Originally Posted by neonlazer
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.
Originally Posted by james_ant
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