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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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Android tablet with x86 Medfield chip due Q1 2012

Android tablet with x86 Medfield chip due Q1 2012

Intel revealed that the first Android tablets based on an x86 processor should be available in Q1 of 2012. This tablet could be very similar to the Red Ridge reference design tablet that the chip maker showed off during IDF to demo Android 3.2 Honeycomb running on a Medfield-based tablet.

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Android partners with Intel for new Medfield-based tablets, smartphones

Android partners with Intel for new Medfield-based tablets, smartphones

Google and Intel announced a new partnership today at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) that will make future Android releases optimized for Intel chips in addition to the current de facto ARM-based chips. Android smartphone and tablet prototypes were even shown off during the event, running on Intel Atom chips.

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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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Intel Medfield smartphones/MIDs on sale Q3 2011 tip insiders

Intel Medfield smartphones/MIDs on sale Q3 2011 tip insiders

The first Intel Medfield based devices could ship as soon as Q3 2011, according to Taipei component sources, with the low-power devices making their debut at Computex in late May. According to DigiTimes, Intel has accelerated Medfield testing so as to better challenge the dominance of ARM-based chipsets in the mobile device market.

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Aava Mobile TWIST concept origins revealed [Video]

Aava Mobile TWIST concept origins revealed [Video]

We've already told you that Aava Mobile will be bringing its slick second-gen Medfield-based smartphone to MWC 2011 shortly, and now we know a little more about its design providence. Core77 worked with Aava and AGENT designer Alberto Villareal on TWIST, an angular, origami-inspired concept that, the smartphone company tells us, turned out to be the basis for the second-gen Aava Core hardware.

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Aava Mobile Medfield MeeGo/Android phone confirmed

Aava Mobile Medfield MeeGo/Android phone confirmed

Intel has been showing off Medfield-based MeeGo prototypes in the past weeks, and soon Aava Mobile will be getting into the act with its second-generation Aava Core design which the company has confirmed to SlashGear is ready to be rolled out at MWC 2011 this month. According to Aava, the 8.9mm-thick touchscreen smartphone in fact runs either Android or MeeGo.

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Intel Medfield smartphone prototype gets brief preview

Intel Medfield smartphone prototype gets brief preview

Squint, or you'll miss it. The tiny slab of shininess clutched in the hands of Anand Chandrasekher, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Ultra Mobility Group, is apparently a Medfield based smartphone that, according to the Maemo forums, was shown off at an Intel sales conference last week.

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Nokia N9 now packing 1.2GHz Intel Atom for MWC 2011 reveal?

Nokia N9 now packing 1.2GHz Intel Atom for MWC 2011 reveal?

Nokia's MeeGo-based N9 flagship smartphone has hit a few hurdles along the way; originally the company hoped to have a MeeGo device on the market by the end of 2010, a window that slipped to 2011. Initially, the N9 was expected to use a Texas Instruments OMAP processor, as with its existing handsets. However, according to Finnish magazine Prosessori, Nokia has junked the TI chip and opted instead to power the N9 with a 1.2GHz Intel Atom processor

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Intel expecting 35 Atom tablets in 2011; Dell’s Intel Android plans quietly deleted

Intel expecting 35 Atom tablets in 2011; Dell’s Intel Android plans quietly deleted

Intel has announced manufacturer partners intending to produce 35 Atom-based tablets in 2011, with systems running Windows, Android and MeeGo all on the cards. CEO Paul Otellini confirmed the news at a tech conference this week, describing the two versions of Atom - Oak Trail and Moorestown - as targeted at Windows and Android/MeeGo tablets respectively. However, Intel has also been modifying its slide-deck since the presentation, removing mention of Dell from the Android-on-Atom column.

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Intel: We’ll beat ARM on active power efficiency with Medfield

Intel: We’ll beat ARM on active power efficiency with Medfield

Strong words from Intel this week on the battle for low-power CPU supremacy, and with companies looking to ARM as the de-facto standard it's about time they stepped up their game.  Intel's Chief Technology Officer, Justin Rattner, told Reuters that "with (our) Moorestown processor we equal them on standby power, in the next generation Medfield we will equal them on active power" before going on to predict that the stage after that was Intel pulling widely ahead of ARM completely.

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