processor vs os

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asked Aug 6, 2011 by aditya (1 point)
is it better to buy a phone with powerful processor but old o.s. or a phone with new operating system version but not so powerful processor ?

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answered Aug 6, 2011 by Jackster1337 (8,481 points)
It is better to have an OS that is made for the hardware and that is optimised for that device.
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answered Aug 6, 2011 by EnvoyOfTheEnd (1,231 points)
A New OS alone will not suddenly bring huge performance increases unless it is fixing some significant problem.

Mainly an OS will introduce new features, so for performance I would go for the better hardware which then opens up later OS upgrades if the hardware supports it.
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answered Aug 6, 2011 by ojmar (1,536 points)
I would go with a new OS. The reason is it's probably been more optimized and made to run faster and more efficiently. I found that Android 2.3 Gingerbread was much quicker than 2.1 Eclair on the same phone....
commented Aug 6, 2011 by HerpDerp (2,116 points)
And what about 2.2?
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answered Aug 6, 2011 by Billy Aoki (3,656 points)
How about a new OS with new components?

AKA Tegra2 bundled up with 2.3, or Honeycomb if it's a tablet.
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