Just Ain’t Fair, I just Got Ice Cream Sandwich Perfected…

First I had blended ICS and Gingerbread together and made a great operating system. Then I stripped ICS of all its trash and rebuilt it back to make it a fast and stable operating system, now they have thrown Jelly Bean at the whole mess and now I find myself in a quandary. Do I try to blend Jelly Bean with ICS or stay with what I have done and just be happy?

Oops, I guess I better back track a second and tell you that I am talking about Android Phones and Android Operating Systems…

You see Google has tossed a new version of Android into the works (Jelly Bean) and now I have found a Jelly Bean ROM to play with and I see that the kid in me is interested in playing some more. (Attention: ROM – “Read Only Memory” and not a gypsy man or boy!)

The Russian landscape in operating system software, or any type of software is fantastic. The Russians have some of the best programers I have every seen and the truth is, it is because they do not have to look over their shoulders all the time and check to see if “Big Brother” is watching them. They are free to experiment as they please and that is how I do now, that the same pressure has been lifted from my shoulders…

So back to the phones: I have the phone now capable of lasting two or three days before charging again and anyone familiar with Smart Phones, would see that is a miracle, to say the least. It took me months to get ICS to the point that it was not a battery hog and is stable as a granite block of stone. I had to dissect it and I removed all the Google apps and replace them with better substitutes. At least the apps that I wanted to keep. I gave it half the foot print that it had in memory (RAM) and that made ICS come to life. Instead of a sluggish OS it flies. like it should…

Examples:

Google Maps replaced with Soviet Military Maps… (It has old Soviet maps and also all new maps by various sources.)

Google Play Store replaced with Bazaar… (This is a wonderful Iranian Android app store and it just plain works!)

Original Home Launcher with HOLO… (This is a light and fast launcher that will replace the original!)

Just anything and everything can be replaced by something better! Yes email to camera app. I have replaced the regular camera application with two apps that together are less than half the size and do the job better (Called Quick Camera and Quick Video!). When I mean replace, I mean remove the old and use the new in its place, not in conjunction with…

Resisting an upgrade in any operating system is a weakness I have. I just downloaded a zip file with all the Jelly Bean apps and now it is time to dissect them and see what the difference is…

Looks like I will be working on a ICS/JB blend before long… 🙂

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

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