40 million quad-core smartphones were sold last year
Last year, high-end smartphone sales rose from 150 million phones to 250 million, although Berg believes that future growth in smartphone sales will come from increases in the low to mid-range category. The researcher says that by 2017, nearly all of the 1.5 billion smartphones that will be sold that year, will be equipped with at least a dual-core processor and the majority will be powered by a quad-core processor.
It seems like yesterday when the first Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz processor was showing up in models like the Nexus One. We blinked our eyes and quickly, dual-core models like the Motorola ATRIX were being launched. And then came the quad-core powered devices. It all started with the LG Optimus 4X HD, powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 3. And now we have 40 million quad-core devices getting shipped in 2012.
source: BergInsights via BGR
1. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)
We know none of these were iphones. :) Nor wp8
12. Trex95 (Posts: 572; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)
Still can't beat Apple devices 600 million.
2. darkkjedii (Posts: 13372; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
And most lagged due to subpar software/hardware optimization. I think this year it'll improve.
3. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)
Iphones lag to and I think apple has great software and hardware
4. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
Hopefully the iPhone 7 will have finally caught up and have quad-core by 2017.
5. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)
And atleast widgets....live wallpapers....more ram... Hey maybe apple will be open source by then haha.
6. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)
It will never happen.
9. mas11 (Posts: 1033; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
And Apple continues to hold back progress just like they did with LTE and are currently doing with NFC
10. joajok (Posts: 7; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)
30 million were galaxy s3 and 10 million were others lolz
11. mas11 (Posts: 1033; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Don't forget the U.S. variant of the S3 came with the Snapdragon S4 Plus, a dual-core processor.