Linked by chandler on Sun 16th May 2010 19:28 UTC
Google Google is set to announce Android 2.2 at the Google I/O event this week and one of the highly anticipated features will provide a big boost for performance and battery life. Originally the Dalvik virtual machine was implemented as an interpreter, but now a JIT compiler will be used. Already benchmarks show a roughly 6x improvement in numeric performance with the new JIT. While this will make Snapdragon-powered phones like the Nexus One seem even more responsive it will have the biggest impact on lower end phones using ARM11-based chipsets. It remains to be seen how many existing models will receive upgrades to 2.2.
Permalink for comment 424984
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
by hollovoid on Sun 16th May 2010 20:50 UTC
Member since:

That along with smoothing out the overall look of transitions will go a long way! Something about a 1ghz phone showing signs of studdering just draws your attention from alot of the good.

Reply Score: 2