According to two recent merges to the AOSP master branch, 64-bit Android API levels will be renamed to non-numeric characters, starting with Android “L”.
A new Samsung device listed as SM-G510F has been spotted in a recent Benchmark. The low-end handset could be Samsung’s first 64-bit phone.
Linaro, a not-for-profit engineering organization that focuses on developing Linux and open source technologies for ARM processors, has started building 64-bit Linux kernels for Android on ARM.
ARM says that the shift to 64-bit mobile devices is taking place faster than expected, due to demand for its high performance 64-bit architecture.
MediaTek’s new MT6732 mobile SoC is 64-bit and LTE compatible and is based on four ARM Cortex A53 cores.
At MWC 2014 Intel has formally unveiled its Atom Merrifield and Moorefield 64-bit chips, with plans to release the dual-core Merrifield in the first half of this year.
Intel will be introducing two processors from its Merrifield and Bay Trail brands for tablets and smartphones at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Intel CEO, Brian Krzanich, has told an investor earnings call that 64-bit Bay Trail powered Android tablets will be ready for Q2 2014.
Intel has revealed that it has been making code contributions to the 64-bit version of Android 4.4 KitKat and that the kernel work is now complete. The chip giant has worked to ensure that, at the kernel level at least, OEMs using its Silvermont based Atom processors have a 64-bit version of Android available for use on their devices.
According to new reports Qualcomm, Nvidia and Broadcom are all ready to release 64-bit quad-core processors during the first six months of 2014. The new chips could be announced shortly, maybe even as soon as January during CES 2014.