The world’s primary compute device
The Arm-powered smartphone is the world’s primary compute device that over 3 billion consumers reach for every day.
The de-facto standard architecture for which mobile operating systems and applications are built and optimized.
Path to 5G
Next steps in connectivity
The dawn of 5G will bring a continuation of the always-on, always-connected world and bring new ways of interacting with it.
The World's Primary Compute Device
The smartphone means so much to so many people, it has become the one device that is always with you. From navigation device, to entertainment device, to payment device the smartphone can be used in so many ways. The smartphone's combination of always-with-you compute and connectivity has changed the world and allowed 3 billion people to connect to the digital world.
Arm has delivered “more for less” by increasing the smartphone’s underlying CPU performance by 100x and GPU performance by 300x since 2009, while also staying within the smartphone’s strict physical constraints. And Arm innovation extends beyond CPUs and GPUs to many other components within the smartphone. This innovation from Arm and its ecosystem partners underlies the modern smartphone experience.
The Mobile Ecosystem Runs on Arm
The variety of things you can do with your smartphone has been enabled by innovative applications and services from developers throughout the Arm ecosystem.
With more than 95% market share in smart phone processors, Arm has become the architecture for developers' applications and services.
This strong ecosystem has enabled the rapid innovation resulting in today’s vibrant smartphone ecosystem.
Path to 5G: Next Steps in Connectivity
Continuing the Arm ecosystem’s history of modem innovation Arm has been at the heart of modem technology since the rise of GSM. More than 20 billion Arm-based modems have shipped.
As mobile broadband development evolves, we see new and different use cases.
The dawn of 5G continues the evolution of the always-on, always-connected world and fosters new user interactions.
As well as multi-gigabit services, 5G also promises to deliver on low bandwidth, energy constrained devices.
Smartphones: The Portal to Future Innovation
Providing the fundamental blocks for future experiences
Smartphones have become the consumer’s portal to future services and capabilities.
Users will access many of these use cases — artificial intelligence, computer vision, machine learning and virtual and augmented reality — from their smartphones through always-connected wireless networks that are a pathway to cloud services.
These use cases and the smartphone's technical versatility and unit volumes are also driving technology trends beyond the smartphones.