Originally Posted by himmatsj
What's so great about ICS that can change the miserable fate of our tablets especially the mother-of-God lag that presides within it? Will it bring the tab closer to the performances of the Apple iPad?
I like my Tab for many reasons, but using my dad's iPad 2 feels like an otherworldly experience. Scrolling, typing, zooming, browsing and gaming is incredibly lag free on the iPad. The absence/presence of lag is an important factor in maintaining a great user experience. This is one area which Android falls short on, unfortunately.
I'm looking to see what exactly ICS can do for our Tabs. Mind you, the iPad 2 is older than our Tab yet it can run circles in terms of performance even over the Transformer Prime.
Those who already have ICS on your devices (ROMs obviously) might want to share your experience till we get the real thing on our devices. I'm from Malaysia btw, so I don't know how much longer must I wait after you Canadians get it
I have a G.Tab 10.1 3G (I am typing this reply on it BTW), I am running KANG ICS since last January but I am waiting Samsung's ICS because (besides having working cameras) I do like and use most Samsung's added apps, services and customizations.
How does ICS do on the G.Tab compared to HC? Well, it's so much better that I am gladily trading working cameras and Samsung's software for its speed and stability.
How is it compared to an iPad? My brother has an iPad2 and I have tried it extensively before buying myself a tablet and I hate iOS with a passion, it's simply frustratingly LIMITED compared to HC and ICS, at least for how I use a tablet.
That said, the iPad2 has TODAY (...) more dedicated apps and it's still smoother overall than my G.Tab running KANG ICS BUT its marginal advantage in responsiveness doesn't even come close, for me, to closing the huge gap in functionality and User Interface's design, usefulness and pleasantness of use of ICS.
Last but not least, the iPad2 (not to mention the iPad3 which is even worse) is one of the heaviest tablets around whereas the G.Tab is one of the lightest and that, for a device which may be held for long times with probably one hand only, is not something to be underestimated.
Also, but that's a matter of personal preferences, I STRONGLY dislike the feel in hand of metal backs, I MUCH prefer good quality plastic.
To me, it's a no contest really.