FeaturedMisc

Do We Even Need Faster Phones?

600

When the T-Mobile G1 launched back in 2008 with its 528MHz Qualcomm-made processor, we thought it was fast enough for our needs. I personally went a year and a half without the urge to switch phones and I’m sure there are many who are the same. I even know people still holding on to the G1 to this day and they are some of the most die-hard Android fans I know.

Times change, though. Although Android itself seems to demand less and less resources as each new major version of the operating system is launched, power users beg for more. They want more RAM, a faster processor, a better GPU and the whole nine yards. My question: when is enough enough?

Chipset vendors Qualcomm, Samsung, Texas Instruments, and NVIDIA came to market with 1GHz single-core offerings and we were blown away. Finally, there’d exist a flock of CPUs fast enough to keep up with those who find themselves doing a ton of mobile multi-tasking. Suddenly, even that hasn’t been enough for some folks lately.

All of the aforementioned vendors have come to market with dual-core offerings with NVIDIA being the only one with their technology currently inside of commercially available hardware. (The LG Optimus 2X, Motorola XOOM and the ATRIX 4G, of course.) I can understand why you’d want more power in a tablet, but it seemed a bit excessive for a phone.

My feelings changed a bit when trying out devices such as the T-Mobile G2x and LG Optimus 2X, the Motorola ATRIX 4G, and the HTC EVO 3D, however. Navigating the user interfaces on these phones was a buttery smooth experience and I immediately longed to own a device that could finally stand up to the iPhone 4 in terms of speed.

Android’s clear lack of UI responsiveness – even with 1GHz chipsets – compared to Apple’s devices bothers every Android user whether they like to admit it or not. We could wait for Google to implement system-wide hardware acceleration like iOS (something we expect to happen with the release of Ice Cream), but getting a dual-core phone is the next best choice for the foreseeable future.

And while we’re still waiting for the market to be filled with more of these powerful handsets, folks like NVIDIA are already about to ship quad-core mobile chipsets. We’re sure that these will be more tailored to tablets and netbooks starting out, but just as with dual-core there’s a possibility these could come to smartphones as well.

I’m not saying I don’t want to see devices get faster and better, but do we really need them to be? Do we see ourselves using all of that juice to its full potential or do we just want to say we have this many gigabytes of this and that many gigahertz of that? When is the industry going to get to a point where they’re happy with the advancements made in just a few short years?

Chipset optimization is already prominent in the industry as vendors look to improve their current offerings and it’ll continue to be a focal point with dual-core devices going forward, but how optimized can you really get with phones? It’s not like the PC market where you have tons of different needs from different users. Although the market is heading in a mobile-dominated market, a phone can only do so much compared to personal computers.

I know one of many benefits to dual-core technology is improved battery life due to the CPU not needing to work as hard for as long but most telecoms and manufacturers don’t use that advantage as part of their marketing campaigns. It’s usually the promise of faster speeds and batter graphics that they use to pull new customers in. That’s great for the growth of mobile gaming which Nintendo seems to be taking a harsh stance on. What else, though?

I’m personally happy with where we’re at. My 1GHz device – a Samsung Epic 4G – was more than enough for me for a long time. My EVO 4G before that was also sufficient enough for my needs  – 3D gaming with today’s popular and most graphic-intensive titles  wasn’t even a bad experience on it and it didn’t have the most powerful GPU in the world.

I’m most likely going to move forward with a dual-core device but I don’t anticipate needing another device for a VERY long time after that. I want to know how you folks feel, though. Are some of you happy with the speed of your devices now or are you already itching for the latest and greatest to rest inside your pants pocket?

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

MetroPCS Extends LTE Coverage to Tampa

Previous article

Thin Wins, According to NEC MEDIAS Japanese Sales Performance

Next article

You may also like

600 Comments

  1. Bill Gates originally thought 1meg of ram was enough for a PC. Fact is, we’ll always find something to do with more power.

  2. Bill Gates originally thought 1meg of ram was enough for a PC. Fact is, we’ll always find something to do with more power.

    1. Just like Vint Cerf thought 4.3 billion IP addresses would be enough.

    2. Just like Vint Cerf thought 4.3 billion IP addresses would be enough.

    3. Just like Vint Cerf thought 4.3 billion IP addresses would be enough.

  3. Bill Gates originally thought 1meg of ram was enough for a PC. Fact is, we’ll always find something to do with more power.

  4. Bill Gates originally thought 1meg of ram was enough for a PC. Fact is, we’ll always find something to do with more power.

  5. It comes down to one thing: games. If you want to run Angry Birds, etc. you’ll need something faster. But for the casual user who doesn’t play games and uses the occasional news/weather/sports apps, 528MHz is fine.

  6. It comes down to one thing: games. If you want to run Angry Birds, etc. you’ll need something faster. But for the casual user who doesn’t play games and uses the occasional news/weather/sports apps, 528MHz is fine.

  7. It comes down to one thing: games. If you want to run Angry Birds, etc. you’ll need something faster. But for the casual user who doesn’t play games and uses the occasional news/weather/sports apps, 528MHz is fine.

  8. It comes down to one thing: games. If you want to run Angry Birds, etc. you’ll need something faster. But for the casual user who doesn’t play games and uses the occasional news/weather/sports apps, 528MHz is fine.

    1. Your absolutely right it’s about the games. Quad cores may mean 360 on your phone or something who knows. My 1Ghz Single core Hummingbird can already stream HD to my TV, run games like Dungeon Defenders, and open apps nearly instantly.

      Not at all that I don’t want a 2Ghz Dual Core Smartphone, but what would we use all that power for aside from playing a full version of COD?? I don’t even think Dual Core is needed for 3D is it?

      Hey, if it fits it ships.

      1. I can attest to the fact that 528mhz is not enough or even stable to the average consumer. After installing a just a few apps, say like 5 or so, it starts to lag bigtime! Lets put it this way..would you advise your parents/family members to buy a 528mhz phone? Probably not. Cause we all know as tech freaks that in the long run and especially on a 2year contract that would be insane! The phones potential at 528mhz gets tapped after just a month or so of it being utilized. 1ghz is the sweet spot for the average consumer/user especially in the long run when they finally tap into its true potential. By then the contract should be up & an upgrade would be sufficient for anyones needs. Just MHO.

      2. I can attest to the fact that 528mhz is not enough or even stable to the average consumer. After installing a just a few apps, say like 5 or so, it starts to lag bigtime! Lets put it this way..would you advise your parents/family members to buy a 528mhz phone? Probably not. Cause we all know as tech freaks that in the long run and especially on a 2year contract that would be insane! The phones potential at 528mhz gets tapped after just a month or so of it being utilized. 1ghz is the sweet spot for the average consumer/user especially in the long run when they finally tap into its true potential. By then the contract should be up & an upgrade would be sufficient for anyones needs. Just MHO.

      3. I can attest to the fact that 528mhz is not enough or even stable to the average consumer. After installing a just a few apps, say like 5 or so, it starts to lag bigtime! Lets put it this way..would you advise your parents/family members to buy a 528mhz phone? Probably not. Cause we all know as tech freaks that in the long run and especially on a 2year contract that would be insane! The phones potential at 528mhz gets tapped after just a month or so of it being utilized. 1ghz is the sweet spot for the average consumer/user especially in the long run when they finally tap into its true potential. By then the contract should be up & an upgrade would be sufficient for anyones needs. Just MHO.

        1. This is in response to Bob right?

        2. This is in response to Bob right?

        3. This is in response to Bob right?

        4. This is in response to Bob right?

          1. Yes it is lol! Sorry Pimp..clicked on the wrong reply. But I must admit..you’re keepin the Pimp hand strong with the quickness on my replay lmao! :D

          2. Yes it is lol! Sorry Pimp..clicked on the wrong reply. But I must admit..you’re keepin the Pimp hand strong with the quickness on my replay lmao! :D

          3. Yes it is lol! Sorry Pimp..clicked on the wrong reply. But I must admit..you’re keepin the Pimp hand strong with the quickness on my replay lmao! :D

          4. Gotta stay in shape man lol. Its all good but I was like “I aint tellin nobody to buy a sub 600Mhz phone”

          5. Gotta stay in shape man lol. Its all good but I was like “I aint tellin nobody to buy a sub 600Mhz phone”

          6. Gotta stay in shape man lol. Its all good but I was like “I aint tellin nobody to buy a sub 600Mhz phone”

          7. Gotta stay in shape man lol. Its all good but I was like “I aint tellin nobody to buy a sub 600Mhz phone”

          8. Yes it is lol! Sorry Pimp..clicked on the wrong reply. But I must admit..you’re keepin the Pimp hand strong with the quickness on my replay lmao! :D

        5. It’s not the processor at fault there. What you’re complaining about is a memory issue.
          My Droid started to get unbearably slow and the launcher would reload (and lag) every time I closed an app to return to home. I installed cyanogenmod and thought things were much better. That is, until I installed a few apps. The Droid just didn’t have enough RAM to support the background apps I wanted to run AND have anything left over for regular apps. So, programs were constantly getting forced out of memory and having to reload from scratch when I switched back. The Droid had 256MB of RAM. My new phone has 1GB. It’s also dual-core, but it’s the RAM that makes it seem like everything loads quicker and is just a better experience.

        6. It’s not the processor at fault there. What you’re complaining about is a memory issue.
          My Droid started to get unbearably slow and the launcher would reload (and lag) every time I closed an app to return to home. I installed cyanogenmod and thought things were much better. That is, until I installed a few apps. The Droid just didn’t have enough RAM to support the background apps I wanted to run AND have anything left over for regular apps. So, programs were constantly getting forced out of memory and having to reload from scratch when I switched back. The Droid had 256MB of RAM. My new phone has 1GB. It’s also dual-core, but it’s the RAM that makes it seem like everything loads quicker and is just a better experience.

        7. It’s not the processor at fault there. What you’re complaining about is a memory issue.
          My Droid started to get unbearably slow and the launcher would reload (and lag) every time I closed an app to return to home. I installed cyanogenmod and thought things were much better. That is, until I installed a few apps. The Droid just didn’t have enough RAM to support the background apps I wanted to run AND have anything left over for regular apps. So, programs were constantly getting forced out of memory and having to reload from scratch when I switched back. The Droid had 256MB of RAM. My new phone has 1GB. It’s also dual-core, but it’s the RAM that makes it seem like everything loads quicker and is just a better experience.

        8. It’s not the processor at fault there. What you’re complaining about is a memory issue.
          My Droid started to get unbearably slow and the launcher would reload (and lag) every time I closed an app to return to home. I installed cyanogenmod and thought things were much better. That is, until I installed a few apps. The Droid just didn’t have enough RAM to support the background apps I wanted to run AND have anything left over for regular apps. So, programs were constantly getting forced out of memory and having to reload from scratch when I switched back. The Droid had 256MB of RAM. My new phone has 1GB. It’s also dual-core, but it’s the RAM that makes it seem like everything loads quicker and is just a better experience.

          1. Didn’t think of that but your right as well.

          2. Didn’t think of that but your right as well.

          3. Didn’t think of that but your right as well.

          4. Didn’t think of that but your right as well.

          5. Didn’t think of that but your right as well.

          6. Didn’t think of that but your right as well.

      4. I can attest to the fact that 528mhz is not enough or even stable to the average consumer. After installing a just a few apps, say like 5 or so, it starts to lag bigtime! Lets put it this way..would you advise your parents/family members to buy a 528mhz phone? Probably not. Cause we all know as tech freaks that in the long run and especially on a 2year contract that would be insane! The phones potential at 528mhz gets tapped after just a month or so of it being utilized. 1ghz is the sweet spot for the average consumer/user especially in the long run when they finally tap into its true potential. By then the contract should be up & an upgrade would be sufficient for anyones needs. Just MHO.

  9. I’ve thought the same things. With my original Droid, the UI experience was pretty bad, everything was laggy, and the phone would just freeze up frequently for several seconds. It was very clear that the system was demanding more than the HW could deliver. But that was truly my only complaint with the phone. I knew that if I could just get a fast enough processor and other support HW to make the UI experience perfectly smooth… I’d be “done” in needing newer/better/faster.

    I just got a Thunderbolt two weeks ago, and I’m there. I know there are faster processors, and dual-core… but I don’t need it. At least not in how I use the phone today. What will change that though is whether/when the “what” we use our phones for changes such that the increased speed is utilized. But for what I do today with my phone, I don’t need a single byte or hertz more than I’ve got, and I could never say that about my original Droid, even the day I bought it.

  10. I’ve thought the same things. With my original Droid, the UI experience was pretty bad, everything was laggy, and the phone would just freeze up frequently for several seconds. It was very clear that the system was demanding more than the HW could deliver. But that was truly my only complaint with the phone. I knew that if I could just get a fast enough processor and other support HW to make the UI experience perfectly smooth… I’d be “done” in needing newer/better/faster.

    I just got a Thunderbolt two weeks ago, and I’m there. I know there are faster processors, and dual-core… but I don’t need it. At least not in how I use the phone today. What will change that though is whether/when the “what” we use our phones for changes such that the increased speed is utilized. But for what I do today with my phone, I don’t need a single byte or hertz more than I’ve got, and I could never say that about my original Droid, even the day I bought it.

  11. I’ve thought the same things. With my original Droid, the UI experience was pretty bad, everything was laggy, and the phone would just freeze up frequently for several seconds. It was very clear that the system was demanding more than the HW could deliver. But that was truly my only complaint with the phone. I knew that if I could just get a fast enough processor and other support HW to make the UI experience perfectly smooth… I’d be “done” in needing newer/better/faster.

    I just got a Thunderbolt two weeks ago, and I’m there. I know there are faster processors, and dual-core… but I don’t need it. At least not in how I use the phone today. What will change that though is whether/when the “what” we use our phones for changes such that the increased speed is utilized. But for what I do today with my phone, I don’t need a single byte or hertz more than I’ve got, and I could never say that about my original Droid, even the day I bought it.

  12. 640k RAM ought to be enough for anybody

  13. 640k RAM ought to be enough for anybody

  14. 640k RAM ought to be enough for anybody

    1. That’s a miss-attributed quote. He never said that.

    2. That’s a miss-attributed quote. He never said that.

    3. That’s a miss-attributed quote. He never said that.

    4. That’s a miss-attributed quote. He never said that.

      1. That’s a mis-attributed idiocy by capnboost. The grandparent post never said who had actually said the comment, dumbass.

