The incredible rise of the smartphone market was a phenomena that caught virtually everyone off-guard. Though cellular phones had been ramping up in complexity for nearly 20 years, the sudden jump in consumer demand from “dumb” to “smart” is virtually unprecedented; very few technologies have been so thoroughly adopted in such a short period of time. At the center of all of this was ARM, whose processors and architecture powered nearly every single phone at the heart of the smartphone revolution.

Now with mobile device sales stabilizing and devices approaching “good enough” status, the consumer electronics industry finds itself looking at the future and what comes next. Looking to repeat the smartphone revolution, all eyes are on wearable computing, which is looking to build off of the technologies and lessons of smartphones to start bringing some of that processing power and functionality into some of the smallest and most personal devices yet.

As part of the broader conversation and development of wearables, next week ARM will be holding their ARM Wearables Week event. For this event ARM will be focusing on the technical issues facing wearables and how they can solve them – processing power, battery life, and meeting those aforementioned needs while fitting the entire package in an acceptable form factor. With Cortex-M and mbed among the many tools in their portfolio, ARM believes that the technology is right and the time is right for wearables to take off.

Highlights of the week will include interviews with industry experts and the Wearables Week Webinar with Omate, which will be providing a case study for wearables by looking at the development of Omate’s products. ARM will also be doing teardowns of various wearable devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 Neo and LG G, to show how these devices are put together.

So be sure to check out the ARM Wearables Week website for the above and more as ARM continues to roll out new content throughout the week.

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  • Nogoodnms - Saturday, November 15, 2014 - link

    When did Anandtech start needing sponsored posts...? Reply
  • JumpingJack - Saturday, November 15, 2014 - link

    Indeed. Weird. As long as it clearly states "Sponsored" or "Advertised" it should be ok, but this gives me a weird feeling -- like it is more ARM spam than anything else. I would prefer the "ad" panels be filled out with Ads and the new panels be filled with news, not ads ....

    " more as ARM continues to roll out new content throughout the week."

    It would appear we can expect more of these "Sponsored" news articles.
    Reply
  • Klug4Pres - Sunday, November 16, 2014 - link

    This reminds me of newspaper advertorials for impotence, balding, and memory loss, you know the ones where the typeface and column layout is the same as the actual news articles.

    Not really digging it, but I suppose it is clearly flagged.
    Reply
  • JumpingJack - Saturday, November 22, 2014 - link

    :) Yes, that is exactly what it reminds me off... those ads that look like news reports. Reply
  • dave1231 - Sunday, November 16, 2014 - link

    Didn't we have AMD Center, surely sponsored by AMD? There's just different ways of doing it. Reply
  • Yorgos - Sunday, November 16, 2014 - link

    As I read at /. the other day, since "1 (intel) core is better than two(amd)", but that something that I have to investigate Reply
  • Mr Alpha - Saturday, November 15, 2014 - link

    Really, native advertising? Reply
  • ImSpartacus - Saturday, November 15, 2014 - link

    I'm ok with it since "Sponsored" is the first word in the title, "Sponsored Post" is the author and "Sponsored Post" is the category. Reply
  • jibberegg - Saturday, November 15, 2014 - link

    Nothing wrong with sponsored posts that are clearly labelled as such. They pay for all the awesome content we consume free of charge. Reply
  • SeannyB - Saturday, November 15, 2014 - link

    That's my feeling as well. The headline begins with "Sponsored Post:" which couldn't be any clearer as a disclaimer. Reply

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