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Intel says Android is not yet ready for multi-core processors

Intel is one of the young players in the world of mobile computing. The company recently released its first processor for mobile devices and was implemented by the Indian company, Lava, on one of its Android smart phones. Otherwise, Intel is one of the best known companies in the world for really awesome processors. But since it is new to the smart phone processor market, it is still not sure what it is supposed to do. The best way to mask itself from the world is to blame others. And that is exactly what it has done.

Yes, Intel says that Android is not yet ready for the multi core architecture computing. There are already many multi core processors for Android smart phones and tablets such as Nvidia’s Tegra 3, Samsung Exynos processors, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon, and many others such as Texas Instrument’s OMAP, etc. There have already been so many Android devices on these processors and there are new devices coming out constantly which are making use of these processors. But still, Intel thinks that Android is not utilizing the power of multi cores properly.

Mike Bell, GM of Intel’s Mobile and Communications Group, said:

The way it’s implemented right now, Android does not make as effective use of multiple cores as it could, and I think – frankly – some of this work could be done by the vendors who create the SoCs, but they just haven’t bothered to do it.

I guess when Intel launches multi core processors for Android, the operating system would be ready for multi core architecture. And why does Intel want manufacturers to build on Android for their devices? That would completely modify the operating system and would simply change the user experience on each device, which is clearly not needed. What do you say? Do you agree with Intel on this? Or do you think Android is good enough with multi core processors?


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