Application Processors are defined by the processor's ability to execute complex operating systems, such as Linux, Android / Chrome, Microsoft Windows (CE/Embedded), and Symbian, and to enable complex graphic user interfaces.
This class of processors integrate an Memory Management Unit (MMU) to manage the memory requirements of these complex OSs, and enable the download and execution of third party software.
Cortex-A processors are used in applications that have high-compute requirements, run rich operating systems and deliver interactive media and graphics experience. From the latest technological mobile internet must-have devices such as handsets and ultra-portable netbooks or SmartBooks, to automotive infotainment systems and next generation digital TV systems.
Cortex-A8 -Single-core Processor,Frequency from 600MHz to 1GHz and above