ARM CPU power
I bet 90% of you have no idea on the amount of CPU power that lays in various phones and tablets and how it compares to deskop / laptop PC.
I recently bought a phone with $150 and apart from 4 Gb RAM and 64 Gb flash, the CPU is just half the performance of the $2000 laptop that I use at work.
September 7th, 2017 12:11pm
September 7th, 2017 12:21pm
I would think most of the people on CoT do know that, or at least woudl suspect it if asked.
There are ARM servers in your future.
September 7th, 2017 12:56pm
The debate over RISC vs CISC has never stopped.
September 7th, 2017 12:58pm
>> I would think most of the people on CoT do know that, or at least woudl suspect it if asked.
Well, I'm pretty sure you buy a phone more like you buy a TV than a computer. It handles calls and displays (moving) images: great, that's all you need to know to buy it. Also most likely, the more expensive, the "better" they are but can't really tell that difference. Not in the detail you can tell between a $250 and a $2500 laptop.
September 7th, 2017 1:26pm
I know all about the difference since I have an unlocked phone and I did research on the phone CPU before buying the phone. At one point, I hope they have enough power so that I can plug in a keyboard and screen to use my phone like a computer. I think some company has done it but it wasn't great. It could have been HTC or ASUS.
September 7th, 2017 1:30pm
Is this top of the line for mobile phone now?
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 630 processor with 2.2 GHz Octa-core CPU and 650 MHz Adreno 508 GPU
September 7th, 2017 1:33pm
Actually the next one is Snapdragon 845.
September 7th, 2017 1:39pm
The Snapdragon 845 is rumored to feature four [unannounced] Cortex A75 cores paired with four low-power Cortex A53 cores and Adreno 630 graphics. The Snapdragon X20 LTE modem will be incorporated, which provides Cat 18 downloads speeds of 1.2Gbps. There’s also support for UFS 2.1 storage and LPDDR4X memory, which should improve performance and efficiency.
September 7th, 2017 1:40pm
Samsung, like Motorola and Microsoft before it, is trying to turn a phone into a PC. Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will pair with a new Samsung Desktop Experience (DeX) dock accessory to morph into a desktop PC-like environment. The specialized dock, that looks like a candle holder, supports a monitor connection via HDMI, keyboard, mouse, and two USB ports to help expand the Galaxy S8’s capabilities. Samsung’s dock even has a special embedded cooling fan to help keep the Galaxy S8 cool when you’re using it to display Android apps on a monitor, and a USB-C connection to power it.
Samsung’s desktop mode comes with an app drawer on the side, and supports Android apps with full access to notifications and resizeable windows. The whole interface looks a little like Chrome OS, but there’s no full desktop browser here. That means you’re limited to how well Android apps are supported on bigger screens, and most apps in the Google Play Store simply aren’t optimized for this type of usage. Samsung’s own browser, Microsoft’s Office apps, and Adobe’s mobile creative suite all work fine, but the vast majority will look like stretched phone apps on the big screen.
September 7th, 2017 1:43pm
Io, wake me up when I can buy a phone and use it like a desktop compiling my C# program on Visual Studio.
September 7th, 2017 1:44pm
Best ARM now is Snapdragon 835 so you're close.
Not sure about C# / VisualStudio since this is Linux. But you can definitely compile Java or C++.
September 7th, 2017 1:56pm
There is a web-based version of Visual Studio but I think it is limited. You don't have intellisense.
September 7th, 2017 2:00pm
September 7th, 2017 2:03pm
It would be nice to be able to actually type on a phone.
September 7th, 2017 8:07pm