Intel hardware running Android before, but what Orange has unveiled at Mobile World Congress appears to be a much cleaner, finished product than the prototype we briefly handled at CES. The Santa Clara (codename) device comes without a manufacturer, and that probably means that Intel fabricated it itself to show off its Medfield smartphone platform, an it's headed to the Orange carrier and other parts of Europe "soon". What we saw was an impressive if not earth-shattering demonstration of something that would have seemed impossible a couple of years ago - a standard Android smartphone running on an Intel Atom processor.
new logo and boot animation for CyanogenMod 9. It looks much like the previous boot animation from the start, but instead of the revolving arrow, the team has added a 'digital warp tunnel' of some sort. There's no doubt this new animation takes advantage of screens with higher resolutions.
Medfield for those unfamiliar. New details confirmed that both Lenovo and Motorola are launch partners, and we can we can expect to see plenty next week in Barcelona, Spain.
Medfield. We have a feeling we'll be seeing plenty of them at Mobile World Congress in a few weeks. Today new reports are coming out of an interesting but awesome sounding phone for Orange UK ingeniously named the London.
cracked open by iFixit today, so head on over to check out all the bits and pieces that make up your new device. DROID 4 owners will also be thrilled to know its already been rooted! You can get it now, and it works much like the method used for the DROID RAZR and RAZR Maxx.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. With Google's acquisition of Motorola coming along smoothly this afternoon this news comes at the perfect time. Although I still see some Moto Blur UI included sadly. Check out the unique press image leaked.
Racer-A/K800, the first Android-powered smartphone to use Intel's chip design. Though the chip giant is late and in many ways behind in the smartphone game at the moment, they don't intend to be an also-ran. Mike Bell, formerly of Palm and currently Intel's vice president of Ultra Mobility, claimed in an interview with EE Times that the Medfield system-on-a-chip would make huge advancements in both power and efficiency on Android.
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Wind River, a branch on Intel, has found a way around that restriction, and may make true user window management on Android a reality soon.
Nitro HD. Hearing leaks about upcoming devices is nothing new especially with CES getting closer and closer. We've heard a few reports that Samsung will be pairing with Intel's new Android-aimed Medfield mobile processor but now it appears that the other Korean manufacturer LG is too -- or maybe it was them all along.