Intel reveals Medfield-powered phone and tablet prototypes, coming 1H 2012

By Shawn Knight · 13 replies
Dec 21, 2011
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  1. Intel has revealed a prototype smartphone and tablet powered by the company’s upcoming 32nm Medfield processor. Medfield represents Intel’s first system on a chip (SoC) designed to be a serious…

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  2. OMG...

    Apple will be in court 2mr0 over this...
  3. bimboy56

    bimboy56 TS Rookie

    Looks like an i-pho... naaah, too tired for this.
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,426   +112

    You know Intel is hurting with those layoff and now going into the tablet market. Netbook flop now doing tablets. That image above is too thick. 32-bit design again. They need to focus on speed and allowing owners to Root these tablets to tweak it. Not locked it down and sell it for overprice profits sharing. Just have to see how this plays out in 2012 and beyond that.
  5. I see intel got smart .... they put more than the patented 1 button on their phone
  6. Intel has no chance once Apple starts suing them like they sue everyone else with absurd claims "We invented the smartphone so you have no right to reinvent it, and your Medfield is just a blatant copy of our A5 chip that runs in the iPhone" Just remember Intel resistance is futile you will be sued sooner or later. LMFAO
  7. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,461   +364

    If that is the headphone jack on the lower left of the image, then the reference design is thinner than my EVO 4G, so that's a win to me. Even then, people seem to be relatively happy with clunkier phones. Plus, if it really is lighter (and not suffer from excessive heat build up) then that's the real win there.

    64-bit capable archetecture is not useful AT ALL for the kind of computation/memory requirements that the market this chip is being directed at. Both kind of a moot point to me.

    Sounds better than most phones out there performance wise. Though, a burst mode on a phone camera.... not sure whether to shake my head in disbelief that they'd actually do it, or to laugh because it's really funny to me.

    And the answer, clearly, is to develop a front end to Android that doesn't require jailbreaking/rooting to do what we want, with necessary built in warnings/checkboxes etc for confirmation that it's not their fault if we fud up our phones.
  8. dedparrot

    dedparrot TS Rookie Posts: 67

    Intel support SOPA, I'm boycotting Intel
  9. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    I don't even. This is a troll post right?
  10. Wait till Apple sue them like they sue everyone else, then will be game over for Intel Medfield x86 Android Phones. Or even worse maybe till Intel manages to release the Medfield in 2012, Apple will already succeeded to ban all Android OS&phones then Intel will have the CPU but no OS to support it or no mobile phone that can integrate it since they will be all banned by Apple. After all that was the dream of Steve Jobs to destroy all Android eco-system phones+OS+processors that means destroying all other mobile phone makers besides Apple, destroying all other mobile OS'es besides iOS and destroying all other processor developers besides Apple, what a wonderful dream of a dead man this was. ROTFL
  11. dotVezz

    dotVezz TS Booster Posts: 112

    Wait, am I the only one that noticed this is running Gingerbread?
  12. dotVezz

    dotVezz TS Booster Posts: 112

    Also, doesn't everyone realize that Intel is NOT going to be manufacturing this? It's just a reference design for other manufacturers to look at and base their own designs on.
  13. I dont get it why Apple's patent cases are such an issue? Am I the only one who knows that Microsoft earns a X% of revenue, every time an android or any other phone is sold; just because they hold its crucial patents? If Apple does it, whats the big deal???
  14. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +74

    Except, Microsoft deals directly with the OEMs. Instead of just nerd raging and taking then to court Microsoft works out a deal. Android violates patents, thats a fact, apple could've worked with them and gotten royalty fees, but they'd rather kill the OS. Microsoft just wants their justly due fees.

    Motorola is the only OEM to not play ball so Microsoft took them to court and it looks like they are gonna have to pay up as well.

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