Multi-core Needs Virtualization
Here is a good blog posting by
Gernot Heiser on some of the reasons why virtualization is required for
effective resource management on multi-corechips. The post has a strong
focus on wireless devices. While there may not be a lot of multi-core1 chips in cell phones currently, this will certainly increase in the upcoming years. OK Labs is now a member of the multi-core association as well, welcome to the party guys!
1 Not counting SoCs with heterogeneous cores