There are murmors about that Windows Phone may be falling short due to it’s lack of dual-core processors and LTE or 4G. Now that the iPhone 4s has been announced with dual-core proccessing, it’s even more pertinent.
Currently all Windows Phones are single core but Microsoft’s Windows Phone president, Andy Lees, beleives it to be not so important right now due to the optimisation of Windows Phone. I would have to agree, owning a Windows Phone myself, it’s fast enough and the storage speed is the biggest issue.
“They’re all single core, but I suspect that they will be faster in usage than any dual-core phone that you put against it, and that’s the point.”
He has also commented on LTE (touted as the new 4G although not strictly speaking true 4G), saying that while they are considering it, the maturity of hardware to accomodate such would actually affect bettery life and performance of the device.
With LTE services only just rolling out in Australia (as well as existing roll-outs in the US and some other countries), currently data only and probably won’t become viable voice networks for at least another 12 months, expecially with coverage only reaching within 5km’s of major CBD’s and 3km’s of regional hubs, I would have to agree again with this strategy.
“The first LTE phones were big and big (users) of the battery, and I think it’s possible to do it in a way that is far more efficient, and that’s what we will be doing,” Lees explained.