Android owners pride themselves on having some of the best hardware in the market, so why is it that Android seems so far behind its rival when it comes to audio applications? Join us as we look at the state of Android and audio.
With Android L moving Google’s operating system over to 64-bit, this also means big changes for the mobile market’s leading processor companies. We take a look at what Qualcomm has planned for ARM’s new architecture design.
We explore the history of ARM and discuss how the company’s unique business model has served it so well with Rod Crawford, ARM’s Director of Software Technologies.
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.
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.