Do Android phones really need such a heavy CPU and RAm on board?

Posted Dec 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm in Threads > Opinions

Hi all,

Hear’s something to think about:
Do our Android need a quadcore and more than 1GB of ram?

If you ask me, I say “no”.
I have a (old) HTC Desire Z and thanks to over 2 years of a great developing community, I am able to run Android 4.1 smoothly.

If you look to other mobile operating systems, i.e. Windows Phone. You see that there is no need for such powerful hardware because the OS is more flexible.

Now since the battery capacity of our phones doesn’t evolve that quick as the need of power does, due to this ridiculous increasing CPU specs. I say, damn you better hardware! Mobile phone manufacturers need more focus on the operating system, firmware and software itself.

So tell me, what’s your opinion?
Do we still need faster hardware or do we need to focus on the software?