64-bit processing will spread to mobile devices in 2015, ABI Research estimates

64-bit processing will spread to mobile devices in 2015, ABI Research estimates

According to analyst agency ABIResearch, a large number of 64-bit mobile devices will likely startshipping in 2015. The very first batch of them, however, could appearby the second half of this year, running on Intel's 64-bit Atom“Merrifield” and "Moorefield" processors. This prediction goes nicely with the rumorabout Google introducing a Nexus 8 tablet with 64-bit Intel hardwareand a retooled Android this July.



Furthermore, ABI estimates that 182million 64-bit mobile chips will be shipped by the end of 2014, with20% of them going towards Android device manufacturers. By 2018,though, 64-bit processor shipments for smartphones and tablets couldreach 1.2 billion in total, with 60% going into Android devices, 30%into Apple devices, and up to 10% in Windows / Windows Phone devices.



At present iOS and Windows 8 (whichcould also be considered a mobile platform, as it runs on x64-poweredtablets) are fully 64-bit compliant, while 64-bit Androiddistributions only exist for x86 devices (thanks to Intel's efforts). It's up to Google tointroduce Android with full 64-bit support, which is expected in thenext milestone version of the platform. Currently, the Androidopen-source community is working on 64-bit Android tools, while a64-bit version of the Chrome browser is already in the works as well.Although the Android kernel has had 64-bit computing support for along time, Google have plenty of porting and optimizing to. You canread more about this in this article.



At present, the appeal of 64-bitprocessing is largely from a marketing standpoint, but this willchange. It's inarguable that 64-bit processors in mobile devices willbring faster multimedia and processing capabilities, in addition toRAM memory larger than 4GB.



source: ABI Research via MacWorld

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18 Comments

1. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

if apple release large screen iphone , android flagships r gonna have bad time and they will want to release competitive devices with 64 bit processors so it takes less then 1 year I guess

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Android, bad time? No, never.

4. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

how do you know ?? dont be so certain, look at nokia ;)

7. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

Look at nokia? That's because Nokia didn't accept android since the begining. That's why Samsung took over the crown from Nokia

10. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Also Nokia was shafted by MS mole who made them wait 2 years for windows phone OS to be ready. By then iOS and Android had demolished BB and were untouchable. Now MS is happy in numbers that barely beat the sinking BB ship.

12. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

yes you r right. what I wanted to say ; nokia was considered as a unbeatable those times. now nokia far behind apple and samsung....

8. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Lol read the whole article next time, even the author mentioned that 64 bit is marketing fluff for now. Android is far more competitive than iOS because making the device bigger won't make the OS any better. There are like 20 things that Apple needs to compete with Android right now including device variety, more powerful OS and better personalization to name a few. Android need more powerful hardware in smaller phones and thanks to Sony that problem is almost dealt with.

9. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

It was Nokia's mistake that they have not chosen Android at that time. And for Android there are many OEMs so it's hard to get a bad time.

6. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

Do you think everybody can afford $800+ iphone? Don't forget developing market in Asia with more than 3 billion population.

11. Sauce unregistered

Are you retarded? Most feature phones are just as expensive off contract.

15. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

U crazy.? Name any feature phone worth $800

16. Sauce unregistered

Just a little crazy. Any? The Note 3 for one is discounted right now at $724.99 at ATT. Which comes close to "$800.00" The iPhone 5s, at ATT, is $649.99 right now. That being said, I think I'll pass on upgrading my Note 2 until my contract is ready, or until I sell my iPhone 5s in Brazil for $3000.

17. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

When did note 3 become a feature phone.!? -_-

3. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

It will only become a common thing after Google adds support into Android and when production of 32 bit android devices ends. I would have guessed 2014 for 64 bit Android and late 2015 to early 2016 when it outpaces 32 bit.

5. 1701nino unregistered

Geez didn't know apple beat them to the mill so soon.And considering that develepers have started to optimize their apps for this in 2015 ios will be 64bit ready.

13. jibraihimi

Posts: 815; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

" Furthermore, ABI estimates that 182 million 64-bit mobile chips will be shipped by the end of 2013, with 20% of them going towards Android device manufacturers." 2013.....??? First quarter of 2014 is going to end soon, and still they are estimating about 2013!!!!!!!! Shouldn't it be 2014 or 2015........????

14. jibraihimi

Posts: 815; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

" Furthermore, ABI estimates that 182 million 64-bit mobile chips will be shipped by the end of 2013, with 20% of them going towards Android device manufacturers." 2013.....??? First quarter of 2014 is going to end soon, and still they are estimating about 2013!!!!!!!! Shouldn't it be 2014 or 2015........????

18. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Having 64 bit in a smart phone doesn't make it any better. Besides android don't need to rush about it. Look at what happen to ifruit dead blue screen ? And they call it innovation.

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