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May 9th, 2012, 13:25
Originally Posted by txa1265 View Post
Efficiency as in the number of CPU cycles and resident memory needed to accomplish a task. A great example is the scrolling, in which the heavy use of Javascript for user interfaces on Android - bytecode will ALWAYS be slower than native compiled code. Always. Period.

Here is the classic example:
https://plus.google.com/100838276097…ts/VDkV9XaJRGS

What I am NOT talking about is the subjective 'user experience'. I personally love Android and use it as my main phone. BTW … the Galaxy S2 is growing on me in spite of the quirks remaining … but I still would choose the Droid 4 ten times out of ten
What use is a specific efficiency test if the "user experience" is so different?

For the record, I think scrolling is pretty great on my HTC Sensation - and I would put it equal to my iPod Touch. The default browser is somewhat too sensitive though, but that's hardly about poor efficiency.

As for the "phone experience" - my immediate impression is that Android is a lot more flexible and powerful than the iPhone - but somewhat less accessible and idiot-proof.
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