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5 to 10% of phones will run on Intel chips by 2015

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5 to 10% of phones will run on Intel chips by 2015
Here’s an interesting prediction coming from none other but ARM’s chief executive officer Warren East - Intel will hold 5 to 10% share of the mobile market by 2014 or 2015. That’s not a lot, and that’s where ARM’s top manager sees an opportunity. While Intel is trying to get traction in mobile, ARM at the same time expects to have a share of between 10 and 20% in laptops by 2015.

So far, the biggest disruption that’s expected to happen soon is the release of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Microsoft’s desktop platform finally supports ARM architectures, and the WP8 launch might be a good opening for Intel to step in.

Of course, there’s still two years and a half for things to adjust, and a 10% market share now seems like a very generous estimate, coming from the mouth of the CEO of the dominant mobile chip maker.

So far, we’ve only seen devices like the Lava Xolo X900 released in India and other limited markets arrive with an Intel chip. Initial tests show that the hardware is definitely on par with the current crop of ARM devices, and it even manages to get reasonable battery life, so that’s definitely a great start for Intel. Would you personally get an Intel-powered smartphone?

source: WSJ via IntoMobile

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posted on 22 May 2012, 10:18 2

1. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)


Sweet, can't wait

posted on 22 May 2012, 10:19 5

2. FoneAddict (Posts: 190; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Anyone who follows CPU technologies knows that Intel don't mess about (just look at how they crushed AMD performance wise in recent years!)

Chipset manufacturers better take Intel seriously otherwise they will be toast!

posted on 22 May 2012, 10:25

3. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


if battery sucking issue is being solved then definitely, i would personally get intel powered smartphone with web os garnished on it.i want intel and web os to dominate the mobile phone industry in the future.

posted on 22 May 2012, 10:51 2

4. Captain_Doug (Posts: 746; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


The more competition the better.

posted on 22 May 2012, 11:09

5. QinEmpire (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Android even struggle with battery life on ARM, I don't see how well it can run.

posted on 22 May 2012, 14:08

6. Chronos (Posts: 257; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


I'd love to buy a future Intel-powered Nexus smartphone.

posted on 22 May 2012, 21:24

9. JC557 (Posts: 835; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


I'm interested in that Intel powered Lenovo phone. Hopefully Lenovo will release a ThinkPad phone that's professional looking and running the latest intel mobile processor.

posted on 22 May 2012, 14:10 1

7. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


I remember my years as electronic student and Intel was not very good at processors or any other electronic components. Every other brand is better than intel. I prefer never buy a phone with intel processor. Look at how catastrophic are the netbooks powered by intel

posted on 22 May 2012, 17:38

8. medicci37 (Posts: 592; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Intel chips should be much more efficient when they shrink the die to 14nm. My main problem with Intel is the sucky graphics. They are goin to have to start taking graphics seriously. If they expect to beat Arm.

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