Samsung Galaxy S4, aka the Galaxy S3S: The hardware race is over – software wins again

By Archean · 4 replies
Mar 18, 2013
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  1. Kunming

    Kunming TS Maniac Posts: 308   +184

    I agree you probably don't need to upgrade if you've got an S3 already.
    However the important thing is this: Staying ahead of the iPhone ^^.
    People should know there's better stuff than that junk. So Samsung is
    just trying to stay in the lead ! : D
  2. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 5,690   +96

    There is one big plus for iPhone, I.e. iOS, which can run efficiently on reasonable hardware. Whereas, Android is nearly rubbish if the specs aren't there to back it up.
  3. Kunming

    Kunming TS Maniac Posts: 308   +184

    I would've thought it was the other way around, as Android is
    based on Linux. And as is known by many, Linux has been forged in
    the fires of epicness; which we'll hopefully be seeing with the advent of
    Ubuntu on smartphones for example.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Being based on linux has little merit though. Sure you can run some form of linux on damn near anything, but the bare bones linux is completely useless for a desktop or smartphone environment.

    Apple's strength, forever, has been that they only have to support a limited number of hardware senarios. Their competition, needs to be able to run on almost any configuration you can imagine. So, Archean is right, iOS is going to be more efficient because it is optimized for a very limited set of hardware, Android needs to be able to work on a much larger hardware base.

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