In a world where the development of mobile applications is limited only by imagination, the semiconductor giant Samsung (News - Alert) Electronics has come up with a new community development board called Arndale to make mobile application development even easier.
Designed around its Exynos 5 Dual system-on-chip (SoC), Arnadale is believed to facilitate the creation of an entirely new generation of middleware software and applications in an open source environment.
According to the company website, the Exynos 5 Dual features the implementation of both the world’s first dual-core ARM (News - Alert) Cortex-A15 MPCore processor and the world’s first quad-core ARM Mali-T604 GPU based on 32nm High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) process technology.
Exynos 5 Dual processor also leads the way in GPU compute as the first SoC capable of full profile OpenCL. The Exynos 5 Dual also incorporates the latest in security and multimedia technologies to meet the needs of the next generation of mobile products.
Priced at $249.00, Arnadale board makes an inexpensive solution for the open source developer community. It will enable the developers to create high caliber mobile applications in the areas of gaming, security, multimedia and user interface on multiple operating systems.
“Imagination is the only barrier to the next era of mobile applications,” stated TH Kim, vice president of System LSI marketing, Device Solutions, Samsung Electronics. “The latest community development board powered by the Exynos 5 Dual gives developers access to a complete dual-core Cortex-A15 processor and Mali-T604 GPU platform with features not usually found on other community platforms, including NFC, GPS and a camera sensor. This inexpensive solution paves the way for an entirely new generation of middleware software and applications to be developed in an open source environment.”
“Consumer expectations for an engaging experience are now based on what the mobile world provides: the latest applications on a device that is always on, always connected and always ready. ARM Partners, such as Samsung, are driving innovation in the mobile market and enabling innovation with the developer community by introducing platforms like the Arndale Community Development Board. By providing broad access to solutions based on the latest ARM technology on a single platform, Samsung will enable the next generation of engaging applications,” executive vice president at ARM Ian Drew noted in a statement.
The initial version of the Arndale board will ship with the Android (News - Alert) Jellybean OS, the company revealed in a news statement.
A recent IDC (News - Alert) report revealed that Nokia crashed out of the top three smartphone makers for the first time ever, while Samsung's domination of the smartphone segment continued in the third quarter of 2012, as the Korean company shipped an estimated 56.3m devices worldwide.
Edited by Rich Steeves