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NVIDIA to abandon smartphones, focus on gaming and cars

If you've been dreaming of a gaming-oriented smartphone bearing NVIDIA's mark, better keep on dreaming. CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has practically come out saying that it has had enough trying to compete in the smartphone market and will just focus its resources in fields where it performs the best, like gaming, or ones that are young enough to penetrate, like in-car computers.

Intel gives us a better glimpse at its Android prototype

No, this amazingly sleek phone doesn't exist - yet. It is a prototype that may never surface for the public's use, but nevertheless it is sporting an Intel chip and Android OS. Finally, Intel intends to make a comeback in 2012 by incorporating their technology into both tablets and smartphones. Technology Review was able to test out both of the prototypes, and they state we should see them officially within the first half of 2012.