Intel’s Medfield system-on-a-chip isn’t the company’s first venture into smartphone territory. Last year at CES 2011, Intel and LG partnered up to debut Intel’s Moorestown chip. Unfortunately, nothing ever came of the reference device. Due to a “lack of marketability,” the handset never saw retail. This year, things could be different.
This week Intel showed off a prototype phone running Android 2.x and a tablet running Android 4.0, both powered by their new Medfield system-on-a-chip. MIT’s Technology Review sat down with Stephen Smith, VP of Intel’s architecture group, who hinted that “the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in January could bring news of gadgets ... Read More »
Will 2012 finally be the year we see an Android phone powered by Intel? We have asked a similar question the last two years, but so far Intel has failed to crack the smartphone market. However, we have noticed a recent change in Intel’s tone and it looks like CES could be their ... Read More »
What percentage of Android devices are powered by Intel? Google partnered with Intel on the first generation of Google TV devices, but we all know how that turned out. If you look at the smartphones and tablets of today, I would guess Intel has around zero percent market share. Intel thinks 2012 will be the year that ... Read More »
It’s no secret how badly Intel wants in on the mobile computing market. The silicon manufacturer has been hard at work developing the technology inside emerging Ultrabooks, as well as putting their weight behind the tablet and smartphone OS MeeGo. Unfortunately for Intel, the effort behind MeeGo likely won’t amount to much. Nokia has ditched ... Read More »
Intel might be losing the mobile chip war, but they’re certainly not giving up. Today at Computex, the company showed off a Honeycomb tablet prototype powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz Atom Z670 Oak Trail processor. The tablet, which is made by Compal, also has 1GB of RAM and a GPU based on the ... Read More »
Android is evolving at the speed of light nowadays, and we usually find ourselves waiting for another device right after purchasing the current best-of-the-best. Are you thinking of getting your hands on that brand new dual-core tablet that will blow your mind? Well, ASUS is already working hard on the tablets you will be wanting ... Read More »
According to Intel, the company is working with Google to bring Android 3.0 Honeycomb to devices running Intel’s Oak Trail chips. The single-core chips will run at 1.5 GHz and be powered by a PowerVR SGX535 graphics core. Intel admitted that Oak Trail chips are not as good as ARM chips at power consumption, but that ... Read More »
Intel hopes to one day dominate the smartphone market with their Moorestown platform, but their first design win for Android will be the line up of Google TV devices slated to debut this fall. Google hand picked their partners for the Google TV launch and the Intel Atom platform is the brains that ... Read More »
Intel might be the world’s largest semiconductor chip maker, but when it comes to smartphones they have yet to flex their muscles. Some might say they were caught off guard by the popularity of the iPhone and the wave of smartphones which followed it.
Way back in 2005, Intel directed their team to target mobile ... Read More »