Many vendors start releasing Android phones with multicore processors. But according to Intel, the “green robot” is still not ready to adopt these types of processors.
Indeed, one by one big vendor began to sale Android phones with amazing specs. Call it HTC One X and Galaxy S III which is equipped with quad core processors.
While Intel, which was veteran in processor industry is cool and calm, not following their rivals to make quad core chip for Android phones.
“If you are concerned with performance, then the quad core processor makes sense. But if the operating system (Android) has a good scheduling system,” — Mike Bell, General Manager of Intel’s Mobile and Communications Group.
According to Bell, multicore processors is not optimal when used on Android OS. Instead the use of these chips will only affect the higher power consumption, as well as the effects of excessive heat on the phone.
Therefore, Intel just released a single core processor code-named Medfield for Android phones like the Lenovo K800, Lava Xolo X900 and Orange San Diego for US market.
“I have seen how the use of quad core processors on the market, and we have not seen any advantage to jump into that market,” — Bell
Intel’s statement was consistent with citations from the boss of Nokia, Stephen Elop. Finnish mobile phone manufacturer has also agreed that the multicore processor on the phone just make batteries wasteful.