Intel finally took the wraps off its radical new Silvermont microarchitecture, signifying a revamp of the entire Atom platform. Could this finally lead to its success in the quest for world mobile market domination?
At a press event in Goa today, Xolo, a sub-brand of Lava Mobiles International, launched the Xolo X1000, powered by an 2Ghz Intel Atom Z2480 processor. The device is priced at Rs 19,999 (~$385) and is already available online from Flipkart.
2012 has been all about baby steps for Intel in the Android décor. The world’s largest PC chip maker has adopted a very cautious approach for its first smartphone efforts, focusing mostly on entry-level devices targeted at emerging markets.
Intel is officially looking to become serious about Android with the high-end Clover Trail+ CPU we’ve only seen inside the Lenovo K900 so far, but that doesn’t mean its entry-level focus is completely off.