Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT Consultant
EETimes (7/22/2014 07:45 PM EDT)
I have no doubt that the next generation of premium smartphones and tablets will be based on 64-bit processors. To provide the power and features needed for new features such as UltraHD video, LTE-Advanced, and 3D products (such as Google's Tango), mobile devices will need a big boost in processing power.
New 64-bit SOCs such as Qualcomm's Snapdragon 805 processor are expected to begin shipping this year, and the first products are expected to be commercially available in the first quarter of 2005, just in time for the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona.
The most important OEMs have already started developing their own kernels and versions of the Android OS for the new devices, but many manufacturers rely on open-source developments to provide the basic functionality and foundation for the architecture.
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