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10 Reasons Why iPhone 5 Doesn't Stand a Chance Against Motorola Droid Bionic

Sep 06, 2011, 13:01 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Elias Samuel)

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"Open Source Advantage: The entire Android OS is an open source system. The open-source movement has inspired increased transparency and liberty. It also constitutes an example of user innovation. Being made publically available enables anyone to copy, modify and redistribute the source code without paying royalties or fees. Anyone can get access to the source of Android to better the system. This is also a double-edged sword, in the sense that it allows those will less-than-ideal intentions to discover any weakness of the phone. But that can be seen as an indirect plus because when weaknesses are found in the open source community, they are quickly fixed. The same thing cannot be expected in iPhone 5.

"Flash: This is a big advantage an Android systems holds against iPhone. Flash enriches Web experience. Any Flash player has to be able to animate on top of video renderings, which makes hardware accelerated video rendering at least not as straightforward as with a purpose-built multimedia player. Therefore, even when only displaying video, Flash players are more resource-intensive than dedicated video player software. Presently for Apple only Mac OS 9/X supports flash. As Droid Bionic comes with Android OS, it enjoys the full support of flash."

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