Samsung first announced their dual core, 1GHz, ARM cortex A9 A9 cpu, named appropriately enough Orion back in early September. Thing seem to be progressing quite nicely, as Engadget just had some time with them at the ARM Technology Conference, running both Linux and Android 2.2. The development boards were a bit buggy, but one of Engadget's pictures shows a pretty nice render as part of the benchmark suite Samsung was using to show off the CPU paired with the Mali 400 GPU. Serious nerd pr0n right there, I tell you what.
Now maybe, just maybe this thing will be ready and debut in the Nexus S. Someone besides me thinks so, too. If not, we'll probably have to hold out for that Samsung uberphone that's supposedly going to conquer the planet next year. Devs need to start on a Starcraft II port ASAP. [Engadget, Android Central Forums]
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