Smartphones based on Intel’s chips will be ready by as soon as next year, the chief executive of the biggest chipmaker has said.
“You’ll see the first Intel-based phones in the market in the first part of next year,” Chief Executive Paul Otellini of the company was quoted as saying by the Reuters.
The first Intel smartphone is likely to be based on the Android platform with the Atom processors as the company believes its raw processing power may tilt the scales in its favour.
Intel believes its 10W system-on-chip may at times perform like the conventional CPU (central processing unit).
However, analysts are questioning the optimism of Intel. It is still not clear just how different Intel’s offering would be from the existing products like chips from Nvidia and Qualcomm out in the market. The product is still under development, and the company may not be very comfortable speaking about how it will actually turn out.
It has been a long time since Intel has been promising smartphone chips, but it hasn’t delivered so far. There were also reports that Intel may start making ARM chips, but according to reports the company doesn’t seem to be in a mood to pay royalties to the ARM just yet.