Google has updated its Chrome mobile browser for Android, which now supports devices running x86 processors. This means that newer devices running on Intel's Medfield chip, like the Motorola RAZR i, can now enjoy Google's own browser solution. Before the update, Chrome was sadly not compatible with non-ARM devices, but that's no longer the case.
Motorola is at it again this afternoon after they posted a quick teaser video toying with everyone before their event in London next week. Motorola and Intel have sent out invitation where they're expected to announce their latest device. Which will be Motorola's first smartphone powered by Intel's Medfield processor.
Motorola has more than one announcement coming and we could be seeing an awesome edge-to-edge smartphone with nearly no bezel. With Motorola set to announce two or so new devices Wednesday in New York, then Amazon this looks to be an exciting week. Then next week Motorola has another announcement along with Intel that has the rumor mills churning.
Intel announced their new Medfield processor set to power multiple upcoming Android smartphones and tablets they've been rather quite. We saw a few at Mobile World Congress and this week things are starting to pick up. Moto has a Intel phone coming and today at IFA ZTE just announced the first Intel-powered Android 4.0 ICS smartphone.
Santa Clara, with a 1.6Ghz single-core Atom (Medfield) processor inside.
see our hands-on) and has now gone up for pre-order in China.
Intel kicked off their major attempt into the smartphone market with the release of their Medfield Atom processor for smartphones. We've covered it plenty in the past and their first retail phone the Lava XOLO we got some hands-on with last week. While their first Android smartphone is decent, it's not up to par with the newer dual-core and quad-core processors we've been seeing. Their latest leaked roadmap however shows us their plans.
CTIA 2012 this year down in New Orleans and saw plenty of impressive phones like the EVO 4G LTE and DROID Incredible 4G LTE. One that went under the radar however was the new Lava XOLO Intel-powered smartphone that was announced in late April. We stopped by the Intel booth for some hands-on with their Android phone to see what the fuss was all about. Check out the video and pictures after the break.
Lava XOLO X900 going on sale in India. Packing a 1.6GHz Atom Z2460 processor with 1GB of RAM and a 4.03-inch 1024 x 600 LCD display, the X900 promises 1080p Full HD video recording and the ability to shoot ten 8-megapixel photos in under a second. Still, it's the processor that's the most interesting thing, Intel's first commercial attempt at taking on ARM in smartphones and, soon enough, tablets.