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Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by 88g, Apr 9, 2010.
Which one is better now?:motdroidhoriz:
Android 2.1, because its still open sourced.
The one that works best for you.
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.
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.
Do we have to kill task? Some people say yes, but some people say no need to kill any tasks. :motdroidhoriz:
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.
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.
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.
Correct. Apple make you pay for ALL updates. Including OSX updates.
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.
"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."
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!