When it comes to mobile processors, you have options – many options, in fact. If you're unfamiliar with your choices, or simply don't know what you need, it can be a bit overwhelming.
Further complicating the decision-making process is the fact that you can opt for both dual core and quad core processors. The assumption is that the quad core processor will always be the better bet, but that isn't necessarily the case. And this is because a dual core processor can be had with a faster “clocking” speed than a quad-core counterpart; additionally, many programs and applications aren't designed to make use of multiple cores, so that extra processing power isn't being put to use.
We recently saw the first ever Android phone with 'Intel Inside' power, and it was launched in India a short time ago. Intel is one of the most famous companies in the world when talking about processors and computer hardware; they are the leaders in the field, and they recently entered the world of smartphones to compete with other companies like Qualcomm, Nvidia, Samsung, Texas Instrument etc.. Every company loves criticizing their competitors (no, we don't, of course!), and Intel also spilled some of the beans about theirs as Mike Bell, GM of Intel’s Mobile and Communications Group, said:
Toshiba today unveiled a new quad-core Android tablet that falls in line with the thin and sexy designs of the Excite series. Called the AT300, it runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and features a 10.1-inch LED backlit (1280x800) display, a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, and 5-megapixel rear camera.
Back at CES, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang rocked the house when he briefly showed off a new 7" quad-core tablet that was said to be introing with a price tag of $250. Since then, he publicly stated that $199 Tegra 3 tablets could become a reality sometime this summer. We're now hearing more details of how these budget powerhouses will become a reality: a new platform call Kai.
Little is known about Kai right now, only that it's based on the Tegra 3 chip, but is developed at a much lower cost.
One of the most surprising things about the Galaxy Note 10.1's appearance at MWC was not that it included Samsung's magical S-Pen peripheral, but the fact that the device lacked a slot to store the advanced stylus.
Those familiar with the original Galaxy Note will remember that it features a convenient slot to house the S-Pen, ensuring that the stylus would always stick with the device, thereby encouraging users to, well, use it.
Meizu is already highly successful in China, and they’ve been discussing a quad-core device for awhile. Now we have details about a June debut. The Meizu MX will be packing a quad-core Samsung Exynos 4412 CPU, the same chip rumored to be inside the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S3. In addition to a killer CPU, the MX will come in both 32 and 64 GB models, an 8 MP camera, a 4-inch qHD display and a 1700 mAh battery. No word yet on availability worldwide.
While the much-talked-about Galaxy S III will be conspicuously absent from MWC this year, BGR has received an exclusive tip relaying some of the handset's juicy details. To start with, BGR reports that Samsung is holding off the S III's big reveal in order to "shorten the gap" between announcement and official release. Samsung is evidently planning to release the S III in over 50 global markets simultaneously.
Qualcomm announced at CES that their new line of Snapdragon processors are powering the Smart TVs at CES, and they're bringing in to full web browsing and access to the latest Android apps, as well as console class gaming.
With all the awesome stuff coming from CES today, it's hard to tell what we should consider to be "top of the news pile". However, this one certainly is in the running: Fujitsu leaked a pamphlet showing off that they've got a TEGRA 3 Quad-Core CPU (that's 4-CPU with Shadowcore). THis is the future, folks. We've been waiting and waiting for this!