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Samsung wants to stay on its A game to beat Apple

Samsung sees that Apple is making an aggressive push into China, and will pump up the competition with powerful new 64-bit Galaxy products in order to keep Apple at bay. 

Shin Jong-kyun, Samsung’s mobile business chief, confirmed that Samsung wants to expand its business in the Chinese smartphone market during a meeting in Seocho-dong, southern Seoul.
“Samsung understands that Apple intends to boost its mobile business in China, as well as in Japan, meaning that we should try harder in these countries,” said shin.

Apple will sell its latest iPhones through China Unicom and China Telecom while also talking with China Mobile, which has a customer base over twice the size of the U.S. population. In fact, Chinese regulators gave the final required license for the iPhone to work on China Mobile Ltd's mobile network this week.

Samsung Galaxy S IV

Samsung plans to pursue the market with competitive products in hopes of swaying users from buying Apple's iPhones. For instance, Shin said the next set of Samsung Galaxy smartphones would feature 64-bit processors for more power and speed.

“Not in the shortest time. But yes, our next smartphones will have 64-bit processing functionality,” said Shin.

In addition, Samsung will hold a launch event for its latest 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 "phablet" in China.

Apple, on the other hand, just recently announced its iPhone 5S, which also features a 64-bit processor (the ARM-based A7). This will offer the market a high-end smartphone with enough power to run complex games and applications. 
As of the end of the second quarter, Samsung was the top smartphone seller in China with 19.4 percent of the market while Apple’s share was just 4.3 percent.

Source: The Korea Times

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RE: Wait for it...
By Reclaimer77 on 9/12/2013 2:40:55 PM , Rating: 2
RE: Wait for it...
By Shig on 9/12/2013 5:12:32 PM , Rating: 2
You need a 64bit OS to address more than 3GB of ram. That's all I care about.

8GB-16GB phones and tablets, yes please

RE: Wait for it...
By Monkey's Uncle on 9/13/2013 12:59:12 PM , Rating: 2
You can address 4GB with a 32-bit OS.

(don't look at Windows usable memory - that is misleading)

RE: Wait for it...
By xdrol on 9/13/2013 2:33:34 PM , Rating: 2
You can even address 4 PiB with PAE (52 bit address space) with an appropriate 32 bit OS. (Each process will be still limited to 4 GB, unless the process itself supports PAE.) The "best" 32 bit server Windows (2003 Datacenter edition) supports 128 GB.

(The funny thing is, the current 64 bit implementations only have active 48 address bits, so limited to 256 TBs..)

RE: Wait for it...
By Monkey's Uncle on 9/13/2013 3:16:33 PM , Rating: 2
Hmm PAE, I guess I should have said 'directly address' :D

Doubtful that such a thing exists for ARMv7 though. Android & iOS will need to go full 64GB to support a linear 64bit memory space - no PAE for them.

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