We knew that Intel wouldn’t let Mobile World Congress pass by without at least an announcement of an Intel powered Android tablet. At the Intel stand (booth) they are showing off the Lenovo IdeaPad K2110.
While this new tablet resembles most of the 10″ Android tablets currently available on the market, this one is running the processor formerly known as “medfield” underneath. The Atom chipset in this tablet is running at 1.6ghz.
Lenovo is saying that the Intel chipset will last up to 9 hours, which is comparable to other Android tablets on the market however most folks who have experience with Intel’s Atom chips, know that they are typically power hungry. When Intel introduced their Android reference device at the Consumer Electronics show last month they stressed that battery life would be an improvement over competing devices.
Intel didn’t jump into Android when everyone else did. They took three years to design what they are hoping is the perfect processor to handle all the rigorous processes in an Android device. They also seemed to listen to the Android community, other manufacturers and the consumer when designing their Atom processor for Android devices.
There commitment to build a great processor for Android is evident in the theoretic battery life. Check out the video above to see the bar they’ve set for the Intel Atom Processor for Android devices and smartphones.
A little while back, during the Intel Developer’s Conference, Google’s Andy Rubin announced that Intel was developing Atom processors specifically for Android devices.
Intel’s entry into the processor business for Android phones pits them against the likes of Qualcomm, Nvidia, Samsung and Texas Instruments. All of which have been powering Android for quite some time.
Intel is of course one of the leaders in the manufacturing of silicon chips for computers and other devices.
During the 2011 Intel dev eloper’s conference, Google’s head of Android, Andy Rubin had announced that Intel would start designing and manufacturing chip sets for Android devices. Not only that but in Intel powered Android devices the entire device would be optimized for the Intel Atom platform.
Tuesday at CES 2012 in Las Vegas, Intel CEO Paul Otellini and Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha, revealed more information about Intel’s new Android processors. Motorola and Intel announced a new multi year partnership and collaboration which will combine Intel’s experience in silicon processor technology with Motorola’s experience in providing top of the line Android “super phones”
Intel has taken a proactive approach to mobile in the last two years, including in house and of house developer initiatives to engage developers in optimizing their apps for the Intel processor.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Intel to deliver smartphones and tablets based on Intel’s Atom processor to consumers and businesses,” said Sanjay Jha, Chairman and CEO, Motorola Mobility. “Though there are 5 billion mobile subscribers in the world, less than 800 million are using a smartphone today. With Android as the leading smartphone OS globally and advancements in computing technology we see tremendous opportunity for the converged devices market.”
Later in the day Intel and Motorola announced the first phone that would feature Intel Inside.