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Samsung promises "64-bit functionality" in next smartphones, because it can't let Apple have anything "special"

0. phoneArena 12 Sep 2013, 00:58 posted on

That's right folks, we're back in the day care play area and Samsung is jealous of Apple's new 64-bit toy. Samsung apparently doesn't care much that 64-bit processing won't really help Apple all that much in the near future, nor that 64-bit support will be completely useless on an Android device (unless Android 4.4 KitKat is bringing 64-bit support)...

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posted on 12 Sep 2013, 15:10

137. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Increasing the screen size has functional purpose. Increasing the resolution has functional purpose. A 64-bit processor as of now has no functional purpose, especially since Google may not even support the processor and its flagship smartphones only have 2gig of RAM. Basically Samsung may add a feature that will not help the S5 AT ALL. Why add it? Do you understand now?

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 15:20

138. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


I hate it when dumbas*ses think they're smart. You're obviously not at my level kid. The whole issue is not that Samsung is adding a 64-bit processor, it's that they're adding it when it will have absolutely no use at all. It is so extremely unlikely that the S5 will jump from 2gigs of ram to 4 gigs. Can you even think?

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 05:25

65. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2227; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Apple has previously used larger pixels (iPhone 4), but your point is still valid that this is progression.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 01:29 6

19. Daftama (Posts: 619; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


You wanna talk about copy io7 is Complete copy of gingerbread lol... I could careless more copies the more my Android gets better so please copy the hell out of each other

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 02:11 2

31. Trex95 (Posts: 938; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


And Android copied Cydia.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 05:24 1

64. Trololol (Posts: 33; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)


well said sir

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 06:35 1

74. tedkord (Posts: 12292; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


And Cydia is not Apple. So regardless, iOS 7 is a complete copy.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 07:05 1

78. Trololol (Posts: 33; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)


so android is still copy, right?

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 01:34 3

20. antelmann22 (Posts: 3; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


If I'm not mistaken, the new A7 chip is based off of ARMv8 architecture which is 64-bit. That's the next step in mobile computing on the ARM side of things. THIS INSTRUCTION SET WAS LICENSED TO APPLE, and Apple along with their acquired chip designers created the A7. It is not a me too. It would have happened whether Apple announced it or not.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 01:58

26. illusionmist (Posts: 157; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)


Tell that to those people that were just happily bashing Apple about this 64-bit thing.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 02:30 3

36. artealis (Posts: 98; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


what copy? intel already have 64bit CPU along time ago, still there is no body said A7 copied intel. or apple started scream "me too want 64bit like intel?"
that plastic is not copying asha 501?
or atrix finger print
bigger pixel in camera? nothing new.
apple should come with mind control phone or nano computing with carbon nano tube case and virtual reality with 3D fHD screen and 256bit CPU plus 8gb ram and it will be a new thing.innovation.
5c heap and 5s ame, mehhhhh

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 03:22

52. frydaexiii (Posts: 1460; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


lol, they're doing this so Apple can't brag about 64-bit chips other than being the first

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 01:08 2

6. nctx77 (Posts: 2096; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


The copy machines are on full blast!!! Next year we will have S5 with fingerprint scanner, 64 bit chip and a S7 chip to copy the m7. Oh let's not forget the all aluminum body. Wait, the S5 mini will still be plastic, but come in multiple colors. Sammy playing catchup LOL!

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 01:13 6

12. dsDoan (Posts: 229; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


Don't be a blind fanboy. Everyone copies everyone. It is known.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 01:21 2

16. jedpatrickdatu (Posts: 167; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


True, but it would be better if Samsung innovates by itself instead of waiting for Apple and then copying them like with Siri and S Voice.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 02:47 5

45. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Saying Samsung copy 64 bit is like saying Apple copied dual core or 2gb of ram from every Android manufacturer in existence. I knew Apple fans were retarded but I didn't think they were this retarded.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 05:30 1

66. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2227; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


His argument is flawed except for this: Samsung IS a follower. The true innovators in the mobile space are few and far between (Apple, LG, Nokia, Motorola), but Samsung does not belong in that group. No major advancement in mobile technology was premiered by Samsung. None.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 09:03

103. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


They have made tons of stuff first, it is just that haters like you will never be able to give them credit for it. It is just not in the Samsung hater DNA.

Sure most of their innovations have to do with manufacturing techniques and ram where you can't notice them but internals are just as important.

And the fact that they spend the most money out of all the companies except Nokia on R&D should tell you that you are a little off base here. Unless you somehow twist your hating mind into believing that they somehow pay a bunch of monkeys in the R&D department millions to just come up with copies of something. I am sure they don't have to do much r&d to do that. It would just be the research because someone else already did the development.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 07:02

75. tedkord (Posts: 12292; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


They do. Smart stay and Smart rotation come to mind immediately.

The problem is many of Apple's innovations are actually copied. Slide to unlock, for instance.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 01:17

14. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


sammy playing catchup.. but still winning the market miles ahead from the competitors..

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 02:48

46. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Case in point, this retard here.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 05:31

68. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


butthurt samsung hater....motoroal atrix had finger print scanner....and samsung has many phones with multiple colours in launch.....lets see if samsung makes special chip like ms....and most of features in ios7 are ripoff touchwiz features...go home it's aplle who is copying now not samsung....

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 01:08 7

7. HalaMadrid (Posts: 92; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


samsung ♥

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 01:10 1

8. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


I'm just surprised that it took Samsung this long to announce this....

Also can't wait to see the new flatter and simpler Touchwiz next year

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 01:12 1

10. nctx77 (Posts: 2096; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


What about the gold S5?

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 08:48

98. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


tW is already flat imo

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 01:12

9. dsDoan (Posts: 229; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


Since when is future-proofing a device pointless?

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 02:15

32. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Is Google even going to support 64-bit processors? Until the OS can even support it, then yes it's pointless.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 07:04

76. tedkord (Posts: 12292; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Of course they will. It's a natural progression following what happened in desktop CPUs. The market was always heading toward 64bit.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 08:49

99. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Since it seems they plan of having android go to gaming devices and possible desktop computer I can see 4.4. Having 64 bit support thus being ready for the galaxy s5

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