We recently saw the first ever Android phone with ‘Intel Inside’ power, and it was launched in India a short time ago. Intel is one of the most famous companies in the world when talking about processors and computer hardware; they are the leaders in the field, and they recently entered the world of smartphones to compete with other companies like Qualcomm, Nvidia, Samsung, Texas Instrument etc.. Every company loves criticizing their competitors (no, we don’t, of course!), and Intel also spilled some of the beans about theirs as Mike Bell, GM of Intel’s Mobile and Communications Group, said:
The way it’s implemented right now, Android does not make as effective use of multiple cores as it could, and I think – frankly – some of this work could be done by the vendors who create the SoCs, but they just haven’t bothered to do it.
What it seems he’s actually trying to say is that Android isn’t ready for quad-cores right now, and other companies should focus to improve the operating system multi-tasking support… instead of just focusing on the hardware. For example: even there are six cores, if the software isn’t properly optimized and well-managed with it, there’s merely no advantage.
When Intel will launch quad-core processors, I think that will be the right time for Android to have quad cores. The market is very strong right now, and what the customer believes is “more cores, more speed” – Do you think that’s right? tell us about it in the comment box below.