The Skyrocket has been due for an update for quite some time, and now that it is, I couldn’t be much happier. Aside from some keyboard lag and no big UI changes, the update has left me feeling like I have a whole new device. NFC since I first used it on a friend’s Nexus has always felt like one of the coolest features, just being able to tap phones together and transmit info is so appealing to me.
On the surface it doesn’t look like much has changed thanks to TouchWiz, however under the hood dramatic changes have been made. From the top to the bottom lag has been eliminated and I have once again fallen in love with my device.
The only notable problem I have run into is battery life. When on LTE the battery life seems to get hit harder than ever before, but the device charges so much faster, like 70% in two hours fast. I wish the update had brought some other changes, but what are you going to do? That choice is left in the hands of Samsung and AT&T.
Bottom line if you have a skyrocket go to Kies and update, you will not be disappointed. If you have yet to see my full ICS tour check it out here: http://youtu.be/VseSFmpAxuw.