LG licenses ARM Cortex-A9 ,Cortex-A15 MPCore processors and Mali T-604 GPU

LG has just announced that it has licensed the ARM Cortex-A9 & Cortex-A15 MPCore processors and Mali T-604 GPU. This most probably means that future LG smartphones,tablets, and other multi-media devices will no longer use third-party SoC’s (nVidia Tegra, TI OMAP etc) but LG’s own chips instead. It the case of windows Phone 7(and future versions of WP) LG will still be obliged to use Qualcomm’s certified SoCs.

LG is now in a situation similar to Samsung: both companies will uses their own SoCs on most of their products and will only have to use competitor chipsts when need it (currently Tegra 2 is the only Honeycomb certified chipset for example). This announcement could also mean that LG uses it’s on SoC in future Windows 8 tablets in the future. Full press release after the break:

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Microsoft announces support for ARM architecture in the next Version of Windows

It’s now official folks! The next version of Windows (Windows 8?) will be compatible with X86 processors and ARM based SoCs from nVidia, Qualcomm and Texas Instrument. So what does it really mean ? Well not much for now. Windows Phone 7 (and its future versions) will still be Microsoft only smartphone OS but the company is apparetnyl positioning the next version of Windows as their primary and only Tablet platform. Read the full press release after the break:

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Microsoft signs ARM architecture licensing deal. Getting in the chip business?

Microsoft is announcing today that it has signed a deal to license the ARM architecture allowing the company to design its own micro architecture around the ARM IP. Is Microsoft getting in the chip business like Qualcomm, Marvell,  Apple? This announcement will surely fuel a lot of speculation about Microsoft future mobile strategy. The company claims that this deal will enhance its research and development around Arm-based products but other details about it are confidential. Full press release after the break:

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