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I don't think so, but I'd like to see that link.EMVco only published their tokenization specification in May of this year. Apple is using that system. Apple is big, but not big enough to force the big banks and CC companies to adopt their system.Visa, for example, is saying their token service works with Apple Pay now and Android in the future. If it was truly Apples system then I doubt they'd be allowing Visa to let Android devices also use it.
It's important to note Apple didn't really invent Apple Pay. The banks/CC companies/EMV are the ones who created the system and the infrastructure. Apple happens to be the first with a phone-based "implementation" of this system. Of course, Apples implementation is fantastic so they deserve some credit for Apple Pay. But the underlying security (tokenization) was not created by Apple. A lot of people don't get this and think Apple is creating some new proprietary system,...
No NFC is kind of smart, actually. Just like it's smart not allowing devs use NFC. If they put an NFC reader on an iPad then that opens the possibility up to all sorts of fraud and other unscrupulous activity. Just look at all the apps available for Android to do all sorts of illegal activities with NFC (not in Google Play, but third party).   You could, for example, carry your Galaxy phone in your pocket and continually bump into people on the train, and charge up $20...
 It's simple. More cores of the GPU side.
 That has to be the dumbest comment I've seen. I hope you forgot the /s tag, because if not then damn.
Holy crap. 3 billion transistors on the A8X. 40% faster CPU and 2.5x faster GPU.
I have to disagree this time. I've always stated the only benchmarks that count are the 1080P offscreen tests as they offer a level playing field to compare processors.   If you're testing the engine on a car, you want to find out how much HP it produces. Using a dyno to measure the HP output would be similar to a benchmark testing a CPU.   Nobody goes around and takes the weight of the car and "adjusts" the HP rating to reflect how the vehicle will perform. They...
 Sigh. I have Apps that will utilize 100% CPU power on an A7/A8, so your statement that there are no Apps that can slow down a device with the A7/* is pure BS.
 No. If you're comparing Intel x86 to ARM or MIPS then you can't compare clock speeds. We're comparing ARM to ARM. And as I pointed out, even ARM normalizes to 1.0 when comparing their own processors, even 32bit against 64bit. There's no way to spin the facts. The A7/A8 are way ahead of everyone else. So far ahead it's actually quite pathetic.
  Sorry, but I don't need to use the Exynos 5433 (even though that's also a garbage processor). I'm going to use material from ARM themselves which discusses the performance of the A57 in 32 and 64 bit modes. http://www.arm.com/products/processors/cortex-a/cortex-a57-processor.php This is ARM's reference page for the A57. Note how their simple bar chart shows the A57 about 20-40% faster. But this isn't a good source of data. I only posted it up as it's an earlier...
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