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The giant Android attack features bigger screens, better cameras, faster processors and speedier 4G connections than the upcoming iPhone. The Android's phone screens, for example, start at 4 inches and go to 4.5 inches, advancing the size standard for this generation of touchscreens. By comparison, Apple's next iPhone is expected to have a 3.5-inch screen. The new Androids are 4G phones either on AT&T's ( T) HSDPA-Plus network or Verizon's ( VZ) LTE network, and four of the 10 will come with dual core processors. Apple, on the other hand, is expected to upgrade to a dual-core processor this year, but the 4G LTE iPhone has been delayed to 2012, as first reported here. The presumed delay of the next iPhone from June to September, and the decision to wait a year on 4G LTE upgrade highlight just a few of the areas where Apple has been lagging behind the leaders in the Android pack. "The processor and display quality improvement in the Android camp is proceeding at such a clip that Apple will be under a lot of pressure to deliver a substantial jump in iPhone specs next autumn," MKM Partners' analyst Tero Kuittinen. "It's not clear how Apple can battle the rapid Android evolution," says Kuittinen, "unless it picks up the pace of its iPhone launches." Here's a look at the top 10 Androids that could dwarf the iPhone.