QuadCore Snapdragon, Due Early Next Year
Qualcomm spilled the beans on its next-generation Snapdragon chips at the Taiwan computer show, Computex 2011. The company itself, said that consumers can expect to see dual-core Snapdragon chips for Windows on ARM-based platforms first (mainly tablets), and eventually will be introduced to the 3G/LTE hybrid dual-core MSM8930, capable of clock speeds of up to 2.5GHz.
Now here’s where the QuadCore news comes in, the four-core APQ8064 chipset is due in the first half 2012 and will feature up to 2.5GHz *per core, as well as supporting multimedia with dual-core or quad-core Adreno GPU (graphics processing unit).
Not only will you get a blazing fast chip, but also 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound, Stereoscopic 3D, and playback.
The chips will support Wireless LAN (Local Area Network), LTE (Long Term Evolution), global 3G, GPS, Bluetooth, and come with a variety of ways to hook up your new device to the web. The only drawback to having such fast processors is that we don’t yet have the mobile software to fully utilize the speed of the chip.
Developers will have to work endless hours to develop appropriate software that can completely make use of the power of the chip. There’s only so much multi-tasking we desire, at some point we are going to want our devices to run powerful software, but the question is, what will that software be?