Don’t get me wrong, Android 4.0 is great, and I love being able to unlock my smartphone by simply smiling at my device. The problem is, my Samsung Galaxy S2 hasn’t really changed much else at all, only slightly visually.
The Google+ integration is new, although an App was always available from the Play Store. I suppose you could now say it is compulsory.
I think that the features that are available on Android 4.0 are not really for the smartphones, and more fit for the tablets and new releases that use the Android operating system. One example is the Asus Transformer Prime Tablet. This tablet comes installed with Android 3.2 Gingerbread, but you are able to easily update that to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich using the correct software.
The visual updates have a better effect on a larger screen that a tablet is using, rather than the small screen on the smart phones. Okay, so the Samsung Galaxy S2 does have a pretty massive screen considering it is a phone, but it is still not big enough to enjoy these visual advantages over competitive devices running an older version, for example iOS on their iPhones.
Overall, I feel that more could have been done and made available for Android 4.0 on the phones, as well as the tablets. There was so much hype and excitement about the operating system update coming for everyone. The suspense grew as UK networks one by one were allowing their devices to be updated, when finally one day on Samsung Kies my wish came true. But moments after I installed the upgrade, I was already feeling disappointed.