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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 ?

asked Aug 06 '11 at 09:36

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It is better to have an OS that is made for the hardware and that is optimised for that device.

answered Aug 06 '11 at 09:39

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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.

answered Aug 06 '11 at 09:54

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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....

answered Aug 06 '11 at 10:15

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And what about 2.2?

(Aug 06 '11 at 17:28) HerpDerp HerpDerp's gravatar image

How about a new OS with new components?

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

answered Aug 06 '11 at 11:55

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