What do you like/dislike about ICS on the Excel?

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Re: What do you like/dislike about ICS on the Excel?

Postby Charlie » March 28th, 2012, 11:21 am

Well Netflix works fine on my Excel with GB - Just a lip-sync issue, but we all know that is general issue with the Excel.

Netflix uses MS Sliverlight for their video playback (via your PC browser), but Android does not support Sliverlight (AFAIK) So Netflix must be doing something server side to render the video or maybe they use Flash for the Android version.
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Re: What do you like/dislike about ICS on the Excel?

Postby 60Rabbits » April 7th, 2012, 7:23 pm

Just want to thank everyone on this forum for the very easy instructions on flashing ics on my scroll and for the amazing discussions. ICS is pretty mind blowing on the device if a little buggy (to be expected). Main issues for me are app incompatibilty (nothing a quick google search can't solve but doesn't auto update etc.) and the calendar still not working after following the fix for no calend discussions.
Very minor issues on a cracking image.
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Re: What do you like/dislike about ICS on the Excel?

Postby 60Rabbits » April 7th, 2012, 7:28 pm

And regarding netflix. I have the same issue. Galaxy s2 works fine. On the scroll it works for a few seconds then jitters, completely unwatchable.
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Re: What do you like/dislike about ICS on the Excel?

Postby Dajja » April 10th, 2012, 8:54 pm

First experience of Android got the Excel Friday flashed it Saturday ICS looks miles better than GB but problems with bbc iplayer some programs play some don''t . Some sites try sending me to itunes? (iplayer website and opera website) seems to be a problem with flash player?
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Re: What do you like/dislike about ICS on the Excel?

Postby blueeagle69 » April 10th, 2012, 11:35 pm

Hi.
Did you do a factory reset/data wipe via Clockwork Mod after flashing ICS?
This is known to fix a lot of problems after flashing mate, especially with iplayer.
Make sure you are running the latest Flash Player too. The latest includes support for ICS.

Oh, and welcome to the forum :-)

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Re: What do you like/dislike about ICS on the Excel?

Postby Dajja » April 11th, 2012, 5:23 pm

Thanks for the welcome. Tried all that but must be missing something flashed update 1 via cwm but still not working have messaged suggsy89 for the password for the latest update to see if that works .
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Re: What do you like/dislike about ICS on the Excel?

Postby justb » April 12th, 2012, 8:46 am

Charlie wrote:Well Netflix works fine on my Excel with GB - Just a lip-sync issue, but we all know that is general issue with the Excel.

Netflix uses MS Sliverlight for their video playback (via your PC browser), but Android does not support Sliverlight (AFAIK) So Netflix must be doing something server side to render the video or maybe they use Flash for the Android version.


Think I have a fix for Netflix, see my post ;)

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Re: What do you like/dislike about ICS on the Excel?

Postby bailey0110 » May 2nd, 2012, 5:12 pm

when turning on from standby the time never updates, any ideas ?
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Re: What do you like/dislike about ICS on the Excel?

Postby pete284 » May 8th, 2012, 10:40 pm

I like the interface for ICS but on the excel its just too buggy. I have tried all ICS roms on tablet but all kept freezing and crashing. I have now switched back to gingerbread (Tablo version) for browsing and email its so much faster, pages load faster and scroll smoother.

I think for ICS we need more processing power. I will keep excel as gingerbread and look for another tablet for ICS in the future.
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Re: What do you like/dislike about ICS on the Excel?

Postby Trashcooky » May 9th, 2012, 12:03 pm

Had Suggsy's ICS on Dave's Excel for a few days now and these are my findings so far.
Boot time is much better than I was getting with GB, seems to boot in half the time, and I have restored all my apps I had on GB. Screen quality definitely seems to have improved although some apps no longer fill the screem, leaving a blank strip down the right hand side. This is not a major hassle and only happens on certain cheap apps so I am sure it is the app and not the system.

BBC iPlayer is a little temperemental,but I am soooo happy that the lip-sync problem isn't present any more.
BBC iPlayer seems to go in 3 -4 minute cycles where it is perfect for about 3 - 4 minutes and then you get a short spell of interrmittent audio drop out over about a minute during which odd words in the audio get lost but then it smooths out and is OK again for another 3-4 minutes. Personally, I can live with this and find it so much better than the lip-sync problem that went with GB. I am confident that this will be fixed soon by the BBC.

I had quite a bit of problem with Catchup TV. It never was particularly good on GB but it was watchable using browser/desktop mode, however on ICS using the stock browser it was unwatchable, perfect audio but slide show video. Couldn't get it working using Dolphin browser either. In the end I found a solution using MX player with the ARM v7 codec and switched to the mobile version http://m.tvcatchup.com/ which combination on my Excel makes Catchup TV now flawless I am very pleased to report.

Wifi, Internet browsing is definitely more responsive with pages loading more quickly and the text although a litle smaller than on GB is definitely sharper. Battery life? Some people have reported that ICS on the Excel is more power hungry so I was a bit concerned about this but in fact I have found the difference to be minimal giving about 4 hours continuous use with wifi off. With wifi on I lose about an hour. Early Excels had a 3,400 mAH battery whereas current Excels are shipping with a 4,200 mAH battery. My Excel has a 3,600 mAH battery - just for reference.

I don't know if it is my imagination or not but having flashed Suggsy's ICS my Excel now has the model no "M701C" - I seem to be seeing an awful lot of apps on google play. Don't know if this is just me or if I really am getting a wider access than I got with GB? I love the recent apps list in ICS and the ease of swiping them off. Just being able to go back to an app this way is very useful and a great improvement over GB's offerings in my humble view.

Took me a liitle while to get used to having the notifications at the bottom right of the screen rather than the top left (with GB) but again I like this subtle and unobtrusive facility and find it very useful when expanded, not just to see what's been going on but also having alternative access to the system is very useful from here. I welcome the soft keys on the bottom left of the screen - they are very useful and I use these much more now than the hard keys.

Finally, for those people who are still thinking about doing the same with their GB Excel's and flashing Suggsy's ICS ROM, let me tell you that no one can be more cautious and worried about bricking their tablet than me, (probably comes from a history of battling with Widows - :lol: ) but I assure you that as long as you do your homework and follow the advice so generously given by the devs on this forum that it is not so difficult or so high a hurdle to clear as you may fear. Having said that, if you do brick your tablet it is of course your own fault :lol:
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