- 09-15-2013, 09:42 PM #1
I know. 64 bit is a marketing term. But do you think that we should expect 64 bit Windows phones very soon??? correct me if i'm wrong but doesn't WP already support because the NT kernel supports. it if they do how come they haven't enabled it??
so do you think since Apple and soon Android do you think MS can simply just update WP and support it???
- 09-15-2013, 09:45 PM #3
09-16-2013, 12:42 AM #6
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- 09-16-2013, 02:30 AM #8
64 bit is a gimmick. Apple just wanted to yell "first!"
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09-16-2013, 02:46 AM #9
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- 09-16-2013, 03:52 AM #11
I'll add my voice to the naysayers.
64 Bit processors are not a requirement at this stage. Until there is a requirement for more RAM and apps can actually be programmed easily to utilize the 64 bit architecture there is simply no point. I don't see where phones need to get as powerful as a standard PC. As much as I love the idea of the full portable computer there are always limitations.Ignorance, there is a cure.
I also own a Lumia 920.
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- 09-16-2013, 06:40 AM #12
Windows Phone runs smoothly on any CPU. I personally don't want a 64-bit nor a quad-core ARM processor in my next phone because it's not a PC or an Android. I want a smartphone that uses all of its internal components in a smart way. There's no need for extra power if the system doesn't require it.
- 09-16-2013, 06:53 AM #14
Smartphones will eventually need more than 4Gb, but probably not for the next few years at least. And even when they do, the os will move to 64 bit, but most apps will still be 32 bit.
- 09-16-2013, 07:21 AM #15
- 09-16-2013, 07:29 AM #16
If wp had done it first, the fans would be so smug...
As chips get more and more efficient, I say "why not?" And enjoy the faster photo editing, video editing, map loading, and increased battery life as it streams down.awwwww how sweeeeeet. thanks !
- 09-16-2013, 08:32 AM #17
People seem to forget that 64bit actually slowed things down when it first came to PCs.. because apps are bigger so take longer to load, and for all the extra registers you add for 64bit support, 32bit apps can use them to make those run more efficiently.
The OS image is almost twice the size - so rather than taking up 2GB it would take 3-4GB, which when we have 8GB drives is a big decrease.
And when RAM is currently 512MB - 2GB, we're not really challenged there yet, and because of virtual memory, unless a process wants more than 4GB RAM individually, it's not an issue.
Before Apple released a 64bit processor, nobody cared one hoot about 64bit on a mobile device.
When Qualcomm releases 64bit processors, we'll see them in Windows Phones. Until then 32bit will be better from a power/performance and definitely price perspective.
09-16-2013, 08:56 AM #19
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- 09-16-2013, 09:00 AM #20
From: Huawei: Ascend D Quad is as powerful as a 64-bit PC | News | TechRadar
"While PCs now run at 64bit, most of our competitor's smartphones only run 32-bit processors. Huawei is proud to announce that its smartphone, the Ascend D Series runs at 64 bit."Microsoft does not read these Forums. Please go to the Windows Phone Suggestion Site and make your voice be heard.
09-16-2013, 09:16 AM #21
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