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Intel says Android not ready for multiple-core processors

0. phoneArena 10 Jun 2012, 18:05 posted on

According to Intel, tests that the chip producer has run show that not only is Android not taking advantage of having a multiple core processor, it could actually be a detriment to the performance of Google's open-source OS...

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posted on 10 Jun 2012, 20:01

26. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)


Ahmm, i don't know if i will believe this guy or not.. I have SGS 1 and the new SGS III, and i can see the vast difference on speed and smoothness.. Opening apps, downloading apps & other files, web browsing, multitasking.. My SGS III is probably 3 -4x faster than my old international SGS1, on benchmark & real life performance..

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 21:10

52. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


i think what he meant was tt having a multi core phone could be bad for ur device bcos Android isn't ready for it yet (?) i mean sure it would be faster in these kind of things but i guess he was trying to talk about the side effects :/

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 20:01 2

27. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Intel wasn't the only one who says we don't need QUAD CORE. Even SONY themselves says we don't need quad core at this time. And Belive Me SONY knows THEIR CHIPS. i really don't need quad core on my Android phone as long it does the job right. and as long it's not a iPhone either.

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 21:11

53. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


i agree. there is nth to fully utilize the Quad Core chips and only recently are dual core chips starting to be fully utilized. but some ppl just want the bragging rights

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 23:37 1

78. Dark4o90 (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)


isn't that true about PC processors too? At first when the dual core appeared like core duo, athlon 64 the software wasn't ready for them, but now it is. Sooo what's the deal? It's normal. And if they want to say that the quad core 4412 is not faster than the single core :D :D :D and the interface and everything isn't as fast as it was :D I guess they're just joking. Trolling Intel.

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 20:13 4

29. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


"According to testing conducted by Intel, not only is Android not ready for multiple-core processors, having more than one core could actually be harming Android performance."
"Inet says that it wasn't until April 2011 when Android 2.3.4 became available that the OS was really ready to embrace dual-core processors."
So, Android isn't ready for multi core processors except for phones with at least version 2.3.4 which has been out for almost 2 years.
Yeah, not ready my ass, it's been ready for a long f**king while.

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 20:38 2

39. rudlie (Posts: 205; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


google doesn't have any experiences in OS architecture and development. google build android but they unable to optimized it into good performance and utilized OS. so, I think what intel said is valid.

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 20:43 2

41. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Yeah, that's why they have something called the Linux kernel do all that.

And btw, they have plenty of people who work on that kernel with them.

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 21:09

51. rudlie (Posts: 205; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


yea, I know android using linux/unix kernel but still not yet optimized. Linux has great multitasking and great control of it. android has multitasking but you can not control the multitasking. so that is one of prooved android not yet optimized.

What I agree to what intel said is when you have singlecore processor as example 800mhz, u get x result in the benchmark. but when you have dual core 800mhz, the result of the benchmark usually below of 2x. I think not even get better than 1.6x.

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 21:13 1

54. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Well that's because that's called life - nothing ever will scale up 2x on any dual core processor from a single core.

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 21:23

60. rudlie (Posts: 205; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


it's called a dumb. even microsoft windows can doing better for multicore optimizing.

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 22:40

73. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


My comment was based on years of windows performance when AMD and Intel released dual cores almost 10 years ago.

You?

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 11:41

114. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


well actually its not actually true it is true that extra cores are not always helpfull unless utilized correctly i had a experiment of threading and learned that it is mostly dependent on what code is written behind it and on which platform , since if i wirte asembly code it will be of highest performance not to mension the complexity.

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 20:46

43. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)


I don't care what Intel says. I've been waiting so long to have a phone that packs with powerful technology with the flexibility of Android and iOS-like fluidity. Guess what, my Galaxy S III does have it all.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 11:44

117. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


hahaha nooob dont care about the battery life rather high specs that probably dont give more than 5% - 15%advantage over single core and 70% reduced battery life .... that makes me laugh so much .. errrr carry on ignore me laughing at you

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 20:49

46. spoks (Posts: 46; Member since: 01 Jun 2012)


I dont care if its valid or not... I will never be an isheep...hahaha.

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 21:15

55. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


and how does being an apple fanboy or not relate to this post? O.o no link dude

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 21:28

63. rudlie (Posts: 205; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


and I never be a sGoat because iSheep will be in heaven and sGoat go to hell hahahaaa

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 20:52

47. AndroidShiz (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)


Hmmmm. I wonder if they'd say that if they were the number one producers of mobile processors?

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 21:20

58. pyradark (Posts: 876; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


Now i see why Sony, didnt make Quadcore phones, they want to feel the dual core era.. i

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 21:38 1

68. Commentator (Posts: 3711; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Now if only they'd use something other than the laggy old Qualcomm S3...

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 00:00 1

80. schecter7 (Posts: 99; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


lol - yet they did a pretty good job with S3. HTC actually abused it. After using Xperia S that's what I felt. Xperia S runs heavier specs pretty well compared to Sensation. Sense is one of the culprits. Sony's UI is the least crappy manufacturer UI. It's very light and fluid with some cool widgets.

My Xperia Arc (512 MB ram, Single core) ran like a champ with 150-200 MB free memory. And my One X with 1 gig ram usually shows 220-250 MB ram (after rooting and dumping all garbages). First thing on my to-do list is to spend some time to dump sense and find a good alternative.

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 23:13 2

76. satydesh (Posts: 71; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


windows phone is really faster and smooth than android with dual core really try once!!!

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 23:54

79. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)


I know it, the same can be said to iOS.. They are smoother & more fluid than Android OS in general.
But both OS have limited capabilities & functionalities. But like i said before, Android phones are not created equal. Let say SGS III is smoother and faster and more lag-free than HTC One X (probably with slightly faster CPU & GPU & great software optimization), but on the other side, HTC One X has more mature, more cuztomizable & eye catchy UI compared to SGS III. If you are Android user for a long time, you will notice the vast difference between a dual core CPU & Quad Core cpu phone..

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 11:49

119. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


well if some one is desprate to get 5% more speed over 20-50% reduced battery life where is the advantage left then since its like charing after every 8- 15 hrs if heavily used

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 00:54

87. jove39 (Posts: 1912; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Not ready for multi-core? May be not optimized for multi-core...performance advantage for multi-threaded apps are very much visible to anyone.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 01:05

88. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1565; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


wow What a revelation People put down Microsoft windows phone 7 exec's and tech statements about not needing dual core CPU's to run a good smartphone OS and now it turns out some Android smart phone OS was not up to stuff to use dual cores so it not the Hardware that makes a smart phone great it is the software score one for Microsoft.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 01:20

93. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Company always say s**t for their own advantage
Only elop of Nokia dared to write burning platform memo that hurt the company .
Btw why is the sensation XL just as snappy as a sensation xe ?

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 02:19 1

95. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


I've been messing around with the cores and clocking on my One X. Trust me, Android is definitely ready for multi-cores. I think someone is feeling bitter on getting into the game late.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 02:57 2

96. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


That's why you should buy a Nokia Intel powered Windows Phone 8.

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