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Intel Medfield phone beats iPhone 4S, Galaxy Nexus in benchmarks

By Jos · 7 replies
Mar 12, 2012
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  1. At this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Intel shared some details on three different Atom chips destined for handsets along with a first look at the upcoming Orange 'Santa…

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  2. rvnwlfdroid

    rvnwlfdroid TS Booster Posts: 193   +49

    So why are so many companies releasing (new) devices based on an older
    os 2.3 with promises of an ics 4.0 update on the way. This device is still in development. Is there a problem with 4.0 in general that is causing companys to do this? I would love to understand why this is happening. Thoughts?
  3. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    With Tablets, it's easier to select ICS for the OS, less restrictions. With cellular phones, there is a lengthy process for the carriers to certify or re-certify the operating system and hardware before approving it for use on their airwaves.
  4. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,634   +98

    Well at least this finally puts to rest all the myths that x86 architecture can't stand up to ARM based SoCs, seeing this I would say in 2-3 years time, many vendors making ARM architecture SoCs will be facing stiff competition to stay relevant.
  5. Ultraman1966

    Ultraman1966 TS Booster Posts: 119   +25

    On topic, if those benchmarks are real then kudos to Intel BUT what is the power consumption like in comparison?
  6. I believe Anandtech had an article showing what the battery life of these processors was like. They seemed to scale VERY well.
  7. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    That is pretty good for a single core device at 1.4Ghz... I too wonder what the battery life is like. My experience with 4S is a day and some change depending on how much connection you make to GPS, 3G and Voice.
  8. Since it's Intel a Full x86 Linux or Windows XP could theoretically run on it if rooted I would think.

    The x86 version of Android would have way less apps then the ARM version but an x86 based phone runing Linux could be used with Java based sites unlike any ARM based phone.

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