Jim McGregor, EETimes
2/15/2012 4:06 PM EST
Over the past 18 months, we have seen the battle for smartphone processor supremacy accelerate so rapidly that it is reminiscent of the PC processor wars.
Each company continues to up the ante with faster processors, more processor cores, higher performing GPUs, advanced features, and higher levels of integration. All of these elements are required to win the performance crown, but not necessarily for market share dominance.
According to NPD In-Stat, the Android portion of the low-cost smartphone segment will grow from just 4.7 percent of the total smartphone market in 2011 to 33.6 percent of the total market and 54.2 percent of the Android market in 2015.
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