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Sadly, Samsung can't afford to threaten Apple to stop making components for their stuff. and quad core in phone? give me a break...there is only so much you can do on a phone..LOL
No kidding. Now that we have dual cores I'd rather they focus on lower power consumption/higher battery life and making the phone thinner/lighter. Now that I can browse the internet at PC speeds and watch video I'm happy with smart phone technology. I just want it to be refined and streamlined now.
    
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Apart from Samsung/Apple's relations..what yall think about a quad core in a phone? With my galaxy S 2..i can see a little improvement in applications starting quicker..but apart from that..i can just see it as a great marketing strategy..hey! its got a quad core processor! LOL

Ah..Epitope beat me to it..haha...letz focus on that rather than legal stuff in other topics.
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So when Samsung comes out with the S7 chip for the Galaxy S3 that will be exactly like the A7 chip Apple has only themselves to blame ?
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Seems like Samsung is Apple's female dog.
Considering Samsung is probably the only company in the world with the facilities to manufacture the chip I would say its the other way around.
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Apart from Samsung/Apple's relations..what yall think about a quad core in a phone? With my galaxy S 2..i can see a little improvement in applications starting quicker..but apart from that..i can just see it as a great marketing strategy..hey! its got a quad core processor! LOL

Ah..Epitope beat me to it..haha...letz focus on that rather than legal stuff in other topics.
Adding more, less powerful cores usually leads to an improvement in performance. It has been proven before that you can get more "work" done on a less powerful quad core than a more powerful dual core, while using the same power envelope. However, in order for that to happen, either there has to be programs that are multi-threaded, or there has to be serious multi-tasking.

In the case of a smart phone, I'm thinking the quad core is more for multi-tasking than it is multi-threaded phone apps. The OS files may be multi-threaded, but the majority of apps on phones will remain largely single-thread.

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Considering Samsung is probably the only company in the world with the facilities to manufacture the chip I would say its the other way around.
I think you're right. Samsung is a much larger company than Apple, and Samsung is also embedded in more markets than Apple as well. If anything, Apple needs Samsung. In order for Apple to be successful with their designs and marketing, the hardware from Samsung has to work well too. Therefore, if Apple makes Samsung mad, it will probably hurt Apple a lot more than Samsung.
Edited by Mad Pistol - 10/17/11 at 1:02pm
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post #16 of 61
Quad Core 2012 Here we come !
Makes my Single Core 700mhz Optimus One look like a P4 these days.
(in the mobile world.)
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"Can't afford"? What? No.

They're in contract, it probably can't be breached without much larger consequences.
So therefore they can't afford it?
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Seems like Samsung is Apple's female dog.
I think the much more accurate way expressing this situation is that Apple is far too lucrative a business partner to Samsung for them to just simply cast away. Apple has shown to be more than happy to just up and leave and go with other business partners considering how often they change OEM parts providers:

- Went from Nvidia to AMD for graphics
- Went from PowerPC to Intel for processors
- Went from Samsung to LG for displays

There is a lot of money to be made when partnering up with with a company like Apple and corporations are more than happy to shelve feelings of animosity or about legal disputes to make these deals (won't stop them from continuing them though).
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Nice A6 out before even utilizing A5.
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Apple will always come crawling back to their suppliers. Apple spent 20 years ridiculing Intel CPUs, but now Apple uses only Intel CPUs in their desktops and notebooks.
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