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Do all smartphones use ARM chips?

Do all smartphones use ARM chips? Other than the Orange San Diego, of course!

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matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 8, 2012 at 20:31

I love the fact you remembered the San Diego (and its intl. variants, of course). Otherwise, yes, AFAIK, all modern smartphones use ARM chips :).

CTPAHHIK  Aug. 9, 2012 at 12:39

If you want talk geek - smartphones use ARM instruction set. Qualcomm does not use ARM chips.

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 9, 2012 at 12:47

If you want talk geek - smartphones use ARM instruction set. Qualcomm does not use ARM chips.
I bow to your geek levels :p.

Pondlife  Aug. 9, 2012 at 13:00

Arm don't actually make any chips do they?

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 9, 2012 at 13:05

Arm don't actually make any chips do they?
No, they license the intellectual property which is used to make said chips work.

CTPAHHIK  Aug. 9, 2012 at 17:13

My understanding is that ARM designs their CPU and GPU, but do not actually manufacture them.
Similar to AMD.

Pondlife  Aug. 9, 2012 at 17:37

Had no idea amd were the same

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 9, 2012 at 17:43

Had no idea amd were the same
+1, all I know is AMD are crap compared to Intel.

CTPAHHIK  Aug. 10, 2012 at 08:00

Had no idea amd were the same

This is from Wiki:
In October 2008, AMD announced plans to spin off manufacturing operations in the form of a multibillion-dollar joint venture with Advanced Technology Investment Co., an investment company formed by the government of Abu Dhabi. The new venture is called GlobalFoundries Inc.. This partnership will allow AMD to focus solely on chip design.

I have no clue what the deal is with ATI.

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