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Well that didn't take long.  If Apple has it then that means that Samsung will too.  Wonder what their design will look like??

 

 

 

Samsung's mobile business head JK Shin has said that the company's next smartphones will feature a 64-bit CPU, according to the Korea Times

 

Full article: http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/12/samsung-64-bit-cpu/

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Obviously they can fall behind...

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About time that phones caught up with my 64 bits Atari Jaguar gaming machine.

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Where's the announcement for their fingerprint scanner?  The GS5 will undoubtedly have it along with an 8-core CPU...

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So only iPhone users will have a 64bit e-boner until then? Fun times ahead.

 

Although next-gen Samsung phones launch everyday so he probably means next week.

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Where's the announcement for their fingerprint scanner?  The GS5 will undoubtedly have it along with an 8-core CPU...

 

So only iPhone users will have a 64bit e-boner until then? Fun times ahead.

I think we've gotten to the point where no one is actually bringing anything new to the game, it's moarrr specs, moarrrr useless features ( Though I see how the fingerprint unlock is usefull), :/ Man when I first saw the iPhone 4 I was like "what an awesome design"... Every other phone has just been meh... ( I got a galaxy s4, because my 4 was beat up...)

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I think we've gotten to the point where no one is actually bringing anything new to the game, it's moarrr specs, moarrrr useless features

 

Basically, yeah. I don't see a 64-bit CPU as that big of a deal for my phone.

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It's so revolutionary.

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Basically, yeah. I don't see a 64-bit CPU as that big of a deal for my phone.

 

Worse, it will actually be a detriment!

 

You only need a 64bit processor if you're going to be addressing more than 4gb of RAM. No phone has that much RAM, and won't for a couple of years yet, if then.

 

Also, currently all mobile apps are 32bit apps. That means they're going to have to either be recompiled, or run via some kind of emulation layer (like the WoW64 library in Windows) to run, and that's going to be slower than running them on a 32bit processor.

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Basically, yeah. I don't see a 64-bit CPU as that big of a deal for my phone.

Pretty much, an average joe will never ever care about it... But come to think of it, this might be an apple strategy to bring in more "spec hoarders". 

 

 

 

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Pretty much, an average joe will never ever care about it... But come to think of it, this might be an apple strategy to bring in more "spec hoarders".


Bahahahahahaha.
Umm, this article is about Samsungs next phone. So clearly it's their strategy as well.

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Worse, it will actually be a detriment!

 

You only need a 64bit processor if you're going to be addressing more than 4gb of RAM. No phone has that much RAM, and won't for a couple of years yet, if then.

 

Also, currently all mobile apps are 32bit apps. That means they're going to have to either be recompiled, or run via some kind of emulation layer (like the WoW64 library in Windows) to run, and that's going to be slower than running them on a 32bit processor.

And then even, what games or apps use 4gigs on a phone?!!? It took long enough on PC...

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Bahahahahahaha.
Umm, this article is about Samsungs next phone. So clearly it's their strategy as well.

True story. :laugh:

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Worse, it will actually be a detriment!

 

You only need a 64bit processor if you're going to be addressing more than 4gb of RAM. No phone has that much RAM, and won't for a couple of years yet, if then.

 

Also, currently all mobile apps are 32bit apps. That means they're going to have to either be recompiled, or run via some kind of emulation layer (like the WoW64 library in Windows) to run, and that's going to be slower than running them on a 32bit processor.

Memory allocation isn't the only use for 64-bit processing.

I believe they are using the 64-bit architecture with the fingerprint scanner and probably other things.  

Higher security potential with x64.

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Worse, it will actually be a detriment!

You only need a 64bit processor if you're going to be addressing more than 4gb of RAM. No phone has that much RAM, and won't for a couple of years yet, if then.

Also, currently all mobile apps are 32bit apps. That means they're going to have to either be recompiled, or run via some kind of emulation layer (like the WoW64 library in Windows) to run, and that's going to be slower than running them on a 32bit processor.


You have no clue how 64 bit works. I thought by now people would know it's not just about memory. Go visit our great friend Google and educate yourself on the matter....please:)
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Where's the announcement for their fingerprint scanner?  The GS5 will undoubtedly have it along with an 8-core CPU...

you think they'll release the Galaxy C as well :rofl:

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Where's the announcement for their fingerprint scanner?  The GS5 will undoubtedly have it along with an 8-core CPU...

My motorola atrix from 2 years ago has a finger print scanner.  I never use it.

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Memory allocation isn't the only use for 64-bit processing.

I believe they are using the 64-bit architecture with the fingerprint scanner and probably other things.  

Higher security potential with x64.

 

An over-engineered solution for an almost non-existent problem that will have a negative impact for the majority of consumers.

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But wait, wouldn't the operating system have to be designed around a 64bit processor as well, in order to at least take full advantage of these capabilities? Apple has full control over iOS, where as Samsung doesn't. Would this not be an issue?

 

Or is this simply a matter of checking the "We have it too" box?

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Samsung is like that annoying person who keeps following you around and you can't loose them.

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An over-engineered solution for an almost non-existent problem that will have a negative impact for the majority of consumers.

What would be the negative impact?

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But wait, wouldn't the operating system have to be designed around a 64bit processor as well, in order to at least take full advantage of these capabilities? Apple has full control over iOS, where as Samsung doesn't. Would this not be an issue?

 

Or is this simply a matter of checking the "We have it too" box?

Yup, which is why apps will be "emulated" or something like that?

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About time that phones caught up with my 64 bits Atari Jaguar gaming machine.


Pretty sure phones have long since caught up to your 32 bit Atari jaguar game console

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My motorola atrix from 2 years ago has a finger print scanner. I never use it.


Motorola, you mean the idiots that forgot they had a fingerprint scanner and tweeted this about iPhone 5S:

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Worse, it will actually be a detriment!
 
You only need a 64bit processor if you're going to be addressing more than 4gb of RAM. No phone has that much RAM, and won't for a couple of years yet, if then.
 
Also, currently all mobile apps are 32bit apps. That means they're going to have to either be recompiled, or run via some kind of emulation layer (like the WoW64 library in Windows) to run, and that's going to be slower than running them on a 32bit processor.


Actually WoW64 on windows runs 32 bit apps generally as fast as if the OS was 32 (since its not emulation they're actually running in a 32 bit windows on windows) and in some cases it actually runs 32 bit apps faster on windows 64 bit than if they had been run on windows 32 bit. Thanks to more efficient memory adressing and som stuff.

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