How can this news be anything less than DEVESTATING for Intel, if true?
New Google X Phone rumor: 4.8-inch sapphire display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 4000mAh battery, November launch
by Chris Smith on Mar 25, 2013 with
A new Google X Phone rumor provides new details about the future Motorola handset, further confusing potential customers ahead of its launch.
Since before the Galaxy S4 became official, more and more X Phone rumors have started to hit the web, although we have no clear image of what the X Phone will have to offer.
Today’s report says that the X Phone will arrive at some point in November, in time for the holiday season – not June or July as previous rumors have suggested – and that the handset will feature some high-end features including a 4.8-inch display protected by sapphire glass instead of good old Gorilla Glass, a 2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and a 4000mAh battery.
The X Phone will be water resistant and it will sport a carbon fiber back case, with rubber bumpers placed in its corners.
If Google wants to release a phone for the US market, there is not much choice from Intel until Bay Trail. It is hardly "DEVESTATING" [sic] for Intel. Wouldn't it be better for Google to have a larger market share in the US so when they convert to the Intel chips, the design win makes a difference for Intel ?
You folks are acting like consumers can't wait for quad core cell phone. Think about it for a moment, aside from benchmark freaks and kids using their box like a mobile XBox who needs four cores? You're gong to be the most boring guy at the holiday party at the end of this year while trying to convince people that their phones need four cores. In the meantime look up the concept of "The Law of Diminishing Returns" because it applies to ARM processors in cell phones. If this is what ARM is banking on no wonder why Warren East took off with the money while he had a chance.