Nest Labs, Samsung, ARM and a few other companies have teamed up to form a new group called Thread, which is also the name of the group’s IoT wireless protocol.
ARM may be well known for spearheading processor development for our favourite mobile devices, but the company also offers a wide range of processors for many other applications. Wearables look set to be the next big range of smart devices, but increasingly we’re seeing other pieces of technology make use of microprocessors and wireless communication technologies. While the fully connected world of the Internet of Things (IoT) is still a way away, an increasing number of devices are being built which can communicate with each other, either via wireless connections, like Bluetooth, or through the World Wide Web. IoT, a market set…
ARM is already powering the majority of wearables on the market and looks set to solidify its position, through smart products and investment in developers.
It is estimated that 60 percent of the world’s population, or some 4.3 billion people, interact with a device using an ARM chip every day. If ARM can dominate in wearables, IoT and in the energy-efficient server room then that number is going to increase, substantially.
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.
AMD will release a 20nm Cortex A57 based SoC next year that will be their first official Android SoC platform. Built on project Skybridge, which will also support x86 processors.
While a $20 smartphone seems the stuff of fantasy, ARM says the first Android devices will hit the markets at this price point over the next few months.
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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.
Now that Mobile World Congress 2014 is over, what were the key trends that dominated the show and how do they relate to the next generation of mobile technologies?