Oct 17 AT 3:46 PM Taylor Wimberly 18 Comments

Texas Instruments reminds us that OMAP5 is coming next year


What will become the best mobile processor next year? After NVIDIA and Qualcomm just briefed us on their next-generation offerings, Texas Instruments felt the need to remind us that OMAP5 is coming in the second half of next year. Not many details have changed since we first learned about OMAP5 back in February, but the team at TI emailed us to share a new series of videos that show the processor in action.

Texas Instruments is hoping to offer the first mobile system-on-a-chip (SoC) to include ARM’s latest Cortex-A15 core that was announced last year. The new CPU core and new multi-core PowerVR SGX544MP should deliver 3x the performance and 5x the graphics of the current generation OMAP4.

When it comes to availability, the OMAP5 is “expected to sample in the second-half of 2011, with devices on the market in the second half of 2012.” Depending when devices based on OMAP5 actually arrive, they should be competing with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon S4 or NVIDIA’s Kal-El+ refresh part.

It’s way too early to pick a winner at this stage, but Texas Instruments should receive a nice bump in design wins thanks to becoming the lead platform for Ice Cream Sandwich.

In the mean time, we are still waiting on the first Android device that features the dual-core 1.5 GHz OMAP4460, which appears to have been delayed. TI will also have the faster 1.8 GHz OMAP4470 available in the first-half of next year to hold us over till OMAP5.

Which mobile processor do you think will wear the performance crown this time next year?

Learn more about extraordinary experiences delivered by OMAP technology:

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  • Tico4674

    I wonder when intel will produce a mobile processor. With all their experience in the biz it’s amazing that they haven’t gotten into the mobile proc race. Can’t wait for tomorrow to finally find out what’s going to power my next phone, the Nexus whatever it’s called.

  • Richard Yarrell

    Great video. Clearly we are in for a great battle between them all I personally like. As 2012 approaches we are in for some real fun with the next breed of devices. The better everyone does will mean greater device choices for all of us..

  • heeros

    I lol’ed. So much of the videos content is Software, or manufacturer dependent.

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      Yeah the video is mostly about software, but I like that TI is talking about the actual experiences their new hardware will enable.

  • http://www.healthytiger.com Healthy

    Personally I always starting playing video of explosions before i give presentations

    explosive synergy

    thank you, telephone!

  • SherlockHomeboy

    I can’t wait for the world to be like that.

  • Matthew H

    Google appears to be going for gestures, mobile payments and a desktop replacement with Android, at least in TI’s dream. Apple is going with the Siri personal assistant, ease of use and content consumption. We have two choices, but I want both! Since I lean towards the flexibility, I will likely stay with Android, but you just can’t have it all.

    • https://plus.google.com/116093795732345180640/posts DroidNexus

      Actually, you can in a year or 2, Jellybean “Will bring many features we wanted to add, but didn’t have time to”. And it’s coming very soon (around early March, if not sooner).

  • https://plus.google.com/116093795732345180640/posts DroidNexus

    I personally think it wont matter, who could want a better graphics core then that, huh?! 5x the graphics of what we have now, with 3 times the performance?! That’s at least the horsepower of my computer! My computer will be 2 years old by that time. That’s COMPLETELY CRAZY! At that point in time, 3 things will matter to me, OS&UI, battery life, and RAM. Honestly, 20 mps, retina Super AMOLED plus, and 2GHz duel core processors is perfectly fine with me! That beats out my laptop on all fronts. At that point, all anyone would really notice is UI&OS, battery life, and maybe up to 4 GGB of RAM. Once 64 GB is standard on cellphones, in a year or 2 it will be totally crazy! My phone is a year old, it’s the Droid 2 Global, it WAS the best phone in the world, but now, with the SGS II I have been beaten, more then 2 times over according to AnTuTu Benchmarks!

  • Nathan

    Well I can wait to see how 2012 processer stack against each other.

  • Nider

    A Phone Powered by ST-Ericsson NovaThor A9600 would be Great, its a 2.5GHz Dual Core Processor based on ARM Cortex-A15, 28nm Processing with Integrated Real LTE 4G and this is also the First Processor to use the Imagination PowerVR Series6 GPU which is capable of shooting Full HD Video @120fps, isnt that Great?

    Too Good to be True..

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      ST-Ericsson has always interested me, but I haven’t seen them in many Android devices. Maybe 2012 will be the year they break out.

    • Zhi Hao

      I’m more excited about the graphics rendering capability of the A9600 though. 210 GFLOPs, 350 million polygons per second, and really high fill rates – this could compete with the PS3 and Xbox 360. The Xbox runs at 240 GFLOPs, only marginally higher than this!

  • thechad

    good article thanks