HTC Vivid ICS Update Brings Up To 66 Percent Improvement Over Vivid With Gingerbread

You remember that ICS Update for the HTC Vivid smartphone we mentioned last week? Not only did it bring improved sound quality to the device, it’s also brought better overall performance of the device. VentureBeat reports the device with Android 4.0 may be seeing up to 66 percent faster than when the device operated on Android 2.3. This makes the Vivid the first device outside of the Galaxy Nexus in the U.S. to not only feature ICS, but to show the benefits of the updated software through measurable performance. Read on to see the direct comparison of Android 2.3 vs. Android 4.0 on the Vivid smartphone.


The first benchmark comparison begins with the BrowserMark test which looks at web browsing quality. It basically handles different web-specific processes which includes processing HTML and graphics rendering. Android 4.0 scores an average of 24 percent faster than its Android 2.3 counterpart on the Vivid.



The SunSpider benchmark test’s a device’s ability to process Javascript codes. On the Vivid with Android 4.0, it processes Javascript 66 percent faster than the Vivid with Android 2.3. Keep in mind there were no modifications or improvements to the device— so the difference is definitely eye-opening. Quadrant which tests graphics and processing power only showed a marginal difference between the two versions of Android on the device.



For the Nenamark 1 & 2 benchmarks, it was again status quo. Nenamark— which is a test for graphically intense processes and apps— saw the Vivid operating on ICS saw a 20 percent and 41 percent increase over the performance on the Vivid operating on Gingerbread.



Finally there is the Basemark OS test which tests your device’s battery under stress. Compared to the Vivid on Gingerbread, the ICS-based Vivid achieved almost an hour more of additional processing available to users of the device.

Here’s a quick summary of the findings: there’s improved performance across all benchmarks and if you haven’t gotten the ICS update yet for the Vivid, you should probably do so— immediately.

source: Venture Beat

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Conceived as Spock’s 4th cousin, Roy has had quite the life. He was born in beautiful San Jose, California, raised in Los Angeles, California and now resides in the greater New York City area. He has always been fascinated and obsessed with technology, especially the continuous advancements of mobile platforms. He was a Blackberry slave since his undergrad days at the University of Southern California until realizing in Feb. 2011, there were greener pastures in the land of Android. His first Android phone was the Motorola Atrix 4G, and he hasn’t looked back. He currently works in corporate media, enjoys following media and technology trends, reading a good book, weightlifting, playing on his XBOX 360 and conversing with total strangers.