Intel and Nokia Ink Strategic Partnership
Today Nokia and Intel announced a new partnership that is meant to speed the development of connected mobile devices. The companies say they will create devices that are based on standard Moblin and Maemo open-source mobile Linux. They also say the devices will have "user-friendly pocketable form factors" that have powerful processing capabilities and will always be connected to a wireless network. The companies didn't specifically define if the devices will be phones or other mobile computing devices. The two companies will also work together on the development of the Moblin and Maemo Linux platforms. In addition, Intel has licensed some of Nokia's HSPA/3G modem technologies, which it can use in its chipsets.
Intel Says It Has a 5G Modem
Intel today announced next-generation modem for mobile devices, aptly named the Intel 5G Modem. Intel says the idea behind the 5G Modem is to help push the development of 5G ahead.
Jolla's Sailfish OS Gains a Second Edition
Jolla today announced Sailfish OS 2.0, which brings a handful of improvements to the smartphone platform. To start, the OS is more compatible with Android applications thanks to a stronger technical core.
Intel Buys Stake in Chinese Mobile Chip Vendor
Intel today said it has forged an agreement with Tsinghua Unigroup to co-develop processors for mobile devices. Tsinghua runs both Spreadtrum and RDA, which are fabless semiconductor companies that develop 2G-, 3G-, and 4G-enabled mobile chipset platforms for smart phones, feature phones, and other consumer electronics products.
Intel to Work with Rezence for Wireless Charging
Intel today announced a new partnership with the Alliance for Wireless Power. Intel will adopt the A4WP's Rezence wireless charging standard and is working with a handful of device makers to bring wireless charging to public spaces, such as restaurants, hotels, and airports.