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Friday, May 20, 2011

Not Enough Tablets to Choose From? Don't Worry, Here Come More from Intel!

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android News" @ 11:30 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/18/...ex-including-a/

"For all its processing might, Intel is a non-player in the booming tablet space. Consumers, no longer trapped in the WinTel PC juggernaut, are increasingly opting for devices running software experiences optimized for more power efficient ARM processors. Intel hopes to break back into the market it once dominated with the release of "more than ten new tablets" at Computex later this month."

The tablet world is exploding and Intel wants in on the action! Back in Pocket PC days Intel used to make StrongARM mobile processors (actually bought it from DEC) and then replaced that line with the XScale line. Of course there were the Tablet PCs as well. Really though, Intel don't have a lot of experience with low-power high-performance processors, especially when it comes to graphics and everything being done with mobile devices now. Who knows, Intel may come up with just the right CPU for your tablet needs. Intel expects to have their chipsets (probably including an Intel CPU) in more than 35 tablets shipping by the end of the year - that's crazy! I love all the shapes and sizes of tablets available and, as always, I'm glad to see more competition entering the market. What do you think? Will you hold out for a tablet with an Intel inside?


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

MeeGo Gets Demoed by Intel

Posted by Chris Gohlke in "Laptop Thoughts Software" @ 05:00 PM

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4168/...user-experience

"MeeGo is designed to be a mobile OS that can be used across a wide variety of devices. Cars, netbooks, smartphones, tablets and even TVs are supposed to be built around the totally open OS. Intel hopes that MeeGo will be the truly open alternative to Android. It's a lofty goal to say the least."

Hmmm...an open OS that seems to pick up a lot from the philosophy of the Windows Phone 7 UI. While this is certainly interesting I think the fact that Nokia (who was a partner with Intel on this) seems to be pulling the plug on Maemo in favor of Microsoft's offerings going forward would seem to suggest that there might not be room in the market for a second open OS.

Tags: software, intel, meego

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Is That A Desktop In Your Pocket?

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Other Slates & Tablets" @ 01:00 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/07/...hits-the-wilds/

"If you don't understand the significance of what you're looking at then you're probably not paying attention. First off, that Aava slab of WoW slaying smartphone is underpinned by Intel's Moorestown processor. Yes, Intel, not ARM, as Chipzilla gets serious about taking its silicon mobile."

Interesting to see an early version of Intel-powered hardware and Nokia software (MeeGo OS) that looks like an amalgamation of WebOS and Android, with UI elements reminiscent of Nokia's N900. Using the Moorestown platform rather than the typical ARM chipset may provide the necessary horsepower to run some serious (PC-based) games, but battery life of an hour limits the fun. Not being a huge gamer, this seems to me to be a solution in search of a problem, what with all the other good-to-great handheld gaming platforms already available.


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