All Things D, Intel may be turning over their web-based TV service to none other than Verizon. Sources “familiar with the talks” describe both companies as being in the late stages of discussions, though no timeframe is known for a conclusion.
Intel recognizes the growing shift toward mobile devices, and is planning accordingly. In an attempt to get their BayTrail technology noticed, Intel allowed Engadget to benchmark the processor on an Android reference tablet.
BlackBerry is continuing to field offers for their various services and patents. BlackBerry has asked for “preliminary expressions of interest” from companies like Cisco, Intel, and Google. Even Samsung and LG are said to be interested, with BlackBerry asking that all “expressions” be submitted by the end of the week.
Lenovo launched the K900 smartphone with Intel Inside and many had assumed the follow-up device would have a similar Intel processor on the inside. That follow-up is the Lenovo Vibe Z, which was also known as the K910. Regardless though, Lenovo quietly unveiled the handset in China recently and it seems they just as quietly detailed the handset with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.
Apple announced the iPhone 5s last week, which as some will remember, has an A7 processor and support for 64-bit. This of course brought the follow-up chatter regarding the move to 64-bit on the mobile side. We have already heard from Samsung on the topic. Samsung has pledged future support for 64-bit, however despite Apple already having made the official announcement, it looks like Android may not be that far behind.
Galaxy Gear and Omate TrueSmart, Google Glass eye wear, and more, everyone is taking notice. One that we've heard rumors about in the past is Intel, who's keeping a close eye on the smartwatch and wearable computing initiative. And now we've learned they just hired a few key components for their team.
Google's Chrome OS and powered by Intel's latest fourth generation "Haswell" Core processors. This time, ASUS and Toshiba are joining the fray of companies touting Chrome OS devices which now totals six manufacturers.