Posts tagged with: 64-bit
  • by | April 7, 2014 11:14 AM

    For the moment, Apple has a head-start on Android when it comes to 64-bit chips in its phones, having introduced the iPhone 5S with the A7 SoC last summer. Since then, we've been waiting to see that inevitable Android response, but progress has been slow; Qualcomm announced the 64-bit Snapdragon 410 back in December, but devices running the chip aren't yet available. And Intel's been working on 64-bit solutions of its own, but we're similarly still looking for such products to hit retail shelves. While we patiently await such hardware, chipmakers are continuing to refine designs, and today ...

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  • by | April 3, 2014 12:19 PM

    64-bit processors are slowly making their way to smartphones. Apple's got a head start, and Android's likely to start following sometime this year. We've already seen a lot of groundwork laid for 64-bit on Android, and even heard about efforts towards 64-bit chips. But for that hardware to do its job, it needs 64-bit-aware software in place. Android's Linux roots give it a head start at preparing for 64-bit hardware, but someone still needs to implement all that Linux 64-bit stuff over on the Android codebase. We're still waiting for such support from Google and the AOSP, but today we hear ...

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  • by | October 8, 2013 7:28 AM

    We've already talked about the advantages and disadvantages of 64-bit versus 32-bit when it comes to smartphones and tablets. To recap, 64-bit should be faster and enable the inclusion of more RAM as compared to 32-bit, but the OS and apps will need some fairly heavy work before they'll be able to take advantage of the advancements. Due to that, processor manufactures, app developers, and OS authors find themselves in the classic "chicken or the egg" conundrum: you can't have one without the other. So given the paradox, when will Android support 64-bit chips? Apple now has a 64-bit product ...

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  • by | September 18, 2013 7:41 AM

    Whether your're talking about current operating systems on desktop computers, the latest version of iOS, or the rumors of the next version of Android, 64-bit has definite advantages -- but it's not the magic bullet that many make it out to be. Lets cut through all the buzz-words and hype, and get to the bottom of it. Here's everything you need to know about 64-bit smartphones. 64-bit is faster Ask anyone, 64-bit is faster than 32-bit, right? Well, not exactly. To explain, let's go back to desktop computers. 64-bit environments are made up of both hardware and software components. At the ...

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  • by | September 12, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about lots of Nokia rumors, including Lumia 1520 specs, Nokia Sirius specs, and even a possible Nokia surprise for tomorrow. We then talk about Microsoft and a possible voice assitant in the works for Windows Phone 8 called Cortana. Then we go through Samsung's project of a 64-bit processor for their next flagship smartphone. HTC follows with the news of a golden HTC One that could reach the market soon. We end today's show talking about the LG Nexus 5 and the photos that just leaked at the FCC. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Nokia ...

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  • by | December 6, 2012 5:49 PM

    Take a look inside most of today's smartphones and tablets and you're probably going to find dual- or even quad-core processors. You may also come across some with 2GB RAM! When did our portable devices get more processing power than most of the desktop computers I used just a few years ago?! 64-bit For the most part, we're all running around in a 32-bit world on our mobile devices, but many (most?) of us are on 64-bit versions of our desktop operating systems. What's the big deal with 64-bit? What advantages do we get by doubling our bits? Imagine the number of bits in your system as the ...

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