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  1. infernalman7's Avatar
    HTC Edge Could Be the World's First Quad-Core Smartphone

    Hopefully the HTC Edge won't make it to the market before June next year. Otherwise, I might have to jump ship from Galaxy Nexus earlier than I thought. Or perhaps by that time there will be another Nexus device that's 4-core?
    11-07-2011 11:57 PM
  2. MMcCraryNJ's Avatar
    Eh. You are taking a chance buying "the first" of something. The first dual-core phone was the T-Mobile G2X...and it had many, many issues. It isn't even officially running on an Android version that can take full advantage of both cores (Gingerbread). T-Mobile abandoned it very prematurely, like they do with most of their devices.

    Phones with better specs will be revealed at CES. You will see quad devices. But the fact is this...the Nexus line is perfectly optimized to run on the latest version of Android. Not only that but anything you see at CES won't be in your hands anytime soon. Think May/June/July at the earliest.

    I'm perfectly fine with dual core for right now, and the Nexus is going to be awesome.
    oxymoron likes this.
    11-08-2011 12:14 AM
  3. infernalman7's Avatar
    True true. Despite it being kinda distracting but I'm still up for a device that is bloat-free and completely "unlockable"
    MMcCraryNJ likes this.
    11-08-2011 12:16 AM
  4. MMcCraryNJ's Avatar
    True true. Despite it being kinda distracting but I'm still up for a device that is bloat-free and completely "unlockable"
    Totally.

    On another note, I do believe quad-core will eventually have its place in the mobile device world...but not anytime soon. Dual-core was a huge, very needed jump because of multi-tasking, real-time notifications, and gaming...but the only use I can see for quads right now would be for gaming on tablets and pushing 1080p graphics out there. And even if we had a quad device tomorrow, it would be awhile before anything is really coded to take full advantage of it.

    Plus...I hope that HTC device is a prototype, because it looks exactly like the other 20 HTC phones that came out this year, and it's looking incredibly bulky too.
    11-08-2011 12:27 AM
  5. Yadao's Avatar
    Nexus phones are yearly, don't expect another one till this time next year.

    Just like how 2 cores weren't fully taken advantage of by Android until now, 4 cores probably wont be optimized for Android until at least the next Nexus comes around.

    This news doesn't effect my decision of buying the Galaxy Nexus one bit.
    ChuckG73 likes this.
    11-08-2011 12:46 AM
  6. goldkear's Avatar
    you're entering into the realm of always looking ahead. if you really wanna wait months and months for a phone that is barely a rumor right now, go ahead. Then when it comes out there will be rumors of something even bigger and better, what then? pick a phone you know is coming soon, and love it for what it is.
    reflekt2099 likes this.
    11-08-2011 12:50 AM
  7. tx_tuff's Avatar
    I buy a phone every 2 years so I will have the GN for at least 2 years abd won't even worry about a different phone for at least 18 months
    11-08-2011 12:59 AM
  8. Officerpolabear's Avatar
    I will take a dual-core Cortex A15 chip over a quad-core Cortex A9 chip
    ChuckG73 and CBMC like this.
    11-08-2011 02:04 AM
  9. Officerpolabear's Avatar
    Nexus phones are yearly, don't expect another one till this time next year.

    Just like how 2 cores weren't fully taken advantage of by Android until now, 4 cores probably wont be optimized for Android until at least the next Nexus comes around.

    This news doesn't effect my decision of buying the Galaxy Nexus one bit.
    Since ICS is optimized for multiple cores, wouldn't that include quad-cores?
    Jdm4292 likes this.
    11-08-2011 02:04 AM
  10. FluxTZ's Avatar
    Eh. You are taking a chance buying "the first" of something. The first dual-core phone was the T-Mobile G2X...and it had many, many issues. It isn't even officially running on an Android version that can take full advantage of both cores (Gingerbread). T-Mobile abandoned it very prematurely, like they do with most of their devices.

    Phones with better specs will be revealed at CES. You will see quad devices. But the fact is this...the Nexus line is perfectly optimized to run on the latest version of Android. Not only that but anything you see at CES won't be in your hands anytime soon. Think May/June/July at the earliest.

