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First Intel powered smartphone, made by Samsung for Sprint, coming to 2012 CES?

0. phoneArena posted on 04 Dec 2011, 01:02

Sources tell Android and Me that Samsung is putting together the first smartphone that can say it has "Intel Inside"; the handset is said to be getting prepped for a launch on Sprint and will be revealed at the 2012 CES...

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posted on 04 Dec 2011, 01:11 8

1. belovedson (Posts: 1052; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)

finally i was waiting for this announcement. in time intel will absolutely dominate the cpu market. everyone chip maker should fear the upcoming announcement.

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 05:50 3

8. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

ARM should dominate the pockets of mankind. Intel and other chipsets should stay stationary. Applications will need to adjust if they cross borders.

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 14:43 1

33. steelicon (Posts: 318; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)

I think this is Intel's CEO Paul Ottelini's idea of raining on Nvidia's CEO Jen-Hsun Huang's parade, hahaha! Tsk, tsk, tsk! XD

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 01:18 5

2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

Why should Android be quaking in their boots? Last I heard, they were basically Swiss (as in processor neutral). CPU manufacturers should be the ones who are quaking in their boots (or wetting their pants). It will take Intel a while to catch up, but ultimately I wouldn't bet against them. In 5 years, the iDevices will have Intel chips inside.

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 01:25 5

3. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

I was just going to post that.....yes, why would ANDROID be shaking and quaking in their boots? Android manufacturers will just have another excuse to come up with more phone options....imagine this:
Samsung Galaxy S3i
Droid Razr 2i
HTC Rezound 2i

with ANDROID (and Intel) inside.

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 07:19 9

10. jacko (unregistered)

i like the sound of that

the new Samsung Galaxy S3i with Intel Inside

logos on the back would be so awesome

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 09:02 3

23. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

I dont like the sound of that.

x86 processors dont run the same as ARM processors. What you gain in any power, you lose in compatibility as any and all apps would have to be made compatible.

Whats the point of having the most powerful phone if nothing runs on it? Android has been finally getting over its compatibility and stability issues, and now intel wants to come in and mess that up. Go away intel. Save that power for a desktop compatible windows8 tablet.

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 13:14 1

30. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

I don't know whether Intel will be leveraging their x86 processor family or not, I just have seen the results when they decide to go after a market. Apple has seen the results as well. Remember the PowerPC chips that Apple signed an agreement with IBM to produce? Intel just kept leapfrogging the best that IBM could produce and let Steve get all pissed at IBM. It was just a matter of time before Intel was producing the CPUs for Apple.

It would appear that Intel has decided mobile chipsets are a strategic market for it. Once that happens, it seems they spare no expense and bear any burden to dominate the respective market.

5 years (maybe sooner) is my forecast.

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 14:56 4

37. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

intel does have a record of domination, no doubt. but like any company, there are a few flops in its closet.

in this category, its dominated by low power ARM based chips that do not work the same as x86. If intel is trying to push in x86, they will fail. The compatability issues alone will make anything running x86 (like an android or WP7) device a nightmare. there is a reason intel has been competing with AMD and not Samsung. The chips dont work the same. The apps arent compatable with eachother, so on and so forth.

It would basically be like building an alternate version of android with an alternate x86 compatible app store. And people bitch about fragmentation issues now!

If intel (or AMD) wants to come on over with ARM based chips and spruce up the market, I'm all for that. Competition is awesome. If they want to try to come in n push x86, they can go out the way they came in.

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 22:39 1

43. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

i agree with you. even though intel thinks they will set the standard with x86 and they might in many years, it would be such a pain to actually buy one of those phones… it wud not be a smart move for google to allow intel to fragment android even more when they are trying very hard to stop fragmentation

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 04:02 1

49. -RVM- (Posts: 331; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

I don't think there will be any problem with app compatibility. Android apps are not compiled to platform-dependent machine code anyway. Instead, they are interpreted by Dalvik virtual machine. So they will only use x86 version of this VM and apps will be compatible.

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 02:18 1

48. mantus (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

SInce Android run on top of Java, all current application will run on x86 adnroid as well as long as the Dalvik VM run on x86

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 11:59

51. robinrisk (unregistered)

Apparently MIPS processors can run ARM apps. You know a lot about processors, are you sure for a fact that they are incompatible?