    5. let’s vote for gpu acceleration for android,
      http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=6914

      star it and attract google attention to support it for the next software

    6. let’s vote for gpu acceleration for android,
      http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=6914

      star it and attract google attention to support it for the next software

    7. let’s vote for gpu acceleration for android,
      http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=6914

      star it and attract google attention to support it for the next software

    8. let’s vote for gpu acceleration for android,
      http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=6914

      star it and attract google attention to support it for the next software

    9. some new apps require faster phones especially emulators, but I just hope these manufacturers don’t concentrate sorely on speed, but also battery performances, it’s not a secret that fast android phones drain battery like insane

    10. some new apps require faster phones especially emulators, but I just hope these manufacturers don’t concentrate sorely on speed, but also battery performances, it’s not a secret that fast android phones drain battery like insane

    11. some new apps require faster phones especially emulators, but I just hope these manufacturers don’t concentrate sorely on speed, but also battery performances, it’s not a secret that fast android phones drain battery like insane

    12. some new apps require faster phones especially emulators, but I just hope these manufacturers don’t concentrate sorely on speed, but also battery performances, it’s not a secret that fast android phones drain battery like insane

      1. Dual core processors (supposedly) reduce battery consumption compared to their single core counterparts for the same set of tasks. This makes the new breed of phones an attractive option even if you don’t expect to do serious multitasking on your phone. (
        http://androidandme.com/2010/11/news/5-compelling-reasons-you-will-want-to-buy-a-dual-core-mobile-device/ )
        Of course there are so many other factors involved that this is really still a hypothetical discussion, but never the less.

      2. Dual core processors (supposedly) reduce battery consumption compared to their single core counterparts for the same set of tasks. This makes the new breed of phones an attractive option even if you don’t expect to do serious multitasking on your phone. (
        http://androidandme.com/2010/11/news/5-compelling-reasons-you-will-want-to-buy-a-dual-core-mobile-device/ )
        Of course there are so many other factors involved that this is really still a hypothetical discussion, but never the less.

      3. Dual core processors (supposedly) reduce battery consumption compared to their single core counterparts for the same set of tasks. This makes the new breed of phones an attractive option even if you don’t expect to do serious multitasking on your phone. (
        http://androidandme.com/2010/11/news/5-compelling-reasons-you-will-want-to-buy-a-dual-core-mobile-device/ )
        Of course there are so many other factors involved that this is really still a hypothetical discussion, but never the less.

      4. Dual core processors (supposedly) reduce battery consumption compared to their single core counterparts for the same set of tasks. This makes the new breed of phones an attractive option even if you don’t expect to do serious multitasking on your phone. (
        http://androidandme.com/2010/11/news/5-compelling-reasons-you-will-want-to-buy-a-dual-core-mobile-device/ )
        Of course there are so many other factors involved that this is really still a hypothetical discussion, but never the less.

      5. Dual core processors (supposedly) reduce battery consumption compared to their single core counterparts for the same set of tasks. This makes the new breed of phones an attractive option even if you don’t expect to do serious multitasking on your phone. (
        http://androidandme.com/2010/11/news/5-compelling-reasons-you-will-want-to-buy-a-dual-core-mobile-device/ )
        Of course there are so many other factors involved that this is really still a hypothetical discussion, but never the less.

      6. Dual core processors (supposedly) reduce battery consumption compared to their single core counterparts for the same set of tasks. This makes the new breed of phones an attractive option even if you don’t expect to do serious multitasking on your phone. (
        http://androidandme.com/2010/11/news/5-compelling-reasons-you-will-want-to-buy-a-dual-core-mobile-device/ )
        Of course there are so many other factors involved that this is really still a hypothetical discussion, but never the less.

    13. some new apps require faster phones especially emulators, but I just hope these manufacturers don’t concentrate sorely on speed, but also battery performances, it’s not a secret that fast android phones drain battery like insane

    14. some new apps require faster phones especially emulators, but I just hope these manufacturers don’t concentrate sorely on speed, but also battery performances, it’s not a secret that fast android phones drain battery like insane

  15. 640k RAM ought to be enough for anybody

  16. I disagree with ya on this one Q. I see in the near future smartphones and tablets replacing the PC all together. I think we will see a day when your traditional PC is operating household functions such as lighting, temperature control, maintenance items. People don’t like being tied down. With mobility comes freedom and we are starting to see the shift in thinking when it comes to this. How many smartphone users are currently doing Google searches, updating Facebook status, reading a phandroid article, while watching t.v.? I believe we are seeing the future technology just now beginning to come of age!

  17. Of course we need, more is better. Technology is beautifull by itself, higher clocks, more transistor within the same die size, new instructions sets, Out-of-order execution, all this little steps to little masterpieces of silicon.

  18. Of course we need, more is better. Technology is beautifull by itself, higher clocks, more transistor within the same die size, new instructions sets, Out-of-order execution, all this little steps to little masterpieces of silicon.

    1. The articles asks until when? I wanted more More MORE speed when I was on the iPhone, and Palm Pre but when I got the HD7 I realized that it doesn’t matter what speed your cpu is running when the user experience is fluid and smooth and there’s no lag when lauching applications.

      I think hardware acceleration is more important to Android than dual cores. Android is already extremely smooth for me on my G2.

    2. The articles asks until when? I wanted more More MORE speed when I was on the iPhone, and Palm Pre but when I got the HD7 I realized that it doesn’t matter what speed your cpu is running when the user experience is fluid and smooth and there’s no lag when lauching applications.

      I think hardware acceleration is more important to Android than dual cores. Android is already extremely smooth for me on my G2.

    3. The articles asks until when? I wanted more More MORE speed when I was on the iPhone, and Palm Pre but when I got the HD7 I realized that it doesn’t matter what speed your cpu is running when the user experience is fluid and smooth and there’s no lag when lauching applications.

      I think hardware acceleration is more important to Android than dual cores. Android is already extremely smooth for me on my G2.

    4. The articles asks until when? I wanted more More MORE speed when I was on the iPhone, and Palm Pre but when I got the HD7 I realized that it doesn’t matter what speed your cpu is running when the user experience is fluid and smooth and there’s no lag when lauching applications.

      I think hardware acceleration is more important to Android than dual cores. Android is already extremely smooth for me on my G2.

    5. The articles asks until when? I wanted more More MORE speed when I was on the iPhone, and Palm Pre but when I got the HD7 I realized that it doesn’t matter what speed your cpu is running when the user experience is fluid and smooth and there’s no lag when lauching applications.

      I think hardware acceleration is more important to Android than dual cores. Android is already extremely smooth for me on my G2.

    6. The articles asks until when? I wanted more More MORE speed when I was on the iPhone, and Palm Pre but when I got the HD7 I realized that it doesn’t matter what speed your cpu is running when the user experience is fluid and smooth and there’s no lag when lauching applications.

      I think hardware acceleration is more important to Android than dual cores. Android is already extremely smooth for me on my G2.

    7. The articles asks until when? I wanted more More MORE speed when I was on the iPhone, and Palm Pre but when I got the HD7 I realized that it doesn’t matter what speed your cpu is running when the user experience is fluid and smooth and there’s no lag when lauching applications.

      I think hardware acceleration is more important to Android than dual cores. Android is already extremely smooth for me on my G2.

    8. The articles asks until when? I wanted more More MORE speed when I was on the iPhone, and Palm Pre but when I got the HD7 I realized that it doesn’t matter what speed your cpu is running when the user experience is fluid and smooth and there’s no lag when lauching applications.

      I think hardware acceleration is more important to Android than dual cores. Android is already extremely smooth for me on my G2.

    9. The articles asks until when? I wanted more More MORE speed when I was on the iPhone, and Palm Pre but when I got the HD7 I realized that it doesn’t matter what speed your cpu is running when the user experience is fluid and smooth and there’s no lag when lauching applications.

      I think hardware acceleration is more important to Android than dual cores. Android is already extremely smooth for me on my G2.

    10. The articles asks until when? I wanted more More MORE speed when I was on the iPhone, and Palm Pre but when I got the HD7 I realized that it doesn’t matter what speed your cpu is running when the user experience is fluid and smooth and there’s no lag when lauching applications.

      I think hardware acceleration is more important to Android than dual cores. Android is already extremely smooth for me on my G2.

    11. The articles asks until when? I wanted more More MORE speed when I was on the iPhone, and Palm Pre but when I got the HD7 I realized that it doesn’t matter what speed your cpu is running when the user experience is fluid and smooth and there’s no lag when lauching applications.

      I think hardware acceleration is more important to Android than dual cores. Android is already extremely smooth for me on my G2.

    12. The articles asks until when? I wanted more More MORE speed when I was on the iPhone, and Palm Pre but when I got the HD7 I realized that it doesn’t matter what speed your cpu is running when the user experience is fluid and smooth and there’s no lag when lauching applications.

      I think hardware acceleration is more important to Android than dual cores. Android is already extremely smooth for me on my G2.

    13. The articles asks until when? I wanted more More MORE speed when I was on the iPhone, and Palm Pre but when I got the HD7 I realized that it doesn’t matter what speed your cpu is running when the user experience is fluid and smooth and there’s no lag when lauching applications.

      I think hardware acceleration is more important to Android than dual cores. Android is already extremely smooth for me on my G2.

  19. Of course we need, more is better. Technology is beautifull by itself, higher clocks, more transistor within the same die size, new instructions sets, Out-of-order execution, all this little steps to little masterpieces of silicon.

  20. Of course we need, more is better. Technology is beautifull by itself, higher clocks, more transistor within the same die size, new instructions sets, Out-of-order execution, all this little steps to little masterpieces of silicon.

  21. I need phones that are more power efficient and better battery capacity

  22. I need phones that are more power efficient and better battery capacity

  23. I need phones that are more power efficient and better battery capacity

  24. I need phones that are more power efficient and better battery capacity

    1. Agree I wish they would focus more on battery life rather than just super cores and all that. Those are nice and all but if the battery cant keep them going then its pointless. The OS is nice but pretty much now the phones are about the same its just what “hype” feature they try and stick in them to get more sales.

    2. Agree I wish they would focus more on battery life rather than just super cores and all that. Those are nice and all but if the battery cant keep them going then its pointless. The OS is nice but pretty much now the phones are about the same its just what “hype” feature they try and stick in them to get more sales.

    3. Agree I wish they would focus more on battery life rather than just super cores and all that. Those are nice and all but if the battery cant keep them going then its pointless. The OS is nice but pretty much now the phones are about the same its just what “hype” feature they try and stick in them to get more sales.

    4. Agree I wish they would focus more on battery life rather than just super cores and all that. Those are nice and all but if the battery cant keep them going then its pointless. The OS is nice but pretty much now the phones are about the same its just what “hype” feature they try and stick in them to get more sales.

  25. Ahhhhh the smell of rampid consumerism :-) I still own my 1ghz nexus one. I’ve played with 2 dual core phones and honestly did not notice that much of a difference. The commercials and talk of speed almost suckered me in. But at the end of the day my phone does just fine. Fyi the smoothness of the iPhone comes less from the Chip set and more from the hardware acceleration. Once google ends fragmentation and implements this hardware acceleration feature across the os I expect to hear a lot less complaining and lusting. Till then stock android is the way to go

  26. Depends what you are planning to run. My Evo runs everything I install and I think that this year may be the first time in a while I don’t trade up. At least for now it is sufficient for what I run on my phone (communications, productivity, and games) but I can see wanting dual core, etc. on a tablet so maybe I will save this year’s upgrade money for a shiny new tablet.

  27. Depends what you are planning to run. My Evo runs everything I install and I think that this year may be the first time in a while I don’t trade up. At least for now it is sufficient for what I run on my phone (communications, productivity, and games) but I can see wanting dual core, etc. on a tablet so maybe I will save this year’s upgrade money for a shiny new tablet.

  28. Depends what you are planning to run. My Evo runs everything I install and I think that this year may be the first time in a while I don’t trade up. At least for now it is sufficient for what I run on my phone (communications, productivity, and games) but I can see wanting dual core, etc. on a tablet so maybe I will save this year’s upgrade money for a shiny new tablet.

  29. Its tech, will always improve. Any way how else are the engineers going to stay employed?

  30. Its tech, will always improve. Any way how else are the engineers going to stay employed?

  31. They just need to focus on their chips being fast but also every year giving us more and more battery life. The Xbox 360 and PS3 run on 50% less power than when they first came out or less.

  32. They just need to focus on their chips being fast but also every year giving us more and more battery life. The Xbox 360 and PS3 run on 50% less power than when they first came out or less.

  33. They just need to focus on their chips being fast but also every year giving us more and more battery life. The Xbox 360 and PS3 run on 50% less power than when they first came out or less.

    1. thats because the architectures are gettng smaller the process tubes in the cell went from 65nm in 07 to 45 when the slim launched. and the xenon in the xbox 360 S uses 60% less power and takes up 50% lesss space than the one in the xbox 360 first gen

    2. thats because the architectures are gettng smaller the process tubes in the cell went from 65nm in 07 to 45 when the slim launched. and the xenon in the xbox 360 S uses 60% less power and takes up 50% lesss space than the one in the xbox 360 first gen

    3. thats because the architectures are gettng smaller the process tubes in the cell went from 65nm in 07 to 45 when the slim launched. and the xenon in the xbox 360 S uses 60% less power and takes up 50% lesss space than the one in the xbox 360 first gen

    4. thats because the architectures are gettng smaller the process tubes in the cell went from 65nm in 07 to 45 when the slim launched. and the xenon in the xbox 360 S uses 60% less power and takes up 50% lesss space than the one in the xbox 360 first gen

    5. thats because the architectures are gettng smaller the process tubes in the cell went from 65nm in 07 to 45 when the slim launched. and the xenon in the xbox 360 S uses 60% less power and takes up 50% lesss space than the one in the xbox 360 first gen

    6. thats because the architectures are gettng smaller the process tubes in the cell went from 65nm in 07 to 45 when the slim launched. and the xenon in the xbox 360 S uses 60% less power and takes up 50% lesss space than the one in the xbox 360 first gen

    7. thats because the architectures are gettng smaller the process tubes in the cell went from 65nm in 07 to 45 when the slim launched. and the xenon in the xbox 360 S uses 60% less power and takes up 50% lesss space than the one in the xbox 360 first gen

    8. thats because the architectures are gettng smaller the process tubes in the cell went from 65nm in 07 to 45 when the slim launched. and the xenon in the xbox 360 S uses 60% less power and takes up 50% lesss space than the one in the xbox 360 first gen

  34. They just need to focus on their chips being fast but also every year giving us more and more battery life. The Xbox 360 and PS3 run on 50% less power than when they first came out or less.

