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Intel claims better Android performance on Medfield chips

Intel made a splash at CES when its partner Lenovo showed off the 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.

CES 2012 Android Wrap-Up

The Consumer Electronics Show is the grandaddy of 'em all when it comes to technology conferences, and with Android's rise to the top of the mobile world, that means there was plenty of phones and tablets on hand. For consumers, the big guns at Samsung, HTC, Motorola and Asus were out in full force. most of the devices seen at the 2012 show will be appearing on shelves in the next six months or so. Here are the ones you'll want to look forward to (be sure to check our CES 2012 portal for all the stories):

Lenovo IdeaTab S2 10 and S2 smartphone debut

Lenovo has launched a new Android slate and handset duo, the Lenovo IdeaTab S2 10 tablet and S2 smartphone, running Android Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread respectively, at CES today. The S2 10 is the more interesting of the two, pairing Android 4.0 with Lenovo's own Mondrian UI on a dual-core Snapdragon 8960 processor.

Lenovo K91 puts ICS on a Smart TV

Lenovo has unveiled a new, Android-powered smart TV at CES today, the K91, running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and delivering tech specs we'd more expect to find on a smartphone. The K91 smart TV has a dual-core Snapdragon 8060 processor and a 5-megapixel camera in the bezel, above a 55-inch 3D-capable 240Hz HD IPS LCD display.

Lenovo, ZTE and other Chinese OEMs band together to fight Android patent trolls

If you're tired of seeing all the patent lawsuit stories that pop up on Android Community, imagine how tired we are of writing them. We're not alone, and a group of Chinese manufacturers is reportedly joining forces to fight off the legal bulldogs from Apple, Microsoft, Oracle and the like. DigiTimes reports that Lenovo, ZTE and smaller manufacturers TCL, Coolpad and Konka have formed an alliance to jointly defend against corporate patent trolls in the huge and growing Chinese smartphone market.

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 16GB just $369 from eBay Daily Deals

We know there is literally tons of options when it comes to Android tablets these days. With quad-core tablets getting ready to assault the market we should start seeing some excellent deals on older devices. Take the Lenovo ThinkPad tablet for example. It might not be the fastest or the thinnest but it has some extra special features that make it great for business users like the optional active stylus. For those not needing the best but also want a great dual-core tablet the ThinkPad is $130 cheaper than usual today being offered as the eBay Daily Deal.

Lenovo commits to Android tablets after Dell abandons the Streak

OK, Dell Streak fans, this is your chance to speak up. No one? OK. After Dell stopped selling the Streak 7 tablet, essentially giving up on the Android tablet scene in America, many believe that it's preparing to transition to Windows tablets. A new 10-inch Windows 7 slate is already coming, and Windows 8 tablets should be available in late 2012 or 2013. Dell didn't confirm any definite plans. But either way, Lenovo appears ready and willing to become the PC manufacturer with the greatest presence in the Android tablet world.

Lenovo LePhone S760 unveiled for China

China's getting a lot of Android attention these days, and among its home-grown manufacturers no one's treating them better than Lenovo. Engadget spotted the latest entry in latest entry in le smartphone line, the LePhone S760, a mid-range Gingerbread device with at least one distinguishing feature. The 3.7-inch screen uses an AMOLED panel, still relatively novel in the Chinese market.

Acer, Lenovo and Samsung will join the quad-core tablet party in 2012

It's a good day to be an Nvidia fan. The Tegra 3 quad-core system on a chip is said to be powering upcoming tablets from Acer, in addition to Asus, Lenovo and HTC. DigiTimes is quoting OEM suppliers, confirming that all the major Android tablet manufacturers will have their own quad-core Tegra machines in the future. Specifics are hard to come by, but we already know that both Lenovo and HTC are hard at work on their new models. Samsung is prepping its own new tablets, likely updating its extensive range with next-generation Exynos chips. According to DigiTimes, Acer and Lenovo's offerings will fall between $459 and $599, hitting pretty close to the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime's $499-599 range. Look for Acer to undercut its competitors by a considerable margin, as they like to play the bargain angle. Lenovo's latest tablets, the 5, 7 and 10-inch s2005, s2007 and s2010, respectively, and Acer's A200 is making the rounds, but none of these devices are expected to bow with Tegra 3 chips. Lenovo's K2 tablet, however, has already been benchmarked with its Nvidia hardware, and may even come with a jaw-dropping 1920 x 1200 10-inch display panel.The Acer A700/A701 may have the same beastly resolution when it comes in, also using a Tegra 3. The power of the new architecture is hard to deny - just check out the latest demo from Nvidia. The Android tablet world is going to heat up in the next few months, and we can't wait to see what kind of new hardware is on display at CES in January.

Lenovo gets official with LePad S2005 tablet phone and S2007/S2010 tablets

If you are a Lenovo fan that has been looking forward to some new gear, the company has gone official with new products today. There are three new items including the a 5-inch LePad/IdeaTab S2005 tablet/phone. Along with that tablet phone is also a pair of new tablets with a 7-inch offering and a 10.1-inch version. The tablets are called the LePad S2007 and the LePad S2010 and will hit China in December reports Engadget Chinese.