While Apple is facing demand-and-supply capacity issues with iOS5 for the time-being. Apple do have another powerful ally in the battle for supremacy in the mobile space, we’re a bit curious how the game has changed and how Android’s line of devices will manage to retain its advantage over the iPhone. Many things have happened over at Cupertino County lately. Although Apple’s legendary co-founder passed away to everyone’s grief, the tech giant managed to release the iPhone 4S – an entirely revamped version of the iPhone 4 and is expected to alter the course of the game. The folks over at AnandTech managed to conduct a series of tests with the newly release iPhone 4S and compared it with the top of the line Android devices including Samsung’s Galaxy S II and the Galaxy Tab 8.9 – both of which are the leading contenders of the iOS. The said series of tests initiated by the popular benchmarking site was all about browser speed and GPU performance. And boy it sure looks interesting.
Surprisingly, the GPU performance test was a different story. We all know that Apple has already been a long-time user of the Open Graphics Library or OpenGL, and perhaps it’s the reason why both the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S are leading the graphics benchmark tests. There’s also another reason – both devices are also hardware-accelerated. As you might have observed, the iPhone 4 didn’t really mattered a lot when compared to the Galaxy S II’s graphics performance. All was well until the letter S was added to the iPhone 4. Call it super, speedy, or whatever. But this goes to show that the battle is still far from being over. Android might have been bruised in this particular test, but once the Ice Cream Sandwich arrives, the tables will be turned.
Benchmark Courtesy : Annandtech