Android will support Intel technology starting next year, Andy Rubin shows off Medfield-based Gingerbread handset [Video]

Google Senior Vice President of Mobile, Andy Rubin, showed up at the Intel Developer Forum for a big announcement. Moving forward Intel and Google will work together by enabling and optimizing Android for Intel’s family of low power Atom processors.

“By optimizing the Android platform for Intel architecture, we bring a powerful new capability to market that will accelerate more industry adoption and choice, and bring exciting new products to market that harness the combined potential of Intel technology and the Android platform,” said Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini.“Together we are accelerating Intel architecture and bringing new levels of innovation to a maturing Android platform.”

“Combining Android with Intel’s low power smartphone roadmap opens up more opportunity for innovation and choice,” said Andy Rubin. “This collaboration will drive the Android ecosystem forward.”

They even showed off a Gingerbread phone powered by Intel’s Atom based Medfield SoC. Medfield powered phones are slated for early 2012, and tablets should be soon after.

Video and full press release after the break.


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Samsung bringing 2GHz dual-core processors in 2012

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We thought 2011 was going to be an awesome year for smartphones and tablets, but after hearing this news, it looks like 2012 can’t get here fast enough. Samsung is going to be launching 2GHz dual-core Exynos processors for smartphones next year, making their devices with these powerhouse processors just as fast as most PC sold in stores today.

This news was leaked by a “high-ranking” Samsung executive here. Also, Samsung may be pulling a NVIDIA, and selling the 2GHz Exynos dual-cores to any manufacturer that wants them in their hardware too. Smart move.

[via samsung hub]

Exynos and Tegra 2 Get Spanked In LG Optimus 3D’s OMAP 4 Benchmark Test

Alright, so I wouldn’t call it a “spanking” per say, but I would definitely call it…unexpected, sort of.  We all know that the OMAP 4430, housed in the LG Optimus 3D, boasts some pretty hefty dual-core action.  And when put to the test by AnandTech, along side Nvidia’s Tegra 2 and Samsung’s Exynos 4210, we can see it slightly shining through and coming out on top in the browser and graphical benchmark department.    Dual-core CPU’s are becoming quite the norm around these parts as the competition is expanding rapidly.  As I always say, choice is good and you can never have too much of it, I think.  Im looking forward to the day when a device is released with nothing less than dual-core CPU’s and performance is taken to a whole new level as a result.  A good CPU combined with a great GPU, a big screen, HDMI out yada yada yada, and it’s bon voyage for my PC.  How about you?  Do you favor one of these dual-core processors over another?  We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

[via engadget]

Qualcomm building 2.5GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon mobile processors

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Qualcomm has announced that by 2012, we should start seeing quad-core mobile chips in many mobile devices. This comes just days after we all started seeing dual-core tablets and smartphones becoming much more common at MWC, we just can’t be satisfied with dual-core and 4G. No sir, we need quad-core chips on 8G wireless networks at Lucas like lightspeeds!

Seriously though, these APQ8064 quad-core chips will bring 150% increase in performance over ARM-based chips, and a 65% decrease in power consumption, which is what any mobile device is really after when you get right down to it. Other new chipsets will include the single-core MSM8930 and the dual-core MSM8960. The MSM8930 will best be used for smaller devices with LTE modem chip, while the bigger brother dual-core MSM8960 is designed with smartphones and tablets with multi-tasking priority for power.

[via MobileAttack, PRNewswire]

NVIDIA working on Quad-Core Processors for Mobile Devices.

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It’s no surprise to anyone who has owned a desktop computer that as soon as you think you have the latest greatest technology money can buy, they double the power, and suddenly you’re $3000 gaming computer is a has been. iSad…

NVIDIA aims to make us drool again just days after Tegra 2 dual-core Processors made their way to our sweaty hands. They’re working on quad-core for mobile devices already. This was stated in a whitepaper regarding mobile multi-core processors. Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of NVIDIA, had this to say;

Every single year, there will be a new Tegra…Dual-core processors will be the standard in 2011, and quad-core is coming in the near future.

Fast pace, as always to be expected from tech manufacturers.

[via NVIDIA]