In a recent presentation at International Developers Forum, Intel hinted that Android 4.4 KitKat might support 64-bit smartphones that are expected to arrive in future. The feature was seen in one of the slideshows under the enhancement section of Android.
It has been noted that Intel's Bay Trail Atom chips offer a 64-bit support and are certified as 'Intel 64' chips,' strengthening the speculation, reports Android Authority. The website also reports that Android and Google Chrome chief, Sundar Pichai, too joined the stage at IDF 2013 with Intel and talked about Android and Chrome.
Though Google has not yet comfirmed whether Android 4.4 KitKat will support the 64-bit chipsets or not, it is apt to speculate the 64-bit support availability from the next Android OS.
Features included by Android 4.4 Kitkat according to Techradar:
- Multi-User customization
-Bluetooth Smart support
-Lower RAM usage
-New Notification Widgets
Samsung Devices to come with 64-bit Support
Samsung, one of the leading tech giants, has already announced that its future smartphones will have a 64-bit support following the Apple iPhone 5S, which was launched recently and is the first device to use a 64-bit chipset.
Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 are said to be the devices supporting 64-bit chipset, according to Samsung."Not in the shortest time. But yes, our next smartphones will have 64-bit processing functionality," Christian Post quoted Samsung's mobile business chief, Shin Jong-kyun.
Samsung's decision to include a 64-bit chipset is said to be feasible for the tech firm and is expected to result in more market capture than its rival, Apple. "Samsung understands that Apple intends to boost its mobile business in China, as well as Japan, meaning we should try harder in these countries," Jong-kyun added.