quote: NVIDIA and Samsung, up to this point, have gone the processor license route. They take ARM designed cores (e.g. Cortex A9, Cortex A15, Cortex A7) and integrate them into custom SoCs. In NVIDIA’s case the CPU cores are paired with NVIDIA’s own GPU, while Samsung licenses GPU designs from ARM and Imagination Technologies. Apple previously leveraged its ARM processor license as well. Until last year’s A6 SoC, all Apple SoCs leveraged CPU cores designed by and licensed from ARM.With the A6 SoC however, Apple joined the ranks of Qualcomm with leveraging an ARM architecture license. At the heart of the A6 were a pair of Apple designed CPU cores that implemented the ARMv7-A ISA. I came to know these cores by their leaked codename: Swift.
quote: You don't think close-to-the-metal graphics APIs will allow games designers to make the Apple devices shine?
quote: SoC performance improvements. Yeah that never happens today unless Apple designs it. Maybe Apple should now sue Nvidia, Qualcom, and Samsung.
quote: With Android already having a performance hit from being a Java VM, adding the OpenGL bloat means that Android devices are going to be even farther behind in mobile gaming.