For its participation in this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2012), LG is entering with one of the most anticipated devices at this time. If you have already heard about the upcoming Intel Medfield Android devices that LG will launch on January 10, here’s a little background on the powerful merger between the two companies.
“LG Electronics will produce Intel’s first Android smartphones that use Intel’s own mobile platform. The device will be shown at the CES.”
“Intel’s chief executive Paul Otellini will release Intel’s first Android smartphone using our own platform at the CES.”
An unnamed LG executive, however, affirmed that not everyone at LG is hopeful of the future of the company with Android. The anonymous executive shares to Korea Times:
“Personally, I doubt that LG Electronics will release phones running on Android software based on any Intel platform. It’s quite possible for LG to push Intel’s reference mobiles but with huge subsidies from Intel for promotion.”
Moreover, the LG executive has shared that this Intel phone will most likely hit shelves from March, at the very least. Even with the previous announcement of both companies, we still doubt which we should believe.
Do you think LG will launch Intel Medfield on January 10? Or will it be another pull out? Let us know in the comments below.
If their SOC’s arent at least as power efficient as what’s currently available I dont really see how they’re even relevant yet. Sure they may be as fast, but I’ve read they do not have the same level of power efficiency as the ARMs. But time will tell. I’m hoping they get it together in time. More players the lower the cost when they finally do solve the power efficiency.
Actually they have solved the power efficiency issues. Game on!