Galaxy Note 2 Competitor: Intel Device With x86 Chip Revealed
Article by: Kevin Go, Posted on Feb 22, 2013, FRIDAY, 11:10 A.M.
Competition in the semiconductor industry is getting tougher and tougher as the months progress, the growth of the smartphone and tablet industry isn’t showing any sign of stopping anytime soon either, put quite simply, the mobile chip market is like a gold mine to Intel and ARM Holdings, as a matter of fact, the former has already rolled out its guns by outing a video which shows what Intel’s new x86 SoC (Clover Trail+ platform) is capable of.
ARM is often the first name that pop inside our heads when it comes to smartphone processors but, in a video posted on the popular video sharing site, YouTube, Intel has demonstrated a completely functioning Android smartphone made by Lenovo, the K900, which is powered by the Atom-based x86 chip.
Here’s the backstory, ARM, a British mobile chip designing firm has previously stated [numerous times] that Intel will not be able to achieve the rate of success that ARM is currently enjoying in the mobile market and that x86 processors will remain restricted within the grounds of desktop and laptop computers.
Intel’s video (which we’ve embedded at the end of this post) has proven its competitors wrong and the fact that the Lenovo K900 will begin flying off store shelves in April only makes it more apparent.
Keep in mind that the video is not meant to showcase that Intel’s solution is more powerful than ARM’s, its solely meant to prove that Intel is now delivering what it has promised in the previous year.
Every company has to start at something and this may just be the beginning for the Santa Clara firm’s promising future in the smartphone market.