It must’ve been hard for Intel to watch Qualcomm, Nvidia, and, to a lesser extent, Texas Instrument gaining such a strong foothold in the mobile CPU industry over the last couple of years. But while the Santa Clara based company has been quite late to the party, we sort of expected to see Intel making a grand entrance. Nevertheless, the first Medfield smartphone will come from one relatively unknown Lava company in India.
Dubbed Xolo X900, the first to market Intel-inside Android phone is powered by a 1.6GHz Medfield processor. Beyond the processor that it is shipping with and the expected Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread flavor, other details are still unknown. [...]
Sure, Intel is a few years late to the smartphone and tablet game, but that doesn’t matter, right? I mean, this is Intel. Anyway, if recent stories are to serve as any indication, we shouldn’t count the mammoth company from Santa Clara out quite yet. Intel is aggressively pushing its Medfield chip as an alternative to ARM architectures, and really wants to make up for lost time. While w2e’ve previously reported on claims that Intel’s Medfield chip will make its way into a number of mid-range smartphones, up to this point, we’ve had no information on a possible Medfield tablet. Much to the delight of Intel fans worldwide, that’s about to change as a [...]