Rumors brought this word back in to the stage saying Samsung's next years flagship, which is Galaxy S iv to feature an Octa Core processor with big.LITTLE technology. Lets find out what's this all about.
big.LITTLE is a processor architecture found by ARM Holdings in October 2011. Since they have launched the Cortex-A7 processor ,which is architectural wise compatible with the Cortex-A15 processor, big.LITTLE processing revealed to the world.
"The Right Processor for the Right Job" was the title ARM used to describe the meaning of big.LITTLE architecture. The "big" stands for the powerful high performance Cortex-A15 cores and "LITTLE" for the entry level power efficient Cortex-A7 cores. Due to their architectural similarities, these cores can seamlessly switch between one and another according to the workload. The diagram below can explain the process.