Important days ahead for ARM
This week could herald some new snippets of information relating to the future of ARM processors and we thought you might be interested. The first big piece of news is Google hosting their largest developer event of the year (May 19 – May 20) where it is expected by many to see the release of Android 2.2.
As the Operating System is integral to ARM’s plans to expand beyond the smartphone market, we are hoping for some big announcements coming from the 2 day event. Some rumours suggest that the final version of Flash 10.1 comes as standard with Android 2.2 which would be a very welcome piece of news to all ARM fans who have been waiting many months to finally use Flash on the move.
The second piece of news coming from the Android camp is a significant speed increase that the new version provides. A massive 450% improvement in running application code is due to Google implementing a JIT compiler into Android.
It is also hoped that more information on the forthcoming Chromium OS will be made available. Google announced the OS to the world last July and since then very little has been seen or heard of it. With major companies such as Acer and HP getting ready to launch netbooks/tablet using Chromium in the second half of this year we expect more information soon. Although with Computex just round the corner perhaps we just need to be more patient.
Google, Intel and Sony is supposedly in partnership with developing the next generation of Internet enabled TVs. Very little (if any) hard facts about this development is known, so we hope to find out a little bit more this week. We hope that ARM technology will be involved, but we’re not holding our breath on this one.
Both Nvidia and ARM Holdings are hosting their own Analyst days this week on Wednesday 19th May 2010. We hope that analysts in attendance will ask some important questions so that we mere mortals can try and make sense of the mobile phone and consumer electronics space.
Luckily for us, both companies provide webcasts so we can get the information directly.
|ARM||19 May, 10:00 am (BST)||3 hours|
|Nvidia||19 May, 9:00am (PT)||2 hours|
We’ll be sure to keep you updated if anything significant is announced.