I’ve been writing about multicore phones for a while, mostly because I’ve been eagerly awaiting the day my phone becomes powerful enough to be my primary computer. So when I had the chance on Friday to talk to some of the ARM (s armh) team behind the company’s latest architecture, I quizzed Eric Schorn, VP of marketing for the processor division, about what multicore means for the end user, and what developers have to do to take advantage of having more than one CPU available on the application processor. The biggest takeaway is that unlike in servers or on desktops, multiple CPUs on phones isn’t about boosting performance, but about saving power. For more, including how developers will have to code for multiple cores, check out the video below.
Related GigaOM Pro Research (sub req’d): For Phones, the Future Is Multiple Cores