The smartphone world is running on single core processors for now, but soon there will be new devices hitting the market that will use dual-core processors inside. Some of the first will be LG smartphones with Tegra 2 processors inside. Other companies are also bringing dual-core processors to market that will be placed inside smartphones and all manner of other devices.
The latest new processor to be unveiled is the ARM Cortex-A15 processor. ARM claims that the aggregate performance of the little A15 is over five times that of what is offered inside today's high-end smartphones and over ten times the performance of ARM based infrastructure platforms. In smartphones and mobile computing devices, the A15 will run at 1GHz to 1.5GHz and have as many as two cores.
Digital home entertainment devices like web connected TVs and more will be able to get the A15 running at 1GHz to 2GHz with two or four cores operating. When it comes to home and web servers the A15 will be available in 1.5GHz to 2.5GHz with quad-cores. ARM will also offer the A15 in a version for wireless infrastructure products with octo-core and even more at 1.5GHz to 2.5GHz.