Samsung to be ready when Android moves to 64-bit

Shawn Knight

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Apple broke new ground last year by launching a 64-bit mobile processor, the first of its kind in the mobile industry. Since then, a number of other chip makers have put their 64-bit ambitions into overdrive to keep pace including...

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highlander84

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My Note 3 has 3 gigs of ram... and seriously I can never see more being needed. Every time I check I'm only using like 1.5...
 

Kibaruk

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Kyushik Hong, vice president of marketing for Samsung's system LSI business, said 64-bit was very important in the sense that there is a real demand regardless of whether or not it is needed.

He said, whether it's not needed it has demands... from whom you might ask? Hipsters who likes having rocket science on their hands to open instagram :p
 
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Would Apple sue Samsung again for stealing their idea?
Moving to 64 bit is a natural progression, it's not a new idea, but Apple gets the bragging rights for getting there first I suppose.
 
G

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Well, think about it. 32-bit OSes can use about 4 GB of RAM. We are already at 2+ GB of usage. 64-bit OSes can support multiple TB of RAM, more than is achievable in a few decades (watch me eat my words in 2020).
 

highlander84

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Quoting this for hilariousness in a few years.
I hope in a few years I still have the same phone...unless I drop it or something ;) I approve the future quote! I remember when I got a 20gig HDD and said "Never again will I run out of space" Now I have over 8TB of storage :D
 

rub900

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64 bit can open the process with a new thread. if it crashes it does not affect the OS. The ram is not as big a deal on phones. Some of the posts here make me wonder if anyone knows computing at all.
 

Mamoon69

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64 bit can open the process with a new thread. if it crashes it does not affect the OS. The ram is not as big a deal on phones. Some of the posts here make me wonder if anyone knows computing at all.

Teach us please
 

Kibaruk

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Teach us please

Yeah I refrained myself to reply to him since it was only going to be trolling... but yes, he looks like he is a tech guru we can call master.

He must be seing something even the developers of the proc think it is not needed, then again he could be a genius and we are all missing something.