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[7]: Desire!
by nt_jerkface on Tue 18th May 2010 02:08 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Desire!"
nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26

I could also make a list of iphone apps that the droid doesn't have. That doesn't change the fact that the iphone has more apps and a better game library.

You can still believe that overall the android library is better but that is a subjective opinion.

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RE[8]: Desire!
by Laurence on Tue 18th May 2010 06:57 in reply to "RE[7]: Desire!"
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2007-03-26

I could also make a list of iphone apps that the droid doesn't have.

I'm not listing apps. I'm listing whole categories!!!


That doesn't change the fact that the iphone has more apps and a better game library.


More of the same apps though. NOT more variety of apps.

I couldn't care less that the iPhone has 2000 different ways to update my facebook status, I only need one.

I also couldn't care less that the iPhone has 2000 different driving simulators - Android still has more than enough games to keep me busy on my daily commute.

However I do care that the iPhone is severely lacking in the categories I listed earlier.


You can still believe that overall the android library is better but that is a subjective opinion.


For the last time, I said *MORE VARIETY* - which is not a subjective comment as variety can be measured.

I personally class more variety to be better than less variety but with more of the same (as the iPhone has). But some people might was 2000 different ways to update their facebook status, so for them, the iPhone is *better*. Hence why I didn't use subjective terms and concentrated on the measurable FACTS.

I appreciate you feel you must always defend the corporate bigwigs at every opportunity, but I'm really not criticizing Apple at all. I'm just stating that Android was never that far behind the iPhone as many of the iPhone fanboys would suggest.

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RE[9]: Desire!
by nt_jerkface on Wed 19th May 2010 05:57 in reply to "RE[8]: Desire!"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26


For the last time, I said *MORE VARIETY* - which is not a subjective comment as variety can be measured.

You didn't measure it though, you just provided a couple areas where Android is better. Anyone could do the same with the iphone.


I appreciate you feel you must always defend the corporate bigwigs at every opportunity, but I'm really not criticizing Apple at all. I'm just stating that Android was never that far behind the iPhone as many of the iPhone fanboys would suggest.


No I'm just intellectually honest which is often misconstrued as pro-corporate. I call BS where I see it and I've called Apple out plenty of times. I think the iphone is overall the best smartphone but Android is a good alternative if one has no need for the app store. That means more than the game selection since there are plenty of industry specific apps that have only been built for the iphone.

I wish the Android provided a more seamless experience and had the same selection as the iphone but it really comes in second place. I don't care for Apple as a company but I don't hate them enough to boycott their products.

But on the issue fanboys, here's an Android fanboy that claims the iphone has much better apps:
The iPhone is easier to use and boasts a vastly better range of applications.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20005011-264.html

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