    I'm perfectly fine with dual core for right now, and the Nexus is going to be awesome.
    That is... unless you're Motorola... in which case you'd be looking at September...
    11-08-2011 04:19 AM
  11. Scottatron's Avatar
    Shame that HTC will probably only put a tiny battery in it.
    11-08-2011 04:46 AM
  12. phantomash's Avatar
    Plus the design looks kinda ugly to me, what's up with the back?
    11-08-2011 04:57 AM
  13. Premium1's Avatar
    Not interested. HTC already is awful with battery not to mention android don't utilize all the cores so its pretty much a waste atm.
    11-08-2011 06:20 AM
  14. BSG75's Avatar
    Since ICS is optimized for multiple cores, wouldn't that include quad-cores?
    People keep saying this. Can someone point to some documentation on this optimization in ICS? Is this just DVM updates? Is it just hardware acceleration? I have seen this repeated often but have never seen the source of the rumor. I frankly don't know what other optimization could be being referenced, and I don't think it would be all that noticeable since all modern OSes (including Froyo, Gingerbread & Honeycomb) support multiple processing cores.

    I would not buy another HTC device. Sense is just too much of a battery killer. Unless they put CM8 on it, I'm steering clear. Also, it has capacitive buttons. No way I'm getting a phone with buttons now that ICS is out.
    11-08-2011 07:02 AM
  15. greydarrah's Avatar
    This type of info is what makes so many people view the Nexus as old technology. Because people are reading about it, even though the articles states that it wont be out until late next year, their tiny brains think it already exist.

    Anyway, I don't know why someone would buy a quad core htc phone. The htc single core phones, and the duel core phones get about 4 to 8 hours of batter life (every one of them ever made), so that would put a quad core at what... 2 to 4 hours?

    EDIT: One more thought...Anybody that wants to abandon the Nexus, a phone that's due to be release in the next 2 to 4 weeks, for a vapor ware device that in all likelihood wont be for sale for 12 months or more, might want to get their tiny brain checked out.
    11-08-2011 07:40 AM
  16. alnilla's Avatar
    Shame that HTC will probably only put a tiny battery in it.
    probably come with 4 AAA battterys
    ShiZero and Buck. like this.
    11-08-2011 08:18 AM
  17. ManBearPig618's Avatar
    This is how I know I really want the Nexus and likely will have no problems holding on to it for 20+ months: this leak doesn't even cause me to hesitate for a second. Nexus, here I come.
    oxymoron likes this.
    11-08-2011 08:58 AM
  18. obi5683's Avatar
    Nexus phones are yearly, don't expect another one till this time next year.

    Just like how 2 cores weren't fully taken advantage of by Android until now, 4 cores probably wont be optimized for Android until at least the next Nexus comes around.

    This news doesn't effect my decision of buying the Galaxy Nexus one bit.
    ICS should be scalable.
    11-08-2011 09:05 AM
  19. Mooem's Avatar
    Even a quad core device that probably won't come till mid next year won't get me to back down from the Nexus.
    11-08-2011 09:11 AM
  20. BSG75's Avatar
    Just like how 2 cores weren't fully taken advantage of by Android until now
    I'm dying for some documentation on this. It's often repeated, but I would love to read a technical explanation of this. My hunch is that this is that it already is working very well and any enhancements will be minor and unnoticeable from a practical standpoint.

    The kernel handles the work of giving tasks to the cores. The actual OS doesn't worry about that. That is one reason I'm so curious out this conventional wisdom.
    11-08-2011 09:13 AM
  21. obi5683's Avatar
    Unless they put CM8 on it, I'm steering clear.
    There will not be a CM8. CM8 would have been Honeycomb if Google had ever put HC in AOSP. ICS will be CM9.
    BSG75 likes this.
    11-08-2011 09:15 AM
  22. jamesbrown33's Avatar
    I'm not even going to think about new silicon until 28nm fabrication is a reality. At 40nm the tegra 3 doesn't really hold any real advantages except the extra cores, which in most cases won't do much since android does not multitask the same way desktops do and very few applications if any at all will be parallelized.
    11-08-2011 09:50 AM
  23. Premium1's Avatar
    So your will for a phone that is right around the corner is waning, yet you want to wait possibly close to a year for this phone?
    11-08-2011 10:00 AM
  24. PJnc284's Avatar
    Probably one of those that jumps ship every 6 months just to have something with the latest specs even if it's not necessarily any better.
    11-08-2011 10:02 AM
  25. JoJoCal19's Avatar
    Sounds all good and such, until you see the 1600mah battery they stick in it
    rizzman likes this.
    11-08-2011 10:05 AM
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