It's true that Android is behind iOS and Blackberry OS in multi tasking! Bat after all it's Linux and can easy be updated in this segment! Bigger problem is veracity of specific hardware Socs that need software optimizations to utilize specific future's.
Arms Neon Simd whose siting and doing nothing for 1½ years and naw is implemented in only sam apk. This is particularly important because Intel Atoms are faster in multimedia! Really the question is are ARMs partners really ready to support they one Socs on software level? We will sun find out with ZMS-40 soc from Ziilabs! And naturally Intel can. The fact that Android is open source and that Intel's bribe money worth less in this case is completely a different pair of slippers.
There are some new and developing OSis that are speciali make for multi processing like: Qnx (implemented in blackberry play book) and DragonFly BSD. And after all Linux is most developed server OS currently in use.
I bet Bilis money on that! At list he did baying Red Hat!
P's iOS is BSD based!
And just to point out new Atoms are not 2x faster then Cortex A15 especially with Neons in use bat they are 4x less power efficient. Naw compare this to MIPS new ProAptive gen that is same performance as A15 and almost 2x power efficient (based on a Die size) with enchanted multitasking like Like Intel's one!
Whatchasay, 11 Jun 2012Funny, Funny, Funny. The Android fanboys are going to be moaning today. All that talk about T... moreDo you have a brain? Can you read? Or do you only read comments that don't help you understand thing better. Is trolling all you can do? Everyone already knew that none of the os's make full use of the multi cores. They are just making fuss. Just stop and think for two srconds. Ios does not make perfect use of them either. Nor do all pc's. Does that mean they don't at all? No. Does that mean you shouldn't be allowed to gey the better soc's? Absolutely not. If they do work now and are only being improved on then in the future you device will work better
having intel commented on this we cant say it is wrong . . its true android even 4.0 cant really benefits 2 or more core YET, but looking at the growth rate on android the posibilities are endless, and it doesnt say taht dual or quad cores android have an exact ability as a single core devices. it will be better with multi core, but te UI still behind unlike the iphone or wp 7 which focusing to UI and UI only. stop b*ching about the flaw on android when your phone cant even do bluetooth transfer -,-
Anonymous, 11 Jun 2012If you take Iphone 4, Galaxy S 3 and Nokia lumia 800 and see how quickly they navigate and ope... moreYou need all the technological advancements to keep the consumer market interesting. If not for that, the economy would suffer.
The only thing that is moving slow is the lack in software development. There will always be good hardware out there and the only thing dragging it down will be Software incapabilities to maximise its performance.
dkn00b, 11 Jun 2012Food For Thought: Setting high standards makes everyone work harder in achieving it. So... moreI like how you passed the buck to Nokia there, except the story is about Intel, an Android developer, slamming the Dual and Quad cores. The author was just referencing Nokia. Who was right, btw. Nice try though.
Mag82, 11 Jun 2012As an Sony Xperia arc s onwer I will disagree with you totally. I thought the same as you beca... moreWhat makes a device successful my friend is not the number of cores but the build up of the device. Xperia arcs didn't quite have a good build as against the SII, though u might also be among d unlucky few who got a quite faulty device. Have u ever handled the nokia N9? that's not a multi core device but it performs almost flawlessly. why so? because of its architecture. That's what mobile phones need. good architecture and not multi cores. Just so you should know, the HTC ONE X with dual core out performs it's quad core At%T sibling. this still has to do with architecture. I still feel 4 now mobile devices are not fully ready for multi core specs but just good build up.
midas84, 11 Jun 2012Two things to say -- Firstly, isnt it a bit of a contradiction for Intel to say that Android d... moreactually HTC one X offers good battery because of fifth low power core clocked at 500Mhz, just try to use all four cores by loading heavy apps like loading HD game and loading some heavy app at the same time you will come to know what intel is trying to say BTW HTC ONE X is one of the best smartphone i ever saw, UI is simply great
Muscatv1n, 11 Jun 2012You obviously do not own a dual core android device. If you did you would notice that ICS has... moreIn reality, smoothness has much more to do with improved gpu than anything else. I own a Motorola Atrix and I can lower the CPU speed to even 800 Mhz without experiencing any drop on what's perceived as "Smoothness", I do notice a lot of boost when it comes to working with photos and web browsing rendering when I crank up the CPU speed but besides that, not really.
Funny, Funny, Funny. The Android fanboys are going to be moaning today. All that talk about TEH COREZZZ and come to find out it was a waste of time and could have been done better. The Samsung "Swindled by the Specz" should be the major Android release.
Food For Thought:
Setting high standards makes everyone work harder in achieving it.
So looking at all the hardware accomplishments (i.e from Single core to Multi-Core), we can expect things to get better.
Nokia is still far behind and just finding ways to make their incompetence look like a smart move.
If you take Iphone 4, Galaxy S 3 and Nokia lumia 800 and see how quickly they navigate and open apps, they all take about the same time.
Why bother with quad core? Phones dont running massive calculations off my phone, so why bother?
midas84, 11 Jun 2012Two things to say -- Firstly, isnt it a bit of a contradiction for Intel to say that Android d... moreNo. He didn't say it doesn't make use of dual and quad cores. He said it doesn't make efficient use of them and aren't very necessary. Of course they're developing their own, more efficient, dual core. Their SINGLE core processor blows away every other DUAL core right now. That's a shame.
This is one of the reasons that Nokia 808 and other symbian phones with the same specs run as fast as the Galaxy s2 .
i think duo core more the enough for android. manufacture must consider learn how to optimize the usage.or maybe android really a power hungry OS.
I believe that intel said versions prior to android 2.3.4 didn't use more than one core properly, but all versions from 2.3.4 and above (2.3.5, 2.3.6, 2.3.7, 3.x and 4.x) can effectively use two and four cores eficiently. And for that matter you can see the stunning performance of SGSIII!!!!!!!!
What is he talking about? Android uses Linux kernel and we all know Linux kernels are the best in the world. They have really short booting time and they are very fast whether it is a super-computer or an old 90's computer.
Two things to say -- Firstly, isnt it a bit of a contradiction for Intel to say that Android doesnt make use of Dual and Qual Core, but they are still developing a Dual Core themselves?? No doubt this new chip will be in a few Android phones in future I assume.
Secondly -- I have a HTC ONE X and compared to previous single and dual core smartphones I've had recently, the battery power is actually a lot better. (Comparing with Original HTC Sensation and Desire).
Anyway with things like this, my point is this "As long as I, the user, have no complaints, then theres nothing there to complain about"