  35. Are phones fast enough for me? Yes. Is battery life sufficient? No. If duel core solves this bring it on, but I have a feeling they will go for speed as battery life doesn’t sell phones (well except to me!)

  36. If I whip my phone out, unlock it, go to my apps, and then select an app, I want that to be as simple as click-click-click with zero hesitation after each click. People want a Smartphone to do what they want exactly when they want and then stick it back in their pocket for the next 10 minutes until they need to check or do something again.

    I can personally say that my Vibrant has proven that we are have in fact reached that point. We’re talkin splits of splits seconds between me pressing an icon and an action being fullfilled. I love it. The only thing I need at this point is a 4.3″+ SuperAMOLED Plus screen and T-Mobile’s 4G.

    There does come a point when App switching/opening becomes all but instantaneous and we are here.

  37. If I whip my phone out, unlock it, go to my apps, and then select an app, I want that to be as simple as click-click-click with zero hesitation after each click. People want a Smartphone to do what they want exactly when they want and then stick it back in their pocket for the next 10 minutes until they need to check or do something again.

    I can personally say that my Vibrant has proven that we are have in fact reached that point. We’re talkin splits of splits seconds between me pressing an icon and an action being fullfilled. I love it. The only thing I need at this point is a 4.3″+ SuperAMOLED Plus screen and T-Mobile’s 4G.

    There does come a point when App switching/opening becomes all but instantaneous and we are here.

  38. If I whip my phone out, unlock it, go to my apps, and then select an app, I want that to be as simple as click-click-click with zero hesitation after each click. People want a Smartphone to do what they want exactly when they want and then stick it back in their pocket for the next 10 minutes until they need to check or do something again.

    I can personally say that my Vibrant has proven that we are have in fact reached that point. We’re talkin splits of splits seconds between me pressing an icon and an action being fullfilled. I love it. The only thing I need at this point is a 4.3″+ SuperAMOLED Plus screen and T-Mobile’s 4G.

    There does come a point when App switching/opening becomes all but instantaneous and we are here.

  39. If I whip my phone out, unlock it, go to my apps, and then select an app, I want that to be as simple as click-click-click with zero hesitation after each click. People want a Smartphone to do what they want exactly when they want and then stick it back in their pocket for the next 10 minutes until they need to check or do something again.

    I can personally say that my Vibrant has proven that we are have in fact reached that point. We’re talkin splits of splits seconds between me pressing an icon and an action being fullfilled. I love it. The only thing I need at this point is a 4.3″+ SuperAMOLED Plus screen and T-Mobile’s 4G.

    There does come a point when App switching/opening becomes all but instantaneous and we are here.

  40. You will always need faster phones as software makers will continue to push the boundaries of what phones are capable of. It’s like saying do we really need faster computers.

  41. You will always need faster phones as software makers will continue to push the boundaries of what phones are capable of. It’s like saying do we really need faster computers.

  42. You will always need faster phones as software makers will continue to push the boundaries of what phones are capable of. It’s like saying do we really need faster computers.

  43. You will always need faster phones as software makers will continue to push the boundaries of what phones are capable of. It’s like saying do we really need faster computers.

  44. I had a 528mhz chip phone and it seemed fine when I got it, then it got so slow that I couldn’t even use it so I upgraded to a 1ghz device. That seemed awesome, but after a month of use, it is starting to seem slow. Maybe I’ll never be happy.

  45. I had a 528mhz chip phone and it seemed fine when I got it, then it got so slow that I couldn’t even use it so I upgraded to a 1ghz device. That seemed awesome, but after a month of use, it is starting to seem slow. Maybe I’ll never be happy.

  46. I had a 528mhz chip phone and it seemed fine when I got it, then it got so slow that I couldn’t even use it so I upgraded to a 1ghz device. That seemed awesome, but after a month of use, it is starting to seem slow. Maybe I’ll never be happy.

  47. I had a 528mhz chip phone and it seemed fine when I got it, then it got so slow that I couldn’t even use it so I upgraded to a 1ghz device. That seemed awesome, but after a month of use, it is starting to seem slow. Maybe I’ll never be happy.

  48. The biggest bottleneck right now is data bandwidth not processor speed. That said, I always want more power!

  49. The biggest bottleneck right now is data bandwidth not processor speed. That said, I always want more power!

  50. The biggest bottleneck right now is data bandwidth not processor speed. That said, I always want more power!

  51. The biggest bottleneck right now is data bandwidth not processor speed. That said, I always want more power!

  52. Uhh my Nexus One with CM6 and CM7 has always been as fast or faster than the iPhone 4

  53. Uhh my Nexus One with CM6 and CM7 has always been as fast or faster than the iPhone 4

  54. Uhh my Nexus One with CM6 and CM7 has always been as fast or faster than the iPhone 4

    1. Insecure waste

    2. Insecure waste

    3. Insecure waste

    4. Insecure waste

  55. I say give it to me now, we’ll worry about how best to utilize it later. I do think however that the technology crowd needs to focus on how to improve battery technology. Things are getting better and more powerful yet these guys still can’t figure out how to make a super slim, lightweight battery that gets an insane amount of batter life for our devices.

  56. I say give it to me now, we’ll worry about how best to utilize it later. I do think however that the technology crowd needs to focus on how to improve battery technology. Things are getting better and more powerful yet these guys still can’t figure out how to make a super slim, lightweight battery that gets an insane amount of batter life for our devices.

  57. I say give it to me now, we’ll worry about how best to utilize it later. I do think however that the technology crowd needs to focus on how to improve battery technology. Things are getting better and more powerful yet these guys still can’t figure out how to make a super slim, lightweight battery that gets an insane amount of batter life for our devices.

  58. I say give it to me now, we’ll worry about how best to utilize it later. I do think however that the technology crowd needs to focus on how to improve battery technology. Things are getting better and more powerful yet these guys still can’t figure out how to make a super slim, lightweight battery that gets an insane amount of batter life for our devices.

  59. When I bought my Nexus One, my intention was to stay with it for at least 2 years. As I heard and saw folks changing their phones every 6-12 months, I thought I was missing something. But that’s the beast that’s consumer economics–build up artificial needs.

    To be honest, now, the only reason I’m looking at replacing my Nexus One in a year is if AT&T is approved for the T Mobile purchase and I’m forced to change. I use it regularly, and I’m happy with it. In fact, if I can, I’d like to be able to give it to my son to use in a year and a half or so.

  60. When I bought my Nexus One, my intention was to stay with it for at least 2 years. As I heard and saw folks changing their phones every 6-12 months, I thought I was missing something. But that’s the beast that’s consumer economics–build up artificial needs.

    To be honest, now, the only reason I’m looking at replacing my Nexus One in a year is if AT&T is approved for the T Mobile purchase and I’m forced to change. I use it regularly, and I’m happy with it. In fact, if I can, I’d like to be able to give it to my son to use in a year and a half or so.

  61. When I bought my Nexus One, my intention was to stay with it for at least 2 years. As I heard and saw folks changing their phones every 6-12 months, I thought I was missing something. But that’s the beast that’s consumer economics–build up artificial needs.

    To be honest, now, the only reason I’m looking at replacing my Nexus One in a year is if AT&T is approved for the T Mobile purchase and I’m forced to change. I use it regularly, and I’m happy with it. In fact, if I can, I’d like to be able to give it to my son to use in a year and a half or so.

  62. When I bought my Nexus One, my intention was to stay with it for at least 2 years. As I heard and saw folks changing their phones every 6-12 months, I thought I was missing something. But that’s the beast that’s consumer economics–build up artificial needs.

    To be honest, now, the only reason I’m looking at replacing my Nexus One in a year is if AT&T is approved for the T Mobile purchase and I’m forced to change. I use it regularly, and I’m happy with it. In fact, if I can, I’d like to be able to give it to my son to use in a year and a half or so.

  63. Your last sentence got me thinking….of course everybody wants a pocket rocket!! c’mon! lol

  64. Your last sentence got me thinking….of course everybody wants a pocket rocket!! c’mon! lol

  65. Your last sentence got me thinking….of course everybody wants a pocket rocket!! c’mon! lol

  66. Your last sentence got me thinking….of course everybody wants a pocket rocket!! c’mon! lol

  67. Once that G2-X is in my hands it will remain in my hands for another 2 years minimum. I’ve advanced a lot with how I want my phone to function and perform. Every time I see a friend or family member with a 1 ghz processor type phone im jealous. I was duped into getting the Motorola Cliq 528mhz/256ram..need I say more. It’s rooted, overclocked 748mhz, & running CM6 Froyo but I want MORE! I’m so much more familiar with Androids potential & I need a phone that will take everything I throw at it. The G2-X will be more than enough for my needs! The best part is I predict the developer community will welcome the G2-X with open arms. Can’t wait!

  68. Once that G2-X is in my hands it will remain in my hands for another 2 years minimum. I’ve advanced a lot with how I want my phone to function and perform. Every time I see a friend or family member with a 1 ghz processor type phone im jealous. I was duped into getting the Motorola Cliq 528mhz/256ram..need I say more. It’s rooted, overclocked 748mhz, & running CM6 Froyo but I want MORE! I’m so much more familiar with Androids potential & I need a phone that will take everything I throw at it. The G2-X will be more than enough for my needs! The best part is I predict the developer community will welcome the G2-X with open arms. Can’t wait!

  69. Once that G2-X is in my hands it will remain in my hands for another 2 years minimum. I’ve advanced a lot with how I want my phone to function and perform. Every time I see a friend or family member with a 1 ghz processor type phone im jealous. I was duped into getting the Motorola Cliq 528mhz/256ram..need I say more. It’s rooted, overclocked 748mhz, & running CM6 Froyo but I want MORE! I’m so much more familiar with Androids potential & I need a phone that will take everything I throw at it. The G2-X will be more than enough for my needs! The best part is I predict the developer community will welcome the G2-X with open arms. Can’t wait!

  70. Once that G2-X is in my hands it will remain in my hands for another 2 years minimum. I’ve advanced a lot with how I want my phone to function and perform. Every time I see a friend or family member with a 1 ghz processor type phone im jealous. I was duped into getting the Motorola Cliq 528mhz/256ram..need I say more. It’s rooted, overclocked 748mhz, & running CM6 Froyo but I want MORE! I’m so much more familiar with Androids potential & I need a phone that will take everything I throw at it. The G2-X will be more than enough for my needs! The best part is I predict the developer community will welcome the G2-X with open arms. Can’t wait!

  71. Gingerbread has noticeably better UI snappiness. I’m running it on my Evo with CM7 RC4 and now I don’t get any input lag when web browsing. Compared to my sister’s iPhone 4, her phone is still smoother, but the UI input is neck and neck. If you want a smoother web experience then download Opera Mobile. Personally, I’d rather have better multitasking, flash support, way more software freedom, Widgets, choice of launchers, faster web speeds, a back button, a kickstand, automatic car mode, automatic everything with Tasker, choice of keyboard, choice of music player, choice of default web browser, much bigger screen, pull down notification bar with customizable widget buttons, cheaper apps, free integrated Google navigation, best mobile maps on any phone, and many many more advantages over the iPhone. To me there’s no contest.

  72. Gingerbread has noticeably better UI snappiness. I’m running it on my Evo with CM7 RC4 and now I don’t get any input lag when web browsing. Compared to my sister’s iPhone 4, her phone is still smoother, but the UI input is neck and neck. If you want a smoother web experience then download Opera Mobile. Personally, I’d rather have better multitasking, flash support, way more software freedom, Widgets, choice of launchers, faster web speeds, a back button, a kickstand, automatic car mode, automatic everything with Tasker, choice of keyboard, choice of music player, choice of default web browser, much bigger screen, pull down notification bar with customizable widget buttons, cheaper apps, free integrated Google navigation, best mobile maps on any phone, and many many more advantages over the iPhone. To me there’s no contest.

  73. Gingerbread has noticeably better UI snappiness. I’m running it on my Evo with CM7 RC4 and now I don’t get any input lag when web browsing. Compared to my sister’s iPhone 4, her phone is still smoother, but the UI input is neck and neck. If you want a smoother web experience then download Opera Mobile. Personally, I’d rather have better multitasking, flash support, way more software freedom, Widgets, choice of launchers, faster web speeds, a back button, a kickstand, automatic car mode, automatic everything with Tasker, choice of keyboard, choice of music player, choice of default web browser, much bigger screen, pull down notification bar with customizable widget buttons, cheaper apps, free integrated Google navigation, best mobile maps on any phone, and many many more advantages over the iPhone. To me there’s no contest.

    1. That is one of the best, if not the very best arguments as to why Android is better then iOS.

      Kudos

  74. Gingerbread has noticeably better UI snappiness. I’m running it on my Evo with CM7 RC4 and now I don’t get any input lag when web browsing. Compared to my sister’s iPhone 4, her phone is still smoother, but the UI input is neck and neck. If you want a smoother web experience then download Opera Mobile. Personally, I’d rather have better multitasking, flash support, way more software freedom, Widgets, choice of launchers, faster web speeds, a back button, a kickstand, automatic car mode, automatic everything with Tasker, choice of keyboard, choice of music player, choice of default web browser, much bigger screen, pull down notification bar with customizable widget buttons, cheaper apps, free integrated Google navigation, best mobile maps on any phone, and many many more advantages over the iPhone. To me there’s no contest.

  75. weve definitely gonna to the times with processor speed I. love my htc evo and what it does for me why not upgrade to the EVO 3D and sell my old on Craigslist for as much I as I bought it for you ask? LOL. I will justify this upgrade to dual core w 3D. Sure.

  76. weve definitely gonna to the times with processor speed I. love my htc evo and what it does for me why not upgrade to the EVO 3D and sell my old on Craigslist for as much I as I bought it for you ask? LOL. I will justify this upgrade to dual core w 3D. Sure.

  77. weve definitely gonna to the times with processor speed I. love my htc evo and what it does for me why not upgrade to the EVO 3D and sell my old on Craigslist for as much I as I bought it for you ask? LOL. I will justify this upgrade to dual core w 3D. Sure.

  78. weve definitely gonna to the times with processor speed I. love my htc evo and what it does for me why not upgrade to the EVO 3D and sell my old on Craigslist for as much I as I bought it for you ask? LOL. I will justify this upgrade to dual core w 3D. Sure.

