Sony is taking a bold stance on quad-core processors in phones. They recently issued statements indicating they will not release a quad-core phone this year. Sony Mobile product marketing manager Stephen Sneeden indicated that Sony believes it is wiser to bring quad-core technology out in 2013 once it has matured more. Sneeden said,
Sneeden added, "You'll see in 2013, as we're evaluating the quad-core performance where it makes sense, where you're not suffering in quality and the performance truly is there, and there really is something that demanding applications need. That's when we make the right move to quad-core."”We’re going to join quad-core when we feel that the performance matches the battery efficiency. Because right now we don’t feel that is there. What we are going to be doing in the second-half of the year is moving to the Cortex A15 architecture, which we feel outperforms the current quad-core architecture.”
It's interesting to see a major manufacturer take this stance on advancing technology. Perhaps they are being prudent, or perhaps they are just a bit late to the party and are trying to make excuses. What do you guys think?