“While many new Android flagships sport hardware specifications that appear competitive with recent iPhones, top rated iPhone games remain conspicuously missing from Google Play, a problem that Apple’s new Metal API and 64-bit Application Processors threaten to only make worse going forward, despite Android’s lead in unit shipments overall,” Daniel Eran Dilger writes for AppleInsider. “”
“Many new higher end Android phones sport faster clocked chips, much more RAM and at least twice the number of processor cores as Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but still can’t match Apple in CPU performance,” Dilger writes. “And because Apple’s latest A8 Application Processor is only about 20 percent faster in CPU benchmarks than the company’s initial 64-bit A7 from last year, even iPhone 5s remains competitive with this year’s most expensive Android phones.”
“In GPU performance, the gap is even larger. Android phones that cost just as much as Apple’s new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus deliver real world gaming performance that is simply disappointing,” Dilger writes. “The combination of hardware fragmentation, poor optimization of hardware by Google’s Android software, and a general skew towards cheaper devices at much lower Average Selling Prices results in a market for Android games that focuses on basic, simple titles.”
Much more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Don’t settle for less than the best. With Apple’s all new, 64-bit smartphones, the gorgeous 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the stunning 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, there’s never been a better time to stop settling for chintzy imitations and make the move to the real thing.
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