Linked by David Adams on Fri 20th Apr 2012 01:29 UTC, submitted by amoldan
Intel "Intel announced that Lava International, a cell phone company in India, has launched the XOLO X900. The device will launch on April 23 in India and will be sold through Croma, a big retail chain in India. XOLO X900 features a 1.6GHz Atom Z2460 (a.k.a. Medfield) with Intel Hyper Threading Technology, 400 MHz graphics, a 4-inch 1024x600 display, full 1080p HD video encoding and playback, a 1-megapixel camera up front, an 8-megapixel camera in the back, and support for HSPA+ 3G connectivity. The phone will ship with Android Gingerbread but Intel is already promising an OTA update to Ice Cream Sandwich. The phone is priced around INR 22000 (around USD 425)."
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RE: Graphics....
by Narishma on Fri 20th Apr 2012 06:54 UTC in reply to "Graphics...."
Narishma
Member since:
2005-07-06

I haven't been paying much attention to Intel's smartphone chipsets. Can someone tell me about the 400MHz graphics chipset. Is it an "in-built" one like on Intel netbook processors (ala HDxxxx/GMExxx) or is it by the usual PowerVR or Mali bunch?

It's PowerVR. I think I read somewhere they're planning to switch to their own GPU based on the Ivy Bridge GMA in the future.

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RE[2]: Graphics....
by Morgan on Fri 20th Apr 2012 10:29 in reply to "RE: Graphics...."
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

It's PowerVR.


As in the PowerVR based "GMA500" in some of the netbooks from the past two years? I believe there is support for that chipset in MeeGo now.

I'm running MeeGo on my HP Mini 210 netbook and LOVING it! It makes me wish I'd stuck it out with T-Mobile and the N900, nerfed data speeds be damned.

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RE[3]: Graphics....
by gan17 on Fri 20th Apr 2012 12:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Graphics...."
gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

Oh yeah... totally forgot that PowerVR made stuff for Intel graphics chipsets/controllers.

You're talking about the infamous Poulsbo, right? Good to know that it's finally got decent support on Linux. I remember it being a liquid pain in the past.

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RE[3]: Graphics....
by sparkyERTW on Fri 20th Apr 2012 12:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Graphics...."
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2010-06-09

I'm running MeeGo on my HP Mini 210 netbook and LOVING it! It makes me wish I'd stuck it out with T-Mobile and the N900, nerfed data speeds be damned.


Don't lose too much sleep; even the latest builds I tried haven't sorted out out the dialer issues on the N900, leaving it unreliable as an actual phone... even if it is pretty sweet. *sigh*

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RE[3]: Graphics....
by bassbeast on Fri 20th Apr 2012 14:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Graphics...."
bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

Questions: How would you rate MeeGo compared to some of the embedded Linux OSes for netbooks like Expressgate/SplashTop? How is the boot time? app support? Do you dual boot and if so how hard was it to set up? How about drivers, how stable are they?

Because while I have the EEE PC and love Expressgate (6 seconds cold boot and tons of apps) I'd love to find something similar for my customers with Atom based like the Dell mini 9.

As for TFA this is something I figured would happen sooner or later, as both Intel with atom and AMD with bobcat keep coming up with lower and lower powered chips while at the same time ARM seems to be sucking ever more power as it tries to get higher performance but in the end even low end Atom and Bobcat just stomps ARM when it comes to IPC. I wouldn't be surprised to see Intel and AMD splitting the mobile segment with ARM in the next two years as folks want their phones and tablets to do more and more stuff which ends up negating the whole point of ARM which was a simple design that sipped power.

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