[Breaking] Intel's First Android Smartphone!

Discussion in 'Android News' started by cereal killer, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. cereal killer
    Offline

    cereal killer DF Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Messages:
    11,072
    Likes Received:
    706
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    [​IMG]

    Intel may be late to the Android game but that will be quickly forgotten when their new handset shows off it's prowess. Propped up by the Medfield system-on-chip this handset looks very promising. The gentlemen over at Technology Review were lucky enough to get their hands on a couple of Medfield prototypes running Android (Gingerbread.)

    The phone is described as the size of an iPhone but lighter due to less metal and more plastic and close to the thickness of an iPad2. The guys had this to say about the handset:

    "The phone was powerful and pleasing to use, on a par with the latest iPhone and Android handsets. It could play Blu-Ray-quality video and stream it to a TV if desired; Web browsing was smooth and fast."

    Before anyone gets too excited or not about the design of the handset, the picture above is what's known as a "reference design." Essentially these devices are designed to instruct and inspire manufacturers interested in building products around Intel's latest technology.

    The question that is probably on everyone's mind is when can we expect to see these Android devices powered by the Medfield? According to Stephen Smith, VP of Intel's architecture group "We expect products based on these to be announced in the first half of 2012." With that said, CES may not be out of the question folks, but it's still wait and see.

    Source: Technology Review, Gizmodo

    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 21, 2011
  2. trestevenson
    Offline

    trestevenson Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2010
    Messages:
    462
    Likes Received:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Florida
    I can't be the only one who thinks this thing looks like an iPhone...
    I realize that it's just a "reference design", but they're going to have to switch some things up if they want to avoid a lawsuit.
  3. bazar6
    Offline

    bazar6 Premium Member Theme Developer Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Messages:
    675
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    MD
    +1 ... The first thought that came to my mind was that Apple was going to sue the crap out of this one too. I get that it's just a "reference design", sadly enough it resembles an iPhone, which now they're giving Apple power and putting it on a pedestal.

    They should've gone ICS changed up the design so there were no hardware buttons at all, make it look even sleeker.
  4. Sweettooth
    Offline

    Sweettooth New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2010
    Messages:
    724
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Dallas, Texas
    Ugh...why are manufacturers still including capacitive buttons. ICS is the future, and it's software includes menu buttons. Get in the now and replace the capacitive buttons with more screen space.
  5. tjk629
    Offline

    tjk629 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    Messages:
    3,037
    Likes Received:
    65
    Trophy Points:
    0
    If the Bionic and iPhone 4 had a baby it would look like that pre render.
  6. sparty569
    Offline

    sparty569 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2010
    Messages:
    362
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Metro Detroit
    So THAT's what a Moto iphone would look like.
  7. gmorgan056
    Offline

    gmorgan056 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Messages:
    449
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    lol i was just thinking that!!
  8. sarreq
    Offline

    sarreq New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    396
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Philly
    so, i take it Intel abandoned MeeGo, as well?
  9. spillner
    Offline

    spillner New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Messages:
    405
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Western NY
    Apple lawsuits, start your engines
  10. dezymond
    Offline

    dezymond Tech Support Mod Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    10,780
    Likes Received:
    574
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    That is one good lookin device. too bad it won't look anything like that once it comes out:D
  11. nickb34
    Offline

    nickb34 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2009
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Meego is long gone, Nokia backed out on that months ago.

    I believe the reference design is manufactured by Samsung, which could be the reason for the similarities to the iPhone. This device will never hit the market though so it doesn't matter.
  12. JohnnytheK
    Offline

    JohnnytheK Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,363
    Likes Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    48
    You had to go there! MeeGo, grumble, grumble,, don't want to talk about it.
  13. gflam
    Offline

    gflam Developer Theme Developer Developer

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2010
    Messages:
    1,878
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Jersey
    That things pretty but yea have to agree apple will be all over this thing
  14. RyanPm40
    Offline

    RyanPm40 Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2010
    Messages:
    586
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Absolutely looks like an iPhone 4. I would be greatly surprised if they aren't sued by apple.
  15. akhenax
    Offline

    akhenax Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2010
    Messages:
    1,116
    Likes Received:
    106
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    NY
    "The phone was powerful and pleasing to use, on a par with the latest iPhone and Android handsets. It could play Blu-Ray-quality video and stream it to a TV if desired; Web browsing was smooth and fast."

    They said it first.
  16. illmatic636
    Offline

    illmatic636 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2010
    Messages:
    1,420
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    NYC
    Loving the look. Looks like my 4s!
  17. NeXtras
    Offline

    NeXtras New Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2011
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Saugus, MA
    Even if this does look like an iPhone, something tells me apple wouldn't file a suit because Intel is what powers Apple computers...
  18. GoBears
    Offline

    GoBears New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2011
    Messages:
    645
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Don't forget how much they bought off Samsung! Don't worry, its not going to look like that .



    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
  19. Dave12308
    Offline

    Dave12308 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    3,269
    Likes Received:
    50
    Trophy Points:
    0
    *LOL* I agree with the lawsuit thing, but I think it's a darn nice looking phone. Of course, as far as aesthetics go I am a huge fan of the iPhone 4.
  20. jroc
    Offline

    jroc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Messages:
    3,837
    Likes Received:
    61
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Washington DC
    Cant wait to see this phone. Intel chips huh....wonder how they will do against the Snapdragon, OMAP, Exynos, Hummingbird, Tegra.