Ramos W32 tablet features Intel Medfield CPU, Android 4.0 software

Ramos W32

Chinese tablet maker Ramos is preparing to launch one of the first Android tablets featuring an Intel Atom Z2460 Medfield processor. That’s a 1.6 GHz x86 processor with PowerVR SGX540 graphics, which so far we’ve only seen in smartphones, not tablets. PandaWill is taking pre-orders for the Ramos W32 for $288 and expects it to […]

Intel’s Red Ridge Android tablet prototype hits the FCC

Intel Red Ridge

Intel’s Medfield processors are low power x86 chips designed for smartphones like the Motorola RAZR i and Xolo X900. But you know what else smartphone chips are good for? Tablets. The company has been working on a design for a tablet sporting a Medfield chip for at least a year, and as Engadget noticed, it […]

Intel AZ210 smartphone hits the FCC, coming to America?

Intel AZ210

The Intel AZ210 is a smartphone with a 4 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display and a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2460 Medfield processor. It’s sold in the UK as the Orange San Diego and in India as the XOLO X900. So far the first Intel Atom-powered smartphone hasn’t been launched in the US, but […]

Intel ports Android 4.1 to run on Medfield chips

Xolo X900

Chip maker Intel says Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is ready to run on phones and tablets with low power Intel Atom Medfield chips — not that there are all that many of them in the wild yet. Still, PC World reports that once handset makers and wireless carriers are ready, they’ll be able to update […]

Linux kernel 3.4 brings support for latest AMD, NVIDIA graphics

AMD Trinity

Linux founder Linus Torvalds has released version 3.4 of the Linux kernel. While a lot of the updates are changes under the hood that most users won’t notice, there are a few welcome features for folks thinking about picking up a shiny new computer (or graphics card) this year. Linux kernel 3.4 adds support for […]

First Intel-powered smartphone launches next week (in India)

Xolo X900

The Lava International XOLO X900 will be the first smartphone powered by an Intel Atom processor. It goes on sale in India for about $423, starting April 23rd. The XOLO X900 features a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2460 low power processors with support for 1080p HD video recording and playback. The phone runs Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread at […]

Intel pushes Atom chip for Android devices

Intel Atom Android

Intel is pushing its low power Atom processor line for Android-powered devices at the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing this week. The company delivered a presentation called “Developing and Optimizing Android for Intel Atom Processor-based Mobile Devices.” There aren’t a lot of surprises in the presentation, but Intel has been working with Google to optimize […]

Intel StoryBook tablet to join the Classmate PC in the classroom?

Lenovo Medfield tablet

For the past few years Intel has been pushing it Classmate PC netbook platform for schools. In fact, several million students around the world are now using netbooks based on Intel’s reference design. Now, according to DigiTimes, Intel could be preparing to do the same thing with tablets. Update: According to an Intel spokesperson, the […]

Intel unveils Atom Z2580 dual-core chip for phones, tablets

Intel Atom smartphone roadmap

Just as Intel’s first smartphone chips are starting to gain traction, the company is preparing to launch its next x86 processor designed for smartphones and tablets. The Intel Atom Z2580 is a dual-core processor that Intel says offers twice the performance of the Atom Z2460 single core chip found in the Orange Santa Clara and […]

Orange to launch Intel-powered smartphone this summer

Orange Santa Clara

Chip maker Intel has been working on mobile chips with reduced power consumption for some time… and this year we’ll see the first smartphones powered by Intel’s new Medfield processors with x86 architecture rather than ARM designs. European mobile carrier Orange has announced that it will launch its first Intel-powered phone in the UK and […]

Intel: Atom powered smartphones, netbooks to cost $199 to $299

intel atom logo

Intel makes processors, not laptops, tablets, or phones. So the company doesn’t actually get to decide what price PC or phone makers will charge for its products — but it can certainly set guidelines. And according to information obtained by Fudzilla, that’s exactly what the company is doing. Intel plans to release its first low-power […]