Anyone watching the ICS announcement now?

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  1. aaronchow macrumors regular

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    With Martius Daurte on board of Google, their new ICS is quite impressive (especially their People hub thingy...)
     
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    Jesus tapdancing Christ...

    I have a hard on. Definitely purchasing on release day.
     
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    I'm downloading the SDK now so that I can try it out myself. It's one thing to hear about it and another to try it yourself. I wonder whether the Music app is usable yet...
     
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    Still no gapless music playback! It looks like I still can't replace my iPod :(
     
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    What's "gapless" music playback?
     
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    On a CD/record/tape, you can have one song flow into another (e.g. a live concert). On Android, it inserts a pause or "gap" between the songs. This was reported as a bug over two years ago (http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=3461) and still has not been fixed.
     
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    Wouldn't that depend on the music player app you use?
     
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    The problem is in the underlying media framework so all apps that use that framework have the same issue. PowerAmp is the only app I'm aware of that works correctly (it has its own codecs) but I don't like the UI and have had some other problems with it.
     
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    I doubt I will be getting this ported to my phone. (Should have gotten a Galaxy S.)

    Interesting but I want to see how it turns out on a tablet. Amazon's Fire is cheap but the lock in and hardware are somewhat discouraging for me. Evolution carries on for Android, I just want to see the hardware too.
     
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    Another complaint, I'm afraid...

    We have a nice new data meter in the Settings menu but there's no corresponding widget for it :(
     
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    There will be soon enough.
     

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