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Custom cores versus ARM cores, what is it all about?

You have probably come across the term "custom core." So what is a custom core? Why do people make such a fuss about them? And, who designs them? Let's find out.
by Gary SimsJanuary 7, 201619

Exynos 7420: Multitasking, multi-core and multiprocessing

The Exynos 7420 has an octa-core CPU, 4x Cortex-A53 cores, and 4x Cortex-A57 cores. But how much parallelism is there between the cores? We dig deep and find out.
by Gary SimsAugust 31, 201538

Up close and personal: how the Samsung Galaxy S6 uses its octa-core processor

The Exynos 7420 has an octa-core CPU, but how does the Samsung Galaxy S6 use it? We get up close and personal with it to see how it multitasks.
by Gary SimsJune 22, 201524

Fact or Fiction: Android apps only use one CPU core

Quad-core and octa-core devices seem to be the norm at the moment, but can Android apps use so many cores? I did some testing and this is what I found out.
by Darcy LaCouveeMay 25, 201583
 
 

ARM vs X86 – Key differences explained!

ARM is the top CPU designer for mobile, Intel is the big name in PCs. Both make CPUs for Android devices, but what is the difference between them?
by Gary SimsNovember 25, 201476

ARM’s secret recipe for power efficient processing

There are several different companies that design microprocessors. There is Intel, AMD, Imagination (MIPS), and Oracle (Sun SPARC) to name a few. However, none of these companies is ...
by Gary SimsNovember 20, 201415

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa announced

Samsung has listed a new SoC on its website - the Exynos 7 Octa. Although, it appears to share the same specifications as the existing Exynos 5433.
by Robert TriggsOctober 16, 201419

Note 4, 64-bit, and Android L: what you need to know

Some people are worried about the "future proofing" of the Note 4. The worry seems to be that, if Samsung keeps the Note 4 as 32-bit only, when some models are capable of running in ...
by Gary SimsOctober 10, 201471
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