Aside from all the new apps and features Android 4.0 brings with it, probably the one of the biggest reasons users like me are most excited about receiving the update on their device is simply because of the expected performance increase it will bring. Having a shiny new Android firmware capable of firing on both cylinders (cores) means an OS that should, in theory, explode with unspeakable power.
HTC Vivid users were the first lucky Android users in the US to take advantage of Ice Cream Sandwich over-the-air update on their once Gingerbread running devices. So, did ICS really bring da pain? In a word, yes. As VentureBeat tested and reported, users were met with about a 66% boost in overall in performance. Here are the results from some of the more popular benchmarking apps in the Play Store when compared to the same device running Android 2.3 Gingerbread pre-update.
Those benchmarks don’t lie. Now, the only question I have to ask is: HTC Vivid users, have you noticed a speedier, more kicky fast Vivid after updating to Ice Cream Sandwich? How’s the update running so far?