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.
New Mali-T760 is ARM’s fastest GPU yet, 400% better energy efficiency
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.
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.
Of course Samsung is going to use 64-bit chips in phones next year
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?
ARM low power processors take us closer to the Internet of Things
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.
ZTE rumored to announce its own ARM based processor next month
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.
Samsung to follow Qualcomm and start using custom ARM cores in its Exynos processors
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?