First lets find out what you really expect from an Android Update. Are you having a problem with your Android? could some hardware or software be improved because its not functioning correctly? eg Wireless Issues, Network Issues, Power Drain etc. Or are you one of the many that simply wants your phone to look different for a change?.
So many times you hear people saying that they have received the update and yet post comments on manufacturerswall’s about it not looking different, then asking when will the get the new version of .
In reality your not bothered about the Android Update, most users wont even notice any difference as its background Operating System stuff. Your more concerned with the User Interface or UI. Each Manufacturer has and can use there own interface on top of Android. HTC has HTC Sense,have the TouchWiz and so on. The Android OS comes with its own UI but its up to the manufacturer if they wish to use it or there own.
What a lot of people still don’t know is that other User Interfaces exist for Android and they are referred to as Launchers on the Android Market, try searching for them. Switching to them is very simple and you do not need toor flash a ROM to your phone to have them either.
My personal favourite is Go Launcher, because it has lots of themes and is highly customisable. You can even make your Android look like an iPhone or a Windows PC using there themes if you so desired. Personally I choose the ice Cream Sandwich theme that makes your Android Smartphone look like the latest version.
For those who case about the Android OS improvements here they are
Gingerbread Improvements from Froyo
- Much faster and smoother
- Almost no lag, you would think it was a 1Ghz phone
- WIFI and GPS locks on almost instantly and does not drop out.
- 3G data rate is mouch more consistent
- Better Keyboard
- UI Improvements
Ice Cream Sandwich Improvements from Gingerbread
- More UI Improvements
- Multitasking has been included
- Voice Input Improvemenbts
- Better Lock Screens
- Improved Camera features
- NFC capabilities (Android beam)
- Better Contact management
- Hardware acceleration and multicore support