It doesn't. It makes running dual-core Honeycomb apps on a single-core phone a possibility. They never said that it was optimized for dual-core on a phone.
Originally Posted by jkhonea
An OS doesn't have to be optimized for dual-core to run on it. Windows XP had support for up to 8 cores per socket, but wasn't optimized for it to the degree that Vista and Windows 7 are. Still, programs routinely eeked out a 30-50% performance boost because the programs themselves were programmed for dual core. The OS being optimized for multi-core really just helps with OS-related tasks and rarely directly affects the program itself. A dual-core optimized OS won't suddenly take a single-core designed app and make it run twice as fast on a dual-core system.
02-15-2011 09:00 AM
I was correct on the CPU (world version gets 8255, Verizon version will have the 8655, which is the CDMA version, unless they opt for global capability (8255 + separate CDMA radio). Either way, it's the 8x55 SOC as expected. Correct on the RAM. LTE hasn't been announced but I won't call it as me being right until I see the phone released without LTE. I was 50/50 on the screen as the Incredible S is 4" and the Desire S is 3.7" (otherwise, same hardware). It hasn't been announced which is coming to Verizon, but given the huge amount of >4" phones they are getting, the Desire S branded as the Incredible 2 makes more sense for VZW. So we'll see which one we get. I was wrong on the HTC Sense issue though. Incredible S is launching with 2.2.x and rotational Sense, while the Desire S launches with Android 2.4 with rotational Sense. Even the capacitive buttons rotate!
Originally Posted by Medion