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iPhone 4.0 vs Android 2.1

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by 88g, Apr 9, 2010.

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    Which one is better now?:motdroidhoriz:
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    Android 2.1, because its still open sourced.
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    The one that works best for you.
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    It's a close call... I do like the way iPhone OS4 multitasks though (not having the processes run in the background, it just freezes them where they are, so it saves battery and performance), hopefully Google will implement something similar with the next release of Android.
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    android 2.1's multi-tasking is already like that. If you aren't downloading something your program just sits in memory and does not use cpu cycles. Linux is very good at doing this.
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    Do we have to kill task? Some people say yes, but some people say no need to kill any tasks. :motdroidhoriz:
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    I was surprised that so many Ifanboys were cheering this upgrade. I thought it was pretty subpar. They're adding a primitive version of multitasking and folders, things other phones have been doing for years. It's an ok upgrade for them but nothing particularly impressive especially considering that a jail-broken Iphones could already do those things. Then again the 2.1 upgrade from Android was also pretty lame compared to what was already availuable in 2.0.1. Iphones upgrade is a bigger leap for them than our upgrade was.

    Isn't Iphone getting a new phone as well soon? What are the specs on it? Outside of a better network and being more open the real benefit is the superior hardware.
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    Correct me if I'm wrong but this just isn't an upgrade. Don't you have to purchase a new iPhone? I mean it's not like a firmware upgrage, I thought this was the next "iPhone" like the 3G was.
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    No you don't *have* to kill any tasks. Your phone will work perfectly fine without you killing tasks manually, the system does it on its own. With most programs all you have to do is keep hitting the back button or hit menu/exit if the option is available and the program will close on its own.

    You can install a free task killer and have it auto-kill most programs when your phone is asleep and it will help with battery life however there are some negatives that come along with doing that.

    Really it's just a personal preference thing.
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    Correct. Apple make you pay for ALL updates. Including OSX updates.
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    It's like when the Nexus came out and it had 2.1 and then was available as an upgrade to us later on. Same thing. The latest generation Iphone/Ipod touch will be able to upgrade, the gen before it will get everything except multitasking, and the first gen Iphones and Ipods wont be able to upgrade at all. At least that's what I have been reading.


    source: http://gizmodo.com/5512635/iphone-os-4-all-the-new-features
    "When the software ships in the summer, iPhone 3GSes and iPod Touch 3rd-gens devices will get all of the new features. The iPhone 3G and Touch 2G will get "many things," which doesn't include multitasking. I repeat: the iPhone 3G won't get multitasking, ever. iPhone 2Gs will be left on a hillside somewhere to die of exposure, or something. Apple didn't drop any clues about the next iPhone's hardware, but it's a fair bet that we'll see some changes come June."
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    3G iPhones can upgrade the OS to 4. If you have anything older, a hardware upgrade is required.

    Sorry for the repeat of information...everyone posted at the same time I did!
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    Battery cannot be replaced in the iPhone is another trick for Apple to earns money.
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    My husband has the iPhone 3GS and I believe with the iPhone you do not have to pay for updates. On the iTouch i think you do have to pay for updates.
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    Are you trolling? It's a subjective matter, as it always has been. Smartphones have never been one-size-fits-all and will never be. Best is whatever suits you best. Whatever suits you best may not suit the next person best, etc.

    That makes sense. I mean:

    2.0.1 to 2.1
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    3.0 to 4.0

    Changing the number to the left of the decimal usually reflects major changes.
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    For the overwhelming majority of consumers the new iPhone operating system brings the iPhone at least on par with Android phones. Whether that will be true when the new hardware is released remains to be seen.

    The increase in the number of apps a user can have on the phone effectively eliminates any realistic limitation. The fact that third party apps can be "suspended" and restarted provides essentially the same user functionality as the more extensive multitasking capabilities of the Android O/S. And the limited extension of support for running simultaneous applications effectively meets the needs of 99% of users while avoiding issues of lagging performance and memory swapping that the Android must contend with.

    A side benefit, and it's not insignificant, is that there won't be any discussion of the need for "task killers" in the Apple O/S environment. With the O/S in charge of running apps as well as managing memory combined with Apple's iron-fisted control of application functionality, there will be no need for "task killers" to manage performance.
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    I'd agree with just about all of that. I wouldn't so much agree with the multi-tasking part, because on ours we just set it in the background and it continues to do what it was doing.. finishing something if it needs finishing or whatever. But i do think this will make them super happy. I think this is the update for the new phone that is supposed to be unveiled at a later date. What i mean by that is, that it will go out to more devices then that one, but the true nature of the beast will be unleashed with the new phone.

    But as already stated, this is a HUGE jump for apple, 3.0 to 4.0 is not a 2.0.1 to 2.1. We got a few minor botox injections to where apple got a whole new face lift. Two seperate beasts here. But this will entice many more people to get the iphone as it comes out for verizon.
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    OK. Having used task killers, both manual AND auto kilers, letting Android do its' thing without any task killers AND finally letting Android do its' thing without any task killers BUT tweaking the memory management using AutoKiller, I can say a few things. First is that task killers regardless of type are absofreakinlutely USELESS. I have experienced a broad range of screw ups from FCs, to shorter battery life to the phone locking up and NOT turning back on. Second JUST Android not task killers or memory management tweaking the unit runs incredibly well, is snappy and stable and much better battery life. Lastly, just Android w/ memory management tweaks. I can say that minor tweaking did improve performance some without loss to stability at all and the same can be said of battery life. So all in all Android multi-tasks VERY well and has very good memory management in stock trim and doesn't need to be mucked with.
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    What makes me laugh is the no need for task killers. There is NO need for task killers on Android as it does a stellar job all by itself. What do you want to bet that someone comes out with a task killer app for iPhone OS 4.0? The only thing is that it WILL NOT be on the market because Uncle Steve won't allow it. So someone will jailbreak the device and then throw it on there. It's only a matter of time.
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    I have had a couple iPhones in the past and this upgrade seems kinda lame for an x.0 update. Would make more sense for it to be a 3.x update for what they are releasing. I mean come on, it's a half assed multitasking that stuff can't even run in the background. At least let stuff be accomplished in the background while the user does something else.
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