ARM supports Open Device Lab

Published on 16th September 2015 by Jon

Open Device Lab Bournemouth are proud to announce support from ARM. From September 2015, five new devices running ARM’s Graphics Chipsets will be added to the lab’s 400-strong device collection.

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ARM (arm.com, Cambridge, UK) manufactures microprocessors and graphics processing units. In 2014, over 12 billion chips with ARM-based cores were produced, covering over 95% of the smartphone market.

The new devices utilise ARM’s Mali Graphics Processing Units (GPU), providing invaluable access for developers looking to improve and optimise games and resource-heavy apps for ARM Chipsets.

The full list of devices:

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 (GPU: Mali-T760 MP8)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (GPU: Mali-T760 MP6)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GPU: Mali-T628 MP6)
  • Pipo P4 (GPU: Mali-T760 MP4)
  • Lenovo A936 (GPU: Mali-T760 MP2)

95% of smartphones made today utilise ARM-based chips, and over 30% of Android phones run ARM-based GPUs. Optimising for ARM chips can give games and apps developers a unique edge and that is only possible with direct access to these devices.

This support shows the growing desire for hardware creators and manufacturers to support games and app developers, ensuring they can unlock the potential of chipsets for users worldwide. Collaborations like this from an influential UK company will provide SME’s in the Dorset region opportunities to accelerate their growth.