So I'm just back off vacation -- yes, I had a great time; thanks for asking -- and while I was away, my Motorola Droid Razr Maxx received the update to Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). Finally. Seems a bit strange to just now be getting this as new when all the talk is shifting to the next Android version, Jelly Bean, but that's the way this ecosystem works.
Because I wasn't at work when the update came, checking email, calendar, Twitter, and so forth throughout the day, I really didn't experience much of what's new in ICS. Now that I'm back to the routine, my smartphone has again resumed its position as my constant companion, and I've been getting enough ICS to cause a brain freeze. Which is to say, I'm not entirely sure I'm pleased with the update.
To be sure, ICS is a big update with many changes -- probably the biggest update in Android history to date. I'm left wondering the whys and wherefores of many of the changes, however, which seem largely to be change for change's sake. My biggest concern initially is that overall battery life seems to be suffering with this update: My superior Razr Maxx battery life now appears to be performing merely as good to acceptable....More