Will 64-bit smartphones become a reality in the near future?

Aditya Salve April 7, 2013
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So with most smartphones adopting dual or quad core processors more or less, I believe moving onto a 64-bit platform is the next logical step. With ARM releasing 64-bit architectures not so long ago, have all the major smartphone players started working towards this goal?

  1. Owain
    April 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    looking at the possibilties of technology, yes 64 bit phones are looking to be developed
    see an article below
    looks like 64 bit phones may be closer to be developed than we think

  2. Rajaa Chowdhury
    April 8, 2013 at 2:13 am

    Interesting line of thought. Just taking a bit furthur, with Canonical jumping onto the smartphone OS bandwagon, would love to see a Ubuntu 64bit smartphone OS in the near future, which can get decked into the desktop OS also. :)

  3. Alyshia Gordon
    April 7, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Society never stops advancing... Well, until there is a catastrophic disaster and we lose all sense of technology, knowledge, and such.. But, if that doesn't happen in the next 5-10 years, I'd say YES. :)

  4. garva sharma
    April 7, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    100% yes because technology is infinite

  5. Magina Lelhchhun
    April 7, 2013 at 8:45 am

    I think no.it will take more time for me.

  6. Alan Wade
    April 7, 2013 at 8:26 am

    It will come in the not-so-distant future.
    Manufacturers these days tend to have a policy of If it isnt broken lets break it rather than Dont fix what isnt broken attitude.

    • Chris Marcoe
      April 7, 2013 at 6:34 pm

      Truer words were never spoken!

  7. Vishal Surana
    April 7, 2013 at 5:12 am

    this will depend on manufactures of semiconductors like samsung, qualcomm ,intel if processors are powerful the os will be available in future. 64bit takes double ram as of 32bit and will obviously take more battery

  8. Chris Marcoe
    April 7, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Depends what you consider near.

    "Licensees of ARM's new 64-bit Cortex A-50 series include AMD, Broadcom, Calxeda, HiSilicon, Samsung and STMicroelectronics, the company said, and the first chips are expected to ship in 2014."

    From http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/30/us-arm-64-bit-idUSBRE89T17N20121030

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