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It's here. Intel's first smartphone SoC that you'll actually be able to buy in a device before the end of the year. The platform is called Medfield and Paul Otellini just announced its first device partners.

Medfield starts out as a bonafide mobile SoC. Whereas Moorestown was a "two-chip" solution, Medfield is just one - the Penwell SoC:

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Intel finally did it. After almost five years of talking about getting into mobile phone form factors, Intel went out and built a reference platform that proved what they've been saying was possible all along. Furthermore, Intel also finally landed a couple of partners who are willing to show their support by incorporating Medfield into their product portfolio. The releases are still a few months away at the earliest (possibly even longer for Motorola) but it's much better news than Intel has ever reported before in this space.

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Just looks like an Atom cpu in a phone to me.
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Just looks like an Atom cpu in a phone to me.

It is. Intel has already partnered with Lenovo for the K800 phone to be released in China first. They say that Medfield can do hyperthreading! biggrin.gif
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Just looks like an Atom cpu in a phone to me.

Yes, but the platform/power consumption are the big things here. GOOD JOB, INTEL! thumb.gif This is just a start, but what a glorious start it is!
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This is a fantastic start for Intel; they did a great job with the power consumption, and the performance is great too.
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OP: please correct the title of the thread. The correct title is "Intel's Medfield & Atom Z2460 Arrive for Smartphones: It's Finally Here"


OT: Yes, Intel did it, and this is just the start. When they introduce the 22nm, improved Atom, with a mild out-of-order architecture, possibly with even near threshold voltages which is something they have been studying for some time now, ARM will have a worthy opponent. In my opinion Intel will dominate the market by the end of 2015.
 
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OP: please correct the title of the thread. The correct title is "Intel's Medfield & Atom Z2460 Arrive for Smartphones: It's Finally Here"
OT: Yes, Intel did it, and this is just the start. When they introduce the 22nm, improved Atom, with a mild out-of-order architecture, possibly with even near threshold voltages which is something they have been studying for some time now, ARM will have a worthy opponent. In my opinion Intel will dominate the market by the end of 2015.

The fact that a single 2008, Atom, in order, dual issue core can lay waste to dual core Cortex A9's is pretty awesome.
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If it's an Atom then it is x86. And x86 phone will be sweet, I'll put Windows 7 on it. tongue.gif
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If it's an Atom then it is x86. And x86 phone will be sweet, I'll put Windows 7 on it. tongue.gif

But x86 is inefficient and ARM is much more power efficient WHY WOULD YOU WANT THAT IN A PHONE!tongue.gif
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I have come to realize that most of the component manufacturers we see today wouldn't be in the mobile space if it weren't for Google and Android. Come to think of it; what other mobile platform has support for almost every type of hardware - phone, tablet, set-top, TV, PC - on any architecture, besides Android? Thanks to its rapid development cycle and diversified support, OEMs are easily pumping out better and more efficient hardware without worrying about R&D for the software to run it. Android takes care of it, easy. biggrin.gif
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