Medfield

Exclusive Insider Talk: Lenovo Racer-A hands-on with Stephen Miller

Exclusive Insider Talk: Lenovo Racer-A hands-on with Stephen Miller

Here at CES 2012 during Showstoppers, we've been fortunate enough to get a personal interview with no less than Lenovo's own Stephen Miller speaking all about the 1st IA platform smartphone based on the Intel Medfield chip, the Lenovo Racer-A SmartPhone, aka the K800. This device is part of the Idea Smart Phone K series and has a 4.5-inch 720p multi-touch display with fabulous viewing angles. This device is capable of playing back 1080p, 30 frames per second video - it's also got a 720p wireless display, full 3D media center, and an 8M AF camera on the back. The processor is the real hero here as it is, believe it or not, a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Medfield SoC.

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LG Intel Android coming to CES 2012, denied in kind

LG Intel Android coming to CES 2012, denied in kind

There's something about device information leaks that gets everybody's engine going, and certainly there's no greater time to get a new tank of gas than right before the year's biggest event, CES 2012 - LG and Intel know this to be true, and are denying any an all claims that they are shaking hands for a Medfield device come Spring. What we're hearing from the Korean Times, on the other hand, is that they've got confirmation from "high ranking executives" from both LG and Intel saying that LG will produce the first market-ready Intel-toting smartphone with Android for a March release. More than likely we'll be seeing something along the lines of a smartphone or two running the Medfield SoC, LG or not, come early January.

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Intel 32nm Medfield SoC Reference Tablet spotted in the wild

Intel 32nm Medfield SoC Reference Tablet spotted in the wild

Earlier this week we were treated to some basic numbers on what it means to own a device with the upcoming Intel 32nm Medfield chip on it, and today we've got our own source stepping forward with a few images and a hands-on account of the Intel reference tablet that'll be showing off the SoC in the near future to developers. What our source has here is a lovely tester tablet he's picked up from either a very foolish Intel worker or someone who found it and had no idea what it was worth because a mere $50 USD brought this tablet to our new buddy's hands. What you'll see here is a few slightly blurry photos (taken with a Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, mind you) of the tablet in all its glory along with a few words on its quality.

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Intel 32nm Medfield SoC leaks with specs and benchmarks

Intel 32nm Medfield SoC leaks with specs and benchmarks

There's something about the brains of the machines we work with that makes us think really hard about how long it'll be before they take over the earth - today we get to peek at Intel's newest effort moving that plan forward with their 32nm process Medfield System on Chip, leaked here in both specifications and benchmarks. What you'll be seeing here is the next processor set made for the mobile market, here made for smartphones and tablets galore more than likely inside 2012. You'll find, thanks to VR-Zone, that this Medfield SoC takes the competition in NVIDIA's Tegra 2 and Qualcomm's Snapdragon MSM8260 and slams their faces into the wall - of course that's not all that happens in the fight.

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Intel reveals Medfield phone and tablet designs for 1H 2012

Intel reveals Medfield phone and tablet designs for 1H 2012

Intel has revealed its latest Medfield smartphone and tablet reference designs, the path-laying hardware the chip company hopes will persuade manufacturers to adopt its x86 mobile chip rather than stick with ARM. The two devices - the phone running Gingerbread and the tablet running Ice Cream Sandwich were demonstrated to MIT's Technology Review, though only a render of the handset has been released. Still, initial impressions from Intel's first SoC seem positive.

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Intel Atom accelerates: Cedar Trail for netbooks, Medfield for sub-9mm gaming tablets

Intel Atom accelerates: Cedar Trail for netbooks, Medfield for sub-9mm gaming tablets

It's not just Ultrabooks that Intel is pushing at Computex this year: the chip company also has Atom news to share. That concerns Cedar Trail and a Moore's Law outpacing shift to a yearly die-shrink schedule: Intel reckons Atom chips will shift through the 32nm of Cedar Trail, past 22nm, and hit 12nm within three successive years. Technically impressive, but for the consumer it should mean significant gains in power and battery life. Meanwhile, there's also Medfield news for tablets and smartphones.

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Intel CEO confirms Honeycomb-on-x86 port; Medfield phones in next 12 months

Intel CEO confirms Honeycomb-on-x86 port; Medfield phones in next 12 months

Intel has confirmed that it has received the Android 3.0 Honeycomb code from Google, and that it is "actively" working on porting the tablet-centric platform to run on x86 chips like its Atom processors. Revealed during Intel's glowing Q1 financial results call, president and CEO Paul Otellini said that the company was working with "first-tier notebook vendors" on Android tablets using Intel processors. Leaks back in March suggested Intel was readying as many as eight Android-on-x86 devices for demonstration at IDF Beijing this month.

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