  79. I believe it’s all the new software that is pushing the need for faster smart phones. Now there is newer apps that i can’t download because i only have 600mhz. I still wouldn’t upgrade had my phone had a good amount of on board memory and android 2.2. However this isn’t the case and the hardware cannot handle the apps on my phone too well when the ROM is full so therefore i will be forced to upgrade. Tired of deleting essential apps.

  80. actually we need efficiency more than power

  81. actually we need efficiency more than power

  82. actually we need efficiency more than power

  83. actually we need efficiency more than power

  84. I have the Droid Incredible, and I tell people all the time that I won’t be needing a new phone for quite awhile, and I’ve had it a year already. It’s plenty fast and responsive, and in my humble opinion still one of the best phones out there. But what the Incredible lacks is a decent balance of speed + battery life. I don’t need anything faster, but more efficient use of power would go a long way toward making me a very, very happy camper. Happier, that is.

    1. I have a Dinc too and agree. The ONLY reason I want another phone is because I have big hands and find it way easier to type on my wifes Droid X. Screen size is the only thing calling me away.

    2. I have a Dinc too and agree. The ONLY reason I want another phone is because I have big hands and find it way easier to type on my wifes Droid X. Screen size is the only thing calling me away.

    3. I have a Dinc too and agree. The ONLY reason I want another phone is because I have big hands and find it way easier to type on my wifes Droid X. Screen size is the only thing calling me away.

    4. I have a Dinc too and agree. The ONLY reason I want another phone is because I have big hands and find it way easier to type on my wifes Droid X. Screen size is the only thing calling me away.

      1. I agree… a slightly larger screen would make typing a lot easier for me. Not a deal-breakfer for me, though. Now battery life… that’s a big deal to me. I foresee a tablet in my future, so I think the DINC + tablet will be a mappy marriage.

      2. I agree… a slightly larger screen would make typing a lot easier for me. Not a deal-breakfer for me, though. Now battery life… that’s a big deal to me. I foresee a tablet in my future, so I think the DINC + tablet will be a mappy marriage.

      3. I agree… a slightly larger screen would make typing a lot easier for me. Not a deal-breakfer for me, though. Now battery life… that’s a big deal to me. I foresee a tablet in my future, so I think the DINC + tablet will be a mappy marriage.

      4. I agree… a slightly larger screen would make typing a lot easier for me. Not a deal-breakfer for me, though. Now battery life… that’s a big deal to me. I foresee a tablet in my future, so I think the DINC + tablet will be a mappy marriage.

      5. I agree… a slightly larger screen would make typing a lot easier for me. Not a deal-breakfer for me, though. Now battery life… that’s a big deal to me. I foresee a tablet in my future, so I think the DINC + tablet will be a mappy marriage.

      6. I agree… a slightly larger screen would make typing a lot easier for me. Not a deal-breakfer for me, though. Now battery life… that’s a big deal to me. I foresee a tablet in my future, so I think the DINC + tablet will be a mappy marriage.

        1. Clearly, I meant happy and not “mappy.”

        2. Clearly, I meant happy and not “mappy.”

        3. Clearly, I meant happy and not “mappy.”

        4. Clearly, I meant happy and not “mappy.”

        5. Clearly, I meant happy and not “mappy.”

        6. Clearly, I meant happy and not “mappy.”

      7. Ha! Funny. My dad has an X and mom has an Incredible. I have a droid og, and does my sis.

  85. I have the Droid Incredible, and I tell people all the time that I won’t be needing a new phone for quite awhile, and I’ve had it a year already. It’s plenty fast and responsive, and in my humble opinion still one of the best phones out there. But what the Incredible lacks is a decent balance of speed + battery life. I don’t need anything faster, but more efficient use of power would go a long way toward making me a very, very happy camper. Happier, that is.

  86. I have the Droid Incredible, and I tell people all the time that I won’t be needing a new phone for quite awhile, and I’ve had it a year already. It’s plenty fast and responsive, and in my humble opinion still one of the best phones out there. But what the Incredible lacks is a decent balance of speed + battery life. I don’t need anything faster, but more efficient use of power would go a long way toward making me a very, very happy camper. Happier, that is.

  87. I have the Droid Incredible, and I tell people all the time that I won’t be needing a new phone for quite awhile, and I’ve had it a year already. It’s plenty fast and responsive, and in my humble opinion still one of the best phones out there. But what the Incredible lacks is a decent balance of speed + battery life. I don’t need anything faster, but more efficient use of power would go a long way toward making me a very, very happy camper. Happier, that is.

  88. optimus x2 offers hdmi mirroring replacing a lot of devices, for media, web, and gaming, because it portable, powerful, and compact!

  89. optimus x2 offers hdmi mirroring replacing a lot of devices, for media, web, and gaming, because it portable, powerful, and compact!

  90. optimus x2 offers hdmi mirroring replacing a lot of devices, for media, web, and gaming, because it portable, powerful, and compact!

  91. optimus x2 offers hdmi mirroring replacing a lot of devices, for media, web, and gaming, because it portable, powerful, and compact!

  92. hellooooo battery life… NOT

  93. hellooooo battery life… NOT

  94. hellooooo battery life… NOT

  95. hellooooo battery life… NOT

  96. In my opinion, it all comes down to the OS. I have a Droid X (rooted, stock rom, no OC), it is fast at times, sluggish at others. It feels like its mainly apps that slow it down, like BLUR, Beautiful Widgets, and any other widgets on my home screen. I say this because when I tried a different rom, it removed a lot of crap running in the background (including blur) and it sped things up drastically (no OC). However, it was way more unstable due to the phone looking for BLUR–causing random reboots. I still have random reboots and lockups on a stock ROM and I blame it on the OS.

    iPhone/iPad/iPod are all super successful mainly because of iOS. It’s rock solid, consistent, smooth, and it just works. How can you argue this when the iPhone runs on a slower processor and is still smoother than Android builds? You can argue that Android has true multitasking (which is true), but why are you releasing features that cause instability? Fundamentally, this doesn’t make sense.

    In my opinion, providing faster hardware is a coverup for android’s flaws in the OS. They bolster this with games that can run on these processes. iOS is not perfect, but it is much further ahead as far as stability and fluidity in the OS.

    I do enjoy the features I have, but I would rather have a more stable OS right now and have them add in features only when proven stable. The article just posted yesterday about Ice Cream and fragmentation, I really appreciate, because it should help address the issues I just wrote a novel about…

  97. In my opinion, it all comes down to the OS. I have a Droid X (rooted, stock rom, no OC), it is fast at times, sluggish at others. It feels like its mainly apps that slow it down, like BLUR, Beautiful Widgets, and any other widgets on my home screen. I say this because when I tried a different rom, it removed a lot of crap running in the background (including blur) and it sped things up drastically (no OC). However, it was way more unstable due to the phone looking for BLUR–causing random reboots. I still have random reboots and lockups on a stock ROM and I blame it on the OS.

    iPhone/iPad/iPod are all super successful mainly because of iOS. It’s rock solid, consistent, smooth, and it just works. How can you argue this when the iPhone runs on a slower processor and is still smoother than Android builds? You can argue that Android has true multitasking (which is true), but why are you releasing features that cause instability? Fundamentally, this doesn’t make sense.

    In my opinion, providing faster hardware is a coverup for android’s flaws in the OS. They bolster this with games that can run on these processes. iOS is not perfect, but it is much further ahead as far as stability and fluidity in the OS.

    I do enjoy the features I have, but I would rather have a more stable OS right now and have them add in features only when proven stable. The article just posted yesterday about Ice Cream and fragmentation, I really appreciate, because it should help address the issues I just wrote a novel about…

  98. In my opinion, it all comes down to the OS. I have a Droid X (rooted, stock rom, no OC), it is fast at times, sluggish at others. It feels like its mainly apps that slow it down, like BLUR, Beautiful Widgets, and any other widgets on my home screen. I say this because when I tried a different rom, it removed a lot of crap running in the background (including blur) and it sped things up drastically (no OC). However, it was way more unstable due to the phone looking for BLUR–causing random reboots. I still have random reboots and lockups on a stock ROM and I blame it on the OS.

    iPhone/iPad/iPod are all super successful mainly because of iOS. It’s rock solid, consistent, smooth, and it just works. How can you argue this when the iPhone runs on a slower processor and is still smoother than Android builds? You can argue that Android has true multitasking (which is true), but why are you releasing features that cause instability? Fundamentally, this doesn’t make sense.

    In my opinion, providing faster hardware is a coverup for android’s flaws in the OS. They bolster this with games that can run on these processes. iOS is not perfect, but it is much further ahead as far as stability and fluidity in the OS.

    I do enjoy the features I have, but I would rather have a more stable OS right now and have them add in features only when proven stable. The article just posted yesterday about Ice Cream and fragmentation, I really appreciate, because it should help address the issues I just wrote a novel about…

  99. In my opinion, it all comes down to the OS. I have a Droid X (rooted, stock rom, no OC), it is fast at times, sluggish at others. It feels like its mainly apps that slow it down, like BLUR, Beautiful Widgets, and any other widgets on my home screen. I say this because when I tried a different rom, it removed a lot of crap running in the background (including blur) and it sped things up drastically (no OC). However, it was way more unstable due to the phone looking for BLUR–causing random reboots. I still have random reboots and lockups on a stock ROM and I blame it on the OS.

    iPhone/iPad/iPod are all super successful mainly because of iOS. It’s rock solid, consistent, smooth, and it just works. How can you argue this when the iPhone runs on a slower processor and is still smoother than Android builds? You can argue that Android has true multitasking (which is true), but why are you releasing features that cause instability? Fundamentally, this doesn’t make sense.

    In my opinion, providing faster hardware is a coverup for android’s flaws in the OS. They bolster this with games that can run on these processes. iOS is not perfect, but it is much further ahead as far as stability and fluidity in the OS.

    I do enjoy the features I have, but I would rather have a more stable OS right now and have them add in features only when proven stable. The article just posted yesterday about Ice Cream and fragmentation, I really appreciate, because it should help address the issues I just wrote a novel about…

    1. Nice.

    2. Nice.

    3. Nice.

    4. Nice.

    5. I think that the multi tasking does need a lot of work. i’m not gonna start a motorola bash party here, but try an HTC phone, there is a difference. and the main reason i choose Android over iOS is the choice in hardware, not the open source. i like to be able to say that my sister gets a crap phone cause she does nothing but call and facebook, whilst i get a beastly thunderbolt.

    6. I think that the multi tasking does need a lot of work. i’m not gonna start a motorola bash party here, but try an HTC phone, there is a difference. and the main reason i choose Android over iOS is the choice in hardware, not the open source. i like to be able to say that my sister gets a crap phone cause she does nothing but call and facebook, whilst i get a beastly thunderbolt.

      1. HTC battery sucks though. Terrible efficiency there. I have used an HTC phone before and it was great. I love sense. I think its very smartly done, and it would be awesome if HTC and Google could work together to produce something “magical!” hahaha. My ideal phone is 4″, IPS screen, excellent battery life, motorola build quality (hardware wise, their devices feel solid), quality sensors in the camera w/ LED flash, HTC sense, and the latest and greatest Android OS (STABILITY PLEASE). Oh, oh, and Verizon’s network (3g/LTE, as long as I don’t drop calls :D).

      2. HTC battery sucks though. Terrible efficiency there. I have used an HTC phone before and it was great. I love sense. I think its very smartly done, and it would be awesome if HTC and Google could work together to produce something “magical!” hahaha. My ideal phone is 4″, IPS screen, excellent battery life, motorola build quality (hardware wise, their devices feel solid), quality sensors in the camera w/ LED flash, HTC sense, and the latest and greatest Android OS (STABILITY PLEASE). Oh, oh, and Verizon’s network (3g/LTE, as long as I don’t drop calls :D).

      3. HTC battery sucks though. Terrible efficiency there. I have used an HTC phone before and it was great. I love sense. I think its very smartly done, and it would be awesome if HTC and Google could work together to produce something “magical!” hahaha. My ideal phone is 4″, IPS screen, excellent battery life, motorola build quality (hardware wise, their devices feel solid), quality sensors in the camera w/ LED flash, HTC sense, and the latest and greatest Android OS (STABILITY PLEASE). Oh, oh, and Verizon’s network (3g/LTE, as long as I don’t drop calls :D).

      4. HTC battery sucks though. Terrible efficiency there. I have used an HTC phone before and it was great. I love sense. I think its very smartly done, and it would be awesome if HTC and Google could work together to produce something “magical!” hahaha. My ideal phone is 4″, IPS screen, excellent battery life, motorola build quality (hardware wise, their devices feel solid), quality sensors in the camera w/ LED flash, HTC sense, and the latest and greatest Android OS (STABILITY PLEASE). Oh, oh, and Verizon’s network (3g/LTE, as long as I don’t drop calls :D).

        1. lilfleck, have you checked out the Inspire or Thunderbolt yet? Very solid phones. I have the Inspire, rooted with Android Revolution (with Sense) ROM. The feel, both hardware- and software-wise, is amazing. I don’t know if the display has IPS – I think it’s SLCD; it looks amazing, though, even with my anti-glare/fingerprint protector. My only gripe is lack of FFC, which the Thunderbolt has. But so far, the Inspire seems to be the higher-quality device, software-wise.

        2. lilfleck, have you checked out the Inspire or Thunderbolt yet? Very solid phones. I have the Inspire, rooted with Android Revolution (with Sense) ROM. The feel, both hardware- and software-wise, is amazing. I don’t know if the display has IPS – I think it’s SLCD; it looks amazing, though, even with my anti-glare/fingerprint protector. My only gripe is lack of FFC, which the Thunderbolt has. But so far, the Inspire seems to be the higher-quality device, software-wise.

        3. lilfleck, have you checked out the Inspire or Thunderbolt yet? Very solid phones. I have the Inspire, rooted with Android Revolution (with Sense) ROM. The feel, both hardware- and software-wise, is amazing. I don’t know if the display has IPS – I think it’s SLCD; it looks amazing, though, even with my anti-glare/fingerprint protector. My only gripe is lack of FFC, which the Thunderbolt has. But so far, the Inspire seems to be the higher-quality device, software-wise.

        4. lilfleck, have you checked out the Inspire or Thunderbolt yet? Very solid phones. I have the Inspire, rooted with Android Revolution (with Sense) ROM. The feel, both hardware- and software-wise, is amazing. I don’t know if the display has IPS – I think it’s SLCD; it looks amazing, though, even with my anti-glare/fingerprint protector. My only gripe is lack of FFC, which the Thunderbolt has. But so far, the Inspire seems to be the higher-quality device, software-wise.

