AnandTech does its typical thorough job of reviewing the Galaxy Nexus and, as you can see above, there is an in-depth analysis of the mobile landscape. The conclusion was not much different from ours, however. Spoiler:
As far as Ice Cream Sandwich is concerned, it really is Android perfected. Everything is smoother, faster and nearly all of our issues with the OS have been addressed. ICS brings Android into 2012 and gives Google a great platform to begin to introduce new features going forward. Android is now very close to UI performance parity with iOS, which eliminates a major tradeoff you had to make in the past. If you were hoping for ICS to be iOS with a Google logo on it, you’ll be sorely disappointed. However if you’re a fan of Android and just wished it were smoother and more polished, Ice Cream Sandwich is what you’ve been waiting for.
- Google explains why Android animations lag behind butter-smooth iOS interface (9to5google.com)
- Motorola XOOM Wifi gets ICS joining the ASUS Transformer (9to5google.com)
- The competition: Galaxy Nexus brings the heat, beating iOS 5 in browser speed tests, but falling in OpenGL Benchmarks (9to5mac.com)
- Smoother graphics by default in all Ice Cream Sandwich apps, says Google (9to5google.com)