Qualcomm roadmap leaked: quad-cores coming 2013, 1.7GHz dual-cores in 2011
1. josh (unregistered)
But what's really important is real world performance here. Is there going to be any OS out that'll even benefit from these crazy powerful chipsets? Probably not. Not saying I'm not gonna pickup a phone with these in them! ;-)
2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Expect a new release of Android to support 4+ cores. Back when the first dual (remember when posters were referring to the new chips as duel core? :-). ) core chips were being released, people were questioning the viability of the processors absent an OS that could use the multiple cores. Then Android 3.0 is released for tablets with dual core chips.
The same scenario is going to play out for quad core chips.
3. snowgator (Posts: 3504; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Okay, when I finally get enough courage to make a decision on a phone, I will be due for my next upgrade in time for 2013. Provided the world hasn't ended on 12/21/12, (my daughters 21st B-Day, by the way. How funny is THAT??) I will be expecting a quad-core beast capable of performing every task a computer can, while beaming 3D images from it's mini-projector, all while reading my mind and finding the exact right song to play for me based on my mood and selecting it from the endless library of tunes from the database it can access in 2 nanoseconds.
Wonder what the carriers will be charging for that 900 GBs of data a month plan?
4. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)
You will probably be able to offset the $1000/GB 2013 data plan charges by releasing all your personal media [photos, videos, music, etc...] to your carrier so they can claim it as thier IP and resell it...