        5. lilfleck, have you checked out the Inspire or Thunderbolt yet? Very solid phones. I have the Inspire, rooted with Android Revolution (with Sense) ROM. The feel, both hardware- and software-wise, is amazing. I don’t know if the display has IPS – I think it’s SLCD; it looks amazing, though, even with my anti-glare/fingerprint protector. My only gripe is lack of FFC, which the Thunderbolt has. But so far, the Inspire seems to be the higher-quality device, software-wise.

        6. lilfleck, have you checked out the Inspire or Thunderbolt yet? Very solid phones. I have the Inspire, rooted with Android Revolution (with Sense) ROM. The feel, both hardware- and software-wise, is amazing. I don’t know if the display has IPS – I think it’s SLCD; it looks amazing, though, even with my anti-glare/fingerprint protector. My only gripe is lack of FFC, which the Thunderbolt has. But so far, the Inspire seems to be the higher-quality device, software-wise.

        7. Htc is the best they will always be. They produce great device on many networks but the best will always remain on sprint. No other carrier will ever recieve better devices from Htc than sprint period.

        8. Htc is the best they will always be. They produce great device on many networks but the best will always remain on sprint. No other carrier will ever recieve better devices from Htc than sprint period.

        9. Htc is the best they will always be. They produce great device on many networks but the best will always remain on sprint. No other carrier will ever recieve better devices from Htc than sprint period.

        10. Htc is the best they will always be. They produce great device on many networks but the best will always remain on sprint. No other carrier will ever recieve better devices from Htc than sprint period.

        11. i agree but fuck the ips super AMOED all the way

        12. i agree but fuck the ips super AMOED all the way

        13. i agree but fuck the ips super AMOED all the way

        14. i agree but fuck the ips super AMOED all the way

        15. i agree but fuck the ips super AMOED all the way

        16. i agree but fuck the ips super AMOED all the way

        17. i agree but fuck the ips super AMOED all the way

        18. i agree but fuck the ips super AMOED all the way

        19. My two HTC phones are good when it comes to battery life. Battery life is the main reason why I will not choose a phone with LTE or Wimax built in right now. HSPA+ is perfect for those who want to balance high data speeds with good battery life.

    7. I think that the multi tasking does need a lot of work. i’m not gonna start a motorola bash party here, but try an HTC phone, there is a difference. and the main reason i choose Android over iOS is the choice in hardware, not the open source. i like to be able to say that my sister gets a crap phone cause she does nothing but call and facebook, whilst i get a beastly thunderbolt.

    8. Well, if snappiness is of more importance to you then eyecandy and a multitude of possibilities, then set your android up that way.

      Set the number of homescreens down to one or two.
      Shut off any live wallpapers.
      Shut off any widgets.
      Use “Auto Mem” from the market to set up the original Android task manager to keep a given amount of ram free at all times (this is different from any task killer). (You can even set it to numbers that high, that you effectively kill multitasking.)

      There you go. Your Phone is perfectly fast and snappy.

      The great thing about Android is, that you can have it like you want it – even without custom roms; even without rooting. It is up to you to choose exciting, or snappy. Or any shade of gray between the two.

      But you don’t want your system to be that boring?
      Well that’s just what you get in iOS, being just the equivalent of the Android App Drawer – nothing more.

    9. Well, if snappiness is of more importance to you then eyecandy and a multitude of possibilities, then set your android up that way.

      Set the number of homescreens down to one or two.
      Shut off any live wallpapers.
      Shut off any widgets.
      Use “Auto Mem” from the market to set up the original Android task manager to keep a given amount of ram free at all times (this is different from any task killer). (You can even set it to numbers that high, that you effectively kill multitasking.)

      There you go. Your Phone is perfectly fast and snappy.

      The great thing about Android is, that you can have it like you want it – even without custom roms; even without rooting. It is up to you to choose exciting, or snappy. Or any shade of gray between the two.

      But you don’t want your system to be that boring?
      Well that’s just what you get in iOS, being just the equivalent of the Android App Drawer – nothing more.

      1. Well said Elvis…. that is the exact comparison that most people miss. iOS is nothing more than the Android App Drawer.. Luv it.

        Here’s a bit more explanation…

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vcV7qea2V4

  100. Google always planned on beating the lag problem by throwing ghz at it. Apple and wp7 use gpu acceleration and get away with using slower processors that maximize battery life yet are perceivably snappier phones.

    It’s apparently being addressed in honeycomb. In the mean time your dual core Atrix can power a mars mission, but the year old iPhone 4 will still feel smoother and snappier. Pretty useless actually.

  101. Google always planned on beating the lag problem by throwing ghz at it. Apple and wp7 use gpu acceleration and get away with using slower processors that maximize battery life yet are perceivably snappier phones.

    It’s apparently being addressed in honeycomb. In the mean time your dual core Atrix can power a mars mission, but the year old iPhone 4 will still feel smoother and snappier. Pretty useless actually.

  102. Google always planned on beating the lag problem by throwing ghz at it. Apple and wp7 use gpu acceleration and get away with using slower processors that maximize battery life yet are perceivably snappier phones.

    It’s apparently being addressed in honeycomb. In the mean time your dual core Atrix can power a mars mission, but the year old iPhone 4 will still feel smoother and snappier. Pretty useless actually.

  103. Google always planned on beating the lag problem by throwing ghz at it. Apple and wp7 use gpu acceleration and get away with using slower processors that maximize battery life yet are perceivably snappier phones.

    It’s apparently being addressed in honeycomb. In the mean time your dual core Atrix can power a mars mission, but the year old iPhone 4 will still feel smoother and snappier. Pretty useless actually.

  104. The are doing the same thing the desktop manufacturers did. Fast faster faster! Though, we don’t need that. We need my battery life, or focus on better efficiencies, not speed.

  105. The are doing the same thing the desktop manufacturers did. Fast faster faster! Though, we don’t need that. We need my battery life, or focus on better efficiencies, not speed.

  106. The are doing the same thing the desktop manufacturers did. Fast faster faster! Though, we don’t need that. We need my battery life, or focus on better efficiencies, not speed.

  107. The are doing the same thing the desktop manufacturers did. Fast faster faster! Though, we don’t need that. We need my battery life, or focus on better efficiencies, not speed.

  108. There are killer apps which will push the processor requirements even higher. Solid voice recognition will be one such example. Imagine a future where you put your headphones on, walk into a cafe in France and automatically understand everything everyone is saying, even though you don’t speak french. Babelfish FTW.

  109. There are killer apps which will push the processor requirements even higher. Solid voice recognition will be one such example. Imagine a future where you put your headphones on, walk into a cafe in France and automatically understand everything everyone is saying, even though you don’t speak french. Babelfish FTW.

  110. There are killer apps which will push the processor requirements even higher. Solid voice recognition will be one such example. Imagine a future where you put your headphones on, walk into a cafe in France and automatically understand everything everyone is saying, even though you don’t speak french. Babelfish FTW.

  111. There are killer apps which will push the processor requirements even higher. Solid voice recognition will be one such example. Imagine a future where you put your headphones on, walk into a cafe in France and automatically understand everything everyone is saying, even though you don’t speak french. Babelfish FTW.

  112. As far as battery life vs. power is concerned, I can’t help but feel that for super-powerful phones, battery life is somewhat irrelevant. You don’t get a high-end gaming laptop and expect to run it off battery for more than like 30 minutes. If you want to play Asphalt 3D or any more graphically advanced game, you should be prepared to do it while plugged in. It’s not like it’s that hard to find an open outlet these days.

    Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying devs/manufacturers should ignore battery life. Far from it. But users need to be more realistic. If you want to suck down gaming power or gigs of data at a time, expect reflective battery. Multi-core auto-scaling processors should handle themselves just fine for day-to-day use as far as I understand it. We will always have a way to suck down more power from our phones. If you build it, they will come (as the saying goes). More graphically complex UIs are a prime example. 3D rendered, multilayered UIs look gorgeous and take a lot of juice. Up the hardware for it so we get to see the pretty stuff. But those sorts of things can generally be tweaked to use surprisingly little power if coded properly. Paired with powerful, efficient hardware, we have a match made in heaven.

  113. As far as battery life vs. power is concerned, I can’t help but feel that for super-powerful phones, battery life is somewhat irrelevant. You don’t get a high-end gaming laptop and expect to run it off battery for more than like 30 minutes. If you want to play Asphalt 3D or any more graphically advanced game, you should be prepared to do it while plugged in. It’s not like it’s that hard to find an open outlet these days.

    Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying devs/manufacturers should ignore battery life. Far from it. But users need to be more realistic. If you want to suck down gaming power or gigs of data at a time, expect reflective battery. Multi-core auto-scaling processors should handle themselves just fine for day-to-day use as far as I understand it. We will always have a way to suck down more power from our phones. If you build it, they will come (as the saying goes). More graphically complex UIs are a prime example. 3D rendered, multilayered UIs look gorgeous and take a lot of juice. Up the hardware for it so we get to see the pretty stuff. But those sorts of things can generally be tweaked to use surprisingly little power if coded properly. Paired with powerful, efficient hardware, we have a match made in heaven.

  114. As far as battery life vs. power is concerned, I can’t help but feel that for super-powerful phones, battery life is somewhat irrelevant. You don’t get a high-end gaming laptop and expect to run it off battery for more than like 30 minutes. If you want to play Asphalt 3D or any more graphically advanced game, you should be prepared to do it while plugged in. It’s not like it’s that hard to find an open outlet these days.

    Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying devs/manufacturers should ignore battery life. Far from it. But users need to be more realistic. If you want to suck down gaming power or gigs of data at a time, expect reflective battery. Multi-core auto-scaling processors should handle themselves just fine for day-to-day use as far as I understand it. We will always have a way to suck down more power from our phones. If you build it, they will come (as the saying goes). More graphically complex UIs are a prime example. 3D rendered, multilayered UIs look gorgeous and take a lot of juice. Up the hardware for it so we get to see the pretty stuff. But those sorts of things can generally be tweaked to use surprisingly little power if coded properly. Paired with powerful, efficient hardware, we have a match made in heaven.

  115. As far as battery life vs. power is concerned, I can’t help but feel that for super-powerful phones, battery life is somewhat irrelevant. You don’t get a high-end gaming laptop and expect to run it off battery for more than like 30 minutes. If you want to play Asphalt 3D or any more graphically advanced game, you should be prepared to do it while plugged in. It’s not like it’s that hard to find an open outlet these days.

    Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying devs/manufacturers should ignore battery life. Far from it. But users need to be more realistic. If you want to suck down gaming power or gigs of data at a time, expect reflective battery. Multi-core auto-scaling processors should handle themselves just fine for day-to-day use as far as I understand it. We will always have a way to suck down more power from our phones. If you build it, they will come (as the saying goes). More graphically complex UIs are a prime example. 3D rendered, multilayered UIs look gorgeous and take a lot of juice. Up the hardware for it so we get to see the pretty stuff. But those sorts of things can generally be tweaked to use surprisingly little power if coded properly. Paired with powerful, efficient hardware, we have a match made in heaven.

    1. Like expecting a Corvette to get 22MPG in the city.

    2. Like expecting a Corvette to get 22MPG in the city.

    3. Like expecting a Corvette to get 22MPG in the city.

    4. Like expecting a Corvette to get 22MPG in the city.

    5. iPhone can do it. Why can’t android?

    6. iPhone can do it. Why can’t android?

    7. iPhone can do it. Why can’t android?

    8. iPhone can do it. Why can’t android?

    9. iPhone can do it. Why can’t android?

    10. iPhone can do it. Why can’t android?

      1. What does iphone do??? It’s SO BORING

      2. What does iphone do??? It’s SO BORING

      3. What does iphone do??? It’s SO BORING

      4. What does iphone do??? It’s SO BORING

      5. 3D gaming on iOS drains battery at a higher rate than usual too, just so you know.

      6. 3D gaming on iOS drains battery at a higher rate than usual too, just so you know.

      7. 3D gaming on iOS drains battery at a higher rate than usual too, just so you know.

      8. 3D gaming on iOS drains battery at a higher rate than usual too, just so you know.

      9. 3D gaming on iOS drains battery at a higher rate than usual too, just so you know.

      10. 3D gaming on iOS drains battery at a higher rate than usual too, just so you know.

      11. 3D gaming on iOS drains battery at a higher rate than usual too, just so you know.

      12. 3D gaming on iOS drains battery at a higher rate than usual too, just so you know.

      13. 3D gaming on iOS drains battery at a higher rate than usual too, just so you know.

      14. 3D gaming on iOS drains battery at a higher rate than usual too, just so you know.

      15. 3D gaming on iOS drains battery at a higher rate than usual too, just so you know.

      16. 3D gaming on iOS drains battery at a higher rate than usual too, just so you know.

      17. 3D gaming on iOS drains battery at a higher rate than usual too, just so you know.

  116. Android 2.2 on the Droid constantly freezes when going to the home screen. Either need a more efficient OS or more horsepower in the specs.

  117. Android 2.2 on the Droid constantly freezes when going to the home screen. Either need a more efficient OS or more horsepower in the specs.

  118. Android 2.2 on the Droid constantly freezes when going to the home screen. Either need a more efficient OS or more horsepower in the specs.

    1. Its more horsepower the droid just can’t handle it

    2. Its more horsepower the droid just can’t handle it

    3. Its more horsepower the droid just can’t handle it

    4. Its more horsepower the droid just can’t handle it

    5. Its more horsepower the droid just can’t handle it

    6. Its more horsepower the droid just can’t handle it

    7. Mine did too until I started using LauncherPro. It feels like I have a whole new phone. I bought my Droid in November of ’09 and don’t think I will get a new phone until ’12. Unless something breaks or I lose it.

  119. Android 2.2 on the Droid constantly freezes when going to the home screen. Either need a more efficient OS or more horsepower in the specs.

  120. mmm my opinion: doesn’t really matter, when my carrier gives me the chance to switch phones a year from now, i’ll get what is best, maybe not quad-core but a nice mid-to-high end dual core with usb-on-the-go and hdmi out…

    on the other hand, more powerful phones enable things like the atrix to exist, maybe in a couple of years phones will be replacing laptops?

  121. mmm my opinion: doesn’t really matter, when my carrier gives me the chance to switch phones a year from now, i’ll get what is best, maybe not quad-core but a nice mid-to-high end dual core with usb-on-the-go and hdmi out…

    on the other hand, more powerful phones enable things like the atrix to exist, maybe in a couple of years phones will be replacing laptops?

