Android 64 Bit Phones Tablets

Intel modifies Android to make it ready for 64-bit chips

By on April 3, 2014 at 8:15 AM.

Intel modifies Android to make it ready for 64-bit chips

Google didn’t give Android 4.4 KitKat native support for 64-bit hardware like Apple did with iOS 7, but that isn’t stopping Intel from taking matters into its own hands. Per CNET, Intel this week released a modified version of KitKat that comes with a 64-bit kernel, which means that it will be compatible with 64-bit Intel processors for mobile devices. To make this happen, Intel said that it “ported, validated and tested the Android Open Source code on IA, taking on the work that developers typically would need to do on their own” so that it could help “provide the ecosystem with 64-bit kernel support for development of next-generation devices.” More →

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Nexus 8 Specs Intel 64-bit Processor

Why the next Nexus tablet may run on Intel’s new 64-bit quad-core processor

By on March 10, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Why the next Nexus tablet may run on Intel’s new 64-bit quad-core processor

Various reports have indicated that Google may be discontinuing the Nexus 7 tablet line this year, in favor of a new 8-inch Nexus 8 tablet that could be launched alongside Android 4.5 at some point this summer. While this device and its launch are far from being confirmed by Google, AndroidPit speculates that the summer launch may have something to do with Intel’s release plans for a new mobile processor, suggesting that Google and Intel may partner up for this particular Nexus device. More →

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Intel Basis Smartwatch Launch

Intel backs wearables interest with $100-$150 million Basis acquisition

By on March 4, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Intel backs wearables interest with $100-$150 million Basis acquisition

Intel has acquired wearable device maker Basis in a deal possibly valued at around $100 million, with a source telling TechCrunch that the number may be closer to $150 million. In the past, Google was among the rumored suitors for the company, and Basis was reportedly willing to sell for a price that was less than $100 million. More →

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Intel Voice Recognition Technology

Intel’s voice recognition tech set to leave Siri in the dust

By on January 28, 2014 at 10:45 PM.

Intel’s voice recognition tech set to leave Siri in the dust

Siri, Apple’s voice-enabled personal assistant software, was very cool when it first came out but it hasn’t exactly aged gracefully. For one thing, it’s slow compared to other voice recognition services and for another it needs an Internet connection to function at all. Quartz reports that Intel is working on voice recognition technology that’s designed to be both faster than Siri and to work without an Internet connection so you can use it wherever you need it. More →

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Intel TV Sale Verizon

Intel’s cable-killing TV service won’t kill cable, but it might actually launch following sale

By on January 21, 2014 at 8:35 AM.

Intel’s cable-killing TV service won’t kill cable, but it might actually launch following sale

Following rumors that suggested Intel was ready to throw in the towel on the revolutionary pay TV service it has been developing behind closed doors, a new report states the company has done just that. But for those wishing the service would launch and potentially change the game, there’s still hope. The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday reported that Verizon has acquired Intel’s online TV division for an undisclosed sum, though earlier reports suggested that Intel was seeking around $500 million. Verizon will take control of all intellectual property associated with the service, and will also reportedly offer jobs to each member of the 350-person team at Intel that was working on the project. The deal is expected to close sometime in the first quarter. More →

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Intel Edison SD Card Computer

Move over, Raspberry Pi: Intel debuts SD card-sized computer

By on January 7, 2014 at 10:05 PM.

Move over, Raspberry Pi: Intel debuts SD card-sized computer

We all know that wearable computers will need to be small and Intel has obliged by unveiling Edison, a new computer housed inside and SD card that has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and that can support multiple operating systems. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said that the goal of Edison is to give wearable computing manufacturers a go-to option when they need a computer to power their devices.

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Intel Android Windows Dual OS

Intel confirms open relationship with Windows, Android

By on January 7, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Intel confirms open relationship with Windows, Android

In a “post PC” world dominated by the iPad and Android tablets, Intel seems to be ready to further embrace Google’s mobile platform, especially considering the decline of the traditional PC when it comes to quarterly sales. Intel at CES 2014 confirmed that its upcoming chips will support both Windows and Android, The Verge reports, allowing OEMs to create dual OS devices such as the recently unveiled Intel-based Transformer Book Duet TD 300 convertible tablet/laptop that Asus says is able to switch between Android mode and Windows 8.1 mode in under four seconds. Intel demoed dual OS support on stage during its pre-CES media event, saying that its Intel-based “dual OS platforms” will offer full 64-bit support as well. More →

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Intel Broadwell 18-core Processors

Intel reportedly prepping killer 18-core processors

By on December 20, 2013 at 1:45 PM.

