Wear is said to not offer enough for mass adoption, even though its been in the market for over 9 months. I personally have a Gear Live which I purchased 8 months ago, and my experience with it has had its ups and downs throughout my time with it. For the longest time, I was not able to recommend the platform to anyone. Since then, a lot of updates have hit Wear watches, some improving battery life, others changing the...
Intel Teams Up With Motorola And Lenovo For Medfield Smartphones
Remember those Intel prototypes that were shown off in late December? Well, they’re official now, and both Motorola and Lenovo have announced that they would be bringing smartphones with Intel’s new Medfield SoC to market.
The Lenovo K800 will be the first x86-smartphone using Intel silicon and will be available in China in the second quarter. It comes with a 4.5″ 720p screen and the Atom Z2460 processor, running Android 4.0 with Lenovo’s custom LeOS skin on top.
Motorola, on the other hand, hasn’t launched any specific devices yet, but signed a multi-device, multi-year deal with Intel covering both smartphones and tablets. The devices using the same Atom processor and running Android are said to be coming later, in the second half of this year.
There’s no word yet on whether LG will be joining the fun, as claimed by a report from two weeks ago. Maybe we’ll see some more announcements at Mobile World Congress in February, but whatever the case, Intel already seems to be in a better position compared to past attempts at getting its chips into mobile devices. With two dedicated partners and by utilizing Android instead of its own mobile OS, there’s definitely a chance that Intel may be able to gain a foothold in the market it has neglected in the past, ironically while Windows 8 is simultaneously looking to scale down by introducing ARM support.
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SlimRoms' website has been experiencing technical difficulties for the last month or so, but it's good to know the team is working hard and is still on top of things. The SlimRoms GitHub repos are getting updated with some major changes showing up. Most notably, some projects are getting a new 5.1 branch: lp5.1! A new, revamped and open source website is also in the works, with a look inspired by material design. We also got a tip about an...
Wireless charging is becoming more and more common as many OEMs are now starting to include this feature in their flagships. There are already dozens of wireless chargers to choose from on the market today, but quality definitely varies. For those of you who charge your devices wirelessly, let us know which charger is your favorite and why.