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Linaro Tweaks Speed Up Android, By Up To 100 Percent 97

Argon writes with an excerpt from Liliputing of interest to Android users: "'The folks behind the Linaro open source software project have put a little time into tweaking Google Android to use the gcc 4.7 toolchain. The result is a version of Android that can perform many tasks between 30 and 100 percent faster than the version of Android Google 4.0 Google currently offers through the AOSP (Android Open Source Project).' Adds Argon: "Note that there are CPU optimizations only since they have only access to binary blobs for GPU code."
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Linaro Tweaks Speed Up Android, By Up To 100 Percent

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  • Re:Better link (Score:5, Interesting)

    by ya really ( 1257084 ) on Sunday June 10, 2012 @12:02PM (#40275055)

    After this much manual digging I've realized that I'm getting to jaded for /.

    I still come back to /. out of long time habit, but I stopped looking at /. for real meat on topics sadly some time ago. It's getting to be a lot of spammy articles with little substance compared to what it was five or more years ago.

    If you're interested in seeing more concrete discussion with substance, try reading over hacker news one day. They're also discussing Linaro []

    and most of the commenters on hacker news tend to be developers of various device platforms.

  • Re:battery life (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Bill Barth ( 49178 ) <bbarth@gmail.EULERcom minus math_god> on Sunday June 10, 2012 @02:13PM (#40276185)
    That's not guaranteed at all. The power consumption of a CPU is a function of a huge variety of things. It's possible that while the run time is shorter, the power draw is higher--possibly more than proportionally higher.

Exceptions prove the rule, and wreck the budget. -- Miller