The 2017 ended with a scandal sounded at Apple: the batterygate, which caused a huge amount of demands to the firm of the apple bitten by slowing down the old iPhone without notice with the installation of updates.
Beware, this is not a bug or something malicious by Apple, but a function aimed at safeguarding the state of the components and improve the user experience by reducing sudden blackouts, but the lack of transparency and information is what most It has annoyed the users.
As you know, Apple has apologized, explained the procedure and has also started a program to replace batteries for terminals from the iPhone 6 at popular prices.
After the batterygate, several Android manufacturers have wanted to dig into the Cupertino sore ensuring that they do not slow down the speed of the processors of their devices. Is it true?
Do Android processors slow down or slow down over time?
First of all, the Android ecosystem is made up of multiple manufacturers with different chips and software layers, so doing a thorough analysis would be an arduous task. But as with iPhones, it is very easy to verify that Android phones are not slowed down over time: just take a look at their current benchmarks and compare them with the information available when they came onto the market.
Primate Labs, the firm that created Geekbench, has bothered to do it with Samsung and the conclusion is:
WE HAVE FOCUSED ON SAMSUNG SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY ARE THE LARGEST SELLER OF ANDROID AND WE HAVE FOUND THAT THIS MEASURE OF PERFORMANCE LIMITATION THAT APPLE MADE IS UNIQUE TO THE IPHONE, SAMSUNG PHONES ARE NOT SLOWED DOWN BY THE KOREAN MANUFACTURER.
But why do not they do it? Is it a question of transparency to its users? Do not your mobile phones suffer blackouts or lags? Do not your batteries degrade? We solve the mystery.
On Android there are bigger batteries
The first answer is quite simple: Android likes big batteries. You just have to take a look at the top of Android range and compare with the iPhone. For example, the Google Pixel 2 has a capacity of 2. 700 mAh for the 1,821 mAh of the iPhone 8.
And what does this mean? Well, when an old iPhone has to provide large amounts of energy when we have many apps open or a demanding app, the battery simply can not do it, causing the device to turn off With a bigger battery this does not happen.
But it is not the only reason. If Apple has been so overwhelming success is for its splendid design of hardware and software, something that enables its terminals to sweep in the benchmarks compared to the flagships of the competition despite having more humble specifications and is that Apple is the king of performance with tasks of a single core, but as we said, that great performance leads to high energy demands.
A broad spectrum software
So Apple chips are incredibly efficient, so they rush to the maximum design, leaving little room for errors or problems. The question is: in addition to the size, specifications and performance of a device they are designing, do they really consider what their performance will be like when time passes?
iOS 11 is designed for iPhone X and iPhone 8, but the reality is that in the other terminals of the iOS ecosystem is not so fluid. Does Apple think of the future or is it only interested in the present?
In Android this process is completely different, although there is a mobile park of the most varied, so it is necessary to go developing an operating system much more open to both specifications and manufacturers. That is, Android offers more flexibility and adaptation to the models that run their software. Precisely for that reason it would be illogical to implement a specific function that would reduce the speed of the processors of such a diverse mobile panorama.
Android may not be uniform and there are more threats to the integrity of your device at the software level, but it is clear that the performance of the terminals is not reduced deliberately. That is, you may never go to Android Oreo or later, but you will not see your processor.
However, we insist: Apple does it to improve the battery life of its terminals and to avoid unexpected blackouts, so that it protects the user by providing a better user experience.