Android Guy Weekly: Cores, Cars, and Confusion

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A few viewers have written in with various questions about dual-core versus quad-core, Cortex A9 versus A15, nvidia’s Tegra 3, and why relative performance between them is so different and seems to defy logic.

In this episode we’ll talk a little about cores, different architectures, and make some super-awesome car-analogies along the way to try to explain it all.

We’ll keep things high-level enough to keep the episode understandable, but will get into enough detail to keep things interesting — and you’ll find out why a 3-cylinder commuter car is sometimes more desirable than a high-end Italian sports car.

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About The Author
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.