by Joe Levi | June 18, 2012 9:43 PM
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 ...
by Stephen Schenck | June 8, 2012 9:08 PM
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 ...
by Anton D. Nagy | May 31, 2012 6:55 AM
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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