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[3]: Desire!
by Timmmm on Mon 17th May 2010 11:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Desire!"
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Yeah and Android is playing catch-up to the iPhone in a number of equally important areas:

* OS performance
* Developer tools and documentation (especially wrt native code)
* App quality and selection
* Availability of OS updates
* Hardware quality (ok, not strictly part of android, and the nexus one is pretty damn good, but I'm yet to see any phone that has a touch screen as good as a first gen iPhone).

Nothing starts off complete.

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