  122. mmm my opinion: doesn’t really matter, when my carrier gives me the chance to switch phones a year from now, i’ll get what is best, maybe not quad-core but a nice mid-to-high end dual core with usb-on-the-go and hdmi out…

    on the other hand, more powerful phones enable things like the atrix to exist, maybe in a couple of years phones will be replacing laptops?

  123. mmm my opinion: doesn’t really matter, when my carrier gives me the chance to switch phones a year from now, i’ll get what is best, maybe not quad-core but a nice mid-to-high end dual core with usb-on-the-go and hdmi out…

    on the other hand, more powerful phones enable things like the atrix to exist, maybe in a couple of years phones will be replacing laptops?

  124. Your an idiot if you think there is such a thing as fast enough.
    If everyone thought like that we wouldn’t be where we are nowadays with modern day computing.
    There is always a need for more, developers will always find new and innovative ways to use the more powerful technology.

  125. Your an idiot if you think there is such a thing as fast enough.
    If everyone thought like that we wouldn’t be where we are nowadays with modern day computing.
    There is always a need for more, developers will always find new and innovative ways to use the more powerful technology.

  126. Your an idiot if you think there is such a thing as fast enough.
    If everyone thought like that we wouldn’t be where we are nowadays with modern day computing.
    There is always a need for more, developers will always find new and innovative ways to use the more powerful technology.

    1. You have never heard of the netbook, apparently.

      It’s this fascinating category of laptops that has become popular despite having far inferior performance when compared to a normal laptop. There are even nettops and all-in-ones with netbook class hardware that sell well.

      While there will also be some users that need faster hardware, there is such a thing as “fast enough” for many.

    2. You have never heard of the netbook, apparently.

      It’s this fascinating category of laptops that has become popular despite having far inferior performance when compared to a normal laptop. There are even nettops and all-in-ones with netbook class hardware that sell well.

      While there will also be some users that need faster hardware, there is such a thing as “fast enough” for many.

    3. You have never heard of the netbook, apparently.

      It’s this fascinating category of laptops that has become popular despite having far inferior performance when compared to a normal laptop. There are even nettops and all-in-ones with netbook class hardware that sell well.

      While there will also be some users that need faster hardware, there is such a thing as “fast enough” for many.

    4. You have never heard of the netbook, apparently.

      It’s this fascinating category of laptops that has become popular despite having far inferior performance when compared to a normal laptop. There are even nettops and all-in-ones with netbook class hardware that sell well.

      While there will also be some users that need faster hardware, there is such a thing as “fast enough” for many.

  127. Your an idiot if you think there is such a thing as fast enough.
    If everyone thought like that we wouldn’t be where we are nowadays with modern day computing.
    There is always a need for more, developers will always find new and innovative ways to use the more powerful technology.

  128. I’ve got a Nexus S running Gingerbread. It’s plenty snappy, but with how much I use it, battery life is an issue and would be the biggest selling point of a dual-core processor for me.

  129. I’ve got a Nexus S running Gingerbread. It’s plenty snappy, but with how much I use it, battery life is an issue and would be the biggest selling point of a dual-core processor for me.

  130. I’ve got a Nexus S running Gingerbread. It’s plenty snappy, but with how much I use it, battery life is an issue and would be the biggest selling point of a dual-core processor for me.

  131. I’ve got a Nexus S running Gingerbread. It’s plenty snappy, but with how much I use it, battery life is an issue and would be the biggest selling point of a dual-core processor for me.

  132. I am quite content with my 1ghz snapdragong single core phone even though I am sure dual core will be great.

    In all honesty, it really has never been the speed of my phones that bothered me. It is the user experience. I may not like Itunes but at least with an iphone my experience was great and my experience has been great with Windows Phone 7 thus far.
    For android to be an OS I can stand by, i could careless if it has the latest and greatest chip, I could careless if it has 4g or FFC, Android needs to work on it’s UI and fluidity…I hear gingerbread is a lot better so i look forward to trying it out on the Xperia play, which i believe will be a gingerbread phone

  133. I am quite content with my 1ghz snapdragong single core phone even though I am sure dual core will be great.

    In all honesty, it really has never been the speed of my phones that bothered me. It is the user experience. I may not like Itunes but at least with an iphone my experience was great and my experience has been great with Windows Phone 7 thus far.
    For android to be an OS I can stand by, i could careless if it has the latest and greatest chip, I could careless if it has 4g or FFC, Android needs to work on it’s UI and fluidity…I hear gingerbread is a lot better so i look forward to trying it out on the Xperia play, which i believe will be a gingerbread phone

  134. I am quite content with my 1ghz snapdragong single core phone even though I am sure dual core will be great.

    In all honesty, it really has never been the speed of my phones that bothered me. It is the user experience. I may not like Itunes but at least with an iphone my experience was great and my experience has been great with Windows Phone 7 thus far.
    For android to be an OS I can stand by, i could careless if it has the latest and greatest chip, I could careless if it has 4g or FFC, Android needs to work on it’s UI and fluidity…I hear gingerbread is a lot better so i look forward to trying it out on the Xperia play, which i believe will be a gingerbread phone

  135. I am quite content with my 1ghz snapdragong single core phone even though I am sure dual core will be great.

    In all honesty, it really has never been the speed of my phones that bothered me. It is the user experience. I may not like Itunes but at least with an iphone my experience was great and my experience has been great with Windows Phone 7 thus far.
    For android to be an OS I can stand by, i could careless if it has the latest and greatest chip, I could careless if it has 4g or FFC, Android needs to work on it’s UI and fluidity…I hear gingerbread is a lot better so i look forward to trying it out on the Xperia play, which i believe will be a gingerbread phone

    1. Stock android IS fluid. I’m on a G2 right now and there is no lag or long loading times. What’s messing up Android is the skins that manufacturers are putting on top of Android.

    2. Stock android IS fluid. I’m on a G2 right now and there is no lag or long loading times. What’s messing up Android is the skins that manufacturers are putting on top of Android.

    3. Stock android IS fluid. I’m on a G2 right now and there is no lag or long loading times. What’s messing up Android is the skins that manufacturers are putting on top of Android.

    4. Stock android IS fluid. I’m on a G2 right now and there is no lag or long loading times. What’s messing up Android is the skins that manufacturers are putting on top of Android.

    5. Stock android IS fluid. I’m on a G2 right now and there is no lag or long loading times. What’s messing up Android is the skins that manufacturers are putting on top of Android.

    6. Stock android IS fluid. I’m on a G2 right now and there is no lag or long loading times. What’s messing up Android is the skins that manufacturers are putting on top of Android.

    7. Stock android IS fluid. I’m on a G2 right now and there is no lag or long loading times. What’s messing up Android is the skins that manufacturers are putting on top of Android.

    8. Stock android IS fluid. I’m on a G2 right now and there is no lag or long loading times. What’s messing up Android is the skins that manufacturers are putting on top of Android.

    9. Stock android IS fluid. I’m on a G2 right now and there is no lag or long loading times. What’s messing up Android is the skins that manufacturers are putting on top of Android.

    10. Stock android IS fluid. I’m on a G2 right now and there is no lag or long loading times. What’s messing up Android is the skins that manufacturers are putting on top of Android.

    11. Stock android IS fluid. I’m on a G2 right now and there is no lag or long loading times. What’s messing up Android is the skins that manufacturers are putting on top of Android.

    12. Stock android IS fluid. I’m on a G2 right now and there is no lag or long loading times. What’s messing up Android is the skins that manufacturers are putting on top of Android.

    13. Stock android IS fluid. I’m on a G2 right now and there is no lag or long loading times. What’s messing up Android is the skins that manufacturers are putting on top of Android.

  136. I would have to say it is NOT Google itself per-say causing the slow down, laginess or otherwise unresponsive UI. The problem IMO lies more on Bloat-Ware, resource hogging programs, poor I/O structure and the horrid UI overlays (Blur, TouchWiz, etc)

    Its not fragmentation killing the experience. its the crap these manufacturers and carriers force onto the phones stock. It truly is amazing what a root and custom rom will do for your phone.

    Case in point (Galaxy S): I went from 1 custom Rom to a new Custom rom (from the same team). The new custom rom which puts the VooDoo Lag Fix in by default fixes the I/O file structure in a way the phone increases in speed and responsiveness exponentially. I can go an entire day with 15% – 35% battery life remaining! Now that is impressive!

  137. I would have to say it is NOT Google itself per-say causing the slow down, laginess or otherwise unresponsive UI. The problem IMO lies more on Bloat-Ware, resource hogging programs, poor I/O structure and the horrid UI overlays (Blur, TouchWiz, etc)

    Its not fragmentation killing the experience. its the crap these manufacturers and carriers force onto the phones stock. It truly is amazing what a root and custom rom will do for your phone.

    Case in point (Galaxy S): I went from 1 custom Rom to a new Custom rom (from the same team). The new custom rom which puts the VooDoo Lag Fix in by default fixes the I/O file structure in a way the phone increases in speed and responsiveness exponentially. I can go an entire day with 15% – 35% battery life remaining! Now that is impressive!

  138. I would have to say it is NOT Google itself per-say causing the slow down, laginess or otherwise unresponsive UI. The problem IMO lies more on Bloat-Ware, resource hogging programs, poor I/O structure and the horrid UI overlays (Blur, TouchWiz, etc)

    Its not fragmentation killing the experience. its the crap these manufacturers and carriers force onto the phones stock. It truly is amazing what a root and custom rom will do for your phone.

    Case in point (Galaxy S): I went from 1 custom Rom to a new Custom rom (from the same team). The new custom rom which puts the VooDoo Lag Fix in by default fixes the I/O file structure in a way the phone increases in speed and responsiveness exponentially. I can go an entire day with 15% – 35% battery life remaining! Now that is impressive!

  139. I would have to say it is NOT Google itself per-say causing the slow down, laginess or otherwise unresponsive UI. The problem IMO lies more on Bloat-Ware, resource hogging programs, poor I/O structure and the horrid UI overlays (Blur, TouchWiz, etc)

    Its not fragmentation killing the experience. its the crap these manufacturers and carriers force onto the phones stock. It truly is amazing what a root and custom rom will do for your phone.

    Case in point (Galaxy S): I went from 1 custom Rom to a new Custom rom (from the same team). The new custom rom which puts the VooDoo Lag Fix in by default fixes the I/O file structure in a way the phone increases in speed and responsiveness exponentially. I can go an entire day with 15% – 35% battery life remaining! Now that is impressive!

  140. A mobile phone is truly the personal computer. I expect it to replace most desktops eventually. Motorola’s webtop is a good start. That already satisfies 80-90% of my computing needs. Double the speed and memory again and you’re on par with most desktops. I can see a world where I just have a dock at home to connect my mobile phone to bigger monitor(s) and keyboard/mouse (probably bluetooth). If it weren’t for Microsoft, I could see my Anroid phone replacing my work computer eventually also…

  141. A mobile phone is truly the personal computer. I expect it to replace most desktops eventually. Motorola’s webtop is a good start. That already satisfies 80-90% of my computing needs. Double the speed and memory again and you’re on par with most desktops. I can see a world where I just have a dock at home to connect my mobile phone to bigger monitor(s) and keyboard/mouse (probably bluetooth). If it weren’t for Microsoft, I could see my Anroid phone replacing my work computer eventually also…

  142. A mobile phone is truly the personal computer. I expect it to replace most desktops eventually. Motorola’s webtop is a good start. That already satisfies 80-90% of my computing needs. Double the speed and memory again and you’re on par with most desktops. I can see a world where I just have a dock at home to connect my mobile phone to bigger monitor(s) and keyboard/mouse (probably bluetooth). If it weren’t for Microsoft, I could see my Anroid phone replacing my work computer eventually also…

  143. A mobile phone is truly the personal computer. I expect it to replace most desktops eventually. Motorola’s webtop is a good start. That already satisfies 80-90% of my computing needs. Double the speed and memory again and you’re on par with most desktops. I can see a world where I just have a dock at home to connect my mobile phone to bigger monitor(s) and keyboard/mouse (probably bluetooth). If it weren’t for Microsoft, I could see my Anroid phone replacing my work computer eventually also…

  144. i still have an original cliq with cm7 on it. and im pretty content with it. web browsing isnt wonderful, but i dont web browse that often. granted i have setcpu set up for clocking scaling. but overall its pretty snappy. be nice to get a faster phone at some point, and i think about getting a new one all the time, but logically i don’t see the neccesity when my phone works perfectly fine and does all the things i need it to.

  145. i still have an original cliq with cm7 on it. and im pretty content with it. web browsing isnt wonderful, but i dont web browse that often. granted i have setcpu set up for clocking scaling. but overall its pretty snappy. be nice to get a faster phone at some point, and i think about getting a new one all the time, but logically i don’t see the neccesity when my phone works perfectly fine and does all the things i need it to.

  146. i still have an original cliq with cm7 on it. and im pretty content with it. web browsing isnt wonderful, but i dont web browse that often. granted i have setcpu set up for clocking scaling. but overall its pretty snappy. be nice to get a faster phone at some point, and i think about getting a new one all the time, but logically i don’t see the neccesity when my phone works perfectly fine and does all the things i need it to.

  147. i still have an original cliq with cm7 on it. and im pretty content with it. web browsing isnt wonderful, but i dont web browse that often. granted i have setcpu set up for clocking scaling. but overall its pretty snappy. be nice to get a faster phone at some point, and i think about getting a new one all the time, but logically i don’t see the neccesity when my phone works perfectly fine and does all the things i need it to.

  148. I had this same thought, the g1 was great but then I had to get s nexus and if it wasn’t for the shotty screen I wouldn’t even get the g2x but once I do I’m gonna chill for at lease 2 years, maybe even 3 even if this is just an April’s fools article

  149. I had this same thought, the g1 was great but then I had to get s nexus and if it wasn’t for the shotty screen I wouldn’t even get the g2x but once I do I’m gonna chill for at lease 2 years, maybe even 3 even if this is just an April’s fools article

  150. I had this same thought, the g1 was great but then I had to get s nexus and if it wasn’t for the shotty screen I wouldn’t even get the g2x but once I do I’m gonna chill for at lease 2 years, maybe even 3 even if this is just an April’s fools article

  151. I had this same thought, the g1 was great but then I had to get s nexus and if it wasn’t for the shotty screen I wouldn’t even get the g2x but once I do I’m gonna chill for at lease 2 years, maybe even 3 even if this is just an April’s fools article

  152. We need faster phones because people want to benefit more from multitasking, higher bandwidth for transfering files, better quality movies and music, gaming, etc.

