Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ported to Intel Atom, just before Intel-Motorola event

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ported to Intel Atom, just before Intel-Motorola event
After months in development, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the latest version of Google’s mobile platform, has been ported to Intel’s Atom processors.

The announcement comes just five days before a joint event of Intel and Motorola when the two companies are expected to announce a brand new device with edge-to-edge screen and performance boost. Hopefully, the new device will run on Jelly Bean.

When it comes to first wave of Intel Atom smartphones released earlier this year on either Gingerbread or Ice Cream Sandwich, the update timetable is all in carriers’ hands, according to Intel mobile computing head Mike Bell.

"We can't put it on the phones. We have to give it to the carriers to put on the phones and they go through acceptance testing," Bell said.

Currently, smartphones based on Intel silicon feature the Intel Atom Z2460 single-core chip, and the new generation of hardware is expected to double the number of cores and bring noticeable improvement in performance.

Intel is also readying its first 22nm chips from the Merrifield family in 2013. They are expected to allow much longer lasting battery life compared to the current Atom smartphones where chips are built using 32nm manufacturing technology.

source: PC World

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20 Comments

1. Vinayakn73

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

thank god this is different post from iphone

2. No_Nonsense unregistered

Get that phone out soon. Many would be happier than this rather than the iPhone 5.

3. tahnik

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

Intel in Mobile processing....BEAST.... I can't wait to say,"I am using a core i7(m) phone"....:P

6. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

Laggy*,not laugh ... stupid iPad autocorrect

7. zeidof

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

I guess the first step will be a Core i 3

9. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Intel is way too slow on mobile chip development...they need to put in some serious effort...they are concentrating only on Atom for WIn8 tablets...hope mobile phones will get bigger chunk of their attention in near future!

15. 73hotRod

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

I just got back from being at the Intel IDF for a couple days, and I think you will be very pleasantly surprised shortly.

10. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I like the RAZR version i want the RAZR VERSION on AT&T. it's just plain ugly too me in my opinion RAZR is better looking

13. nbringer

Posts: 180; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

NEXUS!?

14. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

When is this event? Someone reply please.

17. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

September 18th at 10am in London, that's what the invitation said.

18. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

So in California that's like, 17th at night?

19. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I think the 18th at 2 in the morning in California.

20. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Oh wow, I'll just read about it here in the morning lol.

16. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Please be the next Nexus!

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