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Google Android vs Apple ios

  1. somnathmukher
    Jelly Bean Sep 13, 2015

    somnathmukher , Sep 13, 2015 :
    iOS is twice as memory-efficient as Android.
    http://www.cultofmac.com/303223/ios-twice-memory-efficient-android-heres/

    I wonder if Google can do something about Android and make it as efficient as ios, then Android OEMs could offer phones with similar specs compared to iPhone. In that case dual or quad core processor with 1/2 GB RAM would suffice and thus prices of Android phones could be much lower.

    Android may be open and not restrictive like ios, however it is laggy, keeps on running stuff in background and eats data as crazy, not secure more prone to spam / virus etc. Google at the launch of Kitkat claimed that OS has been optimized and would run smoothly even on phones with 512mb RAM, yet I dont think its true.

    What do you guys think?
     

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  2. kc4one
    Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 13, 2015


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  3. somnathmukher
    Jelly Bean Sep 13, 2015


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  4. tandu
    Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 13, 2015

    tandu , Sep 13, 2015 :
    Its not possible.
    Android runs on Java which can be hardly optimised whereas iOS runs on language C which is highly optimisable.
     

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  5. aaqibismail
    Honeycomb Sep 13, 2015

    aaqibismail , Sep 13, 2015 :
    Its been known that iOS is more efficient. Google is known for making inefficient apps (google chrome). But they also make open source things which is great and customizable things which everyone likes
     

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  6. #HYPEorGTFO
    KitKat Sep 13, 2015

    #HYPEorGTFO , Sep 13, 2015 :
    How many different devices run on iOS vs android? Its easy to optimize 3 devices vs 1000 devices for an os
     

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  7. somnathmukher
    Jelly Bean Sep 13, 2015

    somnathmukher , Sep 13, 2015 :
    Does that mean Android was a hurried OS without much thought given to it or simply put - Google stole Apple's idea and came up with Android to compete with ios. Also, does that make ios superior.
     

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  8. somnathmukher
    Jelly Bean Sep 13, 2015

    somnathmukher , Sep 13, 2015 :
    But can android run well on 512mb RAM. iphone 4s with 512mb RAM runs as smooth as any android phone with 2/3gb RAM. What about Google claims while releasing kitkat that it would run very smoothly on phone with even 512mb RAM
     

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  9. #HYPEorGTFO
    KitKat Sep 13, 2015

    #HYPEorGTFO , Sep 13, 2015 :
    android did run on 512, but I'm not getting baited into this argument so I'm out.
     

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  10. somnathmukher
    Jelly Bean Sep 13, 2015

    somnathmukher , Sep 13, 2015 :
    That's alright. BTW I'm not apple fanboy / not android hater - Like both.
     

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  11. oneplusonedollarbillyall
    KitKat Sep 13, 2015

  12. Jamesst20
    Jelly Bean Sep 13, 2015

    Jamesst20 , Sep 13, 2015 :

    Before speaking you should learn few more stuffs because you're totally wrong.

    Unused RAM is WASTED ram. Your phone will not perform faster because it has more ram free.

    The opposite is true. Your phone will be slower if it is not able to free up ram when it needs it.

    RAM is extremely fast, the more stuffs is cached, the faster the phone will be
     

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  13. merewoodbebox
    Jelly Bean Sep 13, 2015

    merewoodbebox , Sep 13, 2015 :
    no its just that running on java allows many devices to run android with different specs
     

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  14. Jamesst20
    Jelly Bean Sep 13, 2015

    Jamesst20 , Sep 13, 2015 :
    Nah the article is wrong and you should not trust it.

    Android is very well optimised (see my previous comment as well). The low-level part such as the kernel is coded in C (and not Java).
     

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  15. somnathmukher
    Jelly Bean Sep 14, 2015

    somnathmukher , Sep 14, 2015 :
    Then why it lags badly on 512mb phones whereas iOS runs so smooth on the same.
     

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  16. radhalokesh
    Gingerbread Sep 14, 2015

    radhalokesh , Sep 14, 2015 :
    even though apple uses just 1 gb of ram and low number of cores in processor, its price is very very high. even if android uses more ram and processing power, the prices are significantly lower.
    Android has a lot of features. Its the best ecosystem ever.
    For a normal user, price is the most considerable point. So apple is the loser here.
     

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  17. prateek927
    Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 14, 2015


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  18. prateek927
    Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 14, 2015

    prateek927 , Sep 14, 2015 :
    Dude you are taking this discussion to another direction...The point is not about cost at all..Its about the performance of OS and related hardware specs which these two use.
     

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  19. Philipp_Hütterer
    Cupcake Sep 14, 2015


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  20. cooki3sanyday
    Jelly Bean Sep 14, 2015

    cooki3sanyday , Sep 14, 2015 :
    I flashed a custom kitkat 4.4 rom on my old HTC Desire HD. Unofficial port aswell, so perhaps if it was official it could be even smoother. Ran pretty well, but I'm pretty sure it was sometimes laggy (not always though). I believe it has 512mb ram, but I just know the specs were really bad lol.

    The 3rd comment (by Tandu) explains your question the best.
     

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