“Apple’s A7 chips will feel some 64-bit heat from Intel and Android next year,” Brooke Crothers reports for CNET.
MacDailyNews Take: Yup, if they’re from Intel, they’re sure to run quite hot.
“Intel is readying a 64-bit Bay Trail Atom platform for Android, according to Hermann Eul, Intel’s general manager, mobile and communications group, speaking at the company’s investor day on Thursday,” Crothers reports. “An assistant then proceeded to demo on stage ‘the first ever showing of a 64-bit kernel running on Bay Trail with Android.’ Eul continued, ‘We have 64-bit Windows shipping next quarter and, needless to say, we’ll run fast to make this happen on Android as well.'”
“Today, Android on smartphones and tablets is a 32-bit affair,” Crothers reports. “A 64-bit platform can allow data-intensive applications to handle large chunks of data more efficiently than 32-bit — and that can have implications in gaming, for instance. Intel won’t be alone, though, making a run at Apple. A report earlier this month said Samsung will launch a flagship smartphone with a 64-bit CPU in 2014.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Apple also-rans. Late to the party. As usual.
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