Nokia CEO Says Multi-Core Processors for Smartphones Are a Waste

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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.

Nokia Lumia 900The executive told the Yangcheng Evening News that, “the so-called dual-core, quad-core mobile phones can only waste batteries, but not be useful for consumers all the 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.

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