Intel is pushing hard to get a toehold in the mobile market. At the moment pretty much all devices, be it tablets or phones, use ARM chips.
Intel has been late to the show, but the situation is changing. Last year they released Clover Trail platform, which ended up having some limited success. The performance was good, battery life rather mediocre.
This year they are releasing Bay Trail, which is a successor to Clover Trail. Apparently, performance is out of this world.
Besides moving on the hardware front, Intel is also pushing software devs to make sure apps are ready for Intel chips, once they arrive en masse.
A proof of that is what I found in the last week’s post:
Intel sent me a brand new shiny Lenovo K900 phone :-)
So, I’ll be making a (hopefully small but you never know) effort to make Survivalcraft compatible with x86.
Unfortunately K900 is not a Bay Trail phone, it’s the last year’s Clover Trail. As such it’s not very exciting. The performance is definitely there, but to be honest the Android UI overlay that Lenovo put in it is beyond horrible. Looks like it was designed by a hyperactive 8 year old. A real shame, because the 5.5″ 1080p IPS screen is gorgeous – the best I’ve seen yet.
Anyway, who cares, I don’t have to use it as a phone (shudder), just run the game on it.
And if you didn’t fancy the last video with new electrics, remember that first you