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[Q] Is this the end of GB updates for the ARC?

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The Sony losses are blown out of proportion by the Sony hating tech media. Sony aren't American basically.

If you don't like icons and stuff, just install go launcher.

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My issues are basically interface-related, that is why I hope the Sony implementation is better than stock ICS.

1) Icons. Seriously. A 14-year old would like them, I am sure.
2) What the hell is a Google search bar doing at the top of the screen? I do not want it. If I wanted it I would install the 'Google search' widget. Make it go away.
3) Widgets menu placed next to applications menu. I understand this makes finding the wanted widget easier, but this is not a tablet. I do not think that mobile phone owners change widgets so often that they should have the same status as apps.
4) Shortcut to Google Play on the top of the apps/widgets menu. Again, no possibility of deleting it (like the search bar)
5) Inability to add apps/shortcuts/widgets to the home screens by pressing on an empty spot and holding. Now it has to be done by going to the desired app/widget and pressing and holding.
6) Settings. It is nice that now they are accessible via the notifications bar. However, it took me a while to guess that to configure WiFi access now I had to actually click on 'Wifi' and then a menu opened. I guess I am used to the old 'Wifi settings' menu.
7) GB on my Arc (1205 quadrant) feels more responsive than ICS on my Nexus S (1194 quadrant). A small difference but the Arc just feels faster.
8) Task switcher now shows a screenshot of all open/recently opened apps. Again, like a tablet. And again, this is not a tablet. Nice feature in theory however scrolling the list of apps is not as fluid as it should be.

Oh well I see that I should stay with GB

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Originally Posted by joens View Post
My issues are basically interface-related, that is why I hope the Sony implementation is better than stock ICS.

1) Icons. Seriously. A 14-year old would like them, I am sure.
2) What the hell is a Google search bar doing at the top of the screen? I do not want it. If I wanted it I would install the 'Google search' widget. Make it go away.
3) Widgets menu placed next to applications menu. I understand this makes finding the wanted widget easier, but this is not a tablet. I do not think that mobile phone owners change widgets so often that they should have the same status as apps.
4) Shortcut to Google Play on the top of the apps/widgets menu. Again, no possibility of deleting it (like the search bar)
5) Inability to add apps/shortcuts/widgets to the home screens by pressing on an empty spot and holding. Now it has to be done by going to the desired app/widget and pressing and holding.
6) Settings. It is nice that now they are accessible via the notifications bar. However, it took me a while to guess that to configure WiFi access now I had to actually click on 'Wifi' and then a menu opened. I guess I am used to the old 'Wifi settings' menu.
7) GB on my Arc (1205 quadrant) feels more responsive than ICS on my Nexus S (1194 quadrant). A small difference but the Arc just feels faster.
8) Task switcher now shows a screenshot of all open/recently opened apps. Again, like a tablet. And again, this is not a tablet. Nice feature in theory however scrolling the list of apps is not as fluid as it should be.

Oh well I see that I should stay with GB
1-6 is actually very solvable even without rooting. Lol. Just download a different launcher.
Smartphones:

Nokia N82>>LG Optimus One>>LG Optimus 2x>>LG optimus 3D>>HTC Desire HD>>Google Nexus S>>Apple Iphone 4>>SE Xperia Arc>>HTC Sensation (current)>>Galaxy Nexus>>Galaxy Note 2(still active)>>HTC One (retired)>>Samsung Galaxy S5 (blue)

Tablet:

Samsung Galaxy Tab>>Asus EePad Transformer TF101
 
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The Sony losses are blown out of proportion by the Sony hating tech media. Sony aren't American basically.

If you don't like icons and stuff, just install go launcher.

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As much as I love the brand I gotta admit that they don't have the best support though. lots of outdated drivers for other products that never get updated...... despite this, I keep coming back as they have awesome products.
 
phanurak24
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still love GB more than ICS hope they update firmware for us soon
 
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It's basically not necessary to update ICS, and ppl may still want to try it anyway (plus all the custom ROM flying around, it's hard to resist, really).
 
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Same here, GB works great for me.

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