Google and Intel today announced a continuation of its ‘strategic alliance’ specifically aimed at making sure its Android operating system is “optimised the best it possibly can be for the Intel architecture.”
A rather flustered-looking Andy Rubin, Senior VP Mobile for Google, took to the stage with Intel CEO, Paul Otellini, at this year’s Intel Developer Forum here in San Francisco to make the announcement.
Rubin announced that going forward all future releases of Android will be optimised, from the kernel level upwards, for the Intel mobile platform.
In between talking up the impending Intel smartphones Paul Otellini, Intel CEO, also today made some very definite announcements about how far down the road the company is regarding the next die-shrink down to 14nm.
In 2012 we will see the launch of the Ivy Bridge platform, the die-shrink from 32nm down to 22nm of the second-generation Core processors, code-named Sandy Bridge.
This new setup is also expected to accelerate the trend towards the new Ultrabooks which are set to be Intel’s key product from IDF 2011.
On the same 22nm lithography will follow the Haswell platform in early 2013. [...]
Intel chief executive Paul Otellini said that consumer spending led to a turnaround in computer purchases in the fourth quarter. That, in turn, led to one of Intel’s most profitable quarters ever.
Otellini said server chip sales were strong thanks to a product refresh cycle. Intel launched its Nehalem-based server chips in the spring and stayed ahead of rival Advanced Micro Devices, launching multiple products that made server customers spend more on average. That spending continued in the fourth quarter.
“We are entering 2010 in a very strong position,” Otellini said in a conference [...]
Intel gave tech investors a present today as it announced revenues and earnings that beat expectations. The report has broader implications for the larger technology market, since Intel is the world’s biggest chip maker and is a bellwether for the computer industry.
For the fourth quarter, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company reported revenue of $10.6 billion, up 13 percent from the third quarter and 28 percent from a year ago (the largest percentage increase in more than a decade). Net income was $2.3 billion, up 23 percent from the third quarter and 875 percent from a year ago. Earnings [...]
Here are our photos that capture some of the experience of attending this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Samsung’s booth had a spectacular display, made up from many smaller displays. Classical music came from the ceiling and created a cone of beauty amid the noisy show floor.
The crowds were bigger this year. As of Friday night, more than 112,000 people had come through the show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. By the same time a year earlier, only 92,000 had attended, according to Gary Shapiro, chief executive of the Consumer Electronics Association. The official [...]
Intel CEO Paul Otellini at CES announced an app store for applications on netbooks. The store is called AppUp Center, and it’s a place where users can purchase programs that cater to a netbooks’ unique screen size and mobility. Intel AppUp center launched today for Windows and will support Moblin-based open source operating systems and a number of runtime environments later this year.
The first set of apps are now available for download, for free or to purchase, and more will be added as they are validated. App categories include entertainment, business, games, education, health and social [...]
It seems like the app store model popularized by Apple’s iPhone is on its way from smartphones to other devices. Today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, chip-maker Intel announced that a beta test version of the AppUpCenter, its app store for netbooks, is now available.
Owners of Windows-based netbooks can now go to the AppUp site and download the store, then install apps like Boxee, for playing web video and music, or Yoono, for managing your social networks and instant messaging services. Developers have downloaded the software development kit for creating AppUp apps 2,500 [...]
The drumbeat around 3-D viewing is relentless at the Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas. Big companies such as LG Electronics, Sharp, Samsung, Panasonic, Sony and Nvidia devoted considerable air time at their events gushing about 3-D, which was a dud until James Cameron’s new 3-D film Avatar became a giant hit in theaters.
This afternoon, Paul Otellini, chief executive of Intel, followed suit, showing off a lot of 3-D demos in his keynote speech. They looked pretty slick, a lot like viewing movies in a big theater. But Otellini says that technology will filter into the mainstream, [...]
Toshiba is debuting a new laptop at the Consumer Electronics Show that has one very cool feature. You can open up any file and view it on your TV. For instance, you can watch a YouTube video on the big screen of your TV set just by opening it on your computer.
The Toshiba Satellite E205 laptop includes some new technologies from Toshiba’s partners that make it easy to do this, such as Intel and Netgear. The latter is making a wireless adapter box that lets you connect your laptop screen to any flat panel TV with an HDMI (high definition multimedia interface) cable.
The adapter plugs into [...]
During Intel’s earnings conference call Tuesday, CEO Paul Otellini said inexpensive “ultra-thins” will give users what they’re missing in Netbooks, a theme that the chipmaker has been reiterating in various forums lately.
Acer Aspire Timeline ultra-thin laptop
Intel continues to try to maneuver this new and more profitable category of laptops into territory where Netbooks continue to hold mindshare. Ultra-thins are low-cost laptops, typically with 13-inch screens, based on Intel’s ultra-low-power (ULV) chips. Netbooks have screens usually no larger [...]