At a recent event the AMD has shared, they will release a 20nm Cortex A57 based SoC next year, which will be their first official Android SoC platform. It is the first official chipset for Android by AMD. In this event the AMD reveals the road map of the next couple of years.
AMD Android chipset revealed
The core of their announcement is for a project which they called SkyBridge, that AMD has referred to as “ambidextrous computing.” The platform would be able to run their low-power ARM based Cortex A57, which is an integrated with Graphics Core Next GPU, and it will be pin-compatible with their next generation x86 SoC, using Puma+ cores. The AMD will be able to offer up one system which can be easily converted to handle either ARM or x86 instructions.
The Cortex A57 has operated on the ARMv8 architecture at AArch64 64-bit execution. It will support 32-bit as well to support ARMv7 which can be executed all on its own, or can be paired with the A53 in an ARM big.
These Chips would come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410, 610 and 615 which are announced to come with ARM’s Cortex A53, and the Snapdragon 808 and 810 will utilize the big.LITTLE A53 and A57 combination. The A53 based units are expected by the end of 2014, whereas the A57 units will come on the mid of next year 2015.