There are some discussions of this topic on the internet but I'm looking for something objective and technical like the Stack Exchange community is generally quite good at.
I've resisted the smartphone and tablet wave thus far but will probably buy my first Android device soon and start developing for the platform.
I much prefer Android's openness to Apple's walled garden. But the thing that bothers me most is that iOS is silky smooth and Android is not, even on pretty powerful devices with multiple CPU and graphics cores.
Is this something that's already overcome in newer Android or that is really on a problem on older/cheaper devices? Or is it inherent due to Android being fully multitasking and based on Unix?
Edit (In response to the possibility that this question invites opinion based answers) :
This question is not intended to be opinion based but rather to gather information on real differences in software or hardware that are responsible for the large differences in test results of factors such as Touch screen responsiveness, and rendering speed of UI elements of the Android and iOS operating systems.
- Answer that pinpoints exact differences in software implementations and reasons for doing so that have lead to disparities in responsiveness
- Differences in specific hardware (such as the touch screen) that can be a cause
- All backed up with actual test results if possible
- Any other relevant and well defined causes/reasons