Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 24th Sep 2017 00:09 UTC
Benchmarks

The "Bionic" part in the name of Apple's A11 Bionic chip isn't just marketing speak. It's the most powerful processor ever put in a mobile phone. We've put this chip to the test in both synthetic benchmarks and some real-world speed trials, and it obliterates every Android phone we tested.

As far as SoCs go, Apple is incredibly far ahead of Qualcomm and Samsung. These companies have some serious soul-searching to do.

I can't wait for AnandTech to dive into the A11 Bionic, so we can get some more details than just people comparing GeekBench scores.

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RE[5]: Comment by Fergy
by Megol on Sun 24th Sep 2017 19:23 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Fergy"
Megol
Member since:
2011-04-11

Old man is confused by new technology and decides to yell at clouds. News at 11...


Not even close to the truth... More like someone that actually get technology - trying to use a handheld device as a technological hub is simply stupid. And the solution to avoiding that stupid is already well known and could be supported by Apple or Samsung if they wanted to.

Instead we get a world adapting to that handheld form factor with the result that real work (and some types of fun too) is crippled by the physical limitations of something that should be mostly a communications device. I've stopped using a number of sites as everything there is dumbed down - and not conditionally for handheld devices.

I have a phone from 2008 that does browsing, video playback and even some apps (not 3D games though). It supports SMS, MMS, telephone calls and a shitload of propriatary messaging systems. And that device could do a lot more if it weren't for the stagnation of system design we see today.

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RE[6]: Comment by Fergy
by theTSF on Sun 24th Sep 2017 21:00 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Fergy"
theTSF Member since:
2005-09-27

One of the hardest thing for a lot of people to realize when changing technology, they need to change how they use it. If you try to use a tablet or your phone like a Laptop then you will be disappointed. If you are one of these new kids, and are use to using a tablet, trying to use a laptop like a tablet is equally disappointing.

For me if I could do software development on a tablet and have a keyboard (which most you can do now) I would be rather happy replacing my laptop.

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RE[7]: Comment by Fergy
by tidux on Mon 25th Sep 2017 23:34 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Fergy"
tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

> For me if I could do software development on a tablet and have a keyboard (which most you can do now) I would be rather happy replacing my laptop.

Get Termux. Its eventual goal is to be able to turn non-rooted Android into a system capable of doing full Android app dev.

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RE[6]: Comment by Fergy
by tylerdurden on Sun 24th Sep 2017 22:55 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Fergy"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Actually what you and the previous commenter are displaying is a lack of understanding of what computing actually is.

It's very common for some people to get too caught up with the implementation details of an idea, to the point they miss the concept itself. This is, you're confusing the version of computing you are used to interact with, as it being how computing should be done, or the only proper way to do it.

For a person who has grown using mobile devices and with pervasive connectivity, your idea of how a computing device that acts as a media hub should look like, and behave, would look asininely outdated. For example.

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