Questions about switching to Android device not getting ICS
I'm considering switching to a Motorola Admiral from a Curve 9350. It was officially announced recently that the Admiral would not receive Ice Cream Sandwich and that Gingerbread is the last update it will receive. Is it a bad idea to buy an Android device that does not have the latest operating system?
As far as my phone usage goes, I am a heavy texter and I answer most of my emails from my blackberry. I don't play games or watch videos on my phone or multitask. I just use my phone as a business tool, hence why the Admiral appeals to me. I occasionally play non graphic intensive games on my phone or surf the web, which the Admiral seems to do better than my Curve.
It seems like most of the reviews that dumped on the Admiral said the screen was too small and that it wasn't dual core. I don't need a cutting edge device or a big screen, so I am prepared to look past these apparent cons.
- 07-10-2012, 05:28 PM #2
I probably wouldnt worry about it to much. But it also depends on price. Battery performance is better in ICS which might be the most benefit you would see from going to a device that had ICS readily available~Matt
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07-10-2012, 05:39 PM #3
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there are far better low cost android phones coming through the pipes with Android 4.0 and soon 4.1.
you may not want high end hardware, but if a phone's maker has already announced EOL to software updates, it won't be long before the phone is no longer supported or sold. Something I would avoid.
- 07-10-2012, 09:07 PM #4
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