I’m an ASUS Transformer proudly owner, and even though I still didn’t receive the most promised ICS update for my Transformer (is due to March), I’m already a bit disappointed at Google Design decision to maintain its fixed bottom Status Bar.
The Honeycomb was the first Android version for tablets and the idea of removing all the hardware buttons and use only software buttons looked really the best way to go but now with almost a year of using it, I start to realize it’s disadvantages.
First it will reduce the available screen height and second it’s prone to miss touching on those buttons when what you really want is to tap on some button that is on the bottom of the application.
This limitation is already addressed in this issue http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=15408 but it’s marked as WorkingAsIntended. If you are one of us that think that this is a huge design limitation, please express your thoughts in there!