After fifteen or so years of using a PC, I
switched to a Mac. A year later, I thought I should write down what I faced and the journey about my switch from Windows to Apple Mac OS X.
An Apple a day, keeps the Gates away.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
ARM predicts dual-core Cortex-A15 devices in late 2012, quad-core variants 'later on'
Smartphones and tablets, the two hottest categories of consumer devices right now, aredominatedby ARM processor designs, so when the company speaks up about its product roadmap, we're inclined to listen in close. The next generation of ARM system-on-chip has been dubbed Cortex-A15 and was expected toship in 2013, but that's now been accelerated slightly to late 2012, which is when we're told to expect actual devices on sale with A15 silicon on board. Single- and dual-core variants will get us started, before quad-core options start filtering through in 2013. ARM promises a stunning fivefold improvement in performance over currentCortex-A9 SOCsand already hasNVIDIA, Samsung, ST-Ericsson, andTexas Instrumentssigned up as licensees for that new hotness. So now even Samsung's "desktop-class"2GHzdual-core chip that's slated for 2012 has a reason to look over its shoulder. Happy times!