Samsung confirms that they’re working on 64-bit processors for this year

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Samsung has confirmed that they are working on 64-bit processors, with a goal of releasing them this year. Samsung will build these processors under their Exynos name, which appears in many of Samsung’s devices. Samsung has been lagging behind many it its rivals when it comes to 64-bit processing.

64-bit processors are able to handle much more data than 32-bit processors that are found in many mobile devices today.

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Samsung’s Exynos Infinity getting revealed at MWC next week

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The next generation of Samsung’s Exynos processor will be unveiled next week in Barcelona. In a tweet from the official Exynos Twitter account, Samsung says “Continuing our market-leading innovation and leadership, we bring you our latest innovations. Please stay tuned.” What exactly will be of the Exynos Infinity processor? It could mean 64-bit architecture is on its way. After all, that is something still missing from Samsung’s current portfolio. » Read the rest

Samsung to expand processor market share by shipping more Exynos tablets in 2014

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It’s no secret that Samsung takes pride in its in-house Exynos ARM processors, but outside of Samsung’s own devices, the Exynos division hasn’t seen much market growth. In fact, last year Exynos chips saw pretty slow growth, mostly due to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon CPUs being the de facto standard in Android devices, including many of Samsung’s own models.

However, last month Samsung’s Exynos processors saw a 10% sales increase compared to last year, which is likely because many of Samsung’s newer phone models this year will debut with Exynos processors over Snapdragon processors, including the Galaxy Note Neo. On top of that, Samsung is reportedly working on several new tablets that will also use Exynos processors, which is something we’ve seen in the Note Pro line of tablets. The LTE models use Qualcomm processors, but all of the other tablets in the family exclusively use Samsung’s own CPUs. Further down the line, Samsung of course has a 64-bit version of their Exynos chip planned. » Read the rest

Android 4.4.2 Update for the Exynos Powered Galaxy Note 3 Now Seeding

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Android_in_KitKat_LogoLast Monday, the Snapdragon powered Note 3 started receiving Android 4.4.2. Fast forward a week later it’s now the Exynos powered Note 3′s turn.

The update brings all of KitKat’s enhancements such as performance boosts, full-screen album art, emoji support and wireless printing while also bringing some Samsung enhancements as well. Samsung added a camera shortcut for quick shooting, and landscape keyboard improvements. Gone are the multi-colored notification icons as Samsung also moved to white icons.

The update is rolling out in phases and is currently available in Russia. When it’s your turn, you can go to Settings > More > About Device > Software update > Update to check for the OTA. Even though it’s rolling out in phases, the update process should happen quickly. Enjoy!

source: SamMobile

Chromebook 11 re-appears in Play Store, overheating issues fixed

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Remember when Google and HP recalled the Chromebook 11 because of overheating charger issues? Well the device is back and better than ever with a (hopefully) perfectly working charger— you can get one now for $279, the same price it was being offered for before.

If you need a refresher on the specs, it packs an Exynos 5250 processor, 2GB RAM, a 1366 x 768 display.

Some extra information just came in as well— Best Buy has the Chromebook 11 with Verizon LTE connectivity listed online as well. This variant costs $379 with a potential $50 mail-in rebate. You can add it to a shared data plan for only $10 if you’re up for it.

Source: Play Store / Best Buy

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 specs leak, packs octa-core Exynos processor

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The folks over at AnTuTu benchmark have recently leaked the specs of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 after it stopped by at the FCC a few days ago. The device will pack a 2,560 x 1,600 display, an Exynos 5420 octa-core processor clocked at 1.9GHz, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, and an 8MP rear shooter. The tablet will also run Android 4.4.2 KitKat at launch, which is a huge plus.

The given specs mean that this tablet will definitely be a beast— but expect a high price tag to come with the quality. The tablet should launch in February, perhaps at the Mobile World Congress.

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Samsung’s Next Chromebook Could Feature Exynos Octa-Core CPU and 2560×1440 Display

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Google’s Chromebooks are taking off with multiple manufacturers pushing multiple low priced options to consumers. What’s great is that we’re seeing decent specs accompanying those low price tags. Samsung looks to be raising the bar with their next generation of ARM Chromebooks. Said to feature a Exynos octa-core CPU, the device will also come with a 12 inch (possibly less) 2560×1440 display. On top of that, the device may come with either 16GB or 32GB solid state drives and 3GB of RAM. It is said to also boast about 7 hours of battery life per charge.

A lot of Google’s success with Chromebooks has had a lot to do with the sub $300 price range and has appealed to budget-conscientious folk. The new generation ARM Chromebook will be no different as it will also feature a price somewhere between $250 and $300. We’re not sure when we’ll see it released but we’ll let you know as soon as it’s available. Stay tuned!

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Samsung set to announce new Exynos processor at CES 2014

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Samsung recently announced via Twitter that they’re set to announce their new Exynos processor on January 7 at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. The cutting edge processor will feature 64-bit architecture and will compete with Apple’s A7 chip. It is expected to make its debut in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5, though nothing is certain about which devices will feature the processor.

Despite hopes that the chip will make it to the US, simply unveiling it does not guarantee it a spot in the American models of Samsung’s next flagship handset. Both the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 feature an Exynos chip in Korea and a Qualcomm processor in the US.

Source: @SamsungExynos

Samsung Galaxy S5 expected to include 64-bit processor, 128-bit processors on the horizon

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You may have noticed that smartphone manufacturers seem to be in a race to not only one-up each other, but also to keep pushing the limits of hardware specs. In the field of displays, there is an on-going push to increase the pixels-per-inch (PPI) count on mobile devices. Samsung has been touting 3GB of RAM in their latest devices. When Apple released the latest versions of their smartphones, they triggered a race to include 64-bit processors in top-tier devices. In a story in The Korea Herald, sources indicated that Samsung’s next version of their top of the line smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S5, will come with a 64-bit processor. That bit of news probably is not a surprise to anyone who has been following the hardware race.

At the same event, ARM’s executive vice president of commercial and global development, Antonio Viana, predicted that 128-bit processors were probably on the horizon and could be hitting the market within a couple years. Viana thinks that technologies like facial recognition will push device manufacturers to incorporate ever more powerful hardware to meet the computing requirements.

Do you see a 128-bit processor in your future or do you think 64-bit will be plenty?

source: The Korea Herald
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