Thanks to Android 2.2, Nexus One runs 450% faster?

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Thanks to Android 2.2, Nexus One runs 450% faster?
Android 2.2 appears to be a vitamin for Android phones. Not only does the "Froyo" build add Flash 10.1 support, it also is supposed to allow you to save apps to your SD card and run using JIT (Just in time) compilation. The use of JIT is what is most likely behind the incredible jump in speed on a Nexus One running Android 2.2, tested by Using a test that compiles the phone's MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-point Operations per second), an N-One running on Android 2.1 had a score of 6.5-7 MFLOPS vs. an HTC Hero with a low score of 2 MFLOPS. Installing Android 2.2 results in the Nexus One scoring an amazing 37.6 MFLOPS . Do the math and you can see for yourself that Froyo gives a speed burst to Android devices. As we reported, the May 19th opening of the Google I/O show could be the perfect time to launch the new OS build.

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1. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Droid Does!

2. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Droid does what - this is not a VERIZON phone - It is a NEXUS one - GOOGLE phone - that is great to hear, though. I love it how APPLE and DROID fanboys support their OSs - much like DEMs and Rep ZOMBIES....

4. phonedude

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 05, 2009

Well if Droid/Android performs well and does what people want it to do, what are you crying about. Yes people who "think" that iPhone is the greatest, but have not actually used it or compared it to other OS's are completely ignorant. People need to judge an OS for what it is and what it does, and get off the hype pill that so many are stuck on. I've talked with so many people who say they like the iPhone, but they cannot tell me one thing about it besides "it's the iPhone, of course it's amazing, everyone has one, so therefore it must be the best." Give me a break..

9. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Droid Does....better performance networkdood! If the N1 performs that much better then all Android phones will see a performance boost when 2.2 hits! DUH!

11. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I know, crapple, but all you do when you say DROID does all the time is you are doing a favor for corporations that do not give a damn about you. No one should have loyalty to anyone phone, because that compant can produce carp eventually - look at motorola....that being said I do want n ANDROID phone - wife has an iphone and it appeals to me, but seems too easy to use and I have a WINDOWS phone and nothing great coming out for a while from them. ANDROID seems to be the new WINDOWS, but possibly better.

12. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

+1, exactly - I bashed ANDROID and APPLE OS fanboys alike - basically, you get an iphone because the phones before that were just a phone....

14. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

I don't have loyalty to any one phone....loyalty to Android.

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

droid is a phone.. but its a flagship android phone. id be suprized if it doesnt get 2.2 rather quickly since its just base android like the nexus one. base android is base android no matter who manufactures it. Some apps may be different here and there but the base is still the same. if its this much of an improvement, id expect to see this handed down to all the devices. Apps2SD ABOUT TIME!!! lol

16. ilia1986 unregistered

To crapple - I don't have loyalty at all when it comes to technology products. But I do know something. I hate companies who make cheap copies of existing awesome products in order to ride on the latter's success. Android G1 was the first phone which could actually compete with the iphone quality-wise. All the other touch-screen phones which came before it have no right to exist imo. And that is because of this minor difference which seemed so insignificant at the time - resisitive vs capacitive screens. I know it's unrelated, but I can tell you a story of some guy in my country who invented a very cheap building material callled "Pal-kal". It looked just like the regular and more expensive material, but because ot was lighter - it was cheaper. So quite a few companies built their real-estate buildings out of it. One day, such a building collapsed - and alot of people died. The inventor of this "Pal-kal" was sent to jail because of that. This is how I feel with my nokia 5800. I paid a slightly cheaper price - but the cost to the quality of my experience was insane. So I also think that in this case - the inventor - nokia - should go to jail! :P

21. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Whats a cheap copy?

