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[2]: Desire!
by Laurence on Mon 17th May 2010 09:04 UTC in reply to "RE: Desire!"
Laurence
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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 think that's a little unfair because from day one, the iPhone has been playing catch up to Android on a number of fronts:
* copy/paste
* MMS
* sat nav
* multi-tasking
* emulation
* 3rd party browsers (eg Opera)
* platform syncing (USB2 auto mounting > iTunes syncing)
* hardware digital compass (the G1 beat the iPhone to this by over year)

Sure, the iPhone did do many things better too - and continues to do so. But the fact remains that the iPhone has been one of the least feature-rich of all the "mature" smart phone platforms.

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