Stephen Elop, CEO, of Nokia, said in an interview that putting a dual-core or quad-core processor in a smartphone is an unnecessary drain on the battery. His company has recently been challenging its competitors to see who makes the faster devices, and Nokia claims its single-core models are winning every time.
Some would say this is an example of sour grapes, as Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system Nokia is using on its high-end models only supports single-core processors, but Elop says he has evidence to back up his claim. Nokia has been holding “Smoked by Windows Phone” competitions lately in which its devices go head-to-head in timed trials doing basic tasks. According to the company’s CEO, an Apple iPhone or Android-based handset has never beat one of its Windows Phones.