Intel finally reaching the smartphone market

Intel Atom Z2460 Smartphone
Intel Z2460 Smartphone

 

After years of development and all kinds of delays, Intel is finally ready with x86 chips for smartphones. At this year’s CES, Lenovo showed off such a device, called the K800, which was using the Intel Medfield (the phone version of Atom). The device was quite impressive, featuring an HD 4.5″ display, an Atom Z2460 processor clocked at 1,66gHz and an 8MP camera. The device also features WiDi, a technology used for wireless connection with TVs. The device is going to hit the Chinese market in the first half of 2012.

Intel Atom Z2460 mobile CPU
Intel Atom Z2460 CPU

 

However, Lenovo are not their only partners. Motorola has also signed a contract to develop mobile processors with Intel and what’s more, the first Motorola smartphones to rely on Intel processors are due to be released in the second half of this year. According to Intel, their Medfield processors are faster and more energy efficient than the ARM-based chips currently used in Android smartphones and with 4.0, the platform too is optimized for Intel’s processors. The company has also added some kind of emulator, so about 90% of the current ARM-optimized apps are going to run on the Medfield devices as soon as they come out. B. A.

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