ASUS outs a trio of 64-bit Android KitKat slates: slim-bezel Fonepad 8, and MeMO Pad 8 as the lightest 8" LTE tablet
3. eldyagustius (Posts: 168; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)
depends on the price and usability/functionality
11. joey_sfb (Posts: 4113; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
That's correct. Know any laptop that has Accelerator, GPS, Gyroscope, barometer and etc sensors.
Different needs different tools.
7. Kamehameha (Posts: 44; Member since: 21 Apr 2014)
"featuring over 1000 software enhancements"
"and a new visual design"
2. BattleBrat (Posts: 1251; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
I am in the neighborhood for a small tablet, something to tide me over until the Tegra k1 comes around. But I am looking at an HTC One max. 1080 p screen boom sound speakers and a battery expanding case (adds 1200mah, bringing it to 4500mah!) that doesn't interfere with the micro usb port.Yes, I plan on buying a phone just to use it as a small tablet. these are rather un remarkable, I expected more from Asus.
4. gigaraga (Posts: 1425; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
Liking the MemoPad 8! Hope it has a high resolution camera
6. nlbates66 (Posts: 317; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)
bit silly that there seems to be no mention of the amount of RAM on these devices, since a large reason to move to 64-bit is to be able to allocate amounts greater than 4GB...
9. Ishmeet (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)
Not a very large one though. Although 64-bit systems allow for 4+ GB of ram, the main motive behind moving to the new instruction set is more efficient storage, I/O and system performance.
The storage on 64-bit systems is more secure because it is allocated to randomised blocks within the storage, which can't be predicted as easily by a hacker, as compared to 32-bit systems with linear structure of storage.
Also, the 64-bit systems allow for higher memory bandwidth and better backwards compatibility and more efficient R/W from the random entropy generator, thus tackling any kinds of stutter which might have happened due to slower storage.
15. nlbates66 (Posts: 317; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)
fair nuff, though i'm thinking a large portion of that stuff doesn't automatically become true just moving to 64-bit :-)
8. Ishmeet (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)
Well, time for a new rom for my device. The UI looks nice though, I like it.
I'll try to port over the UI and features in form of a custom rom when the system dump comes in. It's time to give XDA some good contributions ;)
10. realjjj (Posts: 254; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)
Nice,too bad they killed em with "Incompatibility Inside".
12. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1016; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
I'd get the Fonepad 8 if it's priced low enough
13. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
1.8Ghz is on par with S801 2.5Ghz
14. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1304; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
... only in your dreams.
Silvermont cores are merely 10 to 15% more powerful in IPC than Krait 400.
And here you are talking a 40% increase in frequency.
In order to have the ame performance the Atom needs to be clocked AT least at 2.2 Ghz.
Here you have a little comparison of S801 (2.45GHz) against Atom Z3470 (1.86 GHz), the Snapdragon wins by quite a margin.