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2/11/2014 01:00 AM EST
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zewde yeraswork
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Re: World first it is claimed
zewde yeraswork   2/11/2014 4:06:21 PM
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The arrival of 64-bit midrange smartphones is highly anticipated. It will be an important moment for the smartphone market.

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Re: 32/64 bit transition
betajet   2/11/2014 3:54:26 PM
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Personally, I think 32 bits is enough for any application I'd care to run.  If you need more than a few GB of memory, IMO the application is being ridiculously wasteful.  But YMMV -- if some people think it's fun to debug 16-digit hexadecimal numbers, I'll quote Mr. Knightly: "I have nothing to say against it, but that they shall not choose pleasures for me."

IMO 64 bits is for mainframe operating systems.  For my personal use, I prefer something... well, more personal.

JMO/YMMV

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32/64 bit transition
rick merritt   2/11/2014 3:30:11 PM
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Do you agree with ARM that the high end handset is 64-bit this year and the midrange stays 32-bit at least through 2015?

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rick merritt   2/11/2014 3:28:19 PM
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Ah I see:

"MediaTek today announces the MT6595, a premium mobile solution with the world's first 4G LTE octa-core smartphone SOC powered by the latest Cortex-A17™ CPUs from ARM."

4xA17 + 4xA7 in big.little arrnagement with Rel. 9, Category 4 FDD and TDD LTE with data rates up to 150Mbits/s downlink and 50Mbits/s uplink.

AND
  • Multi-standard inductive and resonant wireless charging functionality available
  • Supported by MediaTek's companion multimode wireless power receiver IC

Interesting

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World first it is claimed
tpfj   2/11/2014 10:55:30 AM
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Rick, this may interest you enough for a whole separate article:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mediatek-announces-the-mt6595-the-worlds-first-4g-lte-octa-core-smartphone-soc-with-arm-cortex-a17-and-ultra-hd-h265-codec-support-244826801.html

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