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Graphene chips?
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All these nice new phones and they're still ruined by required data plans. I really want to get one but being forced to pay for a data plan even though I'm surrounded by wifi? Yea, no thanks.
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Graphene chips?
by 2012? i don't think so, unfortunately...once they're a reality it will certainly make many things possible, but i'd wager they're still quite a few years away...
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by 2012? i don't think so, unfortunately...once they're a reality it will certainly make many things possible, but i'd wager they're still quite a few years away...
You never know with all these Asian companies producing microprocessors.

They could have technology that we cannot even fathom.
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You never know with all these Asian companies producing microprocessors.

They could have technology that we cannot even fathom.
I love how people think Asia as some sort of bleeding-edge tech that far surpasses everyone else. Of course we're still limited by current-level technologies and methods, it's just that Asian countries are catching up and 1-upping Western counterparts in some cases.

And by the time Samsung reveals this 2Ghz dual-core processor, Nvidia will release the quad-core Kal-El architecture and Qualcomm will also produce its better processors. It's a hardware competition worthy of being mentioned.
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I love how people think Asia as some sort of bleeding-edge tech that far surpasses everyone else. Of course we're still limited by current-level technologies and methods, it's just that Asian countries are catching up and 1-upping Western counterparts in some cases.

And by the time Samsung reveals this 2Ghz dual-core processor, Nvidia will release the quad-core Kal-El architecture and Qualcomm will also produce its better processors. It's a hardware competition worthy of being mentioned.
I wonder how much software will be developed by the time these types of chips are released? I mean, it's great to have four cores in a phone, but if you don't have any apps optimized to use those cores, there's no point in having the quad in a phone. With how slow programs have been to develop software to take advantage of multi-core processors in the PC realm, I wonder when we get to dual and quad-core phones if the industry will have a large array of software/apps that can actually take advantage of the greater potential processing power of the phones.
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No matter how awesome a Samsung phone is, I will never get it.
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Awesome.

inb4:
Crysis 3:Mobile. Better graphics than PC version.
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Cool story. Too bad my Fascinate STILL doesn't have froyo. Won't buy samsung again. They may make some amazing hardware, but they don't know how to update the software for ****. I'll stick to HTC/Motorola.
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I wonder how much software will be developed by the time these types of chips are released? I mean, it's great to have four cores in a phone, but if you don't have any apps optimized to use those cores, there's no point in having the quad in a phone. With how slow programs have been to develop software to take advantage of multi-core processors in the PC realm, I wonder when we get to dual and quad-core phones if the industry will have a large array of software/apps that can actually take advantage of the greater potential processing power of the phones.

Oh, ye of little faith.
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