Nexus 5 necessity for 64 bit CPU

By Peter Chubb - Sep 13, 2013

With Apple beating the likes of LG and Samsung to the 64-bit market, we had to wonder how long it would be before we actually saw one of them release a 64-bit flagship handset? Whatever happens, they have to realize that Apple got the jump on them and now it is them playing catch up.

We had been waiting for news from some of the biggest Android makers to see what they think of 64-bit and to see if they would give any negative views on it. However, this was not the case because Samsung’s CEO has already said their next flagship handset will come with a 64-bit chip, which to us means the Galaxy S5 will make use of this technology.

This will be a huge deal for Samsung because in that time they will know developers would have had more experience, and so will be able to offer 64-bit apps with a greater understanding of the technology.

Nexus 5 necessity for 64 bit CPU – However, the Galaxy S5 might not be the first Android handset to make use of the new chip, because the Nexus 5 needs a 64-bit CPU. The reason for this is because this is the next biggest release of Android handset after the Galaxy Note 3, and the first after Apple announced the new technology inside the iPhone 5S.

This is unlikely to happen, but no doubt iOS users will be looking to see what the Nexus 5 specs will be and if it does not come with a 64-bit chip, then we are certain a few things will be said. However, we have to remember not all iOS apps will make full use of the improved chip, but at least Apple is ahead of a technology for a change.

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  • BenderUK

    The only reason Apple made a 64-bit CPU is to have anything substantial on the unveiling of new devices, otherwise it would be just completely sad. There is no need for 64-bit CPUs on smartphones.

    • HunterMan

      Actually a 64-bit CPU has done very well for them. Though it really doesn’t tempt an Android fan like me to dive into the iPhone 5s, the phone has had outstanding benchmarks. The GPU on the iPhone rules, and this is actually partially due to the 64-bit chip. Who gives a crap if 64-bit isn’t NEEDED on smartphones? There are plenty of things on smartphones that are not needed, but well appreciated! The extra horsepower you get from a 64-bit chip is very well appreciated. Twice the data-per-cycle is awesome and allows for lots better 3D graphics performance. That is something that really attracts gamers like me. If I didn’t absolutely hate iOS, and the iPhone had a bigger screen, the awesome performance of the new iPhone would have me sold. I can’t wait to see 64-bit support for the new Android phones.

  • Todd Hyle

    2 dimes and a nickel make a quarter! At what point what does it matter? Is someone out there using their smartphone to control the security of America? Why exactly will it matter regarding 64 bit? Who is begging for it? Who is going to die if they don’t have/get it? What will we be able to do better than we currently can? Next we will read about the drain on the battery or will it have a sd slot. This is all so predictable.

  • Danny Dodge

    what actual difference will this make besides letting them have 32 gb ram?

    • Percy Dercy

      Just something for the news to waste out time with i guess