Re: Bloody tools
My arm-powered phone has 4 cores. A single one of them is far faster than it needs to be. The excuse that we need to use a dangerous language in mass market devices doesn't exist anymore.
Most of Android is built in Java,not c++. I'm not advocating that language, but just pointing out that outright bare metal performance is less important than other concerns, e.g. Security.
I would rather trade in 10 or 30 percent in performance if that makes my phone significantly less prone to such exploits.