Phones with 1 TB of memory coming down the pipe thanks to shovel-ready resistive RAM tech
posted by Daniel P. / Jul 24, 2014, 4:05 AM
How about carrying all your photos, your music collection and all seasons of our favorite TV series with you at all times, wrapped conveniently in your smartphone delivery system? Deal. Huge storage capacities for our mobile devices are in the pipeline, people, and the latest Rice University invention just piles up on the technologies waiting to wow us in phones going forward.
holds promise for the future marathon endurance of our mobile device batteries as well. The concoction asks for much less power to be operational, has incredible memory density, and heat isn't an issue anymore.Most of these discoveries are not ready for prime time yet, or not able to be produced in mass quantities with the existing conveyor belts setup. The Rice U. researchers, however, created a sort of RRAM (resistive RAM) that can be made with current tools, and at room temperature at that, paving the way for its quick adoption by manufacturers. Five years in the making, the technology now involves the almighty silicon oxide (what else), the stuff that
Long story short, RRAM is expected to replace the current flash memory convention with chips the size of a postage stamp that can hold 1 TB of data, and this discovery is shaping up to be at the forefront. The Rice University team hinted that a bunch of memory manufacturers have circled the wagons around the invention, hoping to license it for mass production, so we should expect something tangible fairly soon. All in all, it's good that both iOS and Android moved to 64-bit mobile OS editions, able to address much more memory, as the perspective for lugging around speedy 1 TB in our mobile devices sounds mighty enticing.
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Whoah!!! That's great news.
posted on Jul 24, 2014, 4:16 AM 11
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Indeed! Goodbye SD cards! Hello 1TB of storage muhaha
posted on Jul 24, 2014, 8:06 AM 6
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With that kind of storage now you can have multiple OS's installed and all kinds of things. Think about it most computers you buy today only give you for starters is 128/256gb drives (ssd). You can buy some with a terabyte in a notebook. Of course you can buy your own drives and add in the size you want. But most new purchases today top out at 1tb or storage. Now if they have a tb in a phone, OMG. Time to install all the development tools on the phone when that occurs.
posted on Jul 24, 2014, 8:59 AM 1
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I know a lot of people don't even use 4gb of storage in their phones.
posted on Jul 24, 2014, 5:14 AM 3
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Yeah some people are like that. Most smartphone owners I know feel the need to have an SD card slot for extra memory, but there was a time when I borrowed some just to play with it and they don't even know how to install apps on their SD. So the SD is just there for some unknown reason lol. ..and then there are some people like me who have only 120GB on my laptop. I just don't feel the need to save content that can be streamed on my devices. Most of my photos goes to FB (I don't really care about privacy issues, people can feel free stealing my pics lol) and music/vids I stream.
posted on Jul 24, 2014, 7:22 AM 0
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i am one of them. The max i have used is 3GB
posted on Jul 24, 2014, 6:02 AM 2
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I take lots of pictures and occasional video clips of my golf swing for slow playback analysis, so that can eat up memory pretty quick. Plus I have a few albums from spotify enabled for offline listening. Same for google play music
posted on Jul 24, 2014, 11:03 AM 1
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I would load more movies and music onto my note 3 and my 32GB sd card if I had the room. I use my phone as if it was a media center pc that makes calls and texts and can play games. Having that kind of memory in my phone would make it a laptop and desktop replacement for me.
posted on Jul 24, 2014, 6:07 AM 2
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Indeed. Now I just want a phone that is(apart from being near indestructible and with a battery that lasts for a week haha) able to intelligently recognize the owner and make itself unusable to the thief.. that would ease my mind about carrying my only pc everywhere with me.
posted on Jul 24, 2014, 6:27 AM 0
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You would still need a way to backup that data.
posted on Jul 24, 2014, 6:32 AM 1
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PS : the fact that android is 64 bit dont have no relation with how much mass storage it can handle (if this thing is aimed for mass storage). Maybe in the future we will see memory-less (RAM) phones with the mass storage and current RAM having the same role
posted on Jul 24, 2014, 6:18 AM 0
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It wont be released for commercial use for years and even it comes out. OEMs wont release it on theirs devices. Its called BUSINESS! Digital cameras and Camcorders maybe. But forget smartphones/tablets in near future.
posted on Jul 24, 2014, 10:05 AM 0
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