Japanese technology company Ubiquitous Corp. has developed a new technology that allows portable devices to boot within a second of pressing the start button. Dubbed QuickBoot – the technology is aimed at embedded and portable computing devices, especially those with ARM processors.
If the developer’s claims are to be believed, QuickBoot can get your portable devices into a fully functional mode from a completely shut down state in just one second. To achieve this, QuickBoot uses saved memory images; the technology effectively restores a saved memory image to get the system running quickly.
In principle, this is the same as waking up a system from “hibernation” mode, but unlike hibernation, QuickBoot does not load the entire memory image to get the system running. The technology is intelligently able to decide which parts of the memory are necessary for making the system immediately usable and only loads these parts. The remaining parts of the memory image are loaded into the RAM after the system is up and running and in use.
For now, the technology has been created just for Linux and Android operating systems and works only with devices that are based on ARM architecture. Ubiquitous hopes that its technology will be widely adopted by manufacturers of TVs with embedded computing technology, set-top boxes, ultra-portable devices including smartphones and netbooks, and any other devices that have a need for booting up.
The company is yet to come through on the price it expects to receive for its new system.
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