HTC Desire 820 smartphone has a Snapdragon 615 CPU, 8MP front camera

HTC is updating its mid-range line of smartphones with a model that helps show that today’s mid-range is yesterday’s top-of-the-line. The HTC Desire 820 may not have a metal case or a full HD display, but it’s got one of Qualcomm’s first 64-bit processors, a big screen, and a 13MP rear camera… as well as an […]

HTC to reveal its first 64-bit smartphone

Android phones with 64-bit ARM chips are coming. That’s not a big surprise, since mobile chip makers have been unveiling 64-bit processors left and right and Apple’s iPhone 5s already has a 64-bit processor. But apparently the time for Android phones with 64-bit chips based on ARMv8 architecture is almost upon us… HTC has confirmed […]

ARM introduces Juno board for 64-bit, ARMv8 development

Chips based on ARM’x next-generation architecture are set to begin shipping soon, which means we could see smartphones, tablets, TV boxes, and other devices with ARMv8, 64-bit chips in the not-too-distant future. But those devices will only be useful if they can run software designed to take advantage of the new architecture. So ARM, which normally […]

Report: ZTE Apollo could be first 64-bit Android smartphone

Chip maker Qualcomm has promised to start delivering 64-bit smartphone processors based on ARMv8 architecture later this year. Now a report from CNMO suggests that the upcoming ZTE “Apollo” could be one of the first Android smartphones to use a Qualcomm 64-bit processor. The ZTE Apollo wouldn’t be the first 64-bit phone: that honor goes to […]

Marvell introduces PXA1928 64-bit chip for mobile devices

Chip maker Marvell is getting ready to launch its first 64-bit mobile processor. The Marvell Armada Mobile PXA1928 is based on a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 design, and it’s expected to hit the streets this year. Marvell will begin offering customer samples in March. The PXA1928 features Vivante GC5000 graphics with support for 1080p displays as […]

Qualcomm goes 64-bit with Snapdragon 610 & 615 chips

Qualcomm is throwing its hat in the 64-bit processor ring with two new ARM Cortex-A53 processors based on ARMv8 architecture. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 and Snapdragon 615 chips should be available by the end of 2014. The chip maker says it will begin sampling the processors in the third quarter of the year, which means you […]