Stephen Elop says dual-, quad-core phones just waste battery life
posted by Victor H. / Mar 14, 2012, 9:55 AM
Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop faces the tough task to break the Android-iOS smartphone duopoly, and if it could be done with words, these would have been the ones: "dual-core, quad-core mobile phones are just a waste of battery, not all are so useful."
The bold statement of Nokia’s head is “proved” by the Smoked by Windows Phone campaign, where random users with iPhones and Androids try to do something with their phones and end up doing it slower than it’s done on Nokia Windows Phones. Nokia offered $160 to people that can beat their Windows Phone devices in the challenge and reportedly it never lost.
Elop’s statement is quoted by Chinese Yangchen Evening News, and we hope there was something lost in translation since they seem a bit too bold. Nokia’s chief executive obviously takes pride in how smooth Windows Phone runs on single-core processors - something that is a result of the great work by Microsoft engineers, but it’s hard to deny the advantages of multi-core processors.
Actually, most of the research we’ve seen claims the contrary - multi-core processors could actually save battery life in most circumstances. To make it all even weirder, we also expect Microsoft to add support for dual-core processors in Windows Phone 8, also referred to as WP Apollo.
Will this kind of aggressive marketing work for Nokia in China? And what do you think about multi-core processors, how “gimmicky” are they really? Sound off below.
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How the hell or who employed u theres a thing called 32nm 28nm u stupid uneducated uncivalized $km
posted on Mar 14, 2012, 10:37 AM 5
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Elop, talking any nonsense before you have done better makes you stupid. Single core on Nokia didn't outlast dual-core handsets from your competitor. You are crazy and pathetic.
posted on Mar 14, 2012, 11:38 AM 5
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Seriously no offence to nokia fans but for there CEO to say that Nokia is seriously screwed, Look at what motorola did to the droid maxx giving it the best battery of any smartphone to date, if samsung had did that to the GS2 and other samsung smartphones and HTC had done that to the HTC Amaze and other HTC phones there phone would have sold more then they did today.
posted on Mar 14, 2012, 11:54 AM 6
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Losing can make someone crazy, here is the great example !
posted on Mar 14, 2012, 10:00 AM 17
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Well said bro... Let this Trojan horse from M$ --> Nokia promise that they are NOT releasing dual and quad core phones in future... Short FOX saying GRAPES ARE SOUR... He is too crazy and may even say "MULTI-TASKING is hazardous to battery life"...
posted on Mar 14, 2012, 12:28 PM 4
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Depends, nvidia's companion core idea is quite cute
posted on Mar 14, 2012, 10:01 AM 6
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its also utterly useless for anything other than browsing the home screens. watch a flash movie on the browser and I'll have to put my prime into burn mode I really good and fast single or dual core ftw, ie s4. quad cores are for gaming
posted on Mar 15, 2012, 2:56 AM 0
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Apple would never have switched to dual core processors and quad core graphics if there were no benefits.
posted on Mar 14, 2012, 10:02 AM 8
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and the battery life on the 4S decreased thanks to that... Idk having owned the Galaxy S2 and the Sensation i can say my Titan is as fast as the S2, but smoother. Miles ahead of the Sensation in terms of speed and smoothness. When your using a windows phone you forget that such thing as choppy scrolling exist.
posted on Mar 14, 2012, 10:05 AM 6
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yep you also forget about true multitasking, 1080p video, great games, high resolution screens (need a better processor to push all those pixels), and there has yet to be a great camera on windows phone
posted on Mar 14, 2012, 10:07 AM 11
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it's no secret that multi-core processors help computers run better. So why would the same not be true for smartphones? Yes the operating system has to support it, but every mobile operating system that is using multi-cores, utilizes them.
posted on Mar 14, 2012, 10:04 AM 4
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Elop may need a remedial physics course...
posted on Mar 14, 2012, 10:05 AM 12
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if every dual core didnt get better battery life than the S2 Crapdragon used in most windows phones, he would almost have a point. As it stands he is completely wrong, and either doesnt know a darn thing about how chips work or is hoping that the rest of the world doesnt.
posted on Mar 14, 2012, 12:13 PM 1
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it actually depends on the OS itself, Android is a one heavy OS and definitely needs multi cores.. unlike WP7, single core is already perfect for it.. we just don't know what a single core processor could do when the WP8 comes..
posted on Mar 14, 2012, 10:06 AM 3
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Hummm, Windows Phone run really good on single core because is well optimized. But the Only reason that (windows phone/ nokia) don't use and hate on Dual / Quad-core is Production Cost,, But he know more than nobody that dual/quad-core are necessary today in mobile smartphone.. He was boring without nothing to say and said this non-sense comment.
posted on Mar 14, 2012, 10:30 AM 1
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