Android, iOS 4, Windows phone 7, Symbian ^ 3: browser speed comparison

Every Smartphone owner has certainly ever after the acquisition of his favorite, wondered how fast his phone in comparison to its competitors is really. Features such as the speed of the company’s own browser and the duration up to the full launch of the system can be determined not on the basis of data sheets, but require a practice test for the determination. The following video provides a such by’s a praktischenVergleich between the operating systems Android 2.3 (Sony Ericsson Xperia ARC), iOS 4 (iPhone 4), Windows phone 7 (Samsung Omnia 7) and Symbian ^ 3 (Nokia N8).

 

Video compares the speed of the browser, the bootups and the display adjustment during change of position

first, the speed of the various native browser is tested. Therefore, in particular the construction of the home, the loading speed for one and the same website on different operating systems, as well as the fluid of the zoom and the scrolling play a role. Then test the response time of the display adjustment for changes in the situation of the respective Smartphones (from 5:40 minutes). Finally, each operating system with regard to its bootup speed, so the time to complete startup, are compared (as of 7:05 minutes).

Playing field for the different operating systems

Both the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc and the iPhone 4 and the Samsung Omnia 7 and the Nokia N8 were content placed before the test on the same level, so that any open applications or similar inhibit the browser speed. Android 2.3, iOS 4, Windows phone 7 and Symbian ^ 3 so go under fair conditions in the instructive practice test. While iOS 4 on iPhone 4 page build to nose ahead seems the zoom function when browsing responds at first glance with Windows phone 7 on the Samsung Omnia 7 best.

 

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Sony Ericsson Xperia play and ARC get update

Android 2.3.3 is released officially for the Sony Ericsson Xperia play and also the Xperia arc – unfortunately only in the United States. However, the update in Germany is sure not in the too distant. It’s worth so for users via software updates to check. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X 10 to get a corresponding Android 2.3.3 update, which improves the operating speed and performance first and foremost. Continue to update iron out minor bugs and improved Facebook integration have to offer.

 

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IPhone, iPad & co. Megahype: fanatics see Apple as a religion

The popularity of products with Apple stamping is a not exciting phenomenon for several years, is able to explain it clearly to no one. Since the first steps of the company, it is above all the technical innovation, that Apple makes it one of the market leaders. Some Apple fans go but so far, that they compare Apple with a kind of religion today.

The hype surrounding Apple is a matter of faith now?

In a report about the secrets of Super brands (“secrets of Superbrands”), that was sent to BBC recently, neuroscientists found that fanatical Apple lovers through Apple products the same regions of the brain are addressed as very religious people.

In the MRI examined was the host of the fan page “World of Apple” named Alex Brooks, who thinks Apple own according to twenty four. Images were shown him alternately of Apple products and products from other brands. The result the investigation clearly showed that the Apple pictures with Brooks enabled those brain regions addressed also to believers when they consider religious images.

Steve jobs as a Messiah and Apple stores as the churches

The Bishop was

also asked about the euphoria to Apple by Buckingham, who reads the Bible on his iPad. In his opinion were not only the products, but also the Apple stores, and Apple CEO Steve Jobs defining elements of the Apple religion. Presentation platforms like small altars and that reminded built-up floors and architectural arches in the stores strongly religious buildings in the Apple followers made pilgrimages, to feel close to the Messiah of Steve jobs.

No, Apple’s popularity is no mere matter of faith

at this point was made clear once again that it is Apple basically “only” a company for electrical products. From a misuse of manuals from iPhone, iPad, iPod and iMac as a replacement of the Bible be expressly warned. Also waiting meetings before the stores with new releases of Apple products should not be confused with devotions: no, Steve Jobs is not God.

Only his property as a brilliant and innovative business man helps his brand around them, an Apple community of kind of grows and steadily increase the desirability of-the-art Apple products.

Explanations for Apple’s success without religious

A brand as told to establish requires above all a sophisticated marketing strategy, pursued the Apple without question. Together with the high quality and the technical progress of Apple products, it makes a verifiable success.

Apple opts for around an instinctive ease without much unnecessary gadgetry drum. This is reflected also in the elegant design of Apple products. In particular the touchscreen response of the iPhone and the iPad is also second to none. Android smartphones run beyond despite better hardware just not so liquid such as Apple’s iPhone with iOS operating system.

Apart from the technical quality of the product, Apple’s success is also on close to the customer, which is produced mainly by the Apple stores. No comparable company relies on the concept of its own shops, where potential customers may try as long as they want and can communicate directly with other interested in Apple and Apple experts in the form of employees.

