Intel: Android Shouldn’t Use Multi-Core Processors Yet
When it comes to PC processors, Intel may be leading the pack, but it still has way to go making itself more noticeable in the industry. It may still take years until Intel can confidently say that it is dominating the smartphone market. Until them the chip maker is happy to criticize on other mobile chip manufacturers, including the likes of Qualcomm, Nvidia and Samsung. The Atom Z2460 single-core processor is Intel’s first foray into the mobile realm. Although not too impressive, it seems to perform noticeable better than ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor in Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the A5 dual-core processor in the iPhone 4S.
According to a recent interview, Intel made it clear that putting a multi-core processor on smartphone could be a waste of resource and money right now. The company blames the software and hardware combination as the culprit, as the processor frequently unable to manage the workload properly.
There is a good reason why manufacturers of PC processors no longer deliver single-core chips: latest desktop operating systems are optimized for multi-core platform. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for Google’s Android.