ARM has denied rumors it is working on a 128 bit processor after a website quotes an unnamed ARM official who predicted “that a 128-bit processor could hit the market in the next two years.”
At the heart of every smartphone there is a baseband processor which contains a general purpose ARM processor and runs its own operating system. These operating systems are closed source and vulnerable to hackers.
ARM has unveiled two new members of its Mali family of GPUs. The new units are the Mali-T720 and Mali-T760. The T720 is a mid-range GPU and is seen as the successor to the very popular Mali-400 MP and 450 MP GPUs, while the Mali-T760 is ARM’s new flagship GPU and boasts a 400% increase in energy efficiency when compared to the Mali-T604.
From your smartphone, to your car, to your washing machine, there could be an ARM-designed Cortex chip in most devices that you use every day.
At IDF 2013, Intel talked about 64-bit support for Android devices, sort-of suggesting that Android 4.4 KitKat may offer such a feature – however, that particular feature is yet to be confirmed by Google.
Mobile boss JK Shin confirmed that some Samsung smartphones coming next year would be powered by 64-bit processors, though that shouldn’t surprise anyone.
Intel’s new Quark SoC family is designed for applications where ultra-low power consumption is essential, such as smartwatches and other wearable computers.
One of the biggest changes to mobile computing will take place next year, with the advent of 64-bit ARM based processors. Although Intel does have a slight lead in bringing 64 bit computing to Android, the real benefits will come when ARM releases its Cortex-A57 and Cortex-A53 processors. Do you like the idea of a 64-bit Android device?
Speaking with a group of UK journalists recently, ARM CTO Mike Muller talked about a new low voltage microprocessor for embedded devices, and how the energy scavenged from the local environment can be used to power small devices.
It is rumored that ZTE will announce a new processor with 4G LTE support at next month’s PT/Expo Comm China 2013. The move is seen to be part of the company’s strategy as it competes with Huawei and LG to become the third largest handset manufacturer.