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    Last week, we got news of Motorola's latest Android offerings, the regular and Maxx versions of the Droid RAZR HD, as well as the more petite Droid RAZR M. Besides those models coming to the US on Verizon, we learned that the international version of the latter, the RAZR M (sans Droid), would be seeing some hardware changes, swapping out its Snapdragon for an Intel chip. Now it looks like Motorola and Intel are trying to drum-up some excitement for the international launch of this handset, releasing a new teaser video. Even if we hadn't already heard about the Intel-powered Razr M, this ...

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    Just yesterday, we were talking about Intel and its plans to become a major SoC player in the smartphone world. Though it has an agreement worked out with Motorola, we've yet to witness the fruits of that collaboration, and have only seen a few Intel-based Androids arrive from less popular manufacturers. Motorola's holding an event on September 18 that might finally bring a popular name to the lineup of Intel Androids, but in the meantime we've got one more to add to the other category, upon news that ZTE is releasing its Intel-based Grand X IN. The Grand X IN sounds very much like a ...

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    Intel started out 2012 by giving the impression that it was about to get very involved in the smartphone and tablet scene, thanks to its Atom-based Medfield SoCs. We heard the company announce a multi-year partnership with Motorola that would presumably lead to using these chips in future Motorola hardware, and we even saw a leak of what one of those devices might be, but we've yet to see them come to market; if you've wanted Intel-based Androids in the meantime, you've been stuck with lesser-known names like Xolo. Now, it may nearly be time for this Motorola deal to finally get off the ...

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    There will be two broad categories of slates running Microsoft's platform: those based on ARM chips that will run Windows RT and those that have an Intel x86 chip at their core, running Windows 8. Out of the two, Hewlett-Packard, the largest maker of personal computers, will only go with the Intel chip (at least at the beginning). It is surely a hard hit for ARM to not have its chips powering HP's slates but, as Marlene Somsak, spokesperson for the computer maker stated, the first HP tablet running Windows 8 will be addressing the business market. And, in order to clear all doubts and ...

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    In our last few episodes of the Android Guy Weekly we've talked a lot about processors and SoCs. We've talked about ARM-based CPUs primarily, and one of our readers, Prateek, wants to know: where is Intel in all of this? ARM is a Reduced Instruction Set Computing (RISC) architecture. Intel is a Complex Instruction Set Computer (CISC) architecture. Android, as we know it, runs on RISC hardware. RISC is generally considered faster and uses less power than CISC. The reasons for this are varied, but one of the factors is that reducing the instruction set offloads the heavy-lifting of the code ...

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    One of the most voiced criticisms we hear of multi-core mobile processors, in addition to "why do you even need that much processing power on a smartphone, anyway", is that all the cores in the world aren't going to do much for performance when software isn't taking full advantage of them. Intel, a relative newbie to the Android scene with its first-such phones out this year, has recently been speaking-out along that same line, accusing Android of not doing a very good job at efficiently making use of multi-core processors, and fingering SoC manufacturers as the ones who should be making ...

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    Lenovo was the first to announce an Intel Medfield-Based Android smartphone at this year's CES in January but the Lava Xolo X900 was the first Medfield-based device to reach a market. However, Lenovo is still on track with its LePhone K800 plans as it has been just launched in China, as promised for the end of May. The phone packs a 4.5-inch 720p display, 1.6GHz Intel processor, 1GB of RAM and an eight-megapixel main camera. The Intel chip inside the phone is the Z2460, formerly referred to as the “Medfield”, aided by the Intel XMM 6260 platform chip in order to offer support for HSPA+ ...

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