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
I’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.
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