Not everybody understands the linkage between the processor and the operating system. For example, a laptop with 2 GHz and 2GB RAM running OS X could be/is faster than a laptop with 2,8 GHz and 8GB RAM running Windows. Why? Because the operating system houses a power management part which distributes the processing power available.
Why do I bring this up? I saw a video review of the new iPhone 4S (For the Dutch, @ tweakers) and they talked about the processing power of 800 MHz, which is not that high. And new processors would be introduces beginning of next year which have more than double the speed. But they forget to mention that iOS is more power efficient in combination with the A5 Processor. The iPhone kicks ass in power and web browsing benchmarks, and wins from phones with more processing power. This kind of superficial statements will make less knowledgeable customers make decisions based on the wrong information.
Gizmodo tested the browsing speeds of several Android Phones vs the iPhone 4S right here. And Slashgear tested it versus the new Nokia Windows Phone here. And then, to make it worse, they say that there are many Android phones with a bigger screen and the iPhone is small compared to them. So if there are many large screen phones its bad that the iPhone has a smaller screen? I have a HTC Desire HD and constantly have to move my hand to reach everything. Gizmodo (sorry for all the Gizmodo links here, I just like that website) posted an article about why the iPhone screen size is just perfect here. They (Tweakers, red) say, in their defence, that depends on what you like your screen size to be, and that’s true. I like the big screen to look at, but it is not really ergonomically comfortable and it drains my battery in no time.
I really like Windows Phone 7(.5), Android and iOS. I’m fine with whatever you choose, it just depends on your set-up, what kind of computer you use and your daily tasks.
How Apple sells all year round iPhones
Apple has a track record of introducing a new iPhone in July, except for this year. As usual, the secrecy around the new product is tight, all that we can do is guess. Most of the guesses say that Apple will introduce a new iPhone 4s/5 in September. But without a new phone right now, consumers still buy the ‘old’ iPhone 4.
In a research from ComScore among 30.000 US mobile plan subscribers it showed that Apple sold 7.9% in March, and even 8.9% in June! People bought the phone while they new there would be knew one coming soon. The Gizmodo blog had a special name for the 6-month milestone, but forgot the name. Anyone an idea?
It is amazing how Apple is able to keep sales up, and even increase those with only one product, where HTC, LG and other manufacturers have a multiple product line and multiple introductions. Although, according to ComScore, LG, Samsung and Motorola have a higher market share, their share is not increasing as much and not for just one phone. What would be your next smartphone operating system?