Intel reportedly prepping killer 18-core processors

There is absolutely no question that tablets have had a huge impact on the PC market in recent years, but industry watchers who have counted PCs out completely are obviously jumping the gun. The gap in functionality and power between media tablets and personal computers remains, of course, and it doesn’t look like that gap will narrow anytime soon. According to a recent report from VR-Zone, Intel is currently developing next-generation desktop and workstation-class processors that will be significantly more powerful than current-generation chipsets. Code-named “Broadwell,” the processors will reportedly use a 14-nanometer process and will pack up to 18 CPU cores on a single SoC. Intel’s current chips utilize a 22-nanometer process and feature up to 12 CPU cores. According to a leaked slide published alongside the report, Intel’s new Broadwell chips will launch sometime in 2015. More →

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Touchscreen Tests

How do these awesome Intel robots test touchscreens? They play ‘Cut the Rope’

By on December 19, 2013 at 4:45 PM.

How do these awesome Intel robots test touchscreens? They play ‘Cut the Rope’

Intel’s Oculus robots play smartphone games such as the popular “Cut the Rope” title to test the accuracy of touchscreens on mobile devices. The software then actually scores screens following the tests, attributing a rating to them based on data taken from Intel’s cognitive psychology experiments conducted on hundreds of people who use touchscreen devices, MIT Technology Review writes. To score displays, in addition to the Oculus, a Hollywood-grade Red camera is used to capture video at 300 frames per second in resolution higher than HD – the camera records everything the robot does, and the data can be used to determine the accuracy and responsiveness of displays under certain test parameters. More →

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Intel TV Service Virgin Media

Intel’s revolutionary TV service might not be dead just yet

By on November 12, 2013 at 5:45 PM.

Intel’s revolutionary TV service might not be dead just yet

Intel’s potentially revolutionary TV service never saw the light of day, but it is becoming quickly apparent that there are plenty of interested parties that might want to give Intel Media another shot. Bloomberg reports that Liberty Global, the European cable operator which owns Virgin Media, is the latest company in talks to acquire Intel’s Web-based TV service. Bloomberg’s sources did not give much concrete information on the negotiations, even stating that the deal could easily fall apart before any agreements are reached. This report comes just two weeks after AllThingsD was informed that Verizon had also begun a conversation with Intel. Each new suitor brings Intel’s original vision for a revolutionary TV service one step closer to reality, although the final product will likely look notably different in the hands of another company.

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Intel 4G LTE Modem Smartphones

Intel’s first 4G LTE modem is heading to smartphones and tablets

By on October 31, 2013 at 10:15 PM.

Intel’s first 4G LTE modem is heading to smartphones and tablets

Intel might have given up on TV, but the company is looking to take the smartphone world by storm with the introduction of its first 2G, 3G and 4G LTE data modem, the Intel XMM 7160. The new modem will support 15 LTE bands simultaneously to allow for global LTE roaming, and is also capable of voice-over LTE (VoLTE). The modem has been in testing for quite a while but will be commercially available for the first time in the 4G version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, which has already started shipping in Asia and Europe. Intel also announced new PCIe M.2 LTE modules to allow for data connectivity in other devices, such as tablets and ultrabooks. These modules should begin shipping next year.

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Intel TV Service Verizon

Intel might throw in the towel on its revolutionary TV service

By on October 30, 2013 at 1:45 PM.

Intel might throw in the towel on its revolutionary TV service

It’s bad news for TV viewers interested in alternative services as Intel has apparently decided to give up on its exciting aspirations for a subscription TV service. AllThingsD reports that Intel is currently in talks with Verizon to “hand over control of Intel Media, the unit that has been trying to build a Web-based subscription TV service.” Rumors surrounding the service have been circulating for months, but Intel never public unveiled the set-top box that would run its service, nor did the company set a date for its release. More →

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Intel Haswell Tablets Laptops Release Date

Intel expects super-cheap Haswell tablets, laptops by the holidays

By on October 16, 2013 at 11:00 PM.

Intel expects super-cheap Haswell tablets, laptops by the holidays

Intel is about to make its big push into the world of tablet processors. Per ZDNet, Intel expects that we’ll start seeing very cheap new devices powered by its Haswell processors release in time for the holidays this year. How cheap are we talking about? Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said during a conference call this week that he expects Haswell processors will be used in $99 tablets, $299 notebooks and $349 tablet-notebook hybrids. Intel earlier this fall started shipping its Haswell tablet processors that the company says will deliver up to 50% better battery life depending on usage. The new processors are particularly important for tablets running Windows 8 since they need to have strong batteries to run a full PC operating system on a light and thin form factor

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