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Multi-core processors drain smartphone battery: Nokia CEO

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop thinks that the dual-core and quad-core mobile processors are not really useful to consumers.

Dual-core and quad-core mobile processor simply drain battery and are not useful to the consumers, according to Nokia’s chief executive officer Stephen Elop.
“Dual-core, quad-core mobile phone is just a waste of battery, not all so useful,” Chinese news daily YangCheng quoted Elop as saying.

At this moment, Nokia and Windows Phone platforms offer smartphones housing single-core mobile processors. As opposed to that, the Android based smartphone makers have already moved to quad-core mobile processors this year. First quad-core mobile processor based smartphones have been announced last month at the Mobile World Congress 2012 and are expected to be available later this year.

Nokia chose Windows Phone platform as one of its major high-end smartphone operating system. At this moment, the company offers single-core mobile processor based smartphones under its Lumia series branding.

Microsoft’s president for Windows Phone, Andrew Lees stated last October that the company has plans to roll out Windows Phone devices with dual-core mobile processors and Long Term Evolution network support. Currently, Windows Phone 8 is being tested with the dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 mobile processor.

Elop’s stated that dual-core and quad-core mobile processors bearing smartphones drain lot of battery and are not really useful to the consumers. At this moment, all major operating systems – iOS, Android, BlackBerry OS and Windows Phone offer distinctive features more or less still struggle provide a consistent battery life benchmark. Respective developers of the mobile operating systems are working day in and out to roll out better power management offering updates.

Nokia currently offers Symbian and Windows Phone based devices and is yet to come out with dual-core mobile processor supporting models. Considering Microsoft’s promise, we can expect the first dual-core Windows Phone device late this year but there are no such promises being made for Symbian platform.

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