First iPhone 4S video reveals benchmark scores, Siri ‘raise to speak’ [video]

By on October 10, 2011 at 7:45 PM.

First iPhone 4S video reveals benchmark scores, Siri ‘raise to speak’ [video]

The first hands-on video of the iPhone 4S has hit the web and early benchmarks suggest the phone’s dual-core Apple A5 processor provides vast improvements over the A4 chip in the iPhone 4. The short one-minute clip from AppVV shows the iPhone 4S achieving a BrowserMark score of 89,567 compared to the iPhone 4′s score of 44,856. In addition, the iPhone 4S garnered a score of 2222.1ms from the JavaScript SunSpider benchmark. That is significantly faster than the iPhone 4, which scored 10669.4ms. The video also reveals a unique way to interact with Apple’s Siri voice-command engine. Inside the Settings menu, there is an option to “raise to speak,” which will allow a user to activate the service by simply raising the iPhone 4S to his or her head. Siri language settings and a few other options are also nestled inside the menu. Hit the jump for the full video clip. More →

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Carrypad: Meego "demolishes" Android 2.2 in JavaScript test

By on July 9, 2010 at 6:13 AM.

Carrypad: Meego "demolishes" Android 2.2 in JavaScript test

SunScript - Netbook_ Morestown Phone

Employing a play-on-words from Wednesday’s Ars Technica article – titled “Android 2.2 demolishes iOS4 in JavaScript benchmarks” — blog Carrypad has put MeeGo through the same Sunpsider JavaScript tests both iOS 4 and Android 2.2 were subjected to. The results? iOS 4 – 10.9 seconds, Android 2.2 – 5.8 second, MeeGo – 4.2 seconds. Now, to be fair, the Aava phone being used to conduct these tests packs a 1.5 GHz Intel Moorestown processor (the Sunspider JS tests really lean heavily on a mobile processor) and is not, repeat not, a production phone. Also of note, the phone was tested using Firefox Mobile and not a MeeGo manufactured browser. Regardless, the speed tests are impressive…now all we need is a production MeeGo handset! More →

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Ars Technica: Android 2.2 JavaScript performance "destroys" that of iOS 4

By on July 7, 2010 at 8:10 AM.

Ars Technica: Android 2.2 JavaScript performance "destroys" that of iOS 4

Android 22 iOS 4 Javascript Benchmarks

Ars Technica just pitted Google’s Android 2.2 against Apple’s iOS 4 in a JavaScript benchmark test…and Ars isn’t mincing words with their results. In a post titled ,”Android 2.2 demolishes iOS4 in JavaScript benchmarks,” Ars quipped: “The results show that the Android device delivers significantly faster JavaScript execution than the iPhone, scoring over three times better on V8 and almost twice as fast on SunSpider.” If you’re an Android fan you can go ahead and gloat, but this is exactly why a health mobile ecosystem is good for everyone. When companies — especially two with the resources of Google and Apple — compete, the consumers win. More →

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