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Thursday, 21 June 2012 09:21

Windows Phone 8 sticks with Qualcomm

Written by Fuad Abazovic



Dual-core MSM 8960


Microsoft has finally made peace with the notion of using dual-core and multi-core processors in phones. A part of its Windows 8 keynote was that Nokia, Samsung, HTC and Huawei will come with new phones and that Qualcomm will be the chipset provider.

Since Windows Phone 8 finally supports dual-cores, since its kernel is no longer based on the ancient Windows CE kernel. Windows Phone 8 devices will start off with dual-core MSM 8960 Krait chips, known as Snapdragon S4 Plus.

Other chipsets might be used at later time, maybe even coming from other vendors but for now MSM 8960 with LTE support seems to satisfy all the needs of Windows Phone 8 in 2012 and beyond. Dual-cores will definitely take better care of multitasking, something that is now a part of the new phone OS. In addition, they could provide Windows phones with a bit more muscle for gaming and other demanding tasks.

By the time Qualcomm gets its quad-core ready, Microsoft could consider using this in its future Windows Phone 8 phones, but we don’t expect this before some point in 2013. 

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