It’s a known fact among my friends that I don’t use an iOS device any more because I deem the iOS interface old. It’s also a known fact that I deem the Android 2 and even the Android 3 interface plain.
I bought the Asus Transformer TF101 when it came out because it was running Anroid 3 Honeycom and it was supposed to give Apple and its’ iPad a run for its money. I then got the Motorola Atrix 4G (for free at Best Buy), because it was running Android 2 Gingerbread and its specs was supposed to surpass Apple’s iPhone. Then a monthly ago, I got my hands on the Amazon Kindle Fire, also running a customized version of Android 2 Gingerbread, just so I can test out the media capabilities and cloud services that Amazon believes is so much better than Apple’s services. (OK, none of them got even close…)
Google and its partners have been making such a big deal about Google launching its Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, that I really really wanted the ICS on my Android devices ASAP, just so I can play with it and just so I can keep on saying the Apple iOs interface is getting old and I don’t need it.
Today, I upgraded my Transformer TF101 to the ICS, which took about 5 minutes and was pretty painless, albeit Google+ service stopped/crashed serveral times until I did a reboot. So far I am pretty impressed with the new interface! I need to play with ICS for a couple more weeks, get a feel for it, and honestly determine how much I like ICS before I can post something more detailed on Gagagaget.com.
But truth is – I know my colleagues here on Gagagadget.com are on iOS and love it – iOS interface IS getting OLD! The same interface has been used since 2007! Please, at least refresh the icons, that is what ICS did (as far as I can tell so far)…