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.
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RE: Desire!
by kaiwai on Mon 17th May 2010 01:59 UTC in reply to "Desire!"
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Am sincerely hoping this reaches my new Desire, definitely more exiting than iPhone OS 4

Well, once a platform becomes more mature there is less and less to get excited about because all the major bases have been pretty much covered. I wonder how much of the iPhone 4 enhancements will roll back into Mac OS X for the desktop. I know with Snow leopard the battery life really jumped, is it possible that maybe the combination of a move to LLVM and enhancements from iPhone 4 will make its way into 10.7 ;)

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