An engineer from Intel’s mobile OS, including Android, would not be able to properly handle the dual and quad-core . All this because of the lazy producers to optimize the operating system for their chip.
Intel believes that multi-core processors are useless and evil for Smartphones. It is because of the software, Android in particular, is not able to handle properly the hardware resources available. Some time ago it was expressed in a similar way also the CEO of Nokia, although the more it seemed more a justification on the adoption of a single core chips in the presentation of Lumia, a real belief that the CEO himself.
Mike Bell (Intel engineer and manager) in an interview has justified its claim with different details, but it is a duty to remember, he could also apply to the speech on statements made to the CEO of Nokia. The Colossus of Santa Clara, in fact, is debuting on the market as smartphones and does so with a processor Atom single core with HyperThreading. It is expected that the next Atom (Merrifield platform to 22 nm) will be dual-core, but there no certainty about it and now the ARM chip makers are unique in their catalog in dual and quad-core CPUs for smartphones.
Intel and Nokia and the latest in a famous, unbeatable, grapes? Possible, but let’s get to the bottom to the statements of Bell that ” In a context where consumption is not determinative believe that multiple cores are very sensible choice because you can take full advantage, charging them heavily if the OS has a good management in the programming thread”. Only when the software would not be fulfilling this important role .
Indeed, Intel’s internal testing had shown that, in some contexts, multi-core platforms have proven to be even slower than single core. The engineer then returns to the question Android : ” For it is done today, Android does not use the core as it could and I think frankly that the sellers of SoC could be part of the job, but do not mind it .”
The performance of the Android smartphone might be so much better than they are today , and the problem would be caused in part by Google and partly by chip manufacturers. Certainly this is true for the Android platform prior to Ice Cream Sandwich, and is a little everyday experience of people who had to do direct comparisons with different terminals. Moreover, the fragmentation plaguing Android hardware does not allow synergy between visceral software and hardware that Apple and Microsoft have made with their own mobile OS. In everyday use, on the contrary, the greater power of the new terminal has made it possible to eliminate many of those annoying small hard spots that they were suffering the Android terminals of the previous generation allowing to develop devices that can compete and also overcome the tough competition.
I can just say that it is a total horrible consumption of power that also Intel saying. Now you can think for a dual core and a large heavy powered battery when it will out of it source then it’ll be a total bitter condition for me.