Thursday, September 30, 2010

My First Android Feature Request

Frack Google search – the title has to be that statement because it has been a long time coming.  I just read this article that says the Samsung Galaxy S has the fastest GPU of any smartphone currently on the market (soon to change Im sure).  In short, by comparison:

    • Motorola Droid: TI OMAP3430 with PowerVR SGX530 = 7-14 million(?) triangles/sec
    • Nexus One: Qualcomm QSD8x50 with Adreno 200 = 22 million triangles/sec
    • iPhone 3G S: 600 MHz Cortex-A8 with PowerVR SGX535 = 7 million triangles/sec
    • Samsung Galaxy S: S5PC110 with PowerVR SGX540 = 90 million triangles/sec

    And for comparison a few consoles:

    • PS3: 250 million triangles/sec
    • Xbox 360: 500 million triangles/sec

Im currently developing a Live Wallpaper for my SGS and was surprised to find this because Android 2.1 only supports OpenGL ES 1.0, whereas the iPhone4 supports OpenGL ES 2.0.  All that power going to waste.  Hopefully in Android 3.0 they will address this with a simple software update, as i assume the almighty SGS GPU can handle it …

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