Android currently supports three processor architectures: ARM, Intel and MIPS. ARM is currently the leader, but Intel and Imagination Technologies (who design the MIPS processors) are viable alternatives. The next big area where these three chip designers will fight for a slice of the mobile computing pie is 64-bit computing.
The 64-bit MIPS architecture has been around for almost 20 years, so the company is no stranger to 64-bit computing. Today, Imagination has announced a new 64-bit processor core which is designed to scale from mobile devices to big datacenter servers. The new MIPS I-class I6400 CPU family offers mainstream 64-bit computing for a wide range of [...]