Can Intel researchers squeeze a 48-core processor into your mobile device?

A 48-core Intel processor designed for smartphones and tablets is in the works, reports Computerworld.

Although Intel researchers estimate the chip could be five to 10 years out, such innovation could push your smartphone or mobile device to behave more like a computer, able to accomplish multiple tasks simultaneously.

Perhaps even more intriguing, we thought, was a quote in the story from industry analyst Patrick Moorhead:

"If we're going to have this technology in five to 10 years, [the smartphone] won't have just one camera. It would have two to three cameras that are always on. It could build a three-dimensional map of what it's looking at and do object recognition. You could finally do things that take way too much processing power today."

Read the full story from Computerworld.