Intel, still somehow hovering around the Android space, announced last night that they have released a 64-bit kernel for Android 4.4 (Kit Kat). Since Kit Kat doesn’t natively support 64-bit hardware just yet, this gives manufacturers who want to start to dabble in devices with 64-bit chips a chance to. Well, assuming they want to go with Intel. (more…)
Over in Barcelona at MWC, companies are staying mighty busy this week. Intel, staying relevant in the mobile processor game, detailed the upcoming quad-core 64-bit Atom Moorefield line of chips, made specifically to power Android devices. According to Intel, the Moorefield line should launch in the second half of 2014, and OEM partners include Lenovo and ASUS. (more…)
During an earnings call with investors, Intel’s CEO gave word that consumers should be on the lookout for new Android tablets hitting the market, powered by the new Bay Trail 64-bit processor. The CEO mentioned that the tablets should be around in the spring time, so we could be seeing a few goodies shown off during MWC this year.
If you will recall at last year’s MWC, Intel announced its dual-core Atom line of chips, which was used in one of ASUS’ Fonepad devices. Up until now, the 32-bit counterparts of this chip have been pretty limited to just Windows tablets, but it appears that Intel changed up its focus to other operating systems sometime during development of the silicon. (more…)
Once Apple announced its 64-bit processor in the new iPhone 5S, it was merely a matter of time until other chip makers started to drop updated silicon with the hip new buzz word. We have been reporting on Samsung’s progress towards release of its 64-bit chips, but it appears that Qualcomm has beat them to the punch. Although, you might be surprised at what devices you are likely to find the new Snapdragon 410 inside of, which features the new architecture. (more…)
During a press conference that focused primarily on Samsung’s quarterly financials, the company confirmed that its 64-bit processor – the one that execs promised just after Apple announced that the iPhone 5S would sport such a chipset – is now ready for mass production. In addition, we should start seeing the chip be ready for consumer devices in the first half of 2014, which means it is quite possible that this 64-bit processor will be inside of the upcoming Galaxy S5 handset. (more…)