I would be amazed if someone could show me even one application that can fully use todays 4-core capabilities (except games).
You said it man..u said it..
Sent from my DROID RaZr.
By September all WP8.5 will use Quad Core Snapdragon 800 SOC Processors!
Snapdragon 800 Series and 600 Processors Unveiled | Qualcomm
So you will see Nokia Lumia 940 & Samsung ATIV S2, etc etc...all with these new Snapdragon 800 processors 9 months from now! Also you will see:
- 2GB RAM
- 64GB on board flash memory
- 5"+ 1080p Displays'
- 3000mAh+ Battery's
- 128GB micoSD Cards
- Wi-Fi ac support
This is all coming 9 month's from now to Windows Phone 8.5 platform.
When you compare a dual core S4 vs. a quad core S4, the quad core will preform better if all other things are equal, and when we start seeing Cortex A15 based quad core chips, they will be more in line with the Qualcomm Krait based chips.
That statement is very incomplete, as it entirely ignores the role of software. As things are now, you will see no performance difference between the dual core S4 and the quad core S4 (except in theoretical benchmarking apps designed to stress test multithreaded performance). That isn't changing anytime soon.
The best shot at exploiting any performance gains to be had from a quad core CPU's would necessitate Microsoft specifying a new chassis spec for WP9 mandating a quad core CPU. As long as dual core CPUs are part of the WP8 market, developers won't be taking steps to exploit quad core CPUs to any significant affect.
Tell you what, you give me a 5" 1080p screen with WP8.5 with snapdragon 800 SOC, and I will sell my computer! Heck, if 8.5 has hdmi out.. I don't see a reason for an antiquated desktop. Isn't WP8 already running NT.. Microsoft may even redefine what is a Personal Computer.
to drive 1080p they need a bigger frame buffer means more memory! So they will need 2GB RAM because of 1080p!
I don't know why Android phones with 720p display's need's 2GB RAM