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No dual core?
I have to say i was pretty excited when i saw this phone, but then i come to find out it does not have dual core. Talk about heartbreak. I want to love this phone, but not having dual-core kinda sucks.
What does everyone else think?
- 01-06-2011, 07:21 PM #2Banned
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None of the phones shown at CES have dual core but the Bionic, pretty insane. Dont make the processor deter you from a phone. 1 GHZ is fast enough to do anything you want and more, run any game, and do anything, if it was bad all phones would be getting 2ghz, not just one.
- 01-07-2011, 09:08 AM #3
I was thinking that this was Verizon's version of the LG Star/Optimus 2X with the Tegra 2 dual core. But now I see that it's only single core. Bummer. Like the Thunderbolt, I'm sure it's fast. But, with the Optimus 2X already announced, I figured it would be the same.
- 01-07-2011, 10:09 AM #4
- 01-07-2011, 10:49 AM #5
Here's my proof:
According to Sascha Segan at PCMag.com LG Revolution doesn't have Tegra 2. Click here
Also CNET says the Revolution 4G will not have it either. Click Here
I'm gonna go with these guys. They've talked to the LG Reps. Plus LG would've have said that at CES as a selling point to the public. Frankly, I'm quite disappointed. If I want Tegra 2 and Verizon LTE -- I have to go Bionic
- 01-07-2011, 12:58 PM #6
I like the phone, looks nice, and from what i hear LG limited thier UI and looks to be close to an android experience.
Coming from an Eris I think I will be more than happy with that phone. Issue is will it be good enough for 2 years with the new upgrade changes Verizon is making.....
- 01-08-2011, 05:20 PM #7
- 01-08-2011, 09:27 PM #8
well ok so the new phones dont have dual core processors.. doesnt really matter as gingerbread will not be capable of utilizing them anyway.. Honeycomb will but thats not coming to phones for some time and by the time it does, the phones will be up to par..so the fact that the bionic will have a dual core processor is kind of pointless when the OS isnt capable of utilizing all that the tegra 2 can do..just my 2c
- 01-08-2011, 11:34 PM #9
- 01-09-2011, 03:23 AM #10
- 01-09-2011, 06:51 PM #11
It might not have dual core, but doesn't it have the NOVA display? That's a great selling point by itself.
And even though Android isn't optimized for dual core (except for Honeycomb) it still kills the benchmarks. And with tegra zone there will be plenty of optimized games for the tegra 2 chips in these phones and tablets.
- 01-09-2011, 06:52 PM #12
- 01-10-2011, 10:11 AM #13
It should also be up to the OS to schedule which core gets which process. WIth the word that Froyo is not optimized for dual-core, this is what it means -- Froyo can't assign specific processes to a specific core. And Honeycomb apparently can. For instance, if there are two processes that can be run independently (i.e, are not dependent on each other), an optimized OS can have one core run one process and the other core run the other simultaneously. A non-optimized OS will have to run these processes sequentially.
- 01-11-2011, 09:39 AM #14
To clarify, it's not the "OS" (the overall collection of programs) that handles the multiple cores, but more specifically the kernel (the brain that handles requests for hardware, like for processing resources). I have to wonder if some of our favorite hackers can hack up custom kernels for us. Would be nice to have multi-core kernels for gingerbread.
- 01-11-2011, 09:50 AM #15
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- 01-11-2011, 07:45 PM #17
I'm just taking everyone's word for it that the present kernels are, in fact, not able to support multiple cores.
- 01-11-2011, 10:41 PM #18
The kernel is the link between the OS and the hardware. Theoretically a custom kernel could be made that would take better advantage of dual core chips. Kinda like how the EVO has a million different kernels, and some give better performance while others better battery life.
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- 01-18-2011, 07:33 PM #21