Seabass978, 08 Sep 2010I'm sorry to rain on your parade but the A4 chip is based on samsung humming bird chip set.you mean it is
Anonymous, 07 Sep 2010iPhone 4 and iPad use Apple's A4 chip, not a Hummingbird.I'm sorry to rain on your parade but the A4 chip is based on samsung humming bird chip set.
I love the way technology is evolving for mobile, faster processor for better application. Sure software does help but at the end it's the hardware that pushes the complicated and bigger application. Mobile might not need bigger processor but that's the it's going.
With mobile devices, raw power isn't everything. It's the way the company implements the software to use the hardware efficiently, which is key.
I ain't no Apple fan, but there is one thing I can give them credit for. Their OS. Its been a few years since the first gen iPhone came out, and yet its one of the better, fluid, smooth-moving OSes out there. This despite having inferior hardware than phones today which spec-wise blow it out of the water (and despite that still, OS-wise, are inferior).
Apple made a smart choice investing decent amounts into software development (granted, they missed some key points in the early days). Which is why I think big companies should invest more time on software rather than forge ahead with 'innovated' hardware. For all I care, they'll release these on phones soon and will use the first batch of customers as test models to see how the market likes them. You DON'T need a dual core Humminbird or what have you to catch 1080p. Well, you do need some high-specced hardware but this is going too far.
It's unfortunate that the mainstream public today thinks bigger is better. That's not true; it's what's in the side (the software...) that counts. Well, maybe that an longer life batteries as well...
Anonymous, 07 Sep 2010I bet the phone itself will be hugeWhy? These new CPUs power is made possible because they are thinner. This allows manufacturers to put more in the same space (like, a second core) and it also saves battery because these thinner CPUs waste less energy on heat.
Only fools think multicore CPUs are good. It's like trying to make an very good airplane by putting wings on the fastest train you can find. Yea, it's fast, but it uses too much energy, and it is not what technology is about. Imagine Ferrari or Mercedes trying to improve speeds of their cars by putting 2 engines in the vehicle, instead of trying to improve the one engine they have. As I said, only fools think good about dual cores.
Anonymous, 07 Sep 2010iPhone 4 and iPad use Apple's A4 chip, not a Hummingbird.they are the same chip
just different names
i think that these phone will be laptop replace and quite low battery stamina
I see qualcomm is going to lose a lot of profit. Samsung with their cpu's/tegra 2/intel buying infineon. competition is always good for us though..
I'm still waiting for a 10mp (quality is the name of the game) 1080p video capture/720p screen..till then won't be buying anything..more than anything lag is a major killer for me. if it has lag forget it..
TxB, 07 Sep 2010Yeah but then iphone5 might use a samsung processor again lol...you know they always do. Sad b... morethe original(hummingbird/apple A4) designed by Intrinsity (company based in texas)
you can't say samsung made processors for apple .
it's like to say that the Taiwanese foundry companies makes chips for intel,broadcom and Nvidia
and that's no true
samsung plays the manufacturing role only
both samsung and apple liscenced this processor architecture from intnsity
and apple have just accquired Intrinsity 2 monthes ago
Anonymous, 07 Sep 2010I bet the phone itself will be hugeWhat phone? Just CPU, could be used on 10 different phones from Samsung to Apple. Should replace CPU in high end phones or tablets, so size will of course vary.
[deleted post]Yeah but then iphone5 might use a samsung processor again lol...you know they always do. Sad but true. Go Samsung!