Android phones - Like Intel Core i7 running Windows 95

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Cod3rror, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. Cod3rror macrumors 68000

    Cod3rror

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    There is some incredible hardware coming out for Android phones, dual core phones with 1GB RAM, really powerful, however it's very unfortunate that the OS they are running cannot take advantage of any of that power.

    Android does not have UI Hardware Acceleration, it is not optimized for dual core CPUs.

    It's very bloated and underneath it's very unoptimized, it just has an incomplete, chop job, vibe to it.

    Hopefully Google will add the UI acceleration and dual core optimization to it BUT then you have hardware manufacturers and carriers who delay updates or refuse to update the phones... what a mess, what a fragmented mess.
     
  2. TapHappy macrumors regular

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    Agreed. I'm sure Google will update Android to take advantage of of these news features. iOS is much more refined but the folks at Android have their nose to the grind stone.



     
  3. tuatha macrumors regular

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    Honeycomb adds optimisation for dual-core and hardware acceleration. The tegra 2 is the reference hardware for the platform so the dual core optimisation is sort of a given. That support will come to smartphones with the subsequent releases. In the mean-time, manufacturers are already adding support for multiple cores to older android builds.

    The fragmentation/updates issue is... overblown, to say the least. 50% of devices are now on 2.2 and 90% are on at least 2.1.

    Thanks to the virtual machine there's very little incompatibility between software versions. In fact, most of the compatibility issues are hardware related (lack of front facing camera, low resolution screens on older devices etc).

    In practical terms you may never actually experience a problem as a result of 'fragmentation', beyond being pissed off that you don't have the latest and greatest version ;)
     

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