Intel’s smartphone running Android Gingerbread smokes the Samsung Galaxy Nexus
"This year Intel announced that they’re going to make a processor that’s not only small enough to fit inside a mobile phone, but one that can compete with ARM in terms of power efficiency. What makes this year different though is that Intel announced a reference design and two companies who have agreed to make devices using their silicon. Motorola is one of those companies, Lenovo is the other, and the latter actually demoed a device on the show floor that’s based on said Intel reference platform. So just how good is Intel’s foray into the smartphone space? The folks from AnandTech got their hands on Intel’s reference design and ran some benchmarks on it. In short, it runs circles around the best Android device currently on the market, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. What makes things interesting is that the Nexus runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, whereas Intel’s reference platform runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. This means that when Intel eventually ports Ice Cream Sandwich to their hardware platform, all those software tweaks that improved performance from Android 2.3 to 4.0 are going to give them even more of a lead."