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Samsung is still producing the A7 processor for Apple devices and also wants the 64-bit processing power

Samsung is still producing the A7 processor for Apple devices and also wants the 64-bit processing power


The tussle between Apple and Samsung, two leading companies of mobile devices, continues and each one is trying its best to outsmart the other. In response to Apple’s new 64-bit smartphone, Samsung has also announced that its upcoming device would be equipped with the same processing power. However, this is something that is quite useless unless certain other features are also improved. Mainly, you also have to increase the RAM to at least 4GB if you really are to make use of 64-bit processing power.

But other than the RAM memory, Samsung would have to cope with certain things as well before actually launching a device with such a capability. Before that, Android 4.4 KitKat would have to bring 64-bit support because currently the Android operating system is not optimized for such functionality. Apple, on the other hand, has already updated its iOS 7 for 64-bit support which explains the launch of 64-bit iPhone. So unless similar thing is done for Android too, Samsung’s claim would be a meaningless statement. Alternatively, Samsung can also work on device-level optimisation, but in the absence of system –level optimisation, this won’t be much of a help. We are not sure whether such an optimisation would take place for Android 4.4 KitKat, so let’s just wait and see.

Still we think that Samsung had no certain plans to incorporate a 64 bit processor. The iPhone 5S is launching before the Note 3, yet Samsung was unable to incorporate the 64-bit processor in a phone that’s 2-3 volume of the iPhone and has 3 gigs of RAM.  But maybe the Galaxy Tab will have it.

The related bit of information is about Samsung still producing A7 processor for Apple devices, even though it was told recently that Apple is trying to get rid of this dependence on Samsung. As per the rumors, Apple had reached an agreement with TSMC as provider of A7 processors for iPhone 5s in place of Samsung. However, it seems that this would not be realised until 2014, which means that Samsung produced A7 processors would still be part of iPhone 5s. These A7 processors have been manufactured by Samsung using its 28nm process.

It’s very interesting to see that Apple continues to rely on Samsung for processor manufacture, even though there is intense rivalry going on between the two in the court room. This is probably a singular example that two tech giants who are at loggerheads in the court room are actually collaborating on the manufacture of device parts. The legal battle between Apple and Samsung is one of the longest rivalries that tech industry has ever seen and still continues to exist in several countries around the world.

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