Intel: Other Android chip makers not using multi-core support well enough

Multi-core processors have been a big selling point for Android devices; we have seen dual-core chips running on the mobile OS for a little while and more recently we have seen quad-core processors running on smartphones such as the European version of the Samsung Galaxy S III.

Intel is finally starting to get its chips placed inside a few Android smartphones, but at the moment they are only of the single core variety. In a new article at, an Intel representative takes some shots at other chip makers, claiming they have not designed their multi-core hardware to work well enough on Android.

Mike Bell, the general manager of Intel's Mobile and Communications Group, states, "The way it's implemented right now, Android does not make as effective use of multiple cores as it could, and I think - frankly - some of this work could be done by the vendors who create the SoCs, but they just haven't bothered to do it."

Most Android-based devices like smartphones and tablets run on chips based on ARM and they are made by companies such as Qualcomm, NVIDIA, Samsung and Texas Instruments. 


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