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Qualcomm retracts its SVP's comment on Apple A7 chip

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Qualcomm retracts its SVP's comment on Apple A7 chip - read the full textAnand Chandrasekher, current Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Qualcomm said Apple's A7 64-bit processor was "a marketing gimmick" with "zero benefit" to consumers. Now a spokesperson for the chipmaker has addressed the comment to TechRadar saying the quote by Anand Chandrasekher...

 

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Qulacomm chip always lags behind, this is why Apple never choose them to build their CPU.
Exynos at 1.9 crushed S800 2.3!

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  • 2013-10-09 16:59
  • JxSk

> In reply to Abhinavp30 @ 2013-10-09 16:42 from HsFK - click to readLol. I was just thinking the same thing.

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  • 2013-10-09 16:52
  • IHbK

IOS + 64bits = Bullet to kill a mosquito

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  • 2013-10-09 16:50
  • YTxC

> In reply to The Monster @ 2013-10-09 16:27 from XMFa - click to readits amazing how u brag about an "octa" core beating a much lower clocked dual core cpu with a margin that is marginal at best.

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  • 2013-10-09 16:42
  • HsFK

> In reply to U Dont Say @ 2013-10-09 16:34 from thcc - click to readThe ram won't affect the battery life, at all, but the processor will. More ram is always good.

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  • 2013-10-09 16:41
  • IHbK

> In reply to Primark @ 2013-10-09 15:32 from 7Xif - click to readAnd the only reason the Note 3 is beaten in the browser related benchmarks is because it has almost 3 times the pixels to render than what the iphone has, if it ran on the same sub-hd resolution as the iphone 5S then it would run circles around the iphone.

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  • 2013-10-09 16:37
  • XMFa

NOW! The challenge for the qualcomm is how to make their next generation processors handle the 64bit android on a dual core processors cause what's the point in going quad to octa cores if the apps requirements is atleast 1gb of ram? Or running on a dual core without any bus load requirements? Going a 4gb of ram is not a solution as it only decreases battery life. Releasing a curved model smartphone only releases the ugliness of how manufacturers make smartphone.

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  • 2013-10-09 16:34
  • thcc

> In reply to The Monster @ 2013-10-09 15:40 from XMFa - click to readTrue I am with your comment and others its just a gimmick.

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  • 2013-10-09 16:30
  • ancb

Qualcomm can't match their product. That's why they just shoot their mouth

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  • 2013-10-09 16:30
  • TK4F

Such a waste feature. Well for now.

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  • 2013-10-09 16:29
  • vaN}

> In reply to Primark @ 2013-10-09 15:32 from 7Xif - click to readThe Apple chip didn't put all S800 devices. In the case of The Note 3, it was the Note 3 that put the Apple chip to shame. It beats the A7 chip on every benchmark by quite a margin, and only lost in browser benchmarks by a very tiny margin. So, nothing beats the Note 3 and that is that.

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  • 2013-10-09 16:27
  • XMFa

Yes, there are several benefits on 64 bits over 32 bits, but everything come with a price/tradeoff. The main disadvantage of 64 bits is that, relative to 32-bit architectures, the same data occupies more space in memory (due to longer pointers and possibly other types, and alignment padding). This disadvantage itself is enough to said that why it is an overkill grimmick for smartphone nowadays as most smartphone OEMs only putting such a poor tiny 8/16/32 memory space on the phone compare to PC.

The 64 bits is indeed the future of the mobile OS/smartphone, but definitely not now or even the near future. Furthermore, without the support of an 64 bit application, a 64 bits processors totally a waste. Even though Apple is currently "forcing"/pushing all app developer to upgrade their apps in order to support 64 bits (just like what they and Microsoft done on PC OS).

But look at our PC OS, the 64 bits PC OS has been released quite a few years already (roughly 15~16 years already). But still, you will still find that all PC OS manufacturer including Microsoft's latest OS - Window 8 and Apple's latest OS - OS X 10.8 are all still supporting 32 bits. Why? Because the 64 bits adoption is still slow (it takes 10 years to complete the majority adoption from 16 to 32 bits in PC) and big transition/adoption normally takes a long time to complete. So this mean that even PC OS started the 64 bits adoption 15+ years ago, the adoption is still ongoing, and how long do it takes for a smartphone OS to fully adopt 64 bits? Again, not in the near future....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6...ros_and_cons

http://www.techsupportalert.co...xplained.htm

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  • 2013-10-09 16:22
  • CZYu

> In reply to Primark @ 2013-10-09 15:32 from 7Xif - click to readWell said bro perfect and true answer regarding A7 64 bit vs Sanpdragon 800.

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  • 2013-10-09 16:13
  • U$4j

Thank you, GSMArena.

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  • 2013-10-09 16:02
  • IHbK

What has been said cannot be unsaid. I still believe in the Snapdragon 800 though, it just needs less crappy software and more pure Android.

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  • 2013-10-09 15:52
  • 9xe8

What the SVP said is the truth. For the iphone 5S it IS a BIG marketing gimmick! It could be otherwise, but only for their future products, and that could be years from now.

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  • 2013-10-09 15:40
  • XMFa

The new IPhone5s with its new dual core putting to shame other s800 devices is no surprise, in fact it is mandatory; first it utilizes a very light OS, second almost everybody knows that c programs run faster then android/java counterparts at least for now in the mobile department, third it is running on native code with no virtual machine to deal with, fourth it is meant to take advantage of a certain hardware set, etc... Now what more of an advantage over the s800 devices could you ask for?

But on a side note, IOS7 is heavier than IOS6, I kind of felt it on older generations of IPAD, the animations are slower than the usual.

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  • 2013-10-09 15:32
  • 7Xif

Qualcomm... Pls focus on developing your products before passing comments on others.... Everybody has a different taste & each one will buy a phone that appeal them... Apple iPhone & iOS are good in their own way & have a lot of fans to respect it. Android is also a very good OS & there is a group of people who prefer it over other Eco systems. So leave the choice to customers & stop bashing on others which is of no use....

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  • 2013-10-09 15:26
  • utdt

Who cares...lot of tech sites are biased and right any crap (not GSMarena)!!!

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  • 2013-10-09 15:16
  • 7q95

Qualcomm retracks its SVP's comment on Apple A7 chip so that Qualcomm could avoid future lawsuits from Apple

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  • 2013-10-09 15:15
  • wYE8

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