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1/17/2012 10:04 PM EST
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luting   1/18/2012 4:28:53 PM
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When Intel is claiming 2-5x performance, what are they comparing with? ARM7 or Cortex-A15? There are few fundamental reasons I don't believe Intel is going to fly there: 1. ARM is encumbrance in mobile world and there is no fundamental incentive from Intel processor to convince cell manufacturer to replace it; 2. Intel margin is high and fab is expensive. That is why Xscale division never made money before sold to Marvell. 3. Comparing many ARM SoC choices from different vendors such as TI, Qualcomm, Marvell, etc, no one wants to stuck into a single vendor x86 solution; 4. It might be the power that help ARM to win initial position in Mobile world. But there are many other reasons help ARM hold its helm. 5. At last, has Intel had good tracking record to score major design wins outside their PC/desktop world. My recommendation to Intel: Don't be obsessed with Mobile world. You don't have to control everything to do with CPU. Focus on your core business before ARM could steal from it.

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t.alex   1/18/2012 3:41:23 PM
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Why is it better?

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Kinnar   1/18/2012 11:38:49 AM
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It seems that the giant has suddenly waked after a very sound sleep in the mobile processors segment. But it is better late then never. Android required a strong interfaceablity with a stable, up-gradable and consistent hardware platform, that only a dedicated processor manufacturer can provide as compared to IP vendors.

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goafrit   1/18/2012 3:02:21 AM
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A very brilliant idea indeed. There is no need to waste time competing against Google.

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_hm   1/18/2012 2:58:48 AM
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Apple, Samsung and other design their own mobile processors and few more chips. When other mobile vendor gets them from Intel with their hefty profit margin, their product may becomes costy. Intel will have difficult time in this price sensitve market.

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Bert22306   1/18/2012 2:08:37 AM
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Don't know about that, although possibly it would be a good business model. The reason I'm skeptical is, the vertical integration of Apple is exactly why I prefer Wintel and Android. I'd hate to see Intel becoming a closed shop too.

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SylvieBarak   1/18/2012 2:06:01 AM
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Well, Mike Bell did use to work for Apple... and he's in charge of Ultra-Mobility now. I think Intel is starting to get fed up of waiting for others to adopt their chips for phones... and this reference design is almost at the point where Intel has made one itself and is basically delivering it on a silver platter to anyone who will sell it. That's a pretty sweet deal for OEMs... Intel makes all the design investment and they just have to slap their name on it and sell it? Intel couldn't be making it much easier!

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daleste   1/18/2012 2:01:28 AM
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I didn't know Intel had made so much progress in the wireless area. Maybe they should look at the Apple model and start selling their own phones and not just the chips.

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Bert22306   1/18/2012 1:08:21 AM
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This is all extremely interesting, IMO. So, we have seen speculations that future PCs may run ARM instead of x86 architectures, and now it looks like Intel is working hard and evidently succeeding to support Android over x86 architecture, without the power penalty. Things are evolving in the most interesting ways. The possibility of Win8 running over ARM or x86, and Android running over ARM or x86, and x86 no longer being a non-started for power-challenged devices, can only be fun to follow.

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Bert22306   1/18/2012 12:54:15 AM
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The article pretty much quotes the significant parts of the video clip. I think the most significant point being, any apps written to run over Android should run over an Android-Intel system as easily as they run over Android-ARM. That's what you'd expect of an OS, after all. But Bell says that Android over Intel will be faster, and that they've invested a lot of resources to improve power efficiency, to the point that battery life should last all day. Good for Intel, is my comment. Go for it.

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