ARM officially announces Cortex-A15 processor for portable devices, smartphones

By on September 9, 2010 at 11:27 AM.

ARM officially announces Cortex-A15 processor for portable devices, smartphones

Today, chip maker ARM announced the Cortex-A15 MPCore processor; a processor that “delivers a 5x performance improvement over today’s advanced smartphone processors, within a comparable energy footprint.” The A15 is available for licensing today and is targeting devices with 32nm and 28nm platforms; a 20nm A15 offering will be available in the future. The processor is capable of speeds up to 2.5 GHz, can support up to 4 MB of L2 cache, and can address up to 1 terabyte of memory. The company has said its smartphone A15 line will run between 1 GHz and 1.5 GHz in both single and dual-core configurations. As the press release states, the newest Cortex will support: Android, Adobe Flash Player, Java Platform Standard Edition (Java SE), JavaFX, Linux, Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact 7, Symbian, and Ubuntu. Bring on. The hardware. More →

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Carrypad: Meego "demolishes" Android 2.2 in JavaScript test

By on July 9, 2010 at 6:13 AM.

Carrypad: Meego "demolishes" Android 2.2 in JavaScript test

SunScript - Netbook_ Morestown Phone

Employing a play-on-words from Wednesday’s Ars Technica article – titled “Android 2.2 demolishes iOS4 in JavaScript benchmarks” — blog Carrypad has put MeeGo through the same Sunpsider JavaScript tests both iOS 4 and Android 2.2 were subjected to. The results? iOS 4 – 10.9 seconds, Android 2.2 – 5.8 second, MeeGo – 4.2 seconds. Now, to be fair, the Aava phone being used to conduct these tests packs a 1.5 GHz Intel Moorestown processor (the Sunspider JS tests really lean heavily on a mobile processor) and is not, repeat not, a production phone. Also of note, the phone was tested using Firefox Mobile and not a MeeGo manufactured browser. Regardless, the speed tests are impressive…now all we need is a production MeeGo handset! More →

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