LG Planning Linux-Based Mini-Tablet with Voice
Intel and LG today announced an agreement that will see LG launch a high-end device based on Intel's "Moorestown" platform in 2010. Moorestown is the successor to today's Atom platform for "MID" small internet tablets and "netbooks". The LG device is expected to be the first MID device using Moorestown and the first will full cell phone voice capabilities. The device will run Moblin 2.0, a Linux-based OS that Intel has developed for such devices. Moorestown is expected to have at least 10 times better standby battery life than Atom-based devices.
Tag Heuer, Intel Partner On Second Android Watch
Tag Heuer and Intel today announced the Modular 45, an Android-powered smartwatch run by an Intel processor. As the name implies, the wearable is highly configurable thanks to easy-to-swap modules, horns, bracelets, buckles, and dials.
ChromeOS Gains Support for Linux
Pixelbook owners will soon be able to use Linux on their ChromeOS device. Google today announced that Chromebooks will be able to run Linux apps, which will let developers open a window and use their favorite Linux-based tools without leaving ChromeOS.
Intel to Allow ARM Chip Builders to Use Its Foundry
Intel today said companies that design and build ARM-based processors will for the first time be able to use Intel's manufacturing facilities to make them. Intel will allow its Intel Custom Foundry customers to use its 10nm FinFET process for ARM cores and Cortex series processors.
Intel Debuts 5G Radios
Intel today announced a range of 5G modems for mobile devices that rely on various technologies to handle the transition from 4G to 5G. The XMM 8000 series will handle multi-mode operations on 600 MHz and mmWave band around the globe and will be ideal for PCs, phones, and fixed wireless equipment.