Intel's Medfield & Atom Z2460 Arrive for Smartphones: It's Finally Here

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  1. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3

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  2. juliusaugustus macrumors regular

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    this is great their might finally be hope for UMPC's after all only took 5-6 years to address the technical problems of the UMPC ie poor performance, low battery life, and high price. Now the dream of carrying a full computer in your pocket might be less of dream and more of a reality.
     
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    Intel does not computer make.
     
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  5. AppleScruff1 thread starter macrumors G3

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    Maybe not.
     
  6. cube macrumors G5

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    So, this means that from now on, I will have to check that a new phone is not x86.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I don't know. The reference platform looks pretty good -- next generation speeds in many aspects and low power consumption in many usage profiles. And in the Netbook arena, Atom has a demonstrated track record of making good on battery life promises.....
     
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    The best news is that there won't be any x86-only or ARM-only software, Medfield is compatible with everything in Android MP.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5368/intel-announces-its-first-medfield-smartphone-partners

    This means it has a lot potential.
     

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