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.
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?
Awhile back everyone was impressed when Intel’s Atom processors beating ARM SoC in benchmarks. As it turns out, these may have been erroneous results.
With 20nm processors expected to land in 2014, TSMC has stated that performance could be up 30%, whilst improving energy efficiency by 25%.
The GPU and mobile SoC maker Nvidia announced that it will make available its GPU and visual computing technologies for licensing by any interested company. The move will allow chipmakers such as Samsung to use Nvidia GPUs in their mobile systems on a chip.