22. ilia1986 unregistered

Oh well you know - like the Samsung Omnia, like the HTC diamond, touch, touch HD, like all the winmo devices before HD2, like all the nokia devices so far, like a zillion of samsung F480 copies. In short. Every phone which comes with a resistive touchscreen, and lacks even a small percantage of the iPhone's functionality. Thats a cheap copy. It's cheaper than the iPhone (and I feel even more sorry for the dude if it's not), and its to the iPhone like a fiat is to a ferrari. The sole fact that one has to press on the screen, instead of merely touch it - is a redefnining experience. And all these phones would have had no reason to exist at all, if the iPhone wouldn't come by, and those phone's makers wouldn't say "Hey lets make a phone with a touchscreen too so that people will think it's like the iPhone". Thats called leading the consumers wrong imo.

23. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

No offense ilia1986 but i think youran idiot for saying that anything with a resistive screen is a cheap copy of the Iphone. There were phones that were "touch screen" based before they Iphone came out and there are now a lot of phones that compete with the Iphone in everyway. Dont get me wrong the Iphone is a great product and it has forced other companies to make a better product which is better for all of us. Do your self a favor and stop drinking the kool aid that Steve Jobs is selling you.

24. ilia1986 unregistered

lol. Certainly there were resistive touch screen phones before the iPhone - however those were even crappier and slower than the ones that came after the iPhone. I myself am using one, and using it feels like walking barefoot on glass. It IS fundamentally different than using capacitive screens. And yes now a lot of phones compete with the iPhone in every way. I never said otherwise. Maybe you should do yourself a favor and re-read my previous post again. But guess what - only phones with capacitive multi-touch screens can even try to compete with the iPhone in terms of user experience. And only Android phones can compete with the appstore quality and quantity-wise. And last but not least - I am an iPhone fan, but I'm also a huge Android fan as well. I think I stated this several times now.

25. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

I actually read your last post. Like i said before the Iphone was a game changer for the industry. We can both agree that are phones out now that match and even surpass the Iphone in all categories. But for you to say that phones that are resisitive are cheap copies that have no reason ever being produced is very short sighted. The Iphone only exists because of the devices that came before it handspring, palm, Ipaq etc etc. Now i have a question for you in regards to your Nokia 5800. You think that Nokia should go to jail because the 5800 offered you a poorer overall experience? You made the decision to spend a little less and get the 5800 not Nokia! It sounds to me like your having a bit of buyers remorse.

26. ilia1986 unregistered

The reason the iPhone exists is because the touch-screen devices which came before-hand were HORRIBLE. Essentially every device with a reistive touch-screen is. Thats why Steve laughed at the idea of using a stylus. The iPhone was all about to deliver a touch-screen phone that is fun to use, that is smooth and fast. Steve wasn't trying to ride on the existence of previous touch screen devices (unlike those resistive touch scren devices which came after the iPhone). He was trying to FIX what was clearly broken. Because despite the fact that touch screen devices existed before the iPhone, they weren't popular at all. And that is because they delivered not just a poor - but a horrid user experience. So yeah - I think that after the iPhone came out - those companies who saw HOW a touch-screen device is supposed to be, instead of adapting and learning, continued to produce their resisitve touch-screen phones. And the very fact that there suddenly became a whole lot of those phones, means that they DID try to ride on the iPhone's success. So yes. I made a decision to spend a little less money. But the product quality I got was absolutely disporportional to that. If your friend bought a Cheeseburger for 5$, and you decided to buy one for 4.5$ - only to discover that the cheese inside is rotten - and the meat tastes like rubber - would you not get pissed as hell? You'd definately throw that cheeseburger back at the seller and ask for a refund, but I cant do that with my Nokia 5800, because of the stupid contract.

27. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

LOL thats a lot to go wrong with a cheese burger for only a .50 cent diff but i see your point. Im just curious if that was the diff between the 5800 and your other choice because if thats the case i would have spent the extra money. which country are you in and how long are your contracts?

