Linked by Moochman on Tue 24th May 2011 21:11 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless MeetMeego.org has the dirt on the details of Nokia's next two MeeGo devices [German]. To sum up: the first device, the (very) long-awaited N9, has a similar design to the N900 - a horizontal sliding 4-line keyboard, but this time with a tiltable screen, a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8-based processor, a 12MP camera with Carl Zeiss lens, and HDMI out. It will be a developer device, distributed at developer conferences such as the MeeGo Conference in San Francisco in a couple of days.
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RE[3]: Obsolete
by WereCatf on Wed 25th May 2011 08:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Obsolete"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

stop FUD, there are already some dual core phone and their autonomy is not 1 hours...


Actually, dual-core phones have existed for years already. For example N96 sports 2xARM9 cores and it was released already back in 2008. So yeah, they're definitely not a new thing and even back then it managed to last the whole day without recharging.

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RE[4]: Obsolete
by moondevil on Wed 25th May 2011 10:23 in reply to "RE[3]: Obsolete"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

True, but they were not both available for user applications.

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RE[4]: Obsolete
by _txf_ on Wed 25th May 2011 10:43 in reply to "RE[3]: Obsolete"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

Actually, dual-core phones have existed for years already. For example N96 sports 2xARM9 cores and it was released already back in 2008. So yeah, they're definitely not a new thing and even back then it managed to last the whole day without recharging.


I believe that one of the cores is dedicated to running the baseband.

Technically most dual core phones are triple core. Two application cores (running Android etc) and another arm 9 running baseband (running a real time microkernel).

Edited 2011-05-25 10:50 UTC

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RE[5]: Obsolete
by Neolander on Wed 25th May 2011 11:26 in reply to "RE[4]: Obsolete"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I believe that one of the cores is dedicated to running the baseband.

Technically most dual core phones are triple core. Two application cores (running Android etc) and another arm 9 running baseband (running a real time microkernel).

Sorry to ask this, but exactly is the "baseband" ? Network signal demodulation/decoding and analysis ?

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RE[5]: Obsolete
by WereCatf on Wed 25th May 2011 13:04 in reply to "RE[4]: Obsolete"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

"Actually, dual-core phones have existed for years already. For example N96 sports 2xARM9 cores and it was released already back in 2008. So yeah, they're definitely not a new thing and even back then it managed to last the whole day without recharging.


I believe that one of the cores is dedicated to running the baseband.

Technically most dual core phones are triple core. Two application cores (running Android etc) and another arm 9 running baseband (running a real time microkernel).
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No, N96 did indeed use both cores for applications. After all, why even market it as a dual-core phone if only one was in use? The problem -- as far as I understand it -- was that all applications ran in single-threaded mode, which obviously means that they'd still use only one of the cores at a time. And since both cores were clocked at only 264Mhz -- half of what competing phones did at the time or even less -- it made all the applications really sluggish and slow.

It was a really half-assed attempt at dual-core systems from Nokia and it would have been a bigger hit if they had actually redone their apps to use multi-threading and added support for that in the OS itself. I owned a N96 for a while and moved on to N900 later on, haven't regretted it even once :]

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