Ars Technica wrote a great article reviewing the Nexus One just a few days ago. There are many articles available to read, a quick search on Google will verify that, but I was particularly interested in their section on the performance of the Nexus One and it’s comparison with other smart phones.
To make a long story short: It’s fast. Ars Technica put the N1 and other phones through a series of benchmarks and in each case the Nexus One was the winner, sometimes by a long shot, and sometimes just barely.
The results are clear. The Nexus One is the fastest handheld mobile device, both by raw specifications and by actual performance.
This is good news for Qualcomm, the company behind the Nexus One’s Snapdragon processor, but not necessarily for Android. Ars points out that a number of results are because of the raw clock speed of the processor and not necessarily due to optimized software builds. But, on the software side, Android is just 15 months old (measured from first public release of G1) and iPhone’s OS is about 42 months old.
One of the biggest advantages of smart phones is the ability to surf the web for quick data access and here the N1 performed very well:
Click on over to the whole interview as it is worth the read.
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