“TI has teased its first practical OMAP5 reference hardware,” Electronista reports. “The dual-core, dual-graphics ARM-Cortex A15 device shown to Engadget by VP Remi El-Ouazzane was capable of playing 1080p content at 64 frames per second… ‘This is the greatest platform on Earth right now… way ahead of Apple,’ he said during a live interview.”
“The hardware wasn’t yet ready for smartphone-class hardware. Its reference device is an inch thick,” Electronista reports. “It could be on the market [intablets, ultrabooks, and other relatively large devices] in late 2012 or early 2013.”
Electronista reports, “While claiming a technical edge over Apple, the difference is likely to be short-lived. Apple is widely though to be readying the A6 for its 2012 iOS devices and could either take TI’s route or go to quad-core. The A6 could use a 28-nanometer manufacturing process that would make it viable for tablets and smartphones.”
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MacDailyNews Take: It’s highly likely that Apple’s chip group is thanking El-Ouazzane for starting their day out with a hearty laugh.
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