Conclusion

A total of Megahype to Apple is quite understandable. Finally no one is called without reason “Messiah” – also if the comparison with a religion is lagging somewhat. Also a large international fan base makes a divine figure anything or anyone. But a certain unexplained magic surrounding the Apple phenomenon, remains.

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Rumor: Amazon is planning its own Android tablets

For several days, rumors on the Internet that Amazon is currently busy with the development of a personal Tablet already circulating. Supposedly a variant with dual-core Tegra 2 processor base (“ Amazon Coyote ”) and an even faster version with quad core processor on Tegra 3 base (“ Amazon Hollywood ”) type. For this is the rapid development of the Department of Lab126, which has produced even the Amazon Kindle. Also, Amazon is building for a long time with an own Android Appstore, the Amazon Music platform and the E-book Portal Kindle a suitable ecological system for tablets on that strongly resembles the Apple with iTunes and Appstore. When and at what price the Amazon tablets are available, is currently still completely unclear. If you are currently looking for a Tablet, we provide the Apple remains unreservedly iPad 2 recommend. Android tablets like the Motorola Xoom running Android 3.0 are currently still no unconditional recommendation value, because the price is higher than when the iPad 2

 

 

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Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. Apple iPhone 4

Currently, the Smartphone market is seething, soon appears the Samsung Galaxy S2 as a new high-end model to have the iPhone 4 in the barriers. With super hardware (1.2 GHz dual-core processor), improved design (only 8, 49 mm flat) and a 4.3 ″ Super-AMOLED plus display want Samsung beat back. In view of the excellent technology and sophisticated Android 2.3 software there is also little to complain about. Who with a larger display than the iPhone 4 just 3.5 ″ want or need more options to individualize its smartphones, with the Samsung Galaxy S2, takes a successful alternative. Slightly more natural colours and a higher resolution display the Apple still offers iPhone 4 – also is the Web browsing, even if websites load partly a few fractions of a second longer, (and generally scrolling) is still a clear liquid as in the Android competition. The two super-smartphones are compared in detail in the following test video.

 

 

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SMS: Germany in the news in brief fever, also 2011

Straight has a BITKOM study shows, that the SMS is still actively used and is even on the rise. As also the 7 mobile blog reported whopping 41.3 billion SMS were sent out in 2010 by approximately 82 million Germans. Therefore, every mobile phone user in the average shipped approximately 2 SMS per day – but some extreme users will certainly influence the statistics. We recommend these users to the MyMTV mobile tariff, we have made clear already with entertaining calculation examples. In the next year even 46 billion SMS are forecast for a significant growth in turn. Vielerort is concluded that the SMS yet long not served out and located in a not ceasing upward trend. However, we forecast that massive proliferation of smartphones alternative Internet-based services will displace sooner or later and the SMS due to their limited to 160 characters and sometimes even quite high prices is displaced. If you have a mobile data flat-rate today, can get often with an iPhone or Android Smartphone on free apps to send message.

 

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Duel between high-end Smartphones: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. HTC sensation

, The Smartphone provider always try to outdo each other with their high-end devices. So, even HTC sensation wants to conquer the Smartphone market with its HTC that appears likely to end of May. A comparison between the data sheets of the two super smartphones could show whether the latest development of smartphone from HTC with the technical performance of the also all-new Samsung Galaxy S2 can keep,.

 

 

 

 

 

Theory sharper display than ever before at the HTC sensation

a high resolution and large display is a must for any Smartphone, because just these characteristics make the many hours, every Smartphone user every day looking on the screen of his cell phone, pleasing to the human eye.

When it comes to screen size, the two super-smartphones with a magnitude of 4.3 inch correspond to.

, The Samsung Galaxy S2 corresponds to the high standard of the current smartphones with its Super AMOLED plus touch screen, which has a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. However, sensation even with 960 x 540 pixels should resolve the Super LCD touchscreen of HTC, amounting to HD quality.

Thus, the display on the HTC device likely represents content as that of the Samsung Superphones theoretically sharper and more intense. But whether the really so is can show only a comparison of the displays in the practice test after also the HTC has sensation on the market.

Formal tie with the computing power: but knows better quadrant benchmark?

Both the HTC and the Samsung Galaxy S2 sensation drive according to the data sheets their functions with a high-performance 1.2 GHz dual core processor on. This represents already a definite improvement over his predecessor, Samsung Galaxy S i9000 in the case of the Samsung Galaxy S2 anyway, in which only one 1 GHz processor is integrated.

However, despite the same values on the data sheets of the two high-end smartphones, the quadrant benchmark test procedures was a HTC event in London, where the latest work mid-April this year was presented by HTC, as compared to the Samsung release a slightly worse result. With the quadrant benchmark above all the speed based on the CPU cores is tested alongside the storage properties and the graphic quality of smartphones here to compare devices exist two times each and have each 1.2 GHz. While the Samsung Galaxy S2 reached average outstanding 3000 points, the HTC section sensation with just over 1000 points, surprisingly only.

