Android smartphone prototype with “Intel inside” gets taken for a spin
This isn't the first time when we hear news about Intel entering the smartphone scene with a processor of its own. However, what makes today's news unique is that we are finally given a glimpse at what an actual Android smartphone with an Intel chip inside may look like.
The guys at Technology Review got to play with a prototype unit like the one you see depicted below. Reportedly, the smartphone has an Atom processor, codenamed Medfield, under its hood and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. What is said about the device is that it is similar to an iPhone, both in terms of looks and dimensions, but it is considerably lighter due to the use of plastic over glass and metal in its construction. And as far as its performance is concerned, the prototype handles high-definition video playback, wireless streaming to HDTVs, and surfing the web without a hitch. It is also mentioned that the Medfield chip is optimized for running Android apps and smooth web browsing.