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2 Billion Mobile Processors By 2016, Says JPR

The firm believes that more than 2 billion processors will be shipping into the mobile market place in 2016. The forecast mentions 750 million smartphones, 869 million feature phones, about 300 million tablets, 100 million e-book readers and 91 million handheld game consoles.

JPR said that those categories will be able to coexist for some time and will appeal to consumers via a different form, primary function, and price. The firm predicts that all those devices will be connected all the time and most will feature 3D displays and 3D cameras.

The mobile devices market is shaping up to be highly-competitive and, because of its 16 processor companies, to be headed into a market consolidation phase, JPR suggests. According to Jon Peddie, the new entrants and smaller manufacturer will be at risk of being acquired by the established processor makers. 

  • dane332
    bla blah another skynet joke blah meow
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  • amk-aka-Phantom
    Cool story bro. Meanwhile desktops will render real-time photo-quality surround holographic games and perform calculations that supercomputers do today. Toys stay toys no matter the progress; remember that.
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  • dalmvern
    Although I know its a futile hope, I would be nice if the smaller processor companies didnt get eaten my the giant ones. More companies means more competition, more innovation, and lower prices!
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  • amk-aka-Phantom
    9317097 said:
    Although I know its a futile hope, I would be nice if the smaller processor companies didnt get eaten my the giant ones. More companies means more competition, more innovation, and lower prices!

    I actually hope Intel will consume and dissolve ARM... that'd be funny, as crazy as it sounds.
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  • jn77
    So where is my 16 core mobile CPU with ATI Raedon 6990 GPU and 8gb of ram and 10TB in storage space?
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  • walter87
    jn77So where is my 16 core mobile CPU with ATI Raedon 6990 GPU and 8gb of ram and 10TB in storage space?I can make a random comment about nothing too.

    Did you read the article? There not talking about 16-core processors, there talking about the 16 processor companies entering a major boom in mobile processors.
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  • jn77
    walter87I can make a random comment about nothing too.Did you read the article? There not talking about 16-core processors, there talking about the 16 processor companies entering a major boom in mobile processors.
    That was a figure of speech.... Right now, mobile processor companies have 4 core mobile CPU's. With all the "additional" competition, I would expect to see the speed at which they turn over processors increase... Makes Sense? SO when will the 16 core mobile processors be out on the market? When I said 16 I was not referring to the "16" companies that make the "mobile processors"
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  • skyhide
    Ya`ll should child here, you know what? Take a look at T-pain "5`o clock in the morning feat. Wiz khalifa" then tell me what you think of his iPhone?
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  • eddieroolz
    This doesn't say much without a perspective as to how many mobile processors we have currently.
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