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  • theblueredmonk theblueredmonk Dec 22, 2011 5:59 PM Flag

    Intel Shows Off Competitive Medfield x86 Android Power & Performance

    Good points for once...

    There is a limitation of what an ARM SOC can offer. I really don't see anywhere the ability for true multitasking; you don't need it in the phone. But if your smartphone doubles as a real computing device?

    This isn't a limitation on ARM or the SoC, it's an OS issue. Medfield running on the same OS would have the same issue. Badly written apps can kill the battery, and by putting them to sleep when the user isn't 'using' them reduces this problem. Similar reason for flash not being on iOS devices. Multitasking/multi threading has been running on ARM for many, many years.

    As per the Wattage, the arguments are similar. The user wants battery life that is not worse than his previous device. If INTC can get it low enough, the low enough will be good enough.

    Yes, at some point Intel's SoC will be 'good' enough. It's a case of when...For me, we're talking 14nm.

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