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 14:56

35. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Make a Andoird with Intel colors

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 20:40 1

41. whiteninjazx6r (Posts: 32; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Where does the article state "android should be shaking in their boots" ? See, when I read it, I just saw TI and QComm...hmmm...its seems that those companies might need to do some boot-quaking...However, Android...doesnt need to worry obviously...nor did PA state they should. I cant believe 2 people forgot how to read...You need supersmart phones, to make up for your lack of reading skills...I know, I know...harsh, oh well.

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 02:18 1

4. jibraihimi (Posts: 770; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

Droid_X_Doug and networkdood, no where in the article it's mentioned that Android will be quaking in it's boots, they mentioned TI and Qualcomm shud be quaking in their boots, becoz Intel cud give them tough competition, nd will woo most of the handset manufacturers, if they are able to showcase one hell of processor........... Any ways Intel processor will be used to power Android device from samsung............. Sorry if I offend u both, but I thnk it's better if u read the article properly before commenting............. Any ways let's see, what new thng we wll se with the debut of Intel in smartphone segment..........

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 08:26

13. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

It was edited out...weird.

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 08:32 1

17. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

"So perhaps it should be TI and Qualcomm shaking in their boots with the impending addition of Intel to the smartphone market."

This was added after Doug and I commented - you can even ask the author himself. The author took what DOUG had commented on, that CPU manufacturers should be 'quaking in their boots' at this news, and used that to modify the story.

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 02:50 3

5. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1639; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

In a way Samsung is almost profiting from all sides. I mean think about it, if they really wanted to they could offer only their Exynos processors in their phones but they are actually taking the initiative to offer a lot of processors and GPU configurations in their handsets. This is a win for Samsung because it means they will have a wider range of products that would please pretty much everyone. Someone who prefers Intel will buy an Intel product, those who like nVidia will purchase that product, and even with the release of the new Galaxy Nexus will please those who want a TI chip as well. This is different from most of the competition that offers one or two chipsets in their phones. HTC for the longest time has gone with Qualcomm (although rumors of an upcoming Tegra 3 handset are out there) and Motorola seems to like TI chips nowadays while they did offer some Tegra ones as well. I would think this will make Samsung an even bigger player in the mobile phone industry.

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 02:53 1

6. Firedrops (Posts: 249; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)

This is going to be interesting. Intel's going to be quite the challenger since they already have headstarts in funds, name, manufacturing technology and processor-related expertise.

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 03:48 1

7. daniyo (Posts: 46; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)

what will be faster
the exynos or the intel?

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 07:02 9

9. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)

Android phones is a freedom of choices and Apple is like a communism is no freedom of choice one phone and one rule.

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 08:26 3

14. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Hitler even chose the iphone.

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 09:02 4

24. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

even he was mad that it was still a 3.5 inch screen :)

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 08:47 2

19. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

Couldn't said it better myself

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 07:37 3

11. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

OH f**k ! wonder what its speed will be ! intel... OMG ! :)

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 07:49 3

12. samda (Posts: 52; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)

the big deaf detail about these superior performances is that they are superior compared to ARM procs that are ALREADY on the market.

now stack medfield against top tier Snapdragon s4, Exynos 3, OMAP 5, Tegra 3, and then talk.

I couldn't care less about the badge, just give me the best chip. but I doubt that badge will be from Intel.

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 12:22

29. ph00ny (Posts: 1509; Member since: 26 May 2011)

It's not all about performance in the mobile space. Power consumption is a huge part of the mobile cpu world. Also there is no Exynos3.

Current version is Exynos 4210 and future version seems to carry 5xxx numbering scheme

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 13:20 2

31. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

It is not about what competing chipsets are presently on the market. Intel can't win that fight. It is about what chipsets are on the market in 3 to 5 years. That fight will be about 4+ cores, CPU caching, integrated GPUs and LOW power consumption. Once Intel decides to go after a market, they do it or die trying. I just wouldn't bet against Intel now that they have decided to go after the mobile market.

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 15:02 1

38. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

it would be nice if you were right, as competition is great for everyone. But I have a feeling Intel is thinking they can muscle in and force the market to their will on their brand power. This market is something they have NEVER been good at. Unless they change their thinking and strategies, they are going to fail big time.
Its not just about intel entering the market. Its that they are trying to bring in x86 CPUs which are not designed for smartphone power, compatibility, or anything of the like. Just because you make a good jumbo jet, doesnt mean you can make a good power glider.
x86 cpus and ARM cpu's do not play in the same field for a reason. I am not looking forward to the compatibilty issues android is about to face if they let in x86 processors.

Besides, I prefer AMD. Much better value per chip in most all circumstances. You pay a premium for an intel chip because of brand identity.. much like apple.

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