2012 Will be The Year of Quad-core ARMed Devices

“HTC is also developing another quad-core smartphone, the HTC Zeta, which will be powered by a Qualcomm 2.5GHz CPU and equipped with a 4.5-inch display, 8-megapixel camera as well as Beats, HTC Sense 4.0 and complete cloud content, the sources added.”Digitimes.

A few years ago that would be a decent 64bit AMD CPU. For those wanting powerful devices 2012 will mean ARM is “there”. Lest you think 2.5gHz is a typo, check the specs on Qualcomm’s Krait. 20 DMIPs/milliwatt. So this baby uses only 500milliwatt going flat out.

So, Quad-core will be the standard to beat in 2012 and Android/Linux on ARM will be there. This will be a must-have for top-end tablets/smartphones and Apple is not there yet. By the time “8” comes out, Android/Linux on ARM will be all over low to high-end ARMed devices. Prices keep dropping with low-end ARMed tablets now available for less than $100 this Christmas.

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3 Responses to 2012 Will be The Year of Quad-core ARMed Devices

  1. NT JERKFACE says:

    What are you going to do if Win 8 tablets end up being much better for battery life? Drink heavily?

    I’m not sure why would you care anyways since M$$$$ won’t be able to make nearly as much $$$$ when Android is a $0 competitor.

    Oh and I may buy a Nook this year. I can buy Windows or Linux based devices and not get PMS over either.

  2. pogson says:

    I agree. My server room is the warmest room in the house… Winter is here. I was welding outdoors and had to switch to insulated gloves. They still weren’t warm enough. Can I weld wearing mitts? 🙂 Tomorrow will be a bit warmer. I will switch the car to Blizzaks then.

  3. Kozmcrae says:

    I have my AMD 2 Core down on the floor by my feet. Now that the Winter is coming it acts sort of like a foot warmer for me. All that heat is not necessarily all that bad. 😉

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