28. ilia1986 unregistered

Well first of all, I didn't really have another choice back at the time. I bought the 5800 in feb 09', and the iPhone hasn't reached us back then (I'm from israel btw). So there I was surfing the web, when I saw that 5800 in my cell service provider store - and I thought to myself - "Here we go! Nokia has made a touch-screen phone themselves too! It's going to be almost like the iPhone, and heck, maybe even better! Everyone knows Nokia makes extra-high quality devices, right?". So I wasn't completely stupid. I saw some youtube videos and reviews, saw the specs etc. And everyone out there seemed to be very happy with it. So I bought it, thinking to myself "Here, now I have an awesome touch-screen phone as well". Our contracts are 18 month long, but since the contract itself is seperated from the phone, the payments for the phone go for 36 months. Thats 3 years. But here I was holding what seemed to me the perfect phone at the time - 3.2 MP camera (the iPhone had 2 back then, and 3.2 was considered good at the time), 369 MHZ processor (I mean, I thought - its a cell phone - thats overkill anyway), and even 8 gig of sd card memory, not to mention very good speakers and headphones (it's only advantages right now). But after awhile something slowly began to dawn on me. I found myself using my phone only when necessary, and almost never beyond that. At first I couldn't understand why, but then it hit me - something wasn't right. I then happened to watch the iPhone presentation on youtube, and I was blown away! The iPhone worked and made all things INSTANTLY, while my phone took ages to even load the contacts. I never thought before that 2 - 3 seconds could seem like eternity in my life. That wasn't all. After a bit of research, I found out that the iPhone uses something called "Capacitive" touchscreen, while my phone uses a resistive one. I never would have figured the difference had I not read on this afterwards. And that explained how Steve - and all the other iPhone users out there were constantly enjoying their experience of touching the phone! Touching the screen of my 5800, feels like writing with a nail on a wooden surface! Who could have thought that there were also screens that were called touch-sensitive - but to use them one didn't just have to touch - but actually to PRESS?! I mean if thats not leading the consumers wrong, I don't know what is. So that did it. The clumsy speed, the lack of apps, the RESISTIVE touch screen - it all turned into a 36 month payment trap. I wish that I had stayed with my old Samsung E250 instead of upgrading to this crap, and and waited for the REAL iPhone killers, like the HTC incredible\legend, the Milestone, and Evo 4G.

3. ilia1986 unregistered

wow... thats insane! Android ftw... cant wait for the 2.2 to be released for the milestone..

5. fsjon

Posts: 120; Member since: Sep 03, 2009

Hopefully this will draw existing iphone app developers to port their apps to Android...the good ones, not the fart apps developers.

18. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

Lol that isn't going to happen. More productive apps can be produced and used with iPhones, iPods, and ipads. More people are willing to purchase apps through Apple rather than Google. plus they just look better than the ones on Android phones. I own a nexus one & an iPad, so I'm not being biased here. It's just the evidence supports the facts.

6. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

Android 2.2 + Evo 4G = God !!

7. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

The question is when will the Evo get 2.2? At lauch would be great but something tells me we will be lucky to see it on the Evo by the end of the year.

17. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i dont think froyo (2.2) is going to see the light any time this year at least through official downloads. They still havent caught up all the phones to 2.1 yet, even though this new update its something really needed, i think they are gonna hold off a bit.

8. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Hopefully the roll out of 2.2 is better then 2.1.

10. Sellcell

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

The only question now is what other android devices will this be available for in the future?

13. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I hate my keyboard at work!!! LOL

19. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

iPhone still is #1 in features suchas camera and shutterspeed amount of apps screen UI screen sensitivity onscreen keyboard weight and shape of phone in pocket --Thats about it compared to Droid OS--

20. erikiksaz

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

Camera and shutterspeed? You mean the 3MP camera w/o flash? The same camera that was already outdated when it was released a year ago? And by screen UI, you mean the typical applications laid out in a grid fashion, ala every-single-other-phoneOS-out there? As for shape and weight, that's just ridiculous, the iphone is a bar, which isn't unlike the phones before it. And it wasn't made of some super lightweight material. If anything it's light because it has a small battery with weak capacity. But, I will give you the amount of apps and screen sensitivity. The size of the android market still pales in comparison compared to Apples. As for app quality, I don't see much of a difference. There is a huge disparity for games, however. As for the screen sensitivity, HTC could not compete with the screen sensitivity until recently when the Incredible was released with its new touchscreen.

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