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    It's a been a while now since we've had an announcement about new Exynos SoCs from Samsung. Back at MWC we were expecting the company to reveal a series of new 64-bit chips, but instead got the 5422 Octa and 5260 Hexa: interesting chips, sure, especially that six-core configuration, just not the specific components we were hoping to see. But now Samsung's once again teasing the arrival of forthcoming Exynos news, with some sort of statement set to land tomorrow. We're not picking up on anything particularly 64-bit about the image above, distributed as part of Samsung's teaser, and instead ...

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    The idea that Samsung's next-gen Galaxy Note phablet will be powered by a 64-bit chip is pretty far from controversial at this point. We know Samsung's been pursuing 64-bit tech, and have seen evidence pointing to just such a 64-bit Exynos in testing. We've even specifically checked out the 64-bit Exynos 5433 attached to Note 4 leaks. So when @evleaks chimed-in early this morning that the Note 4 will be a 64-bit device, it was a pretty easy rumor to accept. What's possibly more interesting, though, and certainly far more head-scratching, is the puzzling analogy that came alongside it: The ...

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    Last fall, we saw chipmaker Qualcomm announce its first 64-bit Snapdragon SoC, the Snapdragon 410. Just a few months following Apple's launch of the iPhone 5S with a 64-bit A7 SoC of its own, Android fans were eager to learn when 64-bit capabilities would come to their platform, and Qualcomm seemed eager to provide the answer. In the time since then, we've seen Qualcomm announce additional 64-bit SoCs, but we're still waiting for that trailblazing 410 to show up in a commercial device – word back then was that the first might arrive in the second half of 2014. As we near that point, ...

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    32-bit versus 64-bit: What's the difference? What are the advantages to both? On this episode of Pocketnow Power User we're going to talk about which you're going to want on your next smartphone or tablet. What are bits? When we're talking 32-bit versus 64-bit we have to first talk about "bits". Computers -- even smartphones and tablets -- run on a binary system, one and zero, on and off. Simple, right? As an interesting aside, a byte is 8-bits. Half a byte is 4-bits and is called a nibble. What does 32-bit mean? In this context, a 32-bit system refers to how much "stuff" the system can ...

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    After Apple took the stage to announce the iPhone 5s last year, the market was left in a bit of a panic. Its latest A7 chipset, made of a 1.3GHz dual-core Cyclone CPU and quad-core PowerVR G6430 GPU, had something no other smartphone chip came with at the time: 64-bit architecture. Thanks to this 64-bit computing, Apple's iPhone 5s is able to "crunch numbers more efficiently", thanks to extra registers, explains The Verge's Aaron Souppouris. This difference is especially helpful for things like encoding and decoding video, says Souppouris. The true usefulness of 64-bit in smartphones, ...

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    One week back we heard a pretty interesting rumor about Google's possible plans for a future Nexus phone, one that would reach new heights (or should that be lows?) of affordability by selling for a mere $100. While the report was quite light on hardware details that might explain how the phone could be provided at such a low price point, it did name one: the use of a MediaTek processor. That on its own is enough to get Android fans groaning, either due to the reputation of the company's products as lesser alternatives to even lower-end Snapdragon chips, or as so many of you pointed out in ...

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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