However it was sensation on the HTC event London in at the HTC only a demo unit can still lacked the final software, which is not atypical for this first demonstration devices. The presenter will then only once temporarily fitted with an older software such as, for example, that the HTC desires and only optimized for the production for the actual introduction of the market. Therefore the definitive HTC will score most likely a significantly better result sensation at the quadrant benchmark than the present one. If it is still slightly below the Samsung Galaxy S2, this may be due to the higher resolution of the display.

For Android smartphones there is also the test as an app called quadrant Standard Edition. The results of comparable smartphones will immediately appear in the results display in bar shape.

More space and more battery power when the Samsung Galaxy S2

These days, smartphones represent not only a means of communication, but also personal planners, diaries and General supporters for the individual lifestyle. All this can keep the Smartphone but also, so much space is vital.

Acts to store the memory (RAM) that is limited sensation in the HTC to 768 MB, while the Samsung Galaxy S2 will cover a whole gigabyte.

Even worse is the comparison in terms of the built-in device memory: the HTC sensation offers only 1 GB, while the Samsung Galaxy S2 both in a 16 GB and will appear in a 32 GB version. So much more life can be accommodated in the Samsung! Both units are expandable with MicroSD cards of course.

Also when it comes to battery wins the Samsung Galaxy S2 the size comparison: with 1650 mAh’s passing sensation with 1520 mAh close to the HTC. If the battery of the Samsung but really has more staying power, is observed only in a practical comparison test specifically.

Everything else is a matter of taste

The technical data of the two high-end smartphones allow partly an objective assessment of the devices, but the Smartphone-fan also on several properties can make a preference, the matter of taste are.

Who would have a slightly heavier (148 g) and thicker (1, 1 cm) Android 2.3 Smartphone with sense 3.0 and aluminum housing, should decide sensation for the HTC. The Samsung Galaxy S2 is, however, an extremely light Android 2.3 Smartphone with its advanced user interface TouchWiz 4.0 and plastic housing preferred (118 g) and the currently flacheste (0. 85 cm), is the right high-end phone.

Conclusion

, A clear decision for or against one or the other smartphone cannot be made to the current state of affairs. A comparison of technical data can not replace a ultimate practice test. But despite the higher resolution of the HTC sensations, the Samsung Galaxy S2 mainly due to the larger storage capacity and of more modern design as a whole could be 2011 the more successful smartphone.

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especially for those who can no longer wait, call one of the year’s top smartphone you own, consider the Samsung Galaxy S2. Because in the bridgat shop it is already now available!

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Apple iOS 5 presented

This year the keynote was completely hardwarelos, i.e. No Apple iPad 3 no iPhone 4S and certainly no iPhone 5 has been presented. Focused purely on software everything the upcoming operating system revolved around 5 at the event this year iOS. Because the changes are pretty unexciting, I reduce the functions of the operating system that appears only in the autumn on the essentials. Firstly a Notfication is integrated bar … pardon, I mean of course “ notification Center ” – swipe finger an overview of system notifications can be by this show. Similarities to the Android notification bar are purely random nature. In addition to this most important features of Apple’s iOS 5 is now Twitter is integrated directly into the system, i.e., photos, websites, etc can be posted directly on Twitter. Still, there is the possibility to bring the camera of the iPhone 4 faster to use and to shoot photos with a volume knob with the new operating system. Memories can be activated from iOS 5 linked, i.e. If you leave your job, your phone reminds you for example at shopping.
In spite of speculation that iOS 5 no longer on the iPhone 3 G S will be available, Apple is gracious with his customers. Supports iPhone 4 is Apple, iPhone 3 G S, iPod touch (off. 3rd generation) as well as Apple iPad 1 and iPad 2. In future Upadtes should then OTA (“ Over The Air ”), can be installed on the device without a PC, i.e..

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Eee pad transformer: Tablet NetBook hybrid in Germany arrived

ASUS tried currently with new hardware combinations from the competition to stand out. While Apple is sticking on the iPad and the Android competition also is also little innovative to normal tablets vesucht (e.g. Motorola Xoom), has ASUS now in addition to the Padfone a new concept in hand: behind the Eee pad transformer is the idea, the advantages of a Tablet, to combine with those of notebooks or Netbooks. At home on the sofa while surfing the Tablet is then asked, you want to write but longer mails or work in Office documents, the available docking station with keyboard.

