Intel will shake up the smartphone market if its Medfield processor is as powerful as the company has claimed it to be.
According to EE Times, Mike Bell, Intel's Vice President of Ultra Mobility made a bold statement during an interview that the company has the hardware to make Android "really shine". Bell remarked that with the 32-nm system-on-a-chip (SoC) making huge improvements in power efficiency, the Medfield chipset is as power efficient as its competitors.
EE Times - "We have chips that are just as power efficient as everyone else. At the same time, they’re faster,” he said adding that from a performance standpoint, Intel was really pushing the envelope.
Bell added that the partnership with Google makes Intel "a first class citizen" in the Android ecosystem. This means that Intel is able to release optimized processors simultaneously with each new iteration of Android. He believes that it is ultimately the user experience that will help Intel differentiate itself from the competition.
However, ARM CEO was not impressed with Intel's efforts and regarded them as not truly competitive as its ARM designs. With Intel expected to release Android-powered smartphones and tablets in the first half of 2012, it will be interesting to see how the competition play out in the near future.