Samsung to Introduce 64-bit Processors in Upcoming Devices

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Apple unveiled their much-hyped iPhone 5S on Tuesday, along with a plastic iPhone 5C. In case you don’t know, iPhone 5S is the first smartphone in the market featuring a 64-bit processor. Now, it seems that the world’s largest manufacturer, Samsung, may have realized that it’s about time to equip upcoming Galaxy smartphones with 64-bit processors as well.

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During an interview with Korea Times, Samsung’s mobile business chief Shin Jong-kyun said, “Not in the shortest time. But yes, our next smartphones will have 64-bit processing functionality.” We don’t know when that will happen, but we’re thinking their next flagship device is going to feature it.

It’s going to take some time, however, as the Android OS is not yet compatible with 64-bit processors. So, in the end, it’s all up to Google to make sure that their popular mobile platform can support the latest hardware technology, which might take some time. It is not yet known which version will be fully compatible with 64-bit processors, but our wild guess is that we may see some hints in the next Android version – Android 4.4 KitKat.

Shin also mentioned that the company has to work hard especially in China and Japan, where Apple is working to boost its presence by signing deals with the largest carriers in both countries.

Samsung understands that Apple intends to boost its mobile business in China, as well as in Japan, meaning that we should try harder in these countries

Well, it seems as the smartphone war is about to get fierce. Apple recently got a license to run on China Mobile’s TD network, which might be a good thing for the Cupertino giant. On the other hand, Samsung is way ahead of Apple in China with a market share of almost 19.4 percent compared to Apple’s 4.3 percent. But, it seems things might be a little different for Apple now, don’t you think?


<Source: KoreaTimes via TNW>


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