    The best step forward from now are multicore processors (with independent core clocks), unified shaders and support for standard APIs (OpenCL, DirectX).

    Battery life should get better when developers make use of proper Dalvik multithreading. And of course offloading graphical tasks to the GPU.

  153. We need faster phones because people want to benefit more from multitasking, higher bandwidth for transfering files, better quality movies and music, gaming, etc.

    The best step forward from now are multicore processors (with independent core clocks), unified shaders and support for standard APIs (OpenCL, DirectX).

    Battery life should get better when developers make use of proper Dalvik multithreading. And of course offloading graphical tasks to the GPU.

    1. or we can fix the flawed OS and be more efficient… that will make my phone restart faster after it crashes, woopie… but the good thing is that google stays away from the hardware side and they focus mainly on the software side.

    2. or we can fix the flawed OS and be more efficient… that will make my phone restart faster after it crashes, woopie… but the good thing is that google stays away from the hardware side and they focus mainly on the software side.

    3. or we can fix the flawed OS and be more efficient… that will make my phone restart faster after it crashes, woopie… but the good thing is that google stays away from the hardware side and they focus mainly on the software side.

    4. or we can fix the flawed OS and be more efficient… that will make my phone restart faster after it crashes, woopie… but the good thing is that google stays away from the hardware side and they focus mainly on the software side.

    5. or we can fix the flawed OS and be more efficient… that will make my phone restart faster after it crashes, woopie… but the good thing is that google stays away from the hardware side and they focus mainly on the software side.

    6. or we can fix the flawed OS and be more efficient… that will make my phone restart faster after it crashes, woopie… but the good thing is that google stays away from the hardware side and they focus mainly on the software side.

  154. We need faster phones because people want to benefit more from multitasking, higher bandwidth for transfering files, better quality movies and music, gaming, etc.

    The best step forward from now are multicore processors (with independent core clocks), unified shaders and support for standard APIs (OpenCL, DirectX).

    Battery life should get better when developers make use of proper Dalvik multithreading. And of course offloading graphical tasks to the GPU.

  155. We need faster phones because people want to benefit more from multitasking, higher bandwidth for transfering files, better quality movies and music, gaming, etc.

    The best step forward from now are multicore processors (with independent core clocks), unified shaders and support for standard APIs (OpenCL, DirectX).

    Battery life should get better when developers make use of proper Dalvik multithreading. And of course offloading graphical tasks to the GPU.

  156. my nexus S is faster than my friends atrix, but i blame motoblur and the fact that android is tailored for the nexus S for that. i think optimized software makes a HUGE differance

  157. my nexus S is faster than my friends atrix, but i blame motoblur and the fact that android is tailored for the nexus S for that. i think optimized software makes a HUGE differance

  158. my nexus S is faster than my friends atrix, but i blame motoblur and the fact that android is tailored for the nexus S for that. i think optimized software makes a HUGE differance

  159. my nexus S is faster than my friends atrix, but i blame motoblur and the fact that android is tailored for the nexus S for that. i think optimized software makes a HUGE differance

  160. Honestly, if i could find an Android phone thats got the buttery smooth operation of the iphone/windows phone then id be completely satisfied. Assuming its battery could last a single day as well.

  161. Honestly, if i could find an Android phone thats got the buttery smooth operation of the iphone/windows phone then id be completely satisfied. Assuming its battery could last a single day as well.

  162. Honestly, if i could find an Android phone thats got the buttery smooth operation of the iphone/windows phone then id be completely satisfied. Assuming its battery could last a single day as well.

  163. Honestly, if i could find an Android phone thats got the buttery smooth operation of the iphone/windows phone then id be completely satisfied. Assuming its battery could last a single day as well.

    1. You have to understand its harder for Android to be smooth because it uses resources with Widgets and things on the homesdcreen as where iPhone doesnt and that’s why its considered smooth

    2. You have to understand its harder for Android to be smooth because it uses resources with Widgets and things on the homesdcreen as where iPhone doesnt and that’s why its considered smooth

    3. You have to understand its harder for Android to be smooth because it uses resources with Widgets and things on the homesdcreen as where iPhone doesnt and that’s why its considered smooth

    4. You have to understand its harder for Android to be smooth because it uses resources with Widgets and things on the homesdcreen as where iPhone doesnt and that’s why its considered smooth

    5. You have to understand its harder for Android to be smooth because it uses resources with Widgets and things on the homesdcreen as where iPhone doesnt and that’s why its considered smooth

    6. You have to understand its harder for Android to be smooth because it uses resources with Widgets and things on the homesdcreen as where iPhone doesnt and that’s why its considered smooth

    7. Stock android on the G2 is oil-slick smooth.

    8. Stock android on the G2 is oil-slick smooth.

    9. Stock android on the G2 is oil-slick smooth.

    10. Stock android on the G2 is oil-slick smooth.

    11. Stock android on the G2 is oil-slick smooth.

    12. Stock android on the G2 is oil-slick smooth.

    13. Stock android on the G2 is oil-slick smooth.

    14. Stock android on the G2 is oil-slick smooth.

    15. Stock android on the G2 is oil-slick smooth.

    16. Stock android on the G2 is oil-slick smooth.

    17. Stock android on the G2 is oil-slick smooth.

    18. Stock android on the G2 is oil-slick smooth.

  164. I agree we are adding all this non essential tech to our phones and meanwhile our battery life diminishes and the phones are getting bulkier. Dual core then quad core , 3D etc etc. We are getting to a point were its ridiculous. Ask yourselves why the nexus S is one if the fastest handsets and.its a single core year old processor? Optimized software and hardware! That’s the direction android needs to go not all this heavy battery devouring crap

  165. The article title should say “Do YOU need a faster phone?”

    Each individual will decide what they want and dont want, need or dont need. I just got my first ever dual core PC in 2008, when quad core were the “it” thing to get. Only reason I got it was because I started doing things with my PC that needed the extra oomph.

    I’m still using that dual core PC to this day. Quad core chips are just now looking interesting to me. I might get one this year or next year.

    Phones? I agree with someone that said 1Ghz is the sweet spot, or the minimum. Like with PC’s as these phones start being able to do more the technology is gonna have to be able to do more. But me personally, I probably wont jump to quad core phones. I can see myself being satisfied with dual core.

    Hell, I’m still satisfied with my 1Ghz single core Droid X. Even more so running the GB leak.

  166. The article title should say “Do YOU need a faster phone?”

    Each individual will decide what they want and dont want, need or dont need. I just got my first ever dual core PC in 2008, when quad core were the “it” thing to get. Only reason I got it was because I started doing things with my PC that needed the extra oomph.

    I’m still using that dual core PC to this day. Quad core chips are just now looking interesting to me. I might get one this year or next year.

    Phones? I agree with someone that said 1Ghz is the sweet spot, or the minimum. Like with PC’s as these phones start being able to do more the technology is gonna have to be able to do more. But me personally, I probably wont jump to quad core phones. I can see myself being satisfied with dual core.

    Hell, I’m still satisfied with my 1Ghz single core Droid X. Even more so running the GB leak.

  167. The article title should say “Do YOU need a faster phone?”

    Each individual will decide what they want and dont want, need or dont need. I just got my first ever dual core PC in 2008, when quad core were the “it” thing to get. Only reason I got it was because I started doing things with my PC that needed the extra oomph.

    I’m still using that dual core PC to this day. Quad core chips are just now looking interesting to me. I might get one this year or next year.

    Phones? I agree with someone that said 1Ghz is the sweet spot, or the minimum. Like with PC’s as these phones start being able to do more the technology is gonna have to be able to do more. But me personally, I probably wont jump to quad core phones. I can see myself being satisfied with dual core.

    Hell, I’m still satisfied with my 1Ghz single core Droid X. Even more so running the GB leak.

  168. The article title should say “Do YOU need a faster phone?”

    Each individual will decide what they want and dont want, need or dont need. I just got my first ever dual core PC in 2008, when quad core were the “it” thing to get. Only reason I got it was because I started doing things with my PC that needed the extra oomph.

    I’m still using that dual core PC to this day. Quad core chips are just now looking interesting to me. I might get one this year or next year.

    Phones? I agree with someone that said 1Ghz is the sweet spot, or the minimum. Like with PC’s as these phones start being able to do more the technology is gonna have to be able to do more. But me personally, I probably wont jump to quad core phones. I can see myself being satisfied with dual core.

    Hell, I’m still satisfied with my 1Ghz single core Droid X. Even more so running the GB leak.

  169. My Evo handles most things I throw at it so im satisfied for the most part with performance.

  170. My Evo handles most things I throw at it so im satisfied for the most part with performance.

  171. My Evo handles most things I throw at it so im satisfied for the most part with performance.

  172. My Evo handles most things I throw at it so im satisfied for the most part with performance.

  173. Need? No, of course not. We need food, water, shelter, education, etc.

    Some people may want a faster. Want is not need.

  174. Need? No, of course not. We need food, water, shelter, education, etc.

    Some people may want a faster. Want is not need.

  175. Need? No, of course not. We need food, water, shelter, education, etc.

    Some people may want a faster. Want is not need.

  176. Need? No, of course not. We need food, water, shelter, education, etc.

    Some people may want a faster. Want is not need.

  177. Still have a samsung behold 2. I cant even install four apps before it starts to lag.i know its because of the processor so give me a faster processor and im good for at least 2 years

  178. Still have a samsung behold 2. I cant even install four apps before it starts to lag.i know its because of the processor so give me a faster processor and im good for at least 2 years

  179. Still have a samsung behold 2. I cant even install four apps before it starts to lag.i know its because of the processor so give me a faster processor and im good for at least 2 years

  180. Still have a samsung behold 2. I cant even install four apps before it starts to lag.i know its because of the processor so give me a faster processor and im good for at least 2 years

    1. You’re installing four apps but those four apps are not running until you launch them.

    2. You’re installing four apps but those four apps are not running until you launch them.

  181. Smartbench is better than quadrant.

  182. Smartbench is better than quadrant.

  183. Smartbench is better than quadrant.

  184. Smartbench is better than quadrant.

  185. Really? Do we need faster cars? Bigger houses? This is America man! Land of excess! Get real!

  186. Really? Do we need faster cars? Bigger houses? This is America man! Land of excess! Get real!

  187. Really? Do we need faster cars? Bigger houses? This is America man! Land of excess! Get real!

  188. Really? Do we need faster cars? Bigger houses? This is America man! Land of excess! Get real!

  189. For those wanting to play game enough is never enough. 95% of the phones on the market can’t smoothly handle 3d rendered games which makes 95% of the phones on the market useless for gamers.

  190. For those wanting to play game enough is never enough. 95% of the phones on the market can’t smoothly handle 3d rendered games which makes 95% of the phones on the market useless for gamers.

  191. For those wanting to play game enough is never enough. 95% of the phones on the market can’t smoothly handle 3d rendered games which makes 95% of the phones on the market useless for gamers.

  192. For those wanting to play game enough is never enough. 95% of the phones on the market can’t smoothly handle 3d rendered games which makes 95% of the phones on the market useless for gamers.

    1. Source?

    2. Source?

    3. Source?

    4. Source?

    5. Source?

    6. Source?

    7. Source?

    8. Source?

    9. Source?

    10. Source?

    11. Source?

    12. Source?

    13. Source?

  193. For those wanting to play game enough is never enough. 95% of the phones on the market can’t smoothly handle 3d rendered games which makes 95% of the phones on the market useless for gamers.

  194. For those wanting to play game enough is never enough. 95% of the phones on the market can’t smoothly handle 3d rendered games which makes 95% of the phones on the market useless for gamers.

  195. We NEED faster cpu’s because we want to run complex engineering simulations* on our phones DAMMITT!!!

    *Otherwise known as ‘games’

  196. We NEED faster cpu’s because we want to run complex engineering simulations* on our phones DAMMITT!!!

    *Otherwise known as ‘games’

  197. We NEED faster cpu’s because we want to run complex engineering simulations* on our phones DAMMITT!!!

    *Otherwise known as ‘games’

  198. We NEED faster cpu’s because we want to run complex engineering simulations* on our phones DAMMITT!!!

    *Otherwise known as ‘games’

  199. We don’t need faster phones, just hardware acceleration. LOOKING AT YOU GOOGLE.

  200. We don’t need faster phones, just hardware acceleration. LOOKING AT YOU GOOGLE.

  201. We don’t need faster phones, just hardware acceleration. LOOKING AT YOU GOOGLE.

  202. We don’t need faster phones, just hardware acceleration. LOOKING AT YOU GOOGLE.

    1. You know it’s coming, on ice cream.

    2. You know it’s coming, on ice cream.

    3. You know it’s coming, on ice cream.

    4. You know it’s coming, on ice cream.

    5. You know it’s coming, on ice cream.

      1. How do you know it’s coming?

      2. How do you know it’s coming?

      3. How do you know it’s coming?

      4. How do you know it’s coming?

        1. Because they have it in honeycomb, so it will make sense to have it employed in ice cream.

          Sent from ?

        2. Because they have it in honeycomb, so it will make sense to have it employed in ice cream.

          Sent from ?

        3. Because they have it in honeycomb, so it will make sense to have it employed in ice cream.

          Sent from ?

        4. Because they have it in honeycomb, so it will make sense to have it employed in ice cream.

          Sent from ?

        5. Because they have it in honeycomb, so it will make sense to have it employed in ice cream.

          Sent from ?

          1. It makes sense, but they only said Google will bring most of the Honeycomb features (not all). Also, hardware acceleration supposedly works only for Tegra 2 in Honeycomb for now. Proof for this could be lag in demo of Samsung Galaxy 10 tablet (that doesn’t use Tegra 2).

            Anyway, I hope you are right.

          2. I didn’t know that hardware acceleration only works on tegra 2, I guess that’s another reason, why google is trying to get TI, Qualcomm, and Sammy to use some standardization, on the processors.

            Sent from ?

          3. I didn’t know that hardware acceleration only works on tegra 2, I guess that’s another reason, why google is trying to get TI, Qualcomm, and Sammy to use some standardization, on the processors.

            Sent from ?

          4. I didn’t know that hardware acceleration only works on tegra 2, I guess that’s another reason, why google is trying to get TI, Qualcomm, and Sammy to use some standardization, on the processors.

            Sent from ?

          5. I didn’t know that hardware acceleration only works on tegra 2, I guess that’s another reason, why google is trying to get TI, Qualcomm, and Sammy to use some standardization, on the processors.

            Sent from ?

