Clearly you don't know what a "Smart" phone is supposed to be able to do today.
If you see this, you will clearly see why CPU-cores, GPU power, RAM and so on matters alot.
Considering that the smartphones and tablets are taking over for computers, then yeah, you get the point.
Clearly you don't have a clue about smartphones. CPU cores DO NOT matter:
Bell also claimed that Intel's internal testing had shown multi-core implementations running slower than single core, however he did not finger any particular chip. "If you take a look a lot of handsets on the market, when you turn on the second core or having the second core there [on die], the [current] leakage is high enough and their power threshold is low enough because of the size of the case that it isn't entirely clear you get much of a benefit to turning the second core on. We ran our own numbers and [in] some of the use cases we've seen, having a second core is actually a detriment, because of the way some of the people have not implemented their thread scheduling."
The Inquirer (http://s.tt/1dy2a)
Turning on a second, third or even fourth core means more heat, more power consumption, which means having to throttle down the cores, I'd wager a guess that a lot of the time Android runs most apps using just a single core. More cores is just bragging rights for sheep, like the rumoured Galaxy S4/Note III with Samsungs new Octo core setup, its a complete waste of power.
Apple went the smart route and improved their dual core CPU and quad GPU performance instead of just slapping more cores into the device, my Note got ridiculously warm when playing simple games, almost to the point that it was uncomfortable to hold the device.
Yeah, lets see what the next iOS and iPhone will bring.
If Apple gives a damn about iOS this year to, then i'm afraid Apple will step into Symbian's footsteps, witch you know, is dangerous. Because 60% of what Apple is earning is coming from iPhones and iPads. And if they then screws that up, then yeah, the hell will break lose for Apple.
People have been saying this for years, Android is constantly playing catchup.