Phones 4 cores not enough? Samsung to Debut 8-Core ARM Chip Early Next Year

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  1. gto55 macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.ifans.com/blog/62619/
    http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-...g-little--no-Haswell--Project-Denver-at-ISSCC

    Samsung to Debut 8-Core ARM Chip Early Next Year



     
  2. matttye macrumors 601

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    As somebody else on here quite rightly put it, companies need to stop worrying about the hardware specs and work on software more.

    The galaxy S3 is so smooth they could release another 2-3 major iterations of Android on that hardware at least and add a ton more features.

    All about the profit..
     
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  4. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    Yay! More = better, right?

    Android isn't even properly utilizing 4 cores. Devs aren't gonna code for 8.
     
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    That's always been the argument for the apple app store.. :rolleyes: :p
     
  6. dalbir4444 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't see what the problem is as long as battery life and price aren't affected.
     
  7. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    Maybe before. Now it's about who gets the exclusives, the first updates, and who has the higher quality apps :p
     
  8. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    I hope Apple sticks with a dual-core, and focuses on improving architecture or upping clock speed.
     
  9. F123D macrumors 68040

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    Are you talking about games? Every single app I used on my iPhone is available and work exactly the same on my Note II. Except for maps. Maps works a lot better.
     
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    I find that the apps I use only Nexus 4 are as good as the ones I used on my iPhone.

    Tapatalk
    Photobucket
    Sonos controler
    1Password Pro (Now I have worked out how to use it:eek:)
    Kindle
    Flipboard
    Amazon

    The tapatalk app is really better (IMHO) than on iOS as it has widgets that one can use for different accounts.
     
  11. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    Oh, that's not the case for me. You wanna talk about tablet apps while we're at it? ;)
     
  12. The Face macrumors member

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    At least Samsung are innovating new styles of technologies whether or not it's overkill or not, can't say the same for another company.
     
  13. F123D macrumors 68040

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    I can't. My experience is mainly from watching tablet videos.

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    Exactly, Samsungs success is due to innovations towards the future.

    The other company's success was due to innovations from the past.
     
  14. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    Samsung's success is due to heavy, pervasive marketing. Apple's is due to reputation and marketing. Average consumers don't buy phones thinking "this manufacturer is more innovative."
     
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    If you're referring to my comment, it was about Apple now making their own chips, not the chip itself. 8 cores? If our laptops don't use 8 cores, I can't see why our smartphones should.
     
  17. daveathall macrumors 68000

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    A couple of years ago duel core and quad core were looked upon as unnecessary, same can be said for 8 cores now, at first it will be called unnecessary, but then it will be known for what it really is, innovation. Then it will be the norm.
     
  18. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    Quad core is still unnecessary. So probably not.
     
  19. kiltedthrower macrumors regular

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    Sure they do. It's just worded as "Oh! Look what that phone can do!" I call it semantics. When the iPhone came out, a lot of people were inticed by what the iPhone or the apps could do. It was innovative.
     
  20. daveathall macrumors 68000

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    Is duel core necessary?
     
  21. F123D macrumors 68040

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    Yes, because the iPhone is dual core.
     
  22. daveathall macrumors 68000

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    You stole my thunder.:)
     
  23. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    I think you guys only know how to make fallacious arguments.

    Dual-core A15 is the way to go.
     
  24. F123D macrumors 68040

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    Sue me. :apple:
     
  25. daveathall macrumors 68000

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    Now that made me laugh. The laughing smileys don't work though..

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    But when they come out with quad core it will be perfect, just like a 3.5" screen is perfect and just like a 4" screen is perfect...........wait, how can that be?
     

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