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Chrome for Android updated for x86: Plays nicely with Medfield RAZR i

Chrome for Android updated for x86: Plays nicely with Medfield RAZR i

Google's Chrome for Android browser has been updated to run on x86 processors, meaning Intel Medfield powered smartphones like Motorola's RAZR i now play nicely with the app. Unveiled earlier this month, and set to go on sale in October, the RAZR i arrived with a few gaps in its software support, most notably the fact that Chrome wasn't compatible with non-ARM processors.

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Intel: LTE Medfield by end of 2012 plus dualcore incoming

Intel: LTE Medfield by end of 2012 plus dualcore incoming

Intel's first LTE-capable Medfield smartphone chips are in the pipeline, along with multicore versions of the processor, with the first examples due before the end of 2012. Intel will be "shipping some LTE products later this year and ramping into 2013" director of product marketing Sumeet Syal told TechCrunch, and in the meantime the company is working on fettling more Android apps to suit the x86 architecture.

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Intel wraps up Android 4.1 port for Medfield smartphones

Intel wraps up Android 4.1 port for Medfield smartphones

Intel has announced that it has completed its work on porting the latest version of Android to operate on smartphones equipped with its Medfield processors. While Intel has finished the work of making Android 4.1 Jelly Bean compatible with smartphones running its processors, the company has no idea when the smartphones will be updated. Updating the operating system on the devices is up to the carriers and manufacturers.

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ZTE Grand X IN appears as first ICS smartphone with Intel Inside

ZTE Grand X IN appears as first ICS smartphone with Intel Inside

This week at IFA 2012 the folks at ZTE have introduced a brand new fabulous-looking Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone with an Intel Medfield processor inside. This device has an Atom X2460 under the hood for next-level processing power and works with a casing that's quite unique to the world of smartphone in its hatched-back battery cover physical patterning. The rest of the device looks rather like a Galaxy Nexus, and certainly hasn't changed a whole lot since we saw an earlier iteration just a few months back.

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ARM CEO: 10% of phones will have Intel by 2015

ARM CEO: 10% of phones will have Intel by 2015

It’s taken a while for Intel to enter the mobile game, but the first phone to feature its Medfield chip, the Lava Xolo X900, definitely attracted some attention thanks to the impressive benchmarks. Could Intel be a viable competitor for the likes of Qualcomm and NVIDIA after all? The CEO of ARM, Warren East, is being cautious, saying that between 5 and 10% of smartphones will feature Intel chips by 2015.

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Intel Lava XOLO Android smartphone hands-on with benchmark

Intel Lava XOLO Android smartphone hands-on with benchmark

One of the most unassuming pieces of hardware on the market that we happened upon this month was certainly Intel's first Medfield-toting Android: the Lava XOLO. This smartphone was announced back a the tail end of April of this year and represents Intel's first production Android smartphone available on the mobile market, toting its own Intel Medfield 1.6 GHz single-core Atom Z2460 processor and a 4.03-inch 1024 x 600 pixel resolution display - is this your next undercover powerhouse device?

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Intel-powered Santa Clara imminent says Orange

Intel-powered Santa Clara imminent says Orange

Intel's Medfield phones are almost upon us: UK carrier Orange has thrown the Santa Clara, one of the first designs to use Intel's Atom chip for mobiles, up on its "coming soon" page, though the smartphone is still in for a name change. Both contract and prepay buying options will be offered with the Santa Clara, which pairs a 1.6GHz Atom CPU and 4.03-inch touchscreen with an 8-megapixel camera.

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Lava XOLO X900 begins Intel’s smartphone attack on April 23

Lava XOLO X900 begins Intel’s smartphone attack on April 23

The first Intel-powered Android smartphone will go on sale April 23, the Lava XOLO X900, running Gingerbread on Medfield in a $424 package for the Indian market. Based on Intel's 1.6GHz Atom Z2460, with a 4.03-inch 1024 x 600 LCD touchscreen, quadband HSPA+ (850/900/1900/2100) and 8-megapixel camera, the XOLO X900 will see an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade "shortly," the chip company claims.

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Intel’s first Medfield phone coming this week claims CEO

Intel’s first Medfield phone coming this week claims CEO

Intel's been hard at work with their mobile processors, more specifically the latest version with Medfield. While ARM-based processors have dominated the mobile market, Intel plans to change all that, possibly as soon as this week. During Intel's financial results call this afternoon, that we reported on here, CEO Paul Otellini told investors Intel's first Medfield phone will launch by the end of the week.

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