Earlier this week, we reported a tragic story: Texas Instruments was giving up the mobile processor game. It saddened us greatly. Luckily, they took some time today to clarify the situation.
The OMAP 5 chips, which we were afraid would be gone forever, are still planned to be released and development is still active. This is great to hear, since throwing it all away would have been a massive waste of time and money already put into it. The release is said to be sometime in early 2013, and it’ll be based on the new Cortex-A15 architecture. We’re glad to see one final effort, but we’re still saddened to see them go.