Sony believe Android Gingerbread is better than ICS
It seems to be taking a long while for most smartphone manufacturers to get the Android Ice Cream Sandwich update out to users devices, and while there are more users with the new software the previous version is still the most widely used on the platform. Today we can tell you that Sony believe Android Gingerbread is better than ICS in many ways.
The Japanese company only recently revealed when its Xperia range will begin getting the new operating system, but according to Cnet Sony is trying to convince users to stay with the “extreme stability” of the Gingerbread operating system instead of complaining about the latest update.
Android’s latest operating system is still taking a long time to land onto many handsets, even though it made its debut around four months ago on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The company does say that Android 4.0 is “new and compelling in many ways“, but adds it’s “not a bad idea to stay” with Gingerbread”.
Sony gives the reason behind this statement is that Android ICS is “more intensive, for example in terms of resource usage”, which may mean your handsets processor, battery, or RAM cannot properly handle the software and in turn slow down the phone.
The company highlights the graphics hardware acceleration in the new Android OS that makes the graphics run smoother while playing a game, but also makes the game slower to start to begin with. There is some truth in Sony’s claims but it doesn’t get away from the fact of how slow the company is taking to get Android ICS out to its handsets.
Sony is not the only company taking its time getting ICS out to devices, as owners of the Samsung Galaxy S II have been left frustrated with the time it is taking to arrive, and it’s not as if that device couldn’t easily cope with the new software.
This problem is not helping the Android platforms reputation and we even have future versions such as Jelly Bean and Key Lime Pie on the horizon, and at this rate they will be released while many users are still left waiting for ICS. Do you agree with Sony’s comments about Android ICS?