Start64!The tech industry and businesses are anticipating the unveiling of the first 64-bit-compatible Windows 8.1 "Bay Trail" tablets at the Mobile World Congress tradeshow later this month.

Start64!At least one major PC maker is expected to show an Intel "Bay Trail" tablet running 64-bit Windows 8.1 at Mobile World Congress, according to a source familiar with upcoming plans for those tablets.

Start64!Canadian mobile phone maker BlackBerry is reportedly planning the launch of smartphones with the latest mobile processors packed inside, including a handset powered by an octa-core 64-bit CPU. Previously, the vendor said that it would focus mainly on the mid-range and entry-level segments of the market, but it seems that high-end devices haven’t been removed from its roadmap either.

Start64!Cydia gatekeeper Jay Freeman (Saurik) has announced on Twitter that a new version of his custom-theme jailbreak tweak is available, with support for iOS 6 and 64-bit processors. Saurik’s Tweet reads, “WinterBoard 0.9.3912 (just released) runs on iOS 7 and seems compatible with ARM64; theme artists are encouraged to report any crashes/bugs.”

Start64!In a note to investors, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has detailed the specs and features of the next-gen Galaxy S flagship, revealing that the handset may have two versions whose features will be slightly different, 9to5Google reports.

Start64!Huawei, a major Chinese mobiles and telecommunications company, just announced three new HPM processors - a quad-core offering, and two octa-core chips, one of which is a 64-bit processor.

Start64!After telling developers to code iOS 7-compatible apps by February “or else,” Apple is now insisting that application sellers code binaries that support both 64-bit and 32-bit titles, for compatibility reasons. It’s no mystery that there are countless 32-bit devices out there still using iOS 6, as well as the new iOS 7, making it imperative that developers sell compatible apps to sustain the App Store’s longevity, preventing Google Play from taking the crown.

Start64!“‘We believe the Android operating system will be the most important console operating system in the future,’ Nvidia CEO and co-founder Jen-Hsun Huang said at the company’s CES 2014 press conference tonight. Then he effectively declared war on next-generation console gaming by announcing the Tegra K1, the company’s next mobile chip with a whopping 192-cores,” Jason Evangelho reports for Forbes.

Start64!Nvidia is having its traditional CES press event and has taken the opportunity to reveal some details on its next generation Tegra chip. Nvidia has talked about its mobile plans a little in general terms recently, but now we have a name and some specs to go on. The successor to Tegra 4 will be called the Tegra K1 and it comes in two different versions.

Start64!Today, Samsung officially announced a new mobile RAM module, one that would have future high-end smartphones arriving on shelves with 4GB of RAM inside, and rumor has it that Galaxy S5 might be the first to include it.

Start64!Next month at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas, chip makers around the world are expected to showcase 64-bit processors designed for new smartphones, a recent report coming from DigiTimes suggests.

Start64!Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) new 64-bit chip has been characterized by a Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) insider as a "hit in the guts," according to HubSpot. Qualcomm, a major chip supplier to many of Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) Android partners, is now racing to catch up by planning to release its own 64-bit chip at some point next year.

Start64!There has been a lot of talk over the past few months about the move to 64-bit processors mobile processors. Obviously, the talk began with Apple's surprise announcement that the A7 system-on-a-chip (SoC) that would be found in the iPhone 5s was a 64-bit processor, making it the first 64-bit processor in a smartphone.

Start64!Apple caught market-leading chipmakers off guard when it debuted the 64-bit A7 system-on-chip alongside the iPhone 5s in September, a move one Qualcomm insider says put the industry in panic mode.

Start64!The main reason why 64-bit processors are needed is to utilize hardware configurations with more than 4 GB of RAM. To make this possible, the operating system also has to support the architecture, and apps have to be properly designed as well.

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