Quality of workmanship and design

At the Eee pad transformer ASUS hits the right note, regarding the processing quality. The back does not like the Apple iPad competition aluminum is so, however the plastic thanks to a discreet structure feels high quality. In place, namely at the edge of the Asus Eee pad transformer, then even a stabilizing aluminium profile can be found. Through the dark and derzente Brone coloring the Tablet put a stylish appearance, which can quite compete with the competition.

Connectivity

In terms of connections that is rather lean equipped Asus Eee pad transformer consequent – and experience (it is still a Tablet and not a PC replacement). So there is a docking port, a mini-HDMI as well as a 3, 5mm stereo headphone output and a micro-SD card slot. USB is not available, instead ASUS provides a USB connection cable, which comes in the docking port.

Hardware and equipment

Shopping to do at the Eee pad transformer only the Tablet, so much so on the subject of transformer …. Without the keyboard, the concept is of course relatively pointless, so you must add €500 for the pure tablet (32 gb version) once about 60,-€ in addition to the approximately. Thus, already not more quite cheap is the Eee pad transformer and plays 2 and Motorola Xoom price with Apple iPad in a League. But to say that it has a keyboard as opposed to the competition, which can be a useful feature in many cases.

The heart of a Tablet is the display, of course. This is Asus is on a specular IPS display (such as at Apple) with a resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels. This is the default of current tablets. Whether the 16:10 version as here or the 4:3 version as in the Apple iPad is the better, is a matter of taste. In any case, the display makes a very good impression. Also processes input liquid, if not too liquid and healthy like on the iPad. Multi touch zooming is also possible.

On the credit side a faster dual-core processor is still to mention (cortex A9; Tegra 2 based). This is the Asus Eee pad on par with the current competition, can but not particularly settle. As variants of memory, 16 gb, and 32 are offered gb, there will be bundles with the keyboard, but also a version without these. Particularly interesting about the docking station: it houses an extra battery: Although the combination increases the weight of something over 600 g to about 1, 3kg, battery life is experiencing a clear thrust at the same time. The tablet should therefore without docking station about 10 hours without external power supply to endure, with keyboard then about 16 hours Is also to mention that the Tablet comes out completely without fan and this also silently works.

Android 3.0 vs. Android 3.1

Is delivered the Android tablet with Tablet-optimized Android version 3.0 extra (“ honeycomb ”). In the previous tests this section positively in Asus Eee pad, but not quite smooth operation has been criticized often. the always still not with the Apple iPad 2 can keep up with. The body with personalizable is however quite compliant “ desktop ”, widgets and shortcuts can be created on which. So, for example share prices, email, or Twitter messages can be traced at a glance. Some testers have tried already Android 3.1, as OTA (“ Over The Air ” so directly on the device itself without extra PC) soon by ASUS provided you want to. This results in a significantly smoother operation, which can connect almost to the liquid Apple user experience (more below in the video).

 

To fully exploit the strengths of the Asus Eee pad, ASUS installed free a full version of Polaris Office to do so. What now sounds like a matter of course, must be retrofitted expensive E.g. Apple with some apps. Although the program in combination with the keyboard of the Asus Eee pad transformer comes with some nice features, full laptop replacement that’s not it ultimately. This lacks for more complex or longer documents just to many settings and formatting functions.

Conclusion

Asus has with the Eee pad transformer in my opinion a much more exciting device in the range than it will ever be the ASUS Padfone. Combining Tablet and keyboard will soon represent a necessity with the development of the Tablet operating systems. In the near future, the hardware will be also so strong, that the software of tablets is no longer from the by “ normal ” PC is different, as you can see also on the development of Windows 8, which is being developed as a cross-platform operating system. Even without the optional keyboard that makes a competitive impression Asus Eee pad transformer, with keyboard, it becomes the NetBook with limited functionality and sensational battery life – the most flexible tablet on the market and a recommendation in this area. Who somewhat smoother and perfect it takes at each point is even with the iPad 2 will be well served.

 

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Revolutionary: Apple introduces MacBook without keyboard

Revolutionary is even a term for this new Apple masterpiece, that we at the NewsChannel of “ the onion ” have found. It has no keyboard, instead it has “ MacBook wheel ” only a wheel that typical Apple iPod design is reminiscent of that. Senior product innovator Brian Gillmann describes it thus: ” our philosophy is to develop products that are easy to use. Nothing is simpler than a huge button. ” still he says: ” we give the customers features they don’t even know they want them. ” in the 8 gb version, the new MacBook wheel should $2599 cost, with 40 gb internal memory $9960. Not a bargain, but also a super strong Hummingbird is installed along with the other revolutionary features battery that whopping 20 min power supplied to the MacBook wheel, before a battery charger must be connected.

You see in the following video:

 

 

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