reply to Matt3
Re: Same as always from Google Very interesting read but I can't help pointing out the following:
Contrary to Matt the snapdragon is not a subset of the Cortex A8 it is an evolution of the ARM A8 specification.
"Although Scorpion and Cortex-A8 have many similarities, based on the information released by Qualcomm, the two cores differ in a number of interesting ways. For example, while the Scorpion and Cortex-A8 NEON implementations execute the same SIMD-style instructions, Scorpions implementation can process128 bits of data in parallel, compared to 64 bits on Cortex-A8. Half of Scorpions SIMD data path can be shut down to conserve power. Scorpions pipeline is deeper: It has a 13-stage load/store pipeline and two integer pipelinesone of which is 10 stages and can perform simple arithmetic operations (such as adds and subtracts) while the other is 12 stages and can perform both simple and more complex arithmetic, like MACs. Scorpion also has a 23-stage floating-point/SIMD pipeline, and unlike on Cortex-A8, VFPv3 operations are pipelined. Scorpion uses a number of other microarchitectural tweaks that are intended to either boost speed or reduce power consumption. (Scorpions architects previously designed low-power, high-performance processors for IBM.) The core supports multiple clock and voltage domains to enable additional power savings."
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Based on the above information and specs I'm inclined to go with the Nexus One as opposed to the Droid or even the Asus Liquid (which also run a snapdragon). My choice falls down to the fact the Nexus One has 512 mb RAM compared to the 256 in the droid and the liquid
Here's hoping the Nexus one will appear in europe shortly ...