Subscribe to the::unwired's RSS Feedthe::unwired at Twitterthe::unwired at Facebookthe::unwired on Google Plus
Top Stories
the::unwired forum
You are not logged in.
You are here: the::unwired - forum / Thoughts / THOUGHT: Android 4.0 / Ice Cream Sandwich - available but not yet ready for Prime-Time? Topic closed! This topic automatically closed 30 days after first posting.
#1

Arne Hess

Editor in Chief

From: Munich or Wireless Cyberspace
Registered: 01.01.1970
Posts: 6184

Website

Ok, Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich is now - with the commercial launch of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus - available and one of the major goals for Google was to reunify the Android platform. Since the launch of Android 3.0 / Honeycomb, Google had two Android platforms - one for smartphones (Android 2.3.x aka Gingerbread) and one for tablets (Android 3.x aka Honeycomb). However, Google said before that it was working to reunify both streams again into a single platform and Android 4.0 was the result. As the name/number implies, Ice Cream Sandwich is far more than just a Honeycomb update for smartphones but a new and enhanced Android version. However, it seems it's not yet ready for prime time.

[Read More]


Cheers ~ Arne

Founder & Editor in Chief the::unwired
Follow Arne Hess or the::unwired on Twitter - Become a Fan of the::unwired on Facebook

#2

jc

I'm too lazy to register

I am confused... How is it the fault of ICS that facebook devs have not updated their code? How is it ICS fault that adobe has decided to abandon flash but still agrees to support ics in the next 2 weeks... I think your agravation is with software devs not staying on top of things and not ICS. Although I will give you the point that google should have its house in order with its OWN apps... Every time we have  sea change of an OS (remember 64 bit win 7 and the loss of old printers and early release software that just does not work right?). The problem is with the dev world not keeping up or looking forward as change inevitably happens...


This posting was contributed by a unregistered visitor of the::unwired Forum!
the::unwired isn't responsible for any contributions.
#3

Arne Hess

Editor in Chief

From: Munich or Wireless Cyberspace
Registered: 01.01.1970
Posts: 6184

Website

In terms of Facebook, I would expect *from Google*, that they are offering a solution which keeps the menu item alive! They introduced the menu key and took it away with Honeycomb and now again with ICS. However, with Honeycomb, there was a working menu soft-key which isn't available at ICS anymore. No question, I agree that developers have to keep their apps up-to-date but if I, as the owner of a platform, make massive changes in basic functionality, I have to have solutions available to keep apps working. Frankly, I'm disappointed that a major app like Facebook is that bad supported in ICS when it was supported well in Honeycomb; keeping in mind that both platforms share the new navigation philosophy.
In terms of Flash I think that Google is "powerful" enough to convince Adobe before the launch of the Galaxy Nexus to adopt Flash for ICS.


Cheers ~ Arne

Founder & Editor in Chief the::unwired
Follow Arne Hess or the::unwired on Twitter - Become a Fan of the::unwired on Facebook

#4

steve

I'm too lazy to register

how does android 4.0 being ready for primetime have to do with facebooks app at all. you do understand they are two separate companies right? also heres a news flash for you ICS is already running on other android phones...android 4.0 hasnt even been released in the united states yet which is probably why facebook hasnt redone there app...this article is poorly written and researched what kind of author begins a sentence with And anyway? this guy/gal needs to take an english 101 college class or something oh yeah and take a technology course while your at it so you know what your talking about next time.


This posting was contributed by a unregistered visitor of the::unwired Forum!
the::unwired isn't responsible for any contributions.
#5

Arne Hess

Editor in Chief

From: Munich or Wireless Cyberspace
Registered: 01.01.1970
Posts: 6184

Website

Interesting, would love to learn more from you on which other phones Android 4.0 was already released - except home-brewed ports? I'm not aware of another one at the moment but maybe you can share with us your knowledge!? But anyway, who cares if Android 4.0 was released in the U.S. or not? It was publicly and officially launched with the Galaxy Nexus and therefore it's available! And (starting with and again ;-) it has a serious concept-bug which Honeycomb hadn't had. It's hiding the Facebook settings menu which - btw - isn't the only app which lacks the settings menu if running on Android 4.0 but the most important one for end-users! That's a serious bug which - IMHO - doesn't make it ready for prime-time!
Regarding the rest of your rant, I'm leaving you alone! :-)


Cheers ~ Arne

Founder & Editor in Chief the::unwired
Follow Arne Hess or the::unwired on Twitter - Become a Fan of the::unwired on Facebook

#6

Marshall

I'm too lazy to register

Odd that you compare this to iOS which does not have (and never will have) Flash support - yet it counts against Android but not against iOS. Flash is essentially dead. There's over 15 million iOS devices which don't and won't support it. This is just another nail in that coffin.


This posting was contributed by a unregistered visitor of the::unwired Forum!
the::unwired isn't responsible for any contributions.
#7

Arne Hess

Editor in Chief

From: Munich or Wireless Cyberspace
Registered: 01.01.1970
Posts: 6184

Website

Maybe odd but not really! If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I've blamed Apple for its decision countless times! But it's not getting better if you repeat it but I still think Apple is wrong – for the time being. As wrong as Microsoft and Google are. Microsoft for following Apple and not bringing Flash to Windows Phone 7 and Google for not having Flash available the moment the Galaxy Nexus hit the stores.
Doesn't matter what we all think about Flash, the web is still full of it and will be an important part for the next years. It limits the user experience by not having it available at the moment and so far, I liked the Android browser user experience pretty much - especially on Android 3.x and 4.x!


Cheers ~ Arne

Founder & Editor in Chief the::unwired
Follow Arne Hess or the::unwired on Twitter - Become a Fan of the::unwired on Facebook

Pages: 1
Topic closed! This topic automatically closed 30 days after first posting.
© Copyright 1998 - 2013 by the::unwired® & Arne Hess
All rights reserved!
the::unwired is a registered trademark of Arne Hess.
All trademarks are owned by their respective companies.
All site video, graphic and text content is copyrighted to the respective party and may not be reproduced without express written consent.