Guardian(UK): ARM chip offers cheaper smartphones with longer battery life by 2013
New design offers five times more battery life while 'Big.LITTLE' chip pairing could extend smartphones' power by 70%
It also thinks they will enable cheaper devices, with smartphones easily costing less than $100 (£60) by that time.
Already Broadcom, Compal, Freescale, HiSilicon, LG Electronics, Linaro, OK Labs, QNX, Redbend, Samsung, Sprint, ST-Ericsson and Texas Instruments have publicly signed up to support the technologies. ARM could not say whether Apple, which has a licence to build chips using the ARM architecture and deploys them in its iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad, had signed to use it.