Qualcomm tries to calm fears, says 64-bit Snapdragon 810 is still "on track"

Qualcomm announced the 64-bit Snapdragon 810 all the way back in April and said that the chipset was planned for release in the first half of 2015. Last week, the clock speeds of the 810 were revealed; and, soon afterwards, it was rumored that both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and LG G4 could be delayed because of issues with the Qualcomm SoC. Now, Qualcomm is trying to calm fears, but it isn't doing so well...
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14. MrTzr unregistered

Why doesn't Samsung make its own chips for all of its smartphones?

20. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Probably cheaper to just buy the chips instead of producing them. My guess at least not too sure. But as a manufacturer they save time just having other companies produce hardware.

25. azalucel

Posts: 141; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

samsung cpus are closed source so it makes custom roms a massive headache and when they switch to in house cpu/gpu i bet they will lose more market share

28. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Makes sense I do believe that people want the most reliable hardware and might not be convinced with Samsung produced chipset.

48. AlikMalix unregistered

I think it's because Apple is taking up all of their manufacturing resourses, and they probably profit more per chip selling to Apple than selling their own phone with their own manufactured chip...

18. engineer-1701d unregistered

can anybody give me a quick answer on this one for a sprint in the US can I use samsung exynos the new one with cat10

19. engineer-1701d unregistered

can anybody give me a quick answer on this one for a sprint in the US can I use samsung exynos the new one with cat10

26. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

lol Android always trying to play catch up to Apple. We had this since 5S! Androids are for noobs.

29. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

Actually IOS is for noobs because it's so simple that even retarded people like can use it.

31. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

like you*

38. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

No, my mom has an IQ of 160 and she couldn't figure out where the back button was. The problem is, there isn't one.

47. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Wow that was funny... Nobody cares what noobs with sonic as profile picture say.

49. AlikMalix unregistered

Back button is what they used on dumbphones with buttons and no touch screen.. have you tried just using your God given natural ability and swipe back (or forward) on any page or settings menu. The problem with back button is: it cannot go forward like you would with gestures. But it's true, I had a friend who like the iPhone but the lack of backbutton when he switched from a dumbphone was the only reason he bought an android... (second reason, big screen, apple's fault on that second one)...

30. roozbeh101

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

you are the main income source for apple ! they can't oversell cr ap to the smart!

32. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Absolutely they can. I know plenty of smart people who buy Apple. They know they're overpaying, but to them it's worth it. Hey, it's their money. I also know some stupid people who buy Android, because they get sold whatever their friends and the salesman at the store tell them to buy. What does this prove? Nothing.

33. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I bought my GS4 on peer pressure lol it was a decent phone but I got tired of the lag after just 8 months and got the M8. I must say Abdroid has improved in recent times.

34. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I wasn't going to name names, but yeah. The GS3 and GS4 seemed to sell a lot on peer pressure and ubiquity.

35. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Lmao it happened to me

36. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

We've had everything else since the Nexus S.

37. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

And the 5s was only released a year ago, so you really shouldn't be using "since" and an exclamation mark.

43. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

I want HTC m9 to be equipped with tegra k1. Phack off SD for ruining it. This means only note5/z5/g4 will see d810

44. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

i guess i'm waiting anyway for a phone with decent specs at the 5" mark or below.. am i the only one who still wants one of those? x64 is only interesting to me for the efficiency.. i can't wait to have the improved battery life.. at this point i'm actually satisfied with the amount of 'power' in my phone.. i'm less concerned about speed and more about battery.

46. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

I think it's quite logical to assume that there's going to be a lot of problem implementing 64-bit. Consider the windows x86 system. AMD64 was first sold when the 3310 were still popular. And right now there is still people using 32-bit windows. You can also take a look at apple's 64-bit system. It only wins benchmarks because it pushes less than twice the amount of pixels against its competing counterparts. It is hard to take direct advantage from 64-bit compared to 32-bit. So IMHO Qualcomm may release an SD808 or something like that for 2015 1H and release the 64-bit SD810 sometime later.
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