64-bit ARM

  • Android 64-bit support already baked in: just add hardware

    Start64!Supposing you were more than excited about the announcement by Apple this past week that their next-generation Apple A7 chip and iOS 7 brought on 64-bit support for processing, it may come as a shock that Android already has such capabilities. In fact, because Android is based on Linux, it’s had the ability to work with 64-bit processing for a long, long time.

  • First Apple, Now Samsung: What's The Deal With 64-Bit Processors?

    Start64!One of the key features Apple has been pushing in its new iPhone 5s is the appearance of a "64-bit" A7 mobile processor. Apple's smartphone doubles the number of CPU registers in its flagship smartphone, leaving the competition in the dust with their 32-bit handsets. Samsung has, however, been quick off the mark in announcing that it'll be following Apple down the road to 64 bits, with a similar chip in the pipeline. So what's all the fuss about?

  • iPhone 5S reviews prove Apple got everything right – including 64-bit performance

    Start64!The first reviews of Apple’s iPhone 5S are in, and the news is unilaterally positive. Unlike the iPhone 5 launch, which was badly overshadowed by the Apple Maps debacle, the iPhone 5S has no such problems. General coverage of everything from the new camera to iOS 7 is positive. The issues that people were concerned might be gimmicky, like the new fingerprint sensor, are receiving high praise. The camera, with its dual flash LED technology, is noted as taking better low-light photos than its predecessor.

  • Apple Releases Xcode 5.0 With Support for Building 64-Bit iOS 7 Apps, More

    Start64!Apple has released Xcode 5.0 which features support for building 64-bit iOS 7 apps, Test Navigator, Test Assistants, Auto Layout in IB, Preview Assistant, and more.

  • Apple's 64-bit A7 chip not quad-core, says chip expert

    Start64!Smartphones with quad-core processors are the future, right? Well, not so fast. Apple's spanking-new 64-bit A7 is dual-core, according to Anandtech, a widely-read chip review site. It's seems that Apple is bucking a trend here.

  • Apple Welcomes 64-Bit iOS7 Apps on iTunes

    Start64!Apple is hooking up developers with the necessary tools to take advantage of the A7 chip’s 64-bit architecture, encouraging them to deploy their iOS 7-native apps on the iTunes App Store. The A7 chip is currently only found in the iPhone 5s, but Apple will most likely include the spec with its upcoming iPads as well.

  • Android is ready for 64-bit processing

    Start64!Apple may be the first company to introduce a smartphone with a 64-bit processor, but it may not be long before you start to see Android phones and tablets with 64-bit chips.

  • How Apple's A7 64-bit chip gives iOS plenty of headroom for the future

    Start64!Much has been made of Apple's A7 processor's 64-bit support, and if it's built around ARM's latest architecture as that seems to imply, then there's a lot there's a lot more to the next generation Apple processor than we're seeing.

  • Why in the World Would You Need a 64-bit Smartphone?

    Start64!Let’s answer that question straight up front: you don’t. Not today, where nothing exists that’ll take advantage of the 64-bit architecture in Apple’s A7 processor — not in a meaningful way.

  • Of course Samsung is going to use 64-bit chips in phones next year

    Start64!The new iPhone 5s features a 64-bit processor, which is impressive, but it will be years until the jump to the new architecture proves truly useful. Yes, the 64-bit A7 chip is a good early start in the next growth cycle and is generally faster that previous 32-bit chips, but the main benefit of having a 64-bit chip on the iPhone – having more than 4GB of RAM – will not come into effect for years.

  • iPhone 5S: What is a 64-bit processor and why is Apple so excited about it?

    Start64!The launch of Apple’s new iPhone 5S focused heavily on the handset’s new 64-bit A7 processor, with the company boasting that this new chip would offer “desktop-class architecture” to users and just days later rival phone-maker Samsung have jumped onto the 64-bit bandwagon and declared that they had plans to use similar chips in the future.

  • Samsung says its next phones will feature 64-bit processors too

    Start64!KOREAN PHONE MAKER Samsung clearly isn't afraid of the wrath of Apple fanbois, having revealed on Wednesday that its next generation smartphones will, like the iPhone 5S, feature 64-bit processors.

  • New 64-bit iPhone 5s pushes tech boundaries

    Start64!Apple's new iPhone 5S is 56 times more powerful than its "ancestor", the first iPhone, launched just six years ago. The new 64-bit A7 chip may be powerful enough to run a laptop, but it's not the only high-tech aspect of the new phone. Photography and video get a boost, while the new fingerprint recognition pushes security into a new league - K. Stewart reports

  • Editorial Editorial: iPhone's 64-bit architecture is pure marketing fluff

    Start64!In an announcement that surprised absolutely nobody, Apple officially announced both the iPhone 5c and the flagship iPhone 5s today. The announcements were pretty underwhelming, leading to one video saying the S stands for "same," as in it's the same phone. Even Microsoft and Nokia were poking fun at Apple's new lineup via Twitter today.

  • 2015: 64-bit ARM chips in iPhone 5S serve up taste of Intel-free future for Apple

    Start64!Like many others on the East Coast, I spent my lunch hour going through the various computer industry liveblogs of Apple's iPhone 5C and 5S launch event. While many of the things we heard about both devices were covered extensively in various leaks and analysis in weeks prior, by far the most the most important new thing that was announced at the event was that the iPhone 5S uses a 64-bit ARM chip of Apple's own design, the A7.

  • The iPhone 5S goes 64-bit: Will it matter?

    Start64!Apple's launch of the iPhone 5S, the high-end device in the company's one-two smartphone punch, brings the first 64-bit mobile device to the market. What's unclear is whether the 64-bit smartphone will be much of a selling point for anyone who doesn't play Infinity Blade.

  • Apple announces 64-bit processor/OS: Impressive, but not innovative

    Start64!A first for Apple: a 64-bit processor in a phone. The newly announced A7 processor is a first for Apple, and a real selling point for the speed and power of the new iPhone 5S. With promises of a two-fold processing increase, the “desktop-class architecture” promises to keep the harmonious Apple hardware/software balance intact.

  • Yes, the Next iPhone Will Be Faster — But Will It Have a 64-Bit Processor?

    Start64!Although the details on Apple’s next iPhone are still a mystery, one thing you can count on is a faster device. Newer, beefed-up processors have been a part of every new iPhone launch, and the supposed “iPhone 5S” probably won’t be any different.

  • Apple said to have tested 64-bit ‘A7′ chips for iPhone 5S, 31% speed increases reported

    Start64!As Apple’s iPhone 5S event approaches, some new details about the new device’s internals are emerging. Clayton Morris has claimed on Twitter that the iPhone 5S’s A7 processor is “running at about 31% faster” than the iPhone 5′s A6 chip. The iPhone 5′s A6 chip is dual-core, and it seems like the iPhone 5S will also remain dual-core.

  • AppliedMicro Demonstrates KVM on 64-bit ARM at Linaro Connect

    Start64!This demonstration shows KVM ARMv8 64-­bit based virtualization on the AppliedMicro X-­C1 hardware platform featuring the company's X-Gene Server on a Chip silicon solution. This solution consists of eight ARMv8 64-­bit processors running four SMP Linux guest VMs (two ARMv7 32­-bit and two ARMv8 64-­bit guests) with web servers running concurrently on each VM using VirtIO-based network virtualization. During this demo, the web servers delivered HTML web pages with varying graphical content.

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