iPhone 5 or Gingerbread?

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iPhone 5 or Gingerbread

  1. iPhone 5

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    55.9%
  2. Gingerbread (or later)

    15 vote(s)
    44.1%
  1. Imariel

    Imariel New Member

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    Getting a new phone next year, should I go for the iPhone 5 or something running Android 3.0 or later? Will 3.0 be that much of an improvement over 2.2? By then Apple should have fixed the antenna and shatter problems, but who knows what kind of new problems they'll overlook before shipping the devices out?
  2. Tkf1

    Tkf1 Community Development Staff Member

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    Who knows what the iPhone 5 will have.
  3. mitchell209

    mitchell209 Active Member

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    iPhone 5. Android has been nothing but a disappointment.
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    iPwn Community Development Staff Member

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    No? It's a great OS, but it has some smoothness and lagginess issues, but that's because it lacks GPU acceleration. Gingerbread supposedly brings this and dual-core optimization, so its gonna be almost perfect.
  5. Half-Life

    Half-Life Well-Known Member

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    I think you should get the iPhone 5. Wait for a bootrom exploit. Then wait for iDroid to be updated to the iPhone 5. Just in time for you to get an iPhone 6
  6. austers

    austers Well-Known Member

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    How can you tell him what to get when neither is anywhere near being released. And obviously most people would say get an iPhone on an Apple forum.
  7. Theodosius

    Theodosius Active Member

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    I'd say Gingerbread, for a few reasons. One, the iPhone 5 won't be a big update (tick-tock update system Apple uses). And two, Gingerbread is supposed to bring a lot of new things to Android. But really, at this point there is no way to tell. Only after Gingerbread is released will you be able to tell. And yes, like austers said, most people will tell you iPhone (this is an iOS forum). If you go to an Android forum, everyone would say wait for Gingerbread. It also depends on what you want in your operating system.
  8. mitchell209

    mitchell209 Active Member

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    Going to be almost perfect? In your dreams. Android will never even be near perfect. Carriers will always find a way to screw it up and Google won't stop them.
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    bahamutspirit New Member

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    I think we have to wait until Gingerbread surfaces to really judge it... The OS has come a long way, but UI performance is one thing that hasn't changed much. Though to be fair, the Dalvik VM was improved so that the CPU would have more free time to render the interface, leading to some parts of the OS being quite snappy.

    That means that with the current trend, Android will only benefit from faster processors, and a dual-core processor would be a god-send, since one core can be used exclusively to take care of UI rendering and user interactions whereas the other core can be used to handle the background processing of tasks, meaning GPU-acceleration may not even be necessary at all.
  10. fergusoni

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    gingerbread is an android thingy?
    i thought you meant if u prefer gingerbread cookies over an iphone...

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