Breaking News
News & Analysis

Google may bundle MIPS support with Android

4/17/2012 00:24 AM EDT
12 comments
NO RATINGS
More Related Links
View Comments: Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
moronda
User Rank
Manager
re: Google may bundle MIPS support with Android
moronda   4/19/2012 3:33:57 PM
NO RATINGS
Why bother now! What a waste of engineering effort! I think it's obvious MIPS is now SLIPS.

rick merritt
User Rank
Blogger
re: Google may bundle MIPS support with Android
rick merritt   4/19/2012 2:42:22 PM
NO RATINGS
Fixed, thanks!

C VanDorne
User Rank
CEO
re: Google may bundle MIPS support with Android
C VanDorne   4/18/2012 7:23:25 PM
NO RATINGS
I'll through in another good fit, maybe a better one: Intel.

t.alex
User Rank
Rookie
re: Google may bundle MIPS support with Android
t.alex   4/18/2012 11:30:51 AM
NO RATINGS
Yep, this is a good boost for MIPS. Its architecture, though not wellknown for low power consumption, does have a number of good points as compared to ARM.

fanoble
User Rank
Rookie
re: Google may bundle MIPS support with Android
fanoble   4/18/2012 3:50:28 AM
NO RATINGS
there was a mistake in this article: But as many as 80,000 of the half a billion apps in the Android online store run natively, targeting the ARM architecture. == should be "million", not "billion"

_hm
User Rank
CEO
re: Google may bundle MIPS support with Android
_hm   4/17/2012 11:42:29 PM
NO RATINGS
@Chanj: Yes, Google may be considering buying MIPS technology and it may be perfect match for them.

pmd12345
User Rank
Rookie
re: Google may bundle MIPS support with Android
pmd12345   4/17/2012 10:49:39 PM
NO RATINGS
MIPS licensees already beat ARM in price, low-power and performance. Just look at Cavium Octeon.

chanj0
User Rank
Manager
re: Google may bundle MIPS support with Android
chanj0   4/17/2012 9:12:51 PM
NO RATINGS
Would Google buy MIPS to expand their portfolio of hardware business? What would be the benefit for Google to acquire MIPS?

KB3001
User Rank
CEO
re: Google may bundle MIPS support with Android
KB3001   4/17/2012 6:56:50 PM
NO RATINGS
It looks like it, yes. With ARM's economies of scale, it would take MIPS something spectacularly ingenious to rival them.

Tsantes
User Rank
Manager
re: Google may bundle MIPS support with Android
Tsantes   4/17/2012 1:49:39 PM
NO RATINGS
Totally agree. I think it's just a matter of time before they go away in their present form.

Page 1 / 2   >   >>
Flash Poll
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
Join our online Radio Show on Friday 11th July starting at 2:00pm Eastern, when EETimes editor of all things fun and interesting, Max Maxfield, and embedded systems expert, Jack Ganssle, will debate as to just what is, and is not, and embedded system.
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed
Top Comments of the Week