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#1 +TruckWEB

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 09:25

http://www.engadget....ung-64-bit-cpu/

 

So, is this all fluff like some editorial said it was for Apple?  

 

Great mind think alike?




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Posted 12 September 2013 - 09:54

need to get this on the front page and call it out? lol



#3 Xerxes

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:04

Geez Samsung, can you do anything without copying Apple? how about something original instead of follow the fruit...



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:43

pretty sure nokia / microsoft won't be far behind. just after they make the compulsory fun poking at apple's / samsung's expense, then quietly slip it into their product roadmap.



#5 The Teej

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:45

Well this is for the Exynos 6 - and the Exynos 5 was only available for the International version, not the US version which used the Snapdragon. So, it'll be interesting how Samsung play this one with the SGS5.



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:51

What are the benefits of a 64-bit architecture?  Sure it means they can address over 4gb of processing ram (not storage)...



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 11:13

pretty sure nokia / microsoft won't be far behind. just after they make the compulsory fun poking at apple's / samsung's expense, then quietly slip it into their product roadmap.


Well Apple has forced their hands. Its still fluff no matter who is implementing it, but other manufacturers can't really not implement it now that Apple has because its such a marketing gimmick.

Everyone here would do the same thing.

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 11:16

probably a fingerprint reader as well.



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 11:24

probably a fingerprint reader as well.

 

That would be interesting, considering that no one cared about it back when the Motorola Atrix shipped with one.



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 11:29

pretty sure nokia / microsoft won't be far behind. just after they make the compulsory fun poking at apple's / samsung's expense, then quietly slip it into their product roadmap.

 

It already is on the roadmap.



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 11:31

That would be interesting, considering that no one cared about it back when the Motorola Atrix shipped with one.

We'll see. I think it will all depend on how well the iPhone's actually works in practice, i.e. how user-friendly Apple's solution turns out to be. I have no idea how the Motorola Atrix fared in that regard... Plus, obviously when Apple does something it will attract a bit more attention...  :rofl:



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 11:38

We'll see. I think it will all depend on how well the iPhone's actually works in practice, i.e. how user-friendly Apple's solution turns out to be. I have no idea how the Motorola Atrix fared in that regard...

 

Maybe the one on the Motorola phone didn't work fine, I don't know. The thing is no one thought "hey that's a cool idea, let's add that to our phones with a better implementation".

 

If other brands start using fingerprint scanners I'd bet it'll be more because of Apple being trendsetters rather that the actual usefulness of the device.



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 11:44

What are the benefits of a 64-bit architecture?  Sure it means they can address over 4gb of processing ram (not storage)...

 

Right now, there's hardly any benefit at all (unless hardware such as the fingerprint scanner only has 64bit drivers).

 

What it does do is give them a chance to test 64 bit iOS in the wild before something that actually needs it comes out ;).



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 13:21

Maybe the one on the Motorola phone didn't work fine, I don't know. The thing is no one thought "hey that's a cool idea, let's add that to our phones with a better implementation".

 

If other brands start using fingerprint scanners I'd bet it'll be more because of Apple being trendsetters rather that the actual usefulness of the device.

 

Going by what the reviews are saying, it seems to work really well, in contrast to the solution that the Atrix shipped with, e.g.:

 

 

The unpredictable nature of the Atrix’s sensor is what ultimately made it more frustrating than useful.

[...]

When I first heard the rumors of Apple integrating a fingerprint scanner into the iPhone 5s’ home button I was beyond skeptical. I for sure thought that Apple had run out of ideas. Even listening to the feature introduced live, I couldn’t bring myself to care. Having lived with the iPhone 5s for the past week however, I can say that Touch ID is not only extremely well executed, but a feature I miss when I’m not using the 5s.

http://anandtech.com...one-5s-review/8

 

 

 

it actually works — every single time, in my tests. It’s nothing like the balky, infuriating fingerprint-reader efforts of earlier cellphones. It’s genuinely awesome;

http://www.nytimes.c...ml?pagewanted=2



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 19:41

So, Samsung are going to build a 64bit version of Android as well, are they?