The smartphone competition is dominated by mobile operating systems of Google and Apple. While Apple's iOS has always been hailed by many tech experts as the best in the industry, a new statement from the founder of a benchmark testing website affirms the throne for the iPhone maker.
Geekbench founder John Poole notes in a new revelation that there has always been a huge gap between iOS and Android smartphones in terms of performance. Poole stresses that Apple's mobile devices are getting over 50 per cent higher scores in its benchmark tests, admitting that he remains puzzled over why Android devices cannot pull it off.
In the last few years, industry insiders have seen lots of differences between iOS and Android device performances. Apple made the first iOS version available to the public in 2007 when the first-generation iPhone model was launched. Google followed suit in 2008 as it acquired Android.
With only a year gap in development, Poole questions why Android "has seemed to stagnate".
"The thing that I don't fully understand is why performance has seemed to stagnate on the Android side," says Poole. "Where you don't see these big leaps forward. I don't understand what's happening there."
Poole even adds that, in this age, people get an incredible high-class performance in mobile devices.
"At this point, you've got desktop-class performance in a handset. There's no way of looking at it any other way," stresses Poole. "I would've have thought to use my first-generation iPhone to edit video. I would've thought you were crazy."
When it comes to the performance of operating systems, processors play a crucial part to deliver optimum execution. Most high-end Android smartphones, like the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8, use Qualcomm's most powerful chip, Snapdragon 835.
In fact, before the arrival of Apple's A11 Bionic chipset, Geekbench recorded Android phones running Snapdragon 835 to have rendered the finest performance. With the arrival of the A11 Bionic chipset, it seems like the iPhone maker thrashed its competitors over again.
In the meantime, most tech experts explained that it would be hard for Android to become at par with iOS since Google developers have a universal approach for its operating system to accommodate various brands. Whereas, Apple has all the privileges to manipulate iOS because it is the sole user of its own system.