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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by caustic, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. caustic

    caustic Well-Known Member
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    I'm assuming Android is a 32 bit OS, right? Lets guess, how long do you think it will take for smart phone technology to advance to the point of where a 64 bit version of Android is cooked up.

    I'm not saying that we need one xD
     

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  2. mkeath

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    When phones require 4 gigs of memory to run. Given that ARM is a RISC architecture, there are no architectural reasons to do so.
     
  3. Pryomancer

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    Mainstream computers are barely into 64 bit, it will be a long time before phones are.
     
  4. Skipdawg

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    Everything dose seem to be easing towards 64 bit but I also feel it will be awhile before the phones head that way.
     
  5. Isthmus

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    What possible need could there be for such an architecture in a peripheral device such as a smart phone?
     
  6. caustic

    caustic Well-Known Member
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    While I see no need for one right now, never say something like that. Heck, didn't they say that about desktop computers in the 90s?
     
  7. chris0101

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    Not quite barely, there have been 64 bit operating systems in use for years now on the desktop. I'd say for the most part for new computers, 64 bit is now the dominant OS. Assuming that smartphones grow as fast as PCs in RAM and CPU power (which by current signs, they seem to be doing), we're looking at it in maybe 2015 or thereabouts when 4gb of ram will likely be more common (current phones have about 512 mb).
     
  8. Astridax93

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    Truly, I would not be surprised if this came about sooner or later. Technology evolves at an alarming rate. I look back at a 1Ghz processor and think, my mum's computer has got a AMD Sempron 1.3Ghz and 512MB of ram, and it is only 6 years old. 6 years time we could find quad core 64bit cpus in mobile devices, with discrete gpus that could perform as well as GPUs did one year ago!
     
  9. caustic

    caustic Well-Known Member
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    Even faster than that, I bet. We're such a tech oriented society, people would gladly go for the best, even if it's overkill. Motorola's already talking about a 2 gHz phone, right?

    Hahah, my phone has the equivalent processing capability as those 8 million dollar computers from on submarines during the cold war.
     
  10. mkeath

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    I would say longer than that. I give it 10 years.
     

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