How Dolphin Emulator Could Help Build the Next Android Phone with an ARM Cortex A9 processor
The latest version of Dolphin, a emulator that can be used to emulate the Android operating system, will likely be the last to ship with Android’s new Cortex A7 processor, the codename for a chip that will become standard for smartphones, tablets and other devices in the coming years.
Android is set to replace Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800, and it’s expected that Google will have the CPU powering most of the new phones by 2020, at which point Dolphin will have to transition to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The new processors will enable Google to take advantage of the Cortex A5, a lower-power version of the CPU that Qualcomm introduced in the Snapdragon 801 and 820 chips, and the A7, a much faster version of that chip that is available in a variety of other chips, such as the A5X, A5 and A5S.
Qualcomm has been working to upgrade its own chip for several years, and Qualcomm’s new A7 chip is expected to be released sometime this year.
The Cortex A8 chip, which is expected in the second half of next year, will be replaced by a new processor based on the Qualcomm’s Exynos 8895.
The new processor will be available in both the Snapdragon A9 and A9X, and will likely feature the same Cortex A15 cores, the Cortex-A7 cores and the Adreno 330 GPU.
The Snapdragon A8 and A8X will also ship with ARM’s new Mali-T604 GPU, which the company announced this month will be used for mobile computing.
While Google’s Adreno 320 GPU is capable of delivering up to two teraflops of compute performance, it can only provide up to 2.2 terafls of graphics performance.
For example, the Adrenos 3230 GPU can produce two terabytes of video data, but that’s only when you factor in the GPU’s clock speed.
Qualcomm claims that the new Adreno GPU will deliver two teraFLOPS of computing power in 2020, which could mean that the Adrenopilers 3230 and A35 will have a combined total of five teraFlops of computing performance.
The Snapdragon A5A5 and the Snapdragon X15 chip will also support a new ARM Mali-G71 GPU that is being developed in conjunction with Samsung and Nvidia.
While Qualcomm hasn’t announced a release date for the Mali-H71 GPU, the Mali GPU could be coming as soon as 2020, when the Snapdragon processors and the Exyno 8895 are expected to have their final, final updates.
While the Cortex cores of the Snapdragon 800 and 801 are still being used, they will likely have more cores than the Cortex core that powers Android’s latest devices.
As of now, the Snapdragon CPUs support 32, 64, 128, 256 and 512 cores.
Qualcomm says it plans to release a 64-bit version of its processors by 2020.
Qualcomm expects to have at least eight cores in the Cortex processors, and eight cores or more in the AdrenoS 64 GPU.
For its part, Nvidia is planning to release its own GPU for its upcoming Tesla GPUs in 2020.
Nvidia has already announced plans to bring a version of Nvidia’s Pascal GPU for smartphones and tablets to market in 2020 and 2020.
The Pascal GPU, based on a new architecture called Kepler, will reportedly have a clock speed of 10 to 15 percent faster than the current Kepler architecture.
This means that Nvidia will likely support the Kepler GPUs for at least the next four years, with the Pascal GPUs supporting Android devices from 2020 through 2023.
According to a report from The Information, Nvidia will be shipping GPUs based on its Kepler GPU by 2020 at least, though the company has yet to confirm that it will launch the first Kepler GPU for phones.