Display,CPU and OS Technology in Latest Smartphones

Again Smartphones competes each other with the recent release of Samsung Galaxy Nexus  [smartphone made by Samsung for Google supported by Android 4 OS code-named Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), the next major version of Google’s mobile operating system],it’s officially announced that Samsung will begin shipping the Galaxy Nexus worldwide in November.

If you are searching  for a smart comparison of Samsung Galaxy Nexus with other latest smartphones like iPhone 4S, Motorola Droid RAZR , you can have a nice infography from thisismynext.com  here. OR Just look at comparison of Samsung Galaxy Nexus Vs Apple iPhone 4S below image [end of this post]

Coming back to our post here we focus on some latest technology used in latest smartphones [Samsung Galaxy Nexus &Apple iPhone 4S] for Display unit, Processor and OS version .Lets have a snap shot on it.

Display Technology

  •         AMOLED [Used in Samsung Galaxy ]

Super Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode or Super AMOLED [used in Samsung Galaxy Nexus] is a display technology Which differ from  other display technologies where the layer that detects touch is integrated into the screen rather than being overlaid on top.Compared with the first-generation AMOLED, some of the Super AMOLED advantages are brighter screens, less sunlight reflection and reduced power consumption.Variants of this technology are Super AMOLED Plus and HD Super AMOLED.
Super AMOLED Plus, first introduced with the Samsung Galaxy S II series smartphones where the screen technology is also brighter, thinner and 18% more energy efficient.HD Super AMOLED is a new Super AMOLED type display from Samsung featuring HD (1280 x 800) resolution. The first device to use an Super AMOLED HD is the Samsung Galaxy Note: an Android 2.3.5 phone with a 5.3″ display.

  •     IPS-LCD [common in iPhone]

IPS stands for in-plane switching. An IPS-LCD is a type of thin display that offers better viewing angles than TFT-LCDs.IPS-LCDs feature two transistors for each pixel, where TFT-LCDs use just one. This requires a more powerful backlight, which delivers more accurate colors, and allows the screen to be viewed from a wider angle. The downside is that an IPS-LCD may consume more power than a TFT-LCD. IPS-LCDs typically are found on high-end cell phones and portable devices. Apple’s iPhone and iPad both feature IPS-LCDs, as does the Motorola Droid.

Processor Technology

  •   TOMAP [Samsung Galaxy Nexus]

Texas Instruments OMAP (Open Multimedia Application Platform) is a category of proprietary system on chips (SoCs) for portable and mobile multimedia applications developed by Texas Instruments. OMAP devices generally include a general-purpose Advanced RISC Machine [ARM]architecture processor core plus one or more specialized co-processors.The OMAP family consists of three product groups classified by performance and intended application:    High-performance applications processors [OMAP1 to OMAP 5], Basic multimedia applications processors [OMAP-DM Series], Integrated modem and applications processors[OMAPV series].Many mobile phones use OMAP SoCs, including the Nokia,Motorola Droid, Sony Ericsson etc..
For  Latest Samsung Galaxy Nexus OMAP 4 Technology [OMAP 4460] is used. 45nm, ARMv7 CIS, 1.2-1.5 GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9 , GPU -PowerVR SGX540 @ 384 MHz,Dual-channel LPDDR2 memory controller

  • APPLE A5 [Apple iPad 2, iPhone 4S]

The Apple A5 is a package on package (PoP) system-on-a-chip (SoC) designed by Apple and manufactured by Samsung to replace the Apple A4. The chip commercially debuted with the release of Apple’s iPad 2 tablet, and also powers the iPhone 4S.The A5 contains a rendition of a chip based upon the dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore CPU with NEON SIMD accelerator and a dual core PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU.Apple states that the CPU is twice as powerful and the GPU up to seven times as powerful as its predecessor, the Apple A4. The A5 package contains 512 MB of low-power DDR2 RAM clocked at 533 MHz

Operating System

  • Android 4.0 Ice cream Sandwich [Samsung Galaxy Nexus]

Android 4.0, the unified version of its mobile OS for smartphones and tablets best known by its “Ice Cream Sandwich” code name.This revised Android version made its debut on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone.it features  a set of UI enhancements, social networking integration, and other APIs meant to encourage human and application-based sharing.

  • iOS 5[Apple iPhone]

The version history of Apple iOS (formerly iPhone OS) began with the release of the iPhone on June 29, 2007. iOS is the operating system that runs on Apple’s mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. This operating system also runs on the Apple TV, but the user interface is substantially different.iOS 5  was released for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 (GSM and CDMA), iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation), iPad, and iPad 2 on 12 October, 2011 .


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