“Samsung sought to assuage its investors’ concerns about increasingly intense competition with Apple and the cooling market for premium Android smartphones, outlining a specs race that described a future with 64-bit Exynos chips, super high resolution mobile displays and a new focus on software,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppelInsider.
“However, delivery of the most anticipated advance, a 64-bit mobile Application Processor, was pushed out indefinitely into the future at the company’s ‘Analyst Day’ event, offering scant hope for an Android answer to Apple’s A7 anytime soon,” Dilger reports.
“Samsung’s advanced chip fabrication technology and capabilities are extremely rare among fabs globally, forcing Apple into partnership (for now) with the company to fabricate its advanced A7 design,” Dilger reports. “However, Samsung’s reticence to plot out a confident 64-bit roadmap in detail, despite acknowledging that 64-bit is an important advance for mobile devices, illustrates the vast gulf between being able to fabricate an existing chip and begin able to custom design a new one.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Looks like Samsung will remain firmly left behind with the rest of the 32-bit antique dealers for the foreseeable future. Must be tough to not only see something, but to actually be fabricating it, that you can’t ripoff, huh, slavish copier?
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