Google made good on its IDF keynote promise and announced that is has ported Android 4.0 to Intel's x86 architecture. What does that mean? Could be that Intel tablets are on the horizon, but they still face issues with their chips' power consumption. More speculation is available at Ubergizmo.
Futuremark, arbiter of all synthetic benchmarks that upend message boards and LAN party envies around the globe, is ready to make you feel bad about your rig all over again: 3DMark for Windows 8. But there's a twist!
Intel's gushing about a pretty huge team-up: in the near future, every single release of Android will be optimized for x86 chips. Intel processors in Android phones. Intel processors in Android tablets. This is big.
Both Apple's iPhone and iPad and Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips are based on ARM architecture, as are almost all cell phone processors. But where is Intel and the x86? Can the world's largest semiconductor company thwart the public's embrace of ARM?
MaximumPC takes a maximum look at the 3.1 decades of x86 CPU architecture, which you're probably using RIGHT NOW on some machine in your home, assuming you're not cheap or a weirdo.
Yes, that's a technical term: Via's new Mobile ITX motherboard just presented at Computex is absolutely tiny wee, as you can see here compared to a RAZR. But don't think it's underpowered, because this 3 x 1.8 inches PC comes loaded and ready to power all kinds of x86-compatible smartphones.