Apple A4 vs Snapdragon - Clash of the Chipsets!
AnandTech has put the iPad's new Apple A4 chip-to-chip against the Windows Phone- and Google Android Superphone-powering Snapdragon from Qualcomm in a clash of the 1Ghz titans. And the results?
To quote Steve Jobs - boom!
Indeed! They're not sure why the difference is what it is, but possible reasons could include iPhone OS being better optimized than Android, or higher IPC based on better core architecture, larger caches, or faster memory bus.
They, like TiPb, want that bad boy in the 4th generation iPhone (which still won't be called iPhone 4G!). Qualcomm and other chipsets like Tegra won't sit still, however, so Apple has to keep pushing that bar as well -- if they want the cachet that comes with spinning premiere, custom silicon.
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