I have this HTC Desire Z for more than a year now and I really love it. I think it’s really sad that, nowadays, a year old phone is considered an obsolete phone. The Desire Z is an amazing phone and I don’t feel like buying another just for the sake of the novelty, even though I broke its glass recently.
Ice Cream Sandwich – Android 4 – hasn’t been officially released for my phone yet, and probably won’t, because it’s an old phone. It doesn’t really matter, because I haven’t been using official ROMs since… ever. I run Cyanogenmod since the very first week, and, more recently – due to the lack of nightlies of Cyanogenmod, ILWT – very interesting and efficient mod, if you ask me + Go Launcher Ex. My phone is fast and the battery lasts a lifetime.
This night I had a bit of insomnia and decided to give this Audacity ICS mod a try. The installation was quick and painless and actually pretty fast. But, hell, the thing is SO TACKY, it looks like one of those “things from the future as seen in the 70s”. I cannot have my phone looking like that. It was also considerably slower than ILWT and there was something about the font face used that really, really annoyed me. I couldn’t stand it for more than 15 minutes.
I honestly hope the new CM9 looks… better. You know, aesthetics is important, too. That’s why Apple makes a buttload of money with that piece of garbage that is the iPhone 4 (I hate that thing, but it’s beautiful, beautiful). Yep, I have one too, and dislike it immensely. But it’s pretty, you can’t deny.