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Top message:  A swing and a miss from Nokia by bluecoyote   Apr 3, 2012, 8:44 PM

Replying to:  If Apple's phones were 'outdated' by bluecoyote   Apr 5, 2012, 8:47 PM

Re: If Apple's phones were 'outdated'

by Zpike    Apr 10, 2012, 3:56 PM

1) They sell in record numbers? (You mean to tell me "Apple Sheep" keep growing from 1 million to 14 million?" )

What do sales numbers have to do with how current their technology is? The fact that plasma tv's still sell shows that you are wrong. The truth is that there were already more advanced phones on the market than the iPhone4 and iPhone4s one the days they were released. The HTC EVO is a good example. And if the iPhone isn't outdated, where is the 4G?

2) It remain the platform for the leading apps? (Tweetbot, Clear, Flipboard, and up until yesterday, even Instagram have no Android equivalents.)

Leading apps? In whose opinion? Being exclusive to the minority could hardly make you a leader. If you want to talk leading apps, lets talk Google Maps and Google Docs- apps that are available across all platforms because it makes sense to put your product in as many hands as possible, as opposed to being some stuck up snob who thinks he's too good to take money from someone on another platform. Or here's a "leading app" every iOS device to date has missed - Flash. Oops... that's a pretty big one. This is the kind of stuff that buried Apple 20 years ago and it will bury them again.

3) It remains the platform of the most graphically sophisticated applications? (Infinity Blade, etc.)

Infinity Blade was the only game that came to your mind because it is the only iOS game that Android gamers want that isn't on Android yet. And per the developers at Chair Development, Infinity Blade isn't on Android because of piracy concerns, not because of the technology. Now, piracy is a valid criticism of the Android platform, but we were talking about technology and that certainly wasn't the context of your statement. The fact is that there are several Android phones with graphics chips that trounce the iPhone 4s's Dual core PowerVR setup. The quad-core Mali-400 in the Galaxy SII is a good example. There's a lot of fantastic graphics hardware on Android and lots more to come. Believe it or not, developers like to write games for that stuff. There are a plethora of games with cutting edge graphics on Android and as big dogs like nVidia continue to push the platform, you can rest assured there will be many more.

The HTML5, CSS3, and AJAX performance in iOS on an iPhone 4 (not 4S) is faster than any Android handset made, by a factor of about 20 (iPhone 4 vs. Galaxy Nexus.) On the 4S it's by a factor of about 100.

How's the flash performance? HTML5 may be on the way in and Flash on the way out, but at this moment Flash is still the big dog in town and Apple's refusal to play nice is a big strike against them. In regards to your performance claims, I would prefer to see some benchmarks instead of your exaggerations. However, Samsung gimped a little on the graphics in the Nexus and I wouldn't be surprised if the iPhone edged it out in some categories, but by a factor of 100? I'm going to go out on a limb and say that's fantasy. But there are a plenty of other Android phones with better graphics. I really doubt the iPhone competes with the Galaxy Note in any category. But if you have some objective benchmarks, I would be more than glad to read them.

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