Omap 3430 (Cortex A8) dev platform to ship for Android development.

Posted on 14 February 2008, Last updated on 25 May 2015 by

In short, the ARM Cortex A8-based CPUs are about 2-3 times more powerful than the CPU’s in the most powerful smartphones available today. When you compare it to Menlow in it’s low-end MID-targeted setup, its in the same ball-park.  So what we’re seeing is:

  • Texas Instruments offering a mobile-Internet hardware platform on which a Linux-based core will run.
  • Intel offering a mobile-Internet hardware platform  on which a Linux-based core will run

3430androidI’m very pleased to see Cortex being promoted for use as an Android platform. It won’t be the only platform of course but it does mean that we could see relatively high-end Android phones in late 2008.

Image and news: Engadget Mobile.


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