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Apple acquires data compression firm AlgoTrim, could lead to faster iOS devices

0. phoneArena posted on 28 Aug 2013, 10:59

In a bid to increase the speed of the Apple iPhone, there is speculation on Wednesday that Apple has purchased AlgoTrim; the company is known for its compression of data for mobile devices. The company has been working on Android for the last few years and has a history dating back to 2005 when it first started working on featurephones...

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posted on 28 Aug 2013, 11:10 2

1. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)

$20 bucks their Android development will cease. dick move but theirs to make.

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 11:20 6

2. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

Didn't know that iOS is slow...

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 11:23 10

3. DefinitiveKid (Posts: 228; Member since: 15 May 2013)

Funny because iOS has always been faster than Android... (not a fanboy BTW)

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 12:23 1

5. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

With a dynamic OS , android requires or banks on better compression procedures to attain the butter flo speed that it currently has. iOS i presume worked just as well with their techniques. I see this move as a way to probably work hand in hand with cloud integration.

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 12:29

6. Sauce (unregistered)

Butter flo speed? Maybe in a handful of devices.

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 12:52 1

7. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

IDK that compression accomplishes much on a handset, other than to free up space. Which would seem to be counterproductive to Apple selling larger capacity iToys.

Depending on how it is implemented, compression could impact cloud integration. OTOH, Apple might be looking at removing a good solution for Android from the market.

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 11:36 4

4. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)

This is great news!! :)

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 13:26 2

8. Eonnaydra (Posts: 217; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

Even iPhone 3GS is faster than a midrange android device,why do they need this?

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 14:50 3

9. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)

Because that 3GS didn't have many features, but with iOS7 changes that. Won't run on that 3GS either, btw.

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 14:57 1

10. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

Lord'ing over, Litigation or just being Lame, I suspect a bit of each.

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 16:37 1

11. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)

Lol seriously don't fool yourself. You probably ignore ios 6 on the 3gs. Pretty narrowminded comment.

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 22:22 2

12. iushnt (Posts: 2185; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)

because 3GS is a feature phone. When we talk aboout features in a smartphone then galaxy grand and other mid-range android devices outperform iphone 5.
with ios 7, apple is introducing true multitasking and several features(even though it may be present in android since 2 yrs) but now they will require good hardware to run or they will run very slow. they do require this if they want to maintain their fluidity in their devices.

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