MobileBliss: Stephen Elop, the CEO of Nokia, has spoken out against mutlicore processors.
they are preety useless in on cellphones imo
more RAM! most mobile apps are simple enough to run with just a single core processor but small RAM makes everything runs slow and multi-tasking a pain in the ass!
it depends on the OS 100% does it need it? does it support it? both answers are no for windows phone 7 and consequently, nokia phones
if you don't use it then, yeah
ok but what about games, dont they need it, im asking as i dont know since windows phones will be pushing xbox live and arcade games??
says the phone company that still thinks symbian can compete with Android, WP7 and iOS. rrriiiiiiight.
theyve all but dropped symbian now, they are focused on windows phone 7 which doesnt allow dual cores.
Nokia phones still sell very well at the low end market and just recently Symbian got MS Office compatibility
"they are focused on windows phone 7 which doesnt allow dual cores."
so just coz they have hopeless software that doesnt allow for multi-cores, multi-cores are not needed and are a waste.
i think not.
its mentality like this that is going to drive a company under. i know i bought a dual-core phone <samsung galaxy s2> coz i know i wont have to buy another phone in a while. instead of buying a whole new phone for ICS i just updated. i wanna see nokia do that. oh wait, they dont. for every new feature, they release a whole new phone.
Dual is enough in phones tbh.
Unless if they want to make a remake of the movie Independence Day and show a multicore smartphone/tablet sending a virus into the alien motherships' mainframe...
This coming from a company that ignored the surge of popularity for smartphone's, clung to Symbian when their competitors moved to Android and lost their market dominance in such a short time only to then desperately tether themselves to a desperate software producer wanting to kickstart yet another stab at the mobile OS market after failing numerous times to really get a foothold, yeah lets listen to Nokia <shrug>
I agree with Nokia as smart phones don't need more than 1 core if the software is done right. I have the HTC Titan and my boss as work has just got the HTC one x and my phone dose everything quicker than his quad core phone. From boot up to opening the camera switching apps ect. This not nothing to do with power as my Titan has a single core processor but WP7 was designed to work on single core and be very stable and fast. Android needs the bigger processors ect but cause of the way it has been programed just like the old Windows Mobile was. WP7 specs for mango are set at a 1GHZ processor and 512mb of ram with 8gb of storage and when the Apollo update is out in the next few moths wp will only need a 700mhn processor 256mb of ram and 2GB storage to run and it will be as smooth as the os is now. android running of both these specs causes the OS to have problems.
thats tango not appollo. I really like windows phone though, they really spent alot of time on making it a good phone first. I find the iPhone and android phones somewhat lacking in actual communication features, and blackberries have become overpriced and lacking in several areas.
Kevnb sorry I was hung over when typing that out and your right it is Tango. I also agree with you about Microsoft spending the tine making the os and also making it just work out of the box. I think wp7 is the start of Microsoft giving us amazing software again as this and also windows 8 which I have been using the beta of for quite a bit now are stable and very fast working operating systems as well as very easy to use. I thought Microsoft were stuck in there ways a few years ago but they and now looking like they know what they are doing.
Even dualcore is "overkill".
Even though Nokia isn't the powerhouse it used to be, they still know how to make a solid phone. My N8 isn't perfect, but when it comes to battery life and solid design(i've dropped, kicked and thrown it so many times). I look forward to upgrading to the Nokia W7 phone, a better OS with a solid phone. =D
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