Android Guy Weekly: How Many Cores is Enough?


These days we have smartphones and tablets with single cores, dual-cores, and we’re talking about quad-cores. What is a “core”? What does it do? Why do we need so many? And how many cores is “enough”?

That’s what we’ll find out in this week’s Android Guy Weekly!

0:30 – Terminology

1:25 – How can things be made “faster”?

1:49 – Subway analogy

4:20 – Parent and Children tasks

5:35 – Applying the analogy to phones and tabs

6:00 – Battery constraints

7:11 – Dual-core versus dual-cpu

8:50 – Smartphones versus small tablets

9:35 – 10″ tablets

12:00 – My thoughts: How much is enough?

14:10 – Your turn!

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Joe Levi
Joe graduated from Weber State University with two degrees in Information Systems and Technologies. He has carried mobile devices with him for more than a decade, including Apple's Newton, Microsoft's Handheld and Palm Sized PCs, and is Pocketnow's "Android Guy". By day you'll find Joe coding web pages, tweaking for SEO, and leveraging social media to spread the word. By night you'll probably find him writing technology and "prepping" articles, as well as shooting video. Read more about Joe Levi here.