Intel pinning hopes on Ice Cream Sandwich?
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A new Atom platform from Intel, especially for the mobile devices is on its way to the market. Intel has figured it out that hardware really doesn’t matter much when it comes to the tablet market, what matters is only the software.
Paul Otellini, Intel CEO, commented to their investors and analysts as the tablets are more about the software and a little bit about the Hardware. He also believes that the Ice Cream Sandwich matches the quality of the Apple’s iOS but other versions are not powerful enough.
Now we are not in the situation to judge his comment but we can say that the mobile device makers are mostly using processors based on ARM’s micro-architecture. We have also seen the difference created by these devices with different processors. Nowadays the HD resolutions are also provided in most of these devices which need higher configuration of the hardware.
Intel might be aware of the fact that a lot is needed to make up to wrest design wins away from ARM. However, the Medfield SoC from Intel is really a promising one along with some other chips which are more powerful and are also said to be of low power consumption.
The Medfield is said to be contained on a single piece of silicon and will also support software platforms like Ice Cream Sandwich and even Windows 8, so it seems to be in a good position to take the market from ARM.
Otellini also said that he doesn’t have much idea about how the tablet things will settle down but he has a lot of interest in the hybrid and convertible designs. He also mentioned about his interest about those devices at the CES.