra stuff are running in the background that's eating more power. I think I need to fiddle around a bit more to find out.
Maybe different regions have different versions of updates, but where is that browser screen invert function (to make the background black instead of white) for ICS to save on power?
A previously mentioned, there's a glitch with the keyboard input freezes when you try to encode text on screen. You need to wait really long or restart the whole system to shake the problem off. This has happened quite a number of times, and it frustrated me when when I could not answer an SMS. This never happened before the update.
The premium suite did however gave me some positive benefits. The S Note's sketchbook icon to organize sets of notes or sketches is most appreciated. You can customize the covers with the many templates available. The sketch animation recording is quite useful to show how you began till finished process of a sketch. But how can thus be translated to a video format without a third party app? Still quite useful for live presentation sketching to explain stuff connected to an HDMI media projector, and saving them in a "notebook".
Short from rooting my Note and experimenting on the many ROMs out there, I hope to see a better work on this update soon, fixing the glitches some of us are experiencing.
AnonD-1094, 27 May 2012no update in india on my device yet ,no ics still on 2.3.6 ,what to do Are you trying through Samsung Kies or OTA?
I have upgraded my Note to ICS on 23rd through Samsung here in India.
AnonD-1094, 27 May 2012no update in india on my device yet ,no ics still on 2.3.6 ,what to do just connect to kies and u can get the update
no update in india on my device yet ,no ics still on 2.3.6 ,what to do
AnonD-39337, 27 May 2012so what you're suggesting is i need to drain the battery until the phone turn off by itself, a... moreyes...also clean the battery terminals with soft cloth,,,,i hope u wl get positive results....this process worked for me ....
[deleted post]so what you're suggesting is i need to drain the battery until the phone turn off by itself, and then recharge it? and i need to do that 3x?
AnonD-39337, 27 May 2012does it work? drain the battery and recharge it? please reply. i used to love my note for its... moreYes it does work......after update i have fully charged it and..i unplugged from charge at 8:13 and axactly after 2hrs....i lost 10%charge....so its okk losing 10% after 45min.browsing....
[deleted post]yes... what ever you are mentioning.... its not bad at all.... its very good performance....
AnonD-39337, 27 May 2012i hope so. I used to love my note. I recharged the battery every 2 days. Two days!! It was awe... moreYes.. I am agree with you that GB battery was very good... I spend three days always with note....due to 2500mah battery i can not think ever for Galaxy 3 or htc one...
AnonD-29647, 27 May 2012Willy, I think samsung will come with tinny update to reduce the RAM... for battery improvemen... morei hope so. I used to love my note. I recharged the battery every 2 days. Two days!! It was awesome. But now after ICS, i need to find a power slot every 12 hours >.
AnonD-39337, 27 May 2012how? i've cleard the ram. But when i go to task manager later, it comes back to 500-600MB. Wit... moreI think we have to wait for another short update..... i strongly recommend to have GO LAUNCHER EX.... it is still on 300-350 RAM ....
AnonD-39337, 27 May 2012hheii... i've done it too. but how about battery life? mine is getting really poor. Ram cons... moreWilly, I think samsung will come with tinny update to reduce the RAM... for battery improvement RAM must down to 300-350.
AnonD-29647, 27 May 2012Brother, you need to free the RAM when mobile is not in use.... It will help to boost the b... morehow? i've cleard the ram. But when i go to task manager later, it comes back to 500-600MB. With gingerbread, it was only 300-400MB ram used
NIK 88, 26 May 2012ICS upgrade. I am in Jakarta Indonesia. I just upgraded ICS via OTA. everything is working fin... morehheii... i've done it too.
but how about battery life? mine is getting really poor. Ram consumption becomes really high. With gingerbread usually only 300-400 MB used. But with ICS it is almost always >500MB.
please reply, willy, jakarta
AnonD-39337, 27 May 2012does it work? drain the battery and recharge it?
please reply. i used to love my note for its... moreBrother,
you need to free the RAM when mobile is not in use.... It will help to boost the battery...
[deleted post]does it work? drain the battery and recharge it?
please reply. i used to love my note for its battery life. But now after i upgraded to ics, battery life becomes very poor.
i used to recharge ny note every 2 days, now i have to do it every 12 hours
AnonD-56472, 27 May 2012Got official ics premium suit update location: Baroda, Gujarat, IndiaDear Patel, Can you please write us your ROM version... i am from Paksitan... take care and enjoy your moments with ICS
AnonD-36668, 27 May 2012When will Pakistan get the official ICS update? Still waiting..:(Dear ,
ICS is available OTA in all over pakistan for international version.... I have already done it three days before... you need to have international version GN... if not then you have to wait... by the way have you your Galaxy note with logo.....??
AnonD-29647, 27 May 2012Congratulation that you are enjoing ICS, in pakistan all GN owners are busy to debate on ICS..... moreYes im enjoyin ICS to the fullest. ....as such i have no issues. ...battery has improved.....no probs in videos. ...keyboards have nice option for one hand typing....fullscreen browsing is super....those who r facing battery issue i suggest to drain fully then recharge full..do ths for 3times....