          6. I didn’t know that hardware acceleration only works on tegra 2, I guess that’s another reason, why google is trying to get TI, Qualcomm, and Sammy to use some standardization, on the processors.

            Sent from ?

          7. I didn’t know that hardware acceleration only works on tegra 2, I guess that’s another reason, why google is trying to get TI, Qualcomm, and Sammy to use some standardization, on the processors.

            Sent from ?

          8. I didn’t know that hardware acceleration only works on tegra 2, I guess that’s another reason, why google is trying to get TI, Qualcomm, and Sammy to use some standardization, on the processors.

            Sent from ?

          9. I didn’t know that hardware acceleration only works on tegra 2, I guess that’s another reason, why google is trying to get TI, Qualcomm, and Sammy to use some standardization, on the processors.

            Sent from ?

          10. I didn’t know that hardware acceleration only works on tegra 2, I guess that’s another reason, why google is trying to get TI, Qualcomm, and Sammy to use some standardization, on the processors.

            Sent from ?

          11. I didn’t know that hardware acceleration only works on tegra 2, I guess that’s another reason, why google is trying to get TI, Qualcomm, and Sammy to use some standardization, on the processors.

            Sent from ?

          12. I didn’t know that hardware acceleration only works on tegra 2, I guess that’s another reason, why google is trying to get TI, Qualcomm, and Sammy to use some standardization, on the processors.

            Sent from ?

          13. I didn’t know that hardware acceleration only works on tegra 2, I guess that’s another reason, why google is trying to get TI, Qualcomm, and Sammy to use some standardization, on the processors.

            Sent from ?

          14. I didn’t know that hardware acceleration only works on tegra 2, I guess that’s another reason, why google is trying to get TI, Qualcomm, and Sammy to use some standardization, on the processors.

            Sent from ?

      5. How do you know it’s coming?

      6. How do you know it’s coming?

      7. How do you know it’s coming?

  203. I want a moto defy (waterproof) with quadcore, 4.3″ 3d, 10mp/8mp, flash, video chat,1800mAh, uma, 2.4, cdma/gsm… did i leave anything out? oh but with out blur and bloat (not that that really matters).

  204. I want a moto defy (waterproof) with quadcore, 4.3″ 3d, 10mp/8mp, flash, video chat,1800mAh, uma, 2.4, cdma/gsm… did i leave anything out? oh but with out blur and bloat (not that that really matters).

  205. I want a moto defy (waterproof) with quadcore, 4.3″ 3d, 10mp/8mp, flash, video chat,1800mAh, uma, 2.4, cdma/gsm… did i leave anything out? oh but with out blur and bloat (not that that really matters).

  206. I want a moto defy (waterproof) with quadcore, 4.3″ 3d, 10mp/8mp, flash, video chat,1800mAh, uma, 2.4, cdma/gsm… did i leave anything out? oh but with out blur and bloat (not that that really matters).

  207. I want a moto defy (waterproof) with quadcore, 4.3″ 3d, 10mp/8mp, flash, video chat,1800mAh, uma, 2.4, cdma/gsm… did i leave anything out? oh but with out blur and bloat (not that that really matters).

  208. I want a moto defy (waterproof) with quadcore, 4.3″ 3d, 10mp/8mp, flash, video chat,1800mAh, uma, 2.4, cdma/gsm… did i leave anything out? oh but with out blur and bloat (not that that really matters).

  209. I think apps that will take advantage of the extra power will appear. For example Word Lens on iPhone had to be made in assembly and squeeze every drop of performance through code optimizations just so it can run fast enough on a 1 Ghz iPhone and translate in real time. So a 1 Ghz is not really enough for such apps, or other type of virtual reality apps. A dual core will do alright, but I think it will be far from perfect, too.

    Also, with higher performance CPU’s you get fast browsing. Only with a quad core like Tegra 3 you’ll be able to get notebook like rendering times for full web pages. And what if you’ll want to play some web based game on your phone or tablet? Will the GPU be good enough to use hardware acceleration for such games?

    What about seeing Google Maps in “real” 3D, with not just shapes of the buildings, but full 3D renderings of buildings – seeing the real world on your phone.

    These are only a few app ideas that already exist today in some way, but are far from popular or as advanced as they could be. Just think of all the apps that haven’t even been thought out yet. And you said it yourself, you thought initial that the performance would be enough for you but 1-2 years later you changed your mind. That’s because powerful apps that can take advantage of the new chip generations are lagging about 1-2 years behind.

    Either way, expect quad core Cortex A9 phones late 2011 and quad core Cortex A15 for late 2012. They will come.

  210. I think apps that will take advantage of the extra power will appear. For example Word Lens on iPhone had to be made in assembly and squeeze every drop of performance through code optimizations just so it can run fast enough on a 1 Ghz iPhone and translate in real time. So a 1 Ghz is not really enough for such apps, or other type of virtual reality apps. A dual core will do alright, but I think it will be far from perfect, too.

    Also, with higher performance CPU’s you get fast browsing. Only with a quad core like Tegra 3 you’ll be able to get notebook like rendering times for full web pages. And what if you’ll want to play some web based game on your phone or tablet? Will the GPU be good enough to use hardware acceleration for such games?

    What about seeing Google Maps in “real” 3D, with not just shapes of the buildings, but full 3D renderings of buildings – seeing the real world on your phone.

    These are only a few app ideas that already exist today in some way, but are far from popular or as advanced as they could be. Just think of all the apps that haven’t even been thought out yet. And you said it yourself, you thought initial that the performance would be enough for you but 1-2 years later you changed your mind. That’s because powerful apps that can take advantage of the new chip generations are lagging about 1-2 years behind.

    Either way, expect quad core Cortex A9 phones late 2011 and quad core Cortex A15 for late 2012. They will come.

    1. So the sony NGP is semi future proof?

    2. So the sony NGP is semi future proof?

    3. So the sony NGP is semi future proof?

    4. So the sony NGP is semi future proof?

  211. Yes, we need faster phones with more memory and bells and whistles. A few short years ago few would’ve ever imagined that phones could contain GPS units, full Internet browsers, video games, word processors, or any of the other limitless capabilities users crave and use daily. Let’s hope the demand for bigger and better never ceases so innovation continues and manufacturers continue to push boundaries. Of course we need better. We need to see beyond our current stance in the industry to page way for the next generation of electronics.

  212. Of course we will need faster devices. What ever hard ware comes out, software devs will come up with a way to use it. When we catch up to desk tops, desk top docks will become common. We already are starting to push into graphic intensive games.. and we know that has no limit for processor power reqs.

  213. Of course we will need faster devices. What ever hard ware comes out, software devs will come up with a way to use it. When we catch up to desk tops, desk top docks will become common. We already are starting to push into graphic intensive games.. and we know that has no limit for processor power reqs.

  214. Of course we will need faster devices. What ever hard ware comes out, software devs will come up with a way to use it. When we catch up to desk tops, desk top docks will become common. We already are starting to push into graphic intensive games.. and we know that has no limit for processor power reqs.

  215. Of course we will need faster devices. What ever hard ware comes out, software devs will come up with a way to use it. When we catch up to desk tops, desk top docks will become common. We already are starting to push into graphic intensive games.. and we know that has no limit for processor power reqs.

  216. Of course we will need faster devices. What ever hard ware comes out, software devs will come up with a way to use it. When we catch up to desk tops, desk top docks will become common. We already are starting to push into graphic intensive games.. and we know that has no limit for processor power reqs.

  217. Of course we will need faster devices. What ever hard ware comes out, software devs will come up with a way to use it. When we catch up to desk tops, desk top docks will become common. We already are starting to push into graphic intensive games.. and we know that has no limit for processor power reqs.

  218. How about better battery tech, optimized software, and better cameras and displays.
    Long lasting batteries, no bloatware, and kinect style 3d cameras with zoom.

  219. How about better battery tech, optimized software, and better cameras and displays.
    Long lasting batteries, no bloatware, and kinect style 3d cameras with zoom.

  220. How about better battery tech, optimized software, and better cameras and displays.
    Long lasting batteries, no bloatware, and kinect style 3d cameras with zoom.

  221. How about better battery tech, optimized software, and better cameras and displays.
    Long lasting batteries, no bloatware, and kinect style 3d cameras with zoom.

  222. How about better battery tech, optimized software, and better cameras and displays.
    Long lasting batteries, no bloatware, and kinect style 3d cameras with zoom.

  223. How about better battery tech, optimized software, and better cameras and displays.
    Long lasting batteries, no bloatware, and kinect style 3d cameras with zoom.

  224. Pure android for verizon & i’ll be happy.

  225. Pure android for verizon & i’ll be happy.

  226. Pure android for verizon & i’ll be happy.

  227. Pure android for verizon & i’ll be happy.

  228. Pure android for verizon & i’ll be happy.

  229. Pure android for verizon & i’ll be happy.

  230. I have a stock OG Droid. It works good for the most part. But, I have to constantly “Force Close” unused programs to free up resources just to make a phone call after using your app or web browsing or checking email. I do feel as if I need more ram and more battery life (as I’m charging twice or thrice a day)! In short, in November I’ll be buying the most powerful phone available for use over the next 2 yrs!

  231. Didn’t Bill Gates say something like that once? “A megabyte of RAM should be enough for anybody.”

  232. Smartphones were actually way behind where they should have been when Apple first popularized them. They had a slow start because no one really knew if it would be a successful market and didn’t want to invest a ton on development.

    In the last 2 years smartphones have proven to be a successful venture and earned some more serious development. This resulted in an explosion of performance increases as they caught up to where they should be. They basically defied Moore’s Law, but only because they were so behind to begin with.

    By the end of this year, they hit a barrier of size and power consumption and performance leaps will slow down to more normal levels (roughly doubling every 2 years) .

  233. My poor poor lowly HTC Hero… so slow it would make you cringe. If it were a car, you’d be arrested for causing a danger on the road. I’m dying for a faster, more capable phone. I was hoping a 1GHz or better should be good enough, but I don’t want ANY lag, so if I must, I’ll get a multi-core, but I just don’t know if I need that much. I just don’t want lag. Is that too much to ask for? And maybe a simple game or two.

  234. My poor poor lowly HTC Hero… so slow it would make you cringe. If it were a car, you’d be arrested for causing a danger on the road. I’m dying for a faster, more capable phone. I was hoping a 1GHz or better should be good enough, but I don’t want ANY lag, so if I must, I’ll get a multi-core, but I just don’t know if I need that much. I just don’t want lag. Is that too much to ask for? And maybe a simple game or two.

  235. My poor poor lowly HTC Hero… so slow it would make you cringe. If it were a car, you’d be arrested for causing a danger on the road. I’m dying for a faster, more capable phone. I was hoping a 1GHz or better should be good enough, but I don’t want ANY lag, so if I must, I’ll get a multi-core, but I just don’t know if I need that much. I just don’t want lag. Is that too much to ask for? And maybe a simple game or two.

  236. My poor poor lowly HTC Hero… so slow it would make you cringe. If it were a car, you’d be arrested for causing a danger on the road. I’m dying for a faster, more capable phone. I was hoping a 1GHz or better should be good enough, but I don’t want ANY lag, so if I must, I’ll get a multi-core, but I just don’t know if I need that much. I just don’t want lag. Is that too much to ask for? And maybe a simple game or two.

  237. This seems to be a short sided question. How many of you are going back to a 386/486/586 processor…none of you. The reason being is the technology/applications will catch up to the processing power then require more. Just look at today, there are going to be games that only run on dual core (at least that is what NVIDIA is telling us). Be patient with Android, it is a young operating system from a young company whose original goal was quickness and accuracy, starting with their web search. The Google web search wasn’t pretty but it worked. They are slowly coming around to understanding that they need to provide a user experience as well. I will take the Google innovations any day as they try to advance us into the future with a new way of thinking. I am waiting for this first round of dual core phones to come out to see which one I want and I will probably go to quad core, once they have settled in (provided there is enough of an advancement in the phone/apps).

  238. This seems to be a short sided question. How many of you are going back to a 386/486/586 processor…none of you. The reason being is the technology/applications will catch up to the processing power then require more. Just look at today, there are going to be games that only run on dual core (at least that is what NVIDIA is telling us). Be patient with Android, it is a young operating system from a young company whose original goal was quickness and accuracy, starting with their web search. The Google web search wasn’t pretty but it worked. They are slowly coming around to understanding that they need to provide a user experience as well. I will take the Google innovations any day as they try to advance us into the future with a new way of thinking. I am waiting for this first round of dual core phones to come out to see which one I want and I will probably go to quad core, once they have settled in (provided there is enough of an advancement in the phone/apps).

  239. This seems to be a short sided question. How many of you are going back to a 386/486/586 processor…none of you. The reason being is the technology/applications will catch up to the processing power then require more. Just look at today, there are going to be games that only run on dual core (at least that is what NVIDIA is telling us). Be patient with Android, it is a young operating system from a young company whose original goal was quickness and accuracy, starting with their web search. The Google web search wasn’t pretty but it worked. They are slowly coming around to understanding that they need to provide a user experience as well. I will take the Google innovations any day as they try to advance us into the future with a new way of thinking. I am waiting for this first round of dual core phones to come out to see which one I want and I will probably go to quad core, once they have settled in (provided there is enough of an advancement in the phone/apps).

  240. This seems to be a short sided question. How many of you are going back to a 386/486/586 processor…none of you. The reason being is the technology/applications will catch up to the processing power then require more. Just look at today, there are going to be games that only run on dual core (at least that is what NVIDIA is telling us). Be patient with Android, it is a young operating system from a young company whose original goal was quickness and accuracy, starting with their web search. The Google web search wasn’t pretty but it worked. They are slowly coming around to understanding that they need to provide a user experience as well. I will take the Google innovations any day as they try to advance us into the future with a new way of thinking. I am waiting for this first round of dual core phones to come out to see which one I want and I will probably go to quad core, once they have settled in (provided there is enough of an advancement in the phone/apps).

  241. Yes. I am an architect in speech record & we have shit that is going to blow your mind when quad cores come out.

    If you just want to blog or play Angry Birds, then stick with your old phones. Did you stick with a Commodore 64 until last year? /:-{D

  242. 1 gb of ram and 1 ghz processors single or dual core should be a regular for all devices… we dont really need 1.6 ghz yet.

  243. 1 gb of ram and 1 ghz processors single or dual core should be a regular for all devices… we dont really need 1.6 ghz yet.

  244. 1 gb of ram and 1 ghz processors single or dual core should be a regular for all devices… we dont really need 1.6 ghz yet.