“Samsung has confirmed its next high-end smartphones will feature 64-bit processors,” Leo Kelion reports for BBC News. “The announcement follows the launch of the iPhone 5S, the first handset to include the technology.”

“The Android operating system would need to be updated before Samsung’s Galaxy devices could take advantage of a shift to 64-bit,” Kelion reports. “If a program has been written to take advantage of a 64-bit operating system, it should mean the processor can access data that is in this larger memory rather than retrieving it from, for example, the hard disk. This speeds up the whole processing chain.”

Kelion reports, “Samsung Electronic’s co-chief executive announced its plan to use 64-bit chips, in an interview with the Korea Times newspaper. ‘Not in the shortest time,’ said Shin Jong-kyun. ‘But yes, our next smartphones will have 64-bit processing functionality.'”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Poor Samsung. It’s difficult to be an effective fast follower when you’re stuck with off-the-shelf processors and someone else’s profitless, malware-infested iOS knockoff.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "tom599" for the heads up.]

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