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Apple "Never mind the fact that the iPod turned the entire music industry on its head. Never mind the fact that most successful notebooks today resemble designs first popularized by Apple. Never mind the fact that the blueprint of the modern day smartphone remains the original iPhone. Never mind the fact that competitors are scrambling wildly to copy the success and design of the iPad. Forget all of these things, because when it comes to Apple, the 'what have you done for me lately?' mentality reigns supreme."
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RE[5]: Reponse
by Nelson on Sat 19th Jan 2013 07:36 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Reponse"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

However smoothness and usability are two very different things.
While Android 2.* is jerky on the UI, it's still snappy in performance on a reasonable device.


I think smoothness relates to usability greatly. However you're correct when it comes to a stuttery UI and overall performance.

That's the tragic point of this entire thing. Android has MORE than enough hardware to accomplish the task. The OS (Gingerbread, things are much better now) was just unoptimized for the scenario.


Mind you.... iPhone4 and iOS6 don't really play that well together. Ironically for smoothness I go to Galaxy Nexus, not my iPhone4.


Yeah, I'm aware. Its appalling it even passed Apple's QA. It was such a blatant degradation in performance that I was shocked.

The GN runs ICS (maybe JB by now, I don't know) which helps a lot, even ICS I found was a huge leap forward in UI performance.

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RE[6]: Reponse
by MOS6510 on Sat 19th Jan 2013 09:01 in reply to "RE[5]: Reponse"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

It's a personal observation, but I didn't notice anything performance wise when going from iOS 5 to 6 on my iPhone 4. Nor did my wife doing the same on her 3GS. She has my 4 now and is a happy user.

Moving from iOS 3 to 4 on the iPhone 3G really was noticeable in an unpleasant way.

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RE[7]: Reponse
by JAlexoid on Mon 21st Jan 2013 06:11 in reply to "RE[6]: Reponse"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Have you had a reference? iPhone5 or any high end Android device? Because the issues with speed are just too obvious.(Obviously swiping thought the start screens and list of music had no negative impact)

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RE[6]: Reponse
by Laurence on Sun 20th Jan 2013 13:02 in reply to "RE[5]: Reponse"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

That's the tragic point of this entire thing. Android has MORE than enough hardware to accomplish the task. The OS (Gingerbread, things are much better now) was just unoptimized for the scenario.

Sadly that was more an intentional design rather than lack of optimisation.

The UI was all software rendered as Google devs thought having an OpenGL UI would cause bigger issues when switching between applications that also use OpenGL.

Whether that was a mistake on their part I don't know.

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RE[6]: Reponse
by JAlexoid on Mon 21st Jan 2013 06:09 in reply to "RE[5]: Reponse"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Jelly Bean even made non ICS targeted apps run better and smother. ICS ran only ICS targeted apps smoothly.

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