ARM has released details of the new Cortex-A17 processor for mid-range devices with clock speeds over 2GHz. At 60% faster than the Cortex-A9 and compatible with the big.LITTLE architecture, ARM sees its new processor as key for 2015.
MediaTek tries to pretend that the Exynos 5420 doesn’t exist as it launches world’s first true octa-core processor
In a brazen attempt to look better than its competition, MediaTek has unveiled the MT6592, a processor which it is claiming is the world's first true octa-core mobile platform, all I object to is MediaTek's insistence that the Samsung Exynos 5420 doesn't exist!
Samsung and ARM continue to highlight true 8 core multi-processing on Exynos 5420
Samsung and ARM are continuing to underline the Heterogeneous Multi Processing (HMP) capabilities of the Exynos 5420 processor by releasing a set of videos which show how the different cores are used under different workload scenarios.
Samsung releases OCTA-pella video to show that new Exynos 5 Octa can use all eight cores simultaneously
Samsung has officially confirmed that the Exynos Octa 5420 used in the Galaxy Note 3 supports heterogeneous multi-processing (HMP). This means that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be the first true eight core device available to the general public.
Following Qualcomm's and Apple's lead, Samsung is working to replace the ARM designed Cortex processor cores in its next generation of Exynos processors.
Is this a good move by Samsung or should it stick with ARM designed cores?
ARM launches new Cortex-A12 processor with new Mali-T622 GPU and Mali-V500 video processing
ARM has released details of its new Cortex-A12 processor which is designed to be a successor to the very popular Cortex-A9. Aimed at the mid-range smartphone and tablet markets, the A12 is 40 percent faster than the A9. If you buy a mid-range Android smartphone in 2014 it could well be powered by this design.