Apple and Google are at each other’s throats for a long time now and they are increasingly competing on the same turf. Apple’s crown jewel is the iPhone and the next generation iPhone (iPhone 5) is set to include a variety of upgraded features and revolutionary technology. However, Google is not going to stand by idly and by all accounts, it never did. Android already has a larger market share and things keep getting better. Right now, the Android phones are focusing on sheer power and increasing user-friendly features.
But let’s just take a look at the specs first.
The iPhone 5:
- A5 processor in the range of 1.2-1.5 GHz
- An improved antenna
- Possible 1GB RAM
- Better camera (perhaps 8-megapixel) with 1080p video playback and panaromic photo capture capability and an improved dual-LED flash unit
- Bigger-edge-to-edge 3.7- to 4-inch curved glass screen
- A SIM-less design
- 3-4 internal antennas for both GSM and CDMA networks
- 4G connectivity
- iOS 5 update that will make the interface smoother and add new functions.
- Enhanced speech recognition features
- Wireless charging
- Improved battery
The Nexus 4G will also boast some impressive specs
- 1.2GHz or 1.5GHz Krait-based Snapdragon processor
- 5-megapixel camera (with advanced sensor delivering superior low-light performance)
- front-facing 1-megapixel camera for video chat
- edge-to-edge “monster-sized” 4.5- to 5-inch screen
- NFC technology
- Slim form factor.
- Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
- Expanding and resizing widgets and apps
- Facial detection with the camera
- Voice-guided GPS feature
- Adobe Flash 10.1 support.
The upcoming battles between Google and the iPhone will have a lot to do with hardware and software. Raw power can only get you so far, the rest depends on innovation. Let the battle begin!