Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The prototype android-smartphone from Intel – it’s PC to Linux – http://json.tv/ (press release) (Registration)

Intel is a smartphone prototype that can be used as a desktop PC. No, it does not work on the Windows 10 Mobile and use Continuum as the phone software. Instead, the low-power mobile phone processor Intel Atom x3 comes with two operating systems: Android and a special version of Debian Linux

Keep it as a phone, and you can run the application on the Android . Connect it to an external display via an HDMI cable, and you can launch applications in a desktop-style on the big screen.

The German site WinFuture got a chance to test the prototype on display Mobile World Congress , and states that the processor with low power consumption in the phone nourishes it enough to gadget could work well and as a smartphone, and as an office PC.

Unlike the Continuum for your phone, which allows you to continue using your phone while running full-screen applications on an external display, it seems that this gadget allows you to work only with one operating system at the same time. And when using the device in desktop mode smartphone screen turns off. Android , however, continues to run in the background, and the notification will be sent to your desktop Linux , as well as calls or text messages. But no additional docking stations, similar to using a Continuum.

The only real problem is that the screen resolution is limited to 720p, because the hardware is actually not sufficiently powerful for high-resolution displays.

WinFuture reports that the phones with this technology will be sold for only $ 100, making them much cheaper than any of the smart phones that support the Windows 10 with Continuum .

The prototype was reportedly built by Foxconn , is equipped with a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels, 2 GB of RAM and up to 16GB built-in memory. At present, the prototype works with the Android 5.1 , but the support Android 6.0 will soon come

Author:. Stepan Mazur

Original photos: liliputing


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