Intel-Atom based Lava Xolo X900 is getting updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
So that’s good news for the Medfield platform and the couple of phones running on those chips released in other countries as well.
We take this as a hint that other Atom-running smartphone will get bumped up to ICS.
“We are pleased to announce that Android v4.0 ICS upgrade is now available on XOLO X900. We thank all our XOLO X900 customers for their patience and truly hope that the ICS upgrade will make your smartphone experience even more enjoyable.”
The update is available over the air, but you can also get it by hooking your device via USB.
We already have an Intel Atom-based device running on Ice Cream Sandwich and the performance is pretty impressive (not perfect, though). The Motorola Droid RAZR M for Europe got released with ICS and the promise of Jelly Bean.
source: Xolo via Android Authority
1. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
cool but Intel seriously made a mistake by partnering with LAVA which is a cheap chinese phone vendor in india. they should have gone with Sammy and I could see a tons of intel inside selling here in India. It dint has to be a S III or N II but may be a mid range Galaxy. anyway i really hope Intel will be able to nail it sooner than later. cant wait to see Chipzila doing what they did in pc market:)
4. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1059; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
LAVA is just a choppy piece of a phone at best.
I dont get it...if intel are so confident of their chips why go with LAVA?
Maybe LAVA is the guinea pig for trial runs and when the true competant chip is out I am sure Intel will expand its partnerships.
LAVA is a bad phone and Intel cant alone be the selling point for it especially not when you have a ton of options available in the android community!
5. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2957; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
My thoughts exactly!
I'm still confused why Intel chose to be with Lava when they had other, much better possibilities. I'm not saying the phone is bad, it's not worth Intel's chip...as simple as that. I'm sure XOLO900 is great comparing to the local chinese made sets sold in India, but it's nowhere near to other known brands.
6. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
8. AppleHateBoy (Posts: 330; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)
FYI, the Lava Xolo 900 is actually designed and made by Intel with the Lava logo stamped on it.
13. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2957; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
For your kind information...there's no "LAVA" logo on the phone!!
12. predator93 (Posts: 118; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
It is just intel's reference phone with lava logo. I would have bought one if it had removable battery and micro sd slot, but I had to settle with optimus black instead.
2. Kan_wha (Posts: 86; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)
Why would Samsung risk its Galaxy brand name by partnering with Intel in its current state? It'd make more sense if they did when Intels Mobile Platforms matured more.
Also, the X900 is made by Gigabyte and if you know anything about tech, then you'd know that its probably pretty decent in quality.
3. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
lol you think by partenering with Intel samsung gonna risk something..?
you need to get your facts right. and i think the position Sammy is in, they can take whatever risks they want.
10. Kan_wha (Posts: 86; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)
Think again, why would Samsung partner with Intel's unproven platform? Why would they take such a risk when there are so many SoCs on the market with proven performance? Especially when Samsung makes their own inhouse.
It is most likely that Intel used an insignificant vendor to test their devices, if they went with Samsung and the performance is lacking, then BOTH Samsung and Intel would take a hit in their brand name.
7. rusticguy (Posts: 2810; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Bad partner(LAVA) + Bad name (XOLO) == Recipe.for a successful failure.
LAVA is seen as a SH*T company ... more of a "opportunistic" types trying to make some quick buck out of mobile boom (and not succeeding).
9. AppleHateBoy (Posts: 330; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)
You talk as if they should have called it "Lava Nexus".:/
11. rusticguy (Posts: 2810; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
No. "Lenovo Nexus" would have been better ... XOLO LOLO and LOLITA aren't the right names for phones i am sure. At least it doesn;t go to well where it matters the most for ensuring sales.
14. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
i want intel quad core now! :)