Orange gets Intel ‘Santa Clara’ phone with Medfield chip (from MWC 2012)

Orange gets Intel ‘Santa Clara’ phone with Medfield chip (from MWC 2012)Intel is apparently desperate enough that, in order to get a foothold in the mobile market, it's now letting carriers rebrand its Medfield reference device shown off at CES. Or that's at least what Orange will be doing.

Destined for the UK and France, the Orange 'Santa Clara' (a codename which is going to be replaced at launch) is one of the first smartphones to come with an Intel x86-based processor, the Atom Z2460 clocked at 1.6GHz

Other Orange Santa Clara specs include a 4in display with the rather uncommon resolution of 600x1024, HSPA+ capability, an 8MP camera capable of recording video in 1080p, 16 GB of internal storage, and an NFC chip.

The Orange Santa Clara (or whatever it's eventually called) is scheduled to arrive this summer with Gingerbread (Android 2.3), and Orange promises that it'll be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) "shortly thereafter". You know, at a time when we're starting to talk Jelly Bean...

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CTPAHHIK  Feb. 28, 2012 at 18:04

Atom Z2460 comes with SGX540 (original galaxy).

No clue how do you run ARM code on x86 instruction set.

Livven  Feb. 28, 2012 at 21:12

Intel has worked with Google to get Android ported to x86. Announced at last year's IDF.

CTPAHHIK  Feb. 29, 2012 at 08:13

You know what that means, right? How long will it take until it's running on a netbook?


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