Samsung's New Smartphone CPU has its Name Changed from Orion to Exynos 4210

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  1. dgstorm

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    Samsung's first dual-core chip, which we have been calling 'Orion' for the past several months, just got its official name. Orion was the internal codename, but it's official resale name is Exynos 4210. Even though it sounds like some nerdy, made up "Dungeons & Dragons" character name, (not knocking D&D, I've played it too), apparently, the marketing folks at Samsung put some serious thought into it and it holds some specific significance. It is an amalgamation of two Greek words: smart (exypnos) and green (prasinos). It is meant to represent Samsung’s new business philosophy of “smart and green”, and is meant to “support the stringent performance and power requirements of mobile devices.” Production on this new chip begins next month. Since it was fairly short, below is their full press release.