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Rumor: Google May Soon Get A 64-Bit Android OS

AndroidApple made a big splash last week when it announced support for 64-bit computing in its new iPhone 5s with A7 processor. Does that mean iOS is far ahead of Android when it comes to the 64-bit transition? Not necessarily, as 64-bit support in Android could be right around the corner, although Google hasn’t announced anything official yet. The enhancements noted are actually from Intel’s Developer Forum, which took place last week, and explain how Intel is working to support the platform. Note that Intel’s Bay Trail Atom chips, already showing up in tablets, are certified as “Intel 64? chips, meaning they can fully support 64-bit platforms. Linux too, which is the underpinnings of Android, has had 64-bit support as far back as 2004. ARM, the chip architecture company that most smartphones and tablets use in their products has already announced its 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 and ARM Cortex-A57 chips that Qualcomm, Nvidia, Samsung and other licensees will use in their next generation chips.

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