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Samsung next-gen smartphones will have 64-bit CPU

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#16 yowanvista


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Posted 28 September 2013 - 20:07

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

Rumor says that Android 4.4 will be optimized for ARMv8. However that won't really produce any sort of improvement since Android apps are bytecode in contrast to iOS apps which are native. The number of bits is irrelevant at the dalvik level anyways. Adapting Android wouldn't be that hard since the Linux kernel has been supporting AArch64 for quite some time now, a few core runtimes will need to be reworked but most of the userland stuff will pretty much remain the same.

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 20:50

I wasn't talking about app's, I was talking about Android itself.  I know how the apps are built.


There's little point in Samsung releasing a 64 bit Android phone if they're not going to do a 64bit build.

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 00:28

And app writers to write code that can actually use 64 bit CPU's. It took a few years for multimedia software to completely make the transition, and then it was fits & starts.