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720p vs 1080p screens, iOS 7 bugs, Android updates and more: Q&A Ep 9

Posted: , by Ray S.



We're answering your questions again in the ninth episode of our Q&A series. This time, it's... time to take discuss if it's really that beneficial to have a 1080p display on a phone, the bugs infesting iOS 7, Google's poor support policy with regards to Android updates and more!

Be sure to post your questions below for next time!

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posted on 09 Nov 2013, 07:38 7

1. jakece (Posts: 6; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


When is the android 4.4 update coming on the galaxy note 3?

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 14:31

43. Arslan25 (Posts: 23; Member since: 07 Sep 2013)


i'm waiting if it too (Y) hope we get it till december :)

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 07:46 2

2. androidfanboy (Posts: 162; Member since: 24 Jun 2013)


Ray what do you think about google replacing dalvik with art which finally allows for native android apps and do you think the trade off of more storage being used and slower install times is worth the ios like smoothness in the ui and applications?

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 23:52 2

46. Professor (Posts: 218; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


I am not Ray but... I think that replacing Android DALVIK with ART is the way to go, and that is going to make Androids phones to be able to be much faster that iPhones. Why?... Right now some Androids phones (like the Note 3 and Nexus 5) are almost as fast and in some cases faster than an iPhone 5s. Now imagine if is true that by manually activating ART (Android Run Time) in the settings (in Kit Kat 4.4) your programs can load and run twice as fast (or 100% faster). And they claim that when they finish polishing ART they expect to be able to make the phone work up to 5 times (or 500% faster) with ART activated!

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/170677-android-art-google-finally-moves-to-replace-dalvik-to-boost-performance-and-battery-life

posted on 10 Nov 2013, 08:27

54. androidfanboy (Posts: 162; Member since: 24 Jun 2013)


It would certainly shut the apple fanboys up

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 07:59 7

3. TheCynicalTechie (Posts: 78; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Apple updating their iPhone 4 is not comparable to Google not updating their Galaxy Nexus. Apple uses their own processor and nothing else, so it is optimized to work with the software better than Google's, because they are more diverse. Also, Android has more hardware taxing features, which the iPhone does not.

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 08:01 4

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.

Shall I do a Google search on the iPhone running iOS 7 for you?

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 08:05 6

6. TheCynicalTechie (Posts: 78; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Read my post again, where did I say the iPhone 4 was not running iOS 7? Please, just shut up before you embarrass yourself.

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 08:14 2

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


"Apple uses their own processor and nothing else, to it is optimized to work with software better than Google's..."

Again, shall I do a Google search on the iPhone 4 running iOS 7 for you?

Please, just shut up before you embarrass yourself.

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 10:09 3

25. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Darn. Did you sleep last night at all? You seem to be a little tired.

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 10:39 2

27. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


5 hours. 10 hour shift plus classes the next morning = zombie. Hard work pays off, right?

posted on 10 Nov 2013, 22:41

58. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


iPhone 4 is over 3 years old and has Single Core processor clocked under 1ghz.

Show me any 3 year old Android device running officially updated current firmware. Oh thats right. There hasnt been a single Android device in existence that has been supported that long.

The Galaxy Nexus has been abandoned by Google even having been released a year after the iPhone 4.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 11:40

63. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


See, here's the thing - Apple knew it couldn't handle iOS 7. But they updated it anyway to make the the user adaption rate, which they succeeded. This has drawbacks though, however. iPhone 4, 4S, iPad 2 and 3 struggle with performance issues.

Now with Android, if a device isn't capable of being updated, it won't. Now back to the Galaxy Nexus: TI stepped out of the SoC business so the GN really can't be supported unless Google does the work themselves. And to prove you wrong even further, the OG Galaxy S devices can run 4.3, and so can other 2010 and later phones.

How's iOS 7 Beta still running on your iPhone?

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 10:01 3

24. xfire99 (Posts: 874; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


Im sure he means, even IP4 get iOS 7 updates and its not running smooth. Full of bugs and slow. So its not optimized with all Iphones as u say.

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 10:41 3

29. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Thank you for having common sense.

+1

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 09:33 3

19. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Oh com'on guy don't fight, be friends.

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 09:37 4

21. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


You mean Apple updating their iPhone 4 with a stripped down version of iOS7 isn't comparable with Google updating their Galaxy Nexus with the full 4.4 version of Android. It's common knowledge older iPhones never receive the full versions their newest brothers get.

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 09:42 3

22. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Fragmentation. :)

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 11:35

33. Ninetysix (Posts: 2464; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


You want an update with missing features or no updates at all?

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 11:54 1

34. Ant34 (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)


Most of what makes Android, Android is detached from the OS and you can download it from the play store now. Likewise, you can download alternatives from the play store which give you the same feel and look of an update. You can even update (downgrade?) your Android phone to iOS 7.

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 10:48

30. Ant34 (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)


The Galaxy Nexus will get support from the dev community for years to come.

posted on 10 Nov 2013, 22:48

61. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


And that support will be unknown to 99% of Galaxy Nexus users.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 11:42

64. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You sure about that? The OG Galaxy S are on 4.3 over at XDA.

Point invalidated once again. Give me a challenge sometime yeah?

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 08:00 5

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I'll tackle on this question once again.

In the review of the iPhone 5S vs. Nexus 5, you (Ray S.) claimed the iPhone coupled with the PowerVR 6430 and A7 chip never lags. Also, with 1GB of RAM, it for sure gives the user a seamless experience. Now in the title of this article, you mentioned iOS 7 bugs. Those bugs affect user experience and performance, which contradicts what you said during thr review. Do you really stand by what you published? Do you plan on sending a reply to my comment on me uncovering the lies for you?

Now given, I'm not attacking anyone here. You replied to me Ray, and never replied back once I provided you sufficient evidence. A response from you would be ideal. That is all. :)

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 11:23 3

32. Ant34 (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)


If you try hard enough you can get any phone to lag including the phone Ray S says never lags. I'm not a fan of the iPhone but I have to admit generally you can get a smoother experience from iOS. Years ago the difference was chasm-like but now it's negligible.

I took more of an issue with the claim about the super-intuitiveness of iOS. Android is as simple or simpler than iOS if you're using it superficially which most consumers are doing. It becomes more complex as you dig deeper into the OS - something you can't do with iOS.

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 12:42 2

36. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It's real easy to get the iPhone 5S to lag. Turn on animations and you'll see it. Also, try pinching and zooming out of web pages really fast on Safari. You'll see lag, unrecognized touches, and even have the phone freeze for a second. Now given I don't hate iPhones, but the amount of praise it's been getting even when the lag and bugs are so evident is beyond me.

posted on 10 Nov 2013, 22:47 1

60. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


Dude youre straight up lying.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 11:44

65. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Am I really? Go to Armando Ferrara's YouTube channel and type Nexus 4 vs. IPhone 5S.

Come back and tell me if I'm lying.

posted on 10 Nov 2013, 22:47

59. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


The bugs are really extremely minor and never hinder user experience really. They will be ironed out over the next 6 months while OEM Custom Android versions keep creating new bugs for consumers to enjoy.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 22:50

66. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Ironic since the opposite is happening. You've just confirmed that you're a strict hater on Android and worship Apple completely.

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