Intel Intros New Atom Chip for Phones
Intel today announced a new version of is Atom chip that is meant specifically for smartphones. Intel says the revised Atom platform offers several benefits over the previous generation, including lower power consumption, smaller footprint, and lower cost. Intel has a lot of ground to make up if it wants to beat rivals that use ARM Holding's chip designs. The Moorestwon Z6 series will be aimed at Android and MeeGo devices. Intel didn't say when the chips would be sampling or widely available to phone makers.
Android + Flash + Atom CPU = Disaster
Before the thing finally sent me over the edge and was auctioned off on eBay, I had a netbook with a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom CPU that couldn't manage to view a web page with even a hint of Flash content without freezing ev