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    Article: Install Android ICS 4.0.3 on Nexus S [Official] - T-Mobile.

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    I installed it a couple of days ago, and be-warned: ICS 4.0.3 uses much more ram - I was constantly using ~30%, and now I am 25-35MB from 100% usage. It definitely feels a tiny bit laggy. That said, there are many clean up/improvements. The best part is the new predictive text and voice to text. Honestly, I think it's a great system that just needs better hardware -- aka: the Nexus Prime.

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    Yeah I did it too. ICS is heavy on the RAM. But, what the heck, it's great ! Since it's a secondary phone I have, it's not loaded with apps. So the lag you talk about is not so evident. I'm anxiously waiting for ICS for the Note. I have ample RAM and whatnot...

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    I am really considering going back...It's too heavy for the Nexus S.

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    I felt the need for another update:

    I found something a bit interesting. It seems that the "app optimization" that Android does from 3->4 screws some things when it comes to memory usage. If you just un-install any app that seems to be using a lot of memory and then re-install it clean INTO 4 (instead of carrying it over), everything works just fine. This way I was able to free up up to 150MB of cache ram, (vs the ~30 i had before). Things load faster now and the home screen doesn't take 1-2 seconds to render when hitting home.

    Again, what's interesting is that even though the system is a bit rough around the edges, it brings absolutely amazing features.

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