**BREAKING NEWS** Google Reveals Design Standards for Android 4.0 at CES - 56k

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#1 Posted by Rikusaki (16474 posts) -

Have you been waiting for a more consistent Android expirience? The wait is almost over. Google has revealed design standrads for devs to follow.

"Mr. Duarte warns that if you choose to not follow the guide, your software will stand out -- and not in a good way."

These are guidelines, not mandates. Android is sticking to the open plan.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/12/google-design-standards-android-4-ice-cream-sandwich/

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#2 Posted by Steameffekt (4950 posts) -

Looks good! Hope my G2X gets ICS.

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#3 Posted by Rikusaki (16474 posts) -

I already have some apps that have been updated to the new ICS interface.

It's beautiful. I can't wait until all of my apps look like this.

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#4 Posted by MackAttack77 (25 posts) -
I'm holding out till middle of this year for a new phone. I can't wait for ICS.
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#5 Posted by cjek (14327 posts) -
Nice. The Asus Transformer gets in in February, but I might wait to install it, as I'm programming an app for it for my Computer Science final year project. Can't afford to take any risks :)
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#6 Posted by PipeBigboss (213 posts) -

Really, will update the transformer as soon as it is released

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#7 Posted by Cwagmire21 (5896 posts) -

Pretty sweet. I have my eye on the Galaxy Nexus, but my upgrade isn't untiil April. :(

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#8 Posted by Nino_ze (368 posts) -

looks great, hopefully HTC will announce it soon for the Desire Z

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#9 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -

looks great, hopefully HTC will announce it soon for the Desire Z

Nino_ze
Htc will probably state that your phone is under powered blah blah blah and we can give you this broken rom :? poor desire users who got shafted.
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#10 Posted by SoraX64 (29221 posts) -
[QUOTE="Nino_ze"]

looks great, hopefully HTC will announce it soon for the Desire Z

mystic_knight
Htc will probably state that your phone is under powered blah blah blah and we can give you this broken rom :? poor desire users who got shafted.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1428866 Just about everything works, but the stock camera app is a little bit shaky. They'll fix that in time.
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#11 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -
[QUOTE="mystic_knight"][QUOTE="Nino_ze"]

looks great, hopefully HTC will announce it soon for the Desire Z

SoraX64
Htc will probably state that your phone is under powered blah blah blah and we can give you this broken rom :? poor desire users who got shafted.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1428866 Just about everything works, but the stock camera app is a little bit shaky. They'll fix that in time.

Custom roms are amazing, its just the official rom release from htc lets users down.
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#12 Posted by Nino_ze (368 posts) -
[QUOTE="Nino_ze"]

looks great, hopefully HTC will announce it soon for the Desire Z

mystic_knight
Htc will probably state that your phone is under powered blah blah blah and we can give you this broken rom :? poor desire users who got shafted.

I doubt that HTC will do that, the Desire series is one of their top selling devices
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#13 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -
[QUOTE="mystic_knight"][QUOTE="Nino_ze"]

looks great, hopefully HTC will announce it soon for the Desire Z

Nino_ze
Htc will probably state that your phone is under powered blah blah blah and we can give you this broken rom :? poor desire users who got shafted.

I doubt that HTC will do that, the Desire series is one of their top selling devices

Remember the original desire released in may 2010 which never got gingerbread to work completely on it. It was due to insufficient hardware or something and it had a 1ghz snapdragon with 512mb ram. So they released a broken version of it.
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#14 Posted by SoraX64 (29221 posts) -
[QUOTE="mystic_knight"][QUOTE="Nino_ze"][QUOTE="mystic_knight"] Htc will probably state that your phone is under powered blah blah blah and we can give you this broken rom :? poor desire users who got shafted.

I doubt that HTC will do that, the Desire series is one of their top selling devices

Remember the original desire released in may 2010 which never got gingerbread to work completely on it. It was due to insufficient hardware or something and it had a 1ghz snapdragon with 512mb ram. So they released a broken version of it.

Sense is a memory hog, especially beyond version 1.0. The small System partition on top of the lower amount of RAM would have made the upgrade laggy and slow.
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#15 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -
[QUOTE="mystic_knight"][QUOTE="Nino_ze"] I doubt that HTC will do that, the Desire series is one of their top selling devices SoraX64
Remember the original desire released in may 2010 which never got gingerbread to work completely on it. It was due to insufficient hardware or something and it had a 1ghz snapdragon with 512mb ram. So they released a broken version of it.

Sense is a memory hog, especially beyond version 1.0. The small System partition on top of the lower amount of RAM would have made the upgrade laggy and slow.

I know thats why i was saying it might come broken
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#16 Posted by Gambler_3 (7736 posts) -

HTC and samsung have completely ignored many of their popular but old phones from getting ICS simply because they are "old". If the nexus S can get ICS then so can galaxy S and desire HD. Both HTC and samsung are being cocky with their success it seems.

Motorola also hasnt announced ICS for their similar phones.

Ironically it turns out it's LG and Sony Ericsson giving the best support when it comes to ICS. The LG optimus black happens to be the weakest phone getting official ICS. Now ofcourse how good the actual software will be remains to be seen.

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#17 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -

HTC and samsung have completely ignored many of their popular but old phones from getting ICS simply because they are "old". If the nexus S can get ICS then so can galaxy S and desire HD. Both HTC and samsung are being cocky with their success it seems.

Motorola also hasnt announced ICS for their similar phones.

Ironically it turns out it's LG and Sony Ericsson giving the best support when it comes to ICS. The LG optimus black happens to be the weakest phone getting official ICS. Now ofcourse how good the actual software will be remains to be seen.

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LG went from crap to awesome... A new vested interest in their products.