Arm aims to make your Android phone faster with next-gen mobile chips – CNET

Rene Haas, president of Arm’s intellectual property licensing group, announces faster new processors due to arrive in 2019.

Rene Haas, president of Arm’s intellectual property licensing group, announces faster new processors due to arrive in 2019.


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Arm, the influential designer of mobile processors, wants your Android phone to run faster — and maybe your ultralight Windows laptop, too.

On Thursday, the company announced a new chip generation, the Cortex-A76, that it said will be 35 percent faster than today’s models when it arrives in 2019 phones. That’s a big jump for one year, and perhaps enough to help Android phones that rely on Arm processors better match Apple’s iPhones.

“We think we’ve turned a corner relative to the overall performance curve,” Rene Haas, president of Arm’s intellectual property group, said at a press conference Thursday in San Francisco. He…

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