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Should I bother? I mean, what exactly would they be good for?
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Lol 1+ Ghz processors in phones are overkill in my opinion, now your talking about dual core?!?!?!? IMO don't wait. Besides, the phones single core processors will have to hit around 2 Ghz before there will be rumors about dual core processors
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To be quite honest, it's probably a bit gimmicky. Probably new versions of (Android) or whatever OS will be optimized to handle dual cores, but most likely just like PC's, most of the time they won't be taken advantage of.

It might be a bit faster, but you can save some $$ and get a regular 1 GHz single core phone a bit cheaper, and wait until you see where the mobile phone market goes in the next year or two. I'm sure we're gonna jump from 2-3-4 cores and 1 GHz-1.5GHz-2GHz.

Wait it out, and read performance reviews...
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Lol 1+ Ghz processors in phones are overkill in my opinion, now your talking about dual core?!?!?!? IMO don't wait. Besides, the phones single core processors will have to hit around 2 Ghz before there will be rumors about dual core processors
?

There are already dual core Smart phones out. Albeit not yet in the US, though they're coming in a few months anyway
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It depends on your usual habits, or enthusiasm for the market

I change my video card every 3-6 months

I change my phone every 9-15 months

I will probably buy the Optimus 2x or Atrix [Tegra 2]

and then late this year or early next upgrade to the new ARM
    
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Yes its worth it IMO, i have a Droid2 and its pretty quick, but it still lags a bit under graphics, and has some long load times for many apps. Plus gaming is OK with poor graphics, the new dual core chips are going to have nvidia ion also, so it has imbedded gpu, which will help tremendously, plus enable full hd output over HDMI for future phones!
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I will say this, it probably is not worth it, but I am enthusiastic enough about these gadgets for me to enjoy the upgrade

I assume the OP is running Android, have you rooted and installed a tweaked ROM?
That helps a lot in Performance
    
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Actually I haven't gotten a phone yet, I was planning on getting a Galaxy S but opted to wait a bit and see all the hubbub about dual core phones.
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What do you people do with your phones that would benefit from a multi core processor?
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Lol 1+ Ghz processors in phones are overkill in my opinion, now your talking about dual core?!?!?!? IMO don't wait. Besides, the phones single core processors will have to hit around 2 Ghz before there will be rumors about dual core processors
Depending on what phone you OC with 2 GHz is reachable. Also, dual core phones are out in a couple months mate.

@pbasil1 It's Tegra, not ION.
    
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