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Does Sony have a quad-core phone in the pipeline?

Sony was quite slow with dual-core, I remember. Is there a quad-core Sony phone in the works?

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Treab  Jul. 27, 2012 at 20:07

No.

AhmadCentral  Jul. 27, 2012 at 20:48

Should be one out by 2016 when Samsung announce there new 8 core processor phone....

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 28, 2012 at 06:57

Should be one out by 2016 when Samsung announce there new 8 core processor phone.... or... 2013 http://www.bgr.com/2012/02/29/sony-no-quad-core-phones-until-2013/

Pondlife  Jul. 29, 2012 at 00:06

On the other hand of course quad core generally doesn't seem to be as good as it's made out to be..

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 29, 2012 at 12:52

On the other hand of course quad core generally doesn't seem to be as good as it's made out to be..
Hmmm...I think it's more that the Tegra 3 gave quad-core a bad name, especially when paired with the flawed One X, as the first quad-core phone. The quad-core Exynos in the SGS3 is blisteringly fast. Though I guess you're right, in as much as the quad-core processor in the SGS3 doesn't allow it to do anything the older, cheaper SGS2 can't do.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 29, 2012 at 13:54

On the other hand of course quad core generally doesn't seem to be as good as it's made out to be..
Hmmm...I think it's more that the Tegra 3 gave quad-core a bad name, especially when paired with the flawed One X, as the first quad-core phone. The quad-core Exynos in the SGS3 is blisteringly fast. Though I guess you're right, in as much as the quad-core processor in the SGS3 doesn't allow it to do anything the older, cheaper SGS2 can't do.

I think - at least with current-gen apps - 'blistering fast' isn't too much 'better' than merely f*cking fast of the last gen of phones.
Not to mention what happens when networks screw with the firmwares.
When I sold my SGS2 I had litening ROM on it. The guy who took it, enjoyed it. Then, after 3 days, he asked me how to restore the 'original' (ie, O2's) ROM... When he finished restoring it he couldn't believe how slow the same phone had become.

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 29, 2012 at 14:08

On the other hand of course quad core generally doesn't seem to be as good as it's made out to be..
Hmmm...I think it's more that the Tegra 3 gave quad-core a bad name, especially when paired with the flawed One X, as the first quad-core phone. The quad-core Exynos in the SGS3 is blisteringly fast. Though I guess you're right, in as much as the quad-core processor in the SGS3 doesn't allow it to do anything the older, cheaper SGS2 can't do.

I think - at least with current-gen apps - 'blistering fast' isn't too much 'better' than merely f*cking fast of the last gen of phones.
Not to mention what happens when networks screw with the firmwares.
When I sold my SGS2 I had litening ROM on it. The guy who took it, enjoyed it. Then, after 3 days, he asked me how to restore the 'original' (ie, O2's) ROM... When he finished restoring it he couldn't believe how slow the same phone had become.

I'm a firm believer in CyanogenMod. I don't think I'd buy a phone now, which didn't have CM support. I mean, I'm already running Android 4.1.1 on my SGS2, I wonder how long I'd have to wait for Samsung to give me the same Android version with sh*tty TouchWiz ruining the experience? If my SGS2 wasn't unlocked and unbranded, I think I'd die of old age before my network actually got 'round to pushing out 4.1.1 to the SGS2.

I agree with you about speed. Hence why (even with my desire for power) I still have an SGS2, which is now well over a year old. Hell, it's faster than a stock One X :p.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 29, 2012 at 14:40

On the other hand of course quad core generally doesn't seem to be as good as it's made out to be..
Hmmm...I think it's more that the Tegra 3 gave quad-core a bad name, especially when paired with the flawed One X, as the first quad-core phone. The quad-core Exynos in the SGS3 is blisteringly fast. Though I guess you're right, in as much as the quad-core processor in the SGS3 doesn't allow it to do anything the older, cheaper SGS2 can't do.

I think - at least with current-gen apps - 'blistering fast' isn't too much 'better' than merely f*cking fast of the last gen of phones.
Not to mention what happens when networks screw with the firmwares.
When I sold my SGS2 I had litening ROM on it. The guy who took it, enjoyed it. Then, after 3 days, he asked me how to restore the 'original' (ie, O2's) ROM... When he finished restoring it he couldn't believe how slow the same phone had become.

I'm a firm believer in CyanogenMod. I don't think I'd buy a phone now, which didn't have CM support. I mean, I'm already running Android 4.1.1 on my SGS2, I wonder how long I'd have to wait for Samsung to give me the same Android version with sh*tty TouchWiz ruining the experience? If my SGS2 wasn't unlocked and unbranded, I think I'd die of old age before my network actually got 'round to pushing out 4.1.1 to the SGS2.

I agree with you about speed. Hence why (even with my desire for power) I still have an SGS2, which is now well over a year old. Hell, it's faster than a stock One X :p.

No doubt. My Nokia 701 is faster than the One X in all but the camera app...

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 29, 2012 at 20:08

On the other hand of course quad core generally doesn't seem to be as good as it's made out to be..
Hmmm...I think it's more that the Tegra 3 gave quad-core a bad name, especially when paired with the flawed One X, as the first quad-core phone. The quad-core Exynos in the SGS3 is blisteringly fast. Though I guess you're right, in as much as the quad-core processor in the SGS3 doesn't allow it to do anything the older, cheaper SGS2 can't do.

I think - at least with current-gen apps - 'blistering fast' isn't too much 'better' than merely f*cking fast of the last gen of phones.
Not to mention what happens when networks screw with the firmwares.
When I sold my SGS2 I had litening ROM on it. The guy who took it, enjoyed it. Then, after 3 days, he asked me how to restore the 'original' (ie, O2's) ROM... When he finished restoring it he couldn't believe how slow the same phone had become.

I'm a firm believer in CyanogenMod. I don't think I'd buy a phone now, which didn't have CM support. I mean, I'm already running Android 4.1.1 on my SGS2, I wonder how long I'd have to wait for Samsung to give me the same Android version with sh*tty TouchWiz ruining the experience? If my SGS2 wasn't unlocked and unbranded, I think I'd die of old age before my network actually got 'round to pushing out 4.1.1 to the SGS2.

I agree with you about speed. Hence why (even with my desire for power) I still have an SGS2, which is now well over a year old. Hell, it's faster than a stock One X :p.

No doubt. My Nokia 701 is faster than the One X in all but the camera app...

Is that your current "daily driver", a Nokia 701? What happened to the Pre 3 and the N9?

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 29, 2012 at 20:29

On the other hand of course quad core generally doesn't seem to be as good as it's made out to be..
Hmmm...I think it's more that the Tegra 3 gave quad-core a bad name, especially when paired with the flawed One X, as the first quad-core phone. The quad-core Exynos in the SGS3 is blisteringly fast. Though I guess you're right, in as much as the quad-core processor in the SGS3 doesn't allow it to do anything the older, cheaper SGS2 can't do.

I think - at least with current-gen apps - 'blistering fast' isn't too much 'better' than merely f*cking fast of the last gen of phones.
Not to mention what happens when networks screw with the firmwares.
When I sold my SGS2 I had litening ROM on it. The guy who took it, enjoyed it. Then, after 3 days, he asked me how to restore the 'original' (ie, O2's) ROM... When he finished restoring it he couldn't believe how slow the same phone had become.

I'm a firm believer in CyanogenMod. I don't think I'd buy a phone now, which didn't have CM support. I mean, I'm already running Android 4.1.1 on my SGS2, I wonder how long I'd have to wait for Samsung to give me the same Android version with sh*tty TouchWiz ruining the experience? If my SGS2 wasn't unlocked and unbranded, I think I'd die of old age before my network actually got 'round to pushing out 4.1.1 to the SGS2.

I agree with you about speed. Hence why (even with my desire for power) I still have an SGS2, which is now well over a year old. Hell, it's faster than a stock One X :p.

No doubt. My Nokia 701 is faster than the One X in all but the camera app...

Is that your current "daily driver", a Nokia 701? What happened to the Pre 3 and the N9?

No, mostly I'm using the N9. The Pre 3 is unfixable :(
The 701 is kind of a backup for crappy signal areas - its email client, Opera, Gravity etc are faster on 2G/EDGE than the N9.

AhmadCentral  Jul. 29, 2012 at 22:59

I have to agree, the One X stock is worse than my previous dual core sensation. Now that i've rooted it however it is much better with a custom rom but still not as good as before. HTC & Nvidia messed up with this phone.

Treab  Jul. 29, 2012 at 23:08

i would like to defend nvidia... the tegra 3 chip in my nexus is seriously fast not saying quad core is worth a damn but defo faster than htc managed to slow it down....

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 30, 2012 at 00:06

i would like to defend nvidia... the tegra 3 chip in my nexus is seriously fast not saying quad core is worth a damn but defo faster than htc managed to slow it down....
The Nexus 7 is a pure Google device, though (and not built by HTC). How's project butter, btw? CyanogenMod 10 for the SGS2 has everything but PB (and Bluetooth audio streaming) working. I'm loving Google Now, it's so much quicker and more accurate than Siri. It's learnt where my house and my work are, and warns me about bad traffic conditions etc.

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 30, 2012 at 00:08

I have to agree, the One X stock is worse than my previous dual core sensation. Now that i've rooted it however it is much better with a custom rom but still not as good as before. HTC & Nvidia messed up with this phone.
Nice display, crap everything else, IMHO. HTC even managed to f*ck up the buttons on the front of the device, that multitasking button is so pointless.

Treab  Jul. 30, 2012 at 00:18

i would like to defend nvidia... the tegra 3 chip in my nexus is seriously fast not saying quad core is worth a damn but defo faster than htc managed to slow it down....
The Nexus 7 is a pure Google device, though (and not built by HTC). How's project butter, btw? CyanogenMod 10 for the SGS2 has everything but PB (and Bluetooth audio streaming) working. I'm loving Google Now, it's so much quicker and more accurate than Siri. It's learnt where my house and my work are, and warns me about bad traffic conditions etc.


PB is just 60fps right? well it does feel smooth... really nice feel to the OS and i mean really nice.

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 30, 2012 at 00:45

i would like to defend nvidia... the tegra 3 chip in my nexus is seriously fast not saying quad core is worth a damn but defo faster than htc managed to slow it down....
The Nexus 7 is a pure Google device, though (and not built by HTC). How's project butter, btw? CyanogenMod 10 for the SGS2 has everything but PB (and Bluetooth audio streaming) working. I'm loving Google Now, it's so much quicker and more accurate than Siri. It's learnt where my house and my work are, and warns me about bad traffic conditions etc.


PB is just 60fps right? well it does feel smooth... really nice feel to the OS and i mean really nice.

Yeah, PB ensures that the entire OS constantly runs at 60fps, is your N7 smoother than your SGS2, then?

Treab  Jul. 30, 2012 at 02:20

good question.... remembering the size difference it does seem better but i dont know if thats the processor or the screen or touchwiz... defo worth buying one though

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 30, 2012 at 11:13

good question.... remembering the size difference it does seem better but i dont know if thats the processor or the screen or touchwiz... defo worth buying one though
Hmmm, since I don't own a tablet at the moment, I may try and get an N7 on the cheap, using discount codes, and then claim the VAT back. That way, if I don't use it or like it, I can always break even selling it.

Pondlife  Jul. 30, 2012 at 11:20

Blimey you've brought him round on the idea. Well enough to test anyway.

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 30, 2012 at 11:24

Blimey you've brought him round on the idea. Well enough to test anyway.
I just want to test Project Butter, iOS' only good point over Android was its fluidity, I want to see if iOS is now as truly irrelevant as I hope.

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