And this is before the release of the S7, which we all know will be a stellar hit and sell like hotcakes. And 500 million only makes up 15% of all shipped Samsung phones?, that's just mindboggling. Respect to Qualcomm for maintaining a strong consistent lead, they'll always be my go-to mobile chipset maker.
Deadshot, 29 Feb 2016Where's Intel Atom???Maybe in the last place?
Grey1213, 01 Mar 2016Closing all apps after 6 or 7 isn't the same as closing it after 1. The number of apps you'd h... moreYou are forgetting two things time and specs. iPhone used to do it(as you said) while Samsung is still doing it. Secondly with only only 1gb of memory it was necessary to flush RAM for optimum performance while Samsung had 3gb RAM at hand. That's a major annoyance in this time and day. Few years ago it would have made sense but now? Its like going one step forward two steps back.
Kaimu, 29 Feb 2016Very soon, Samsung will become number 1 in pretty everything in the worldno so bud, wait quarter 3 this year :)
Common Man, 29 Feb 2016Last year S6 was doing the same thing(force closing apps in background), you point? And Sam... moreClosing all apps after 6 or 7 isn't the same as closing it after 1. The number of apps you'd have open at once would usually be 2-4 at most. So it serves as a minor annoyance at best. Don't compare it to a crippled iPhone lol.
Applesexual, 29 Feb 2016I really don't understand the appeal of having a higher single core score if it's only 10% str... moreYou got that completely wrong. The "easy way" ( like there is such thing:) ) to design a SoC is going for the smaller/less complex cores and just add more of them.
There is a reason why most SoC and especially budget SoC are designed that way. Making a large, complex core with high IPC to run on a mobile plattform is definitely not "easy".
And every developer should know that single core performance is very important because there are some things you simply can't run in parallell.
You will always gain from having good single thread performance, that can't be said about multi core performance. It depends highly on the application.
ReesanVaine, 29 Feb 2016It's true that in multicore (until Apple will change the two cores set up. which I think will ... moreI really don't understand the appeal of having a higher single core score if it's only 10% stronger than a higher-core processor.
It's really easy to get a high single core - just increase core size. What's more important is performance and energy efficiency through multiple cores while trying to maximize core performance despite its smaller size.
the SD 820 is a perfect example of this. It destroys the A9 while having more cores and using less power.
Very soon, Samsung will become number 1 in pretty everything in the world
Necromancer, 29 Feb 2016We will see that...It's true that in multicore (until Apple will change the two cores set up. which I think will be soon) it's not impressive at all. but in single core. the BEST.
Grey1213, 29 Feb 2016Chrome, Gmail, maps, use multiple cores.
With vulkan api most games will use all the cores t... moreLast year S6 was doing the same thing(force closing apps in background), you point?
And Samsung said they did that to save battery. Its funny cause S6's battery was a step down.
Satya, 29 Feb 2016Exactly my thought.A9 is off-the-shelf trash with huge cores. Nothing impreesive.
Apple does not make SoCs, they design them but other manufacturers make them. Samsung makes a lot of chips for Iphones, should Samsung be in the 1st place and Apple is last?
shahrozzahid5, 29 Feb 2016No processor beyter than Apple A9Exactly my thought.
lol, 29 Feb 2016Would take SD820 over Exy8890 any day, with Exynos you can say bye bye to AOSP ROMs and hello ... moreRoms don't matter to me.
I would take the exynos any because it comes with better sound card than snapdragon.
How can they improve their standings, when S7 will be sold mostly with Qualcomm's solution?
Even with same number of sold devices it will be totally less Samsung's chipsets sold
lol, 29 Feb 2016Would take SD820 over Exy8890 any day, with Exynos you can say bye bye to AOSP ROMs and hello ... moreCustom roms aren't that important, but it's no doubt a bad thing for exynos to not have them.
Touch wiz is far from buggy and I quite like it
Sd does seem to have certain real advantages, and so does exynos. No point speculating though, we'll have to see. :)