Apple's biggest news last year came when it introduced the iOS 7 and iPhone 5s supporting the 64-bit architecture. This has set the bar for all manufacturers as it signaled the leap from 32-bit to 64-bit, the fastest to date. Apple went past its Windows Phone and Android rivals putting its products in the lead. However, in tech, it is only a matter of time before someone catches up. Google's upcoming Nexus X smartphone will reportedly feature the 64-bit operation playing in the same field as Apple finally. Can the Nexus X match the upcoming iPhone 6?
It is not clear yet what Google's plans will be. There are reports saying that the Nexus X will be a tablet but more reports also claim that it is the same as the Google Shamu device spotted on benchmarks. According to Tech Times, the device surfaced on AnTuTu. It will reportedly be the first device to run on Android 5.0 Lemon Meringue Pie. Other features spotted include 2.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB RAM and Adreno 420 GPU. It will also ship with a Quad HD display offering 1440 x 2560 pixels.
On another note and take, Forbes noted that the Nexus 9 tablet may also be the Nexus X tablet. According to the CPU-Z benchmark spotted (via TKTech), it appears HTC went for NVIDIA's Tegra K1 chip instead of the Qualcomm. NVIDIA's processor is clocked at 2.5GHz via the 192-core Kepler GPU architecture. If HTC and NVIDIA are working their way towards such architecture then it is only a matter of time before Android phones catch up.
HTC's formal announcement of the Desire 510 confirms Android's move to the 64-bit. According to Forbes, the 510 will run on a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410. The report also noted that one way that Android can get ahead of iOS is through the RAM. If Google can work out its Nexus "X" offerings and tune them according to the much praised architecture then it can be a stiff competition all the more.