At CES this year, Intel’s booth was crowded with a number of Android prototypes running on 32mm Intel Atom processors. These prototypes are Intel’s entry level phones to Android as they venture into this field. Through the prototypes, Intel got to let their viewers experience the benefits of using Atom over the other mobile processors.
However, the actual unit they displayed on the booth was a prototype of a developer device which they will not be releasing into the market. Running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the prototype was loaded with the right software that aimed to showcase Intel’s mobile chipset’s capabilities. Running a high speed app didn’t have any issues on the single-core Atom. As such, users get an increased gaming experience.
Moreover, Intel promised that their Atom processor will be supporting hyper-threading and help conserve battery life. The prototypes on display had 6 hours of battery life while playing a video. Pretty impressive.
Despite sporting Gingerbread OS, Intel promised that they are working hard to make their Atom processor supportive of the Ice Cream Sandwich as well as future versions of Android OS. Sadly, there are still several stages Intel has to go through and they have not yet provided a specific date for their Intel powered Android phones. Soon we hope, soon!