Going from Omnia to Droid

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    Going from the Samsung Omnia to the Motorola Droid, after comparing the specs, I've noticed that the Droid's processor at 550mhz is running at a slower frequency as the samsung omnia. Does the new processor technology on the droid make it a faster processor still? Or does android simply require less processor speed?
     
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    Well, given the Omnia is running on Windows Mobile OS, there is a chance that the Android OS is not nearly as resource intensive as Windows Mobile OS is.

    Remember, Microsoft Code is not necessarily as 'trim' as it should be 100% of the time, so resource wise, the Android OS might not necessarily need a faster processor.
     
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    Look at it this way:

    Pentium 4 running at 3.4ghz.
    Pentium Core2Duo running at 2.2ghz

    The C2D runs at a slower clock rate, but the technology allows for everything to run quite faster in comparison to the P4, with all the software being the same.

    This might not have helped, I just happen to follow all technology a lot.

    The CPU speed comparison isn't as handy as many think it is. Only in the same generation of chips does it apply.

    The Android features the same CPU technology as the Palm Pre and iPhone 3GS. This chip is far faster than other chips prior, and a 550mhz ARM Cortex 8 CPU (the type in the Droid, Palm Pre, iPhone 3GS), can run quite a bit faster than even the 800mhz ARM11 in the Samsung Galaxy i5700. The ARM C8 is a far faster CPU design than the very common ARM11 CPU design found in nearly every other smartphone.

    Suffice it to say: the only thing slower in the Droid is the clock rate, in comparison to other phones. It doesn't matter the differences of CPU usage between Android and Windows Mobile, it's simply the CPU's clock rate isn't a valid comparison point.

    Hope that helped.
     
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    thanks a lot. that helps. have you compared the droid's processor to the iphone 3gs yet?
     
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    yeah I went from a omnia to the droid, and I will say the droid is a lot faster.
     
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    ditto here - the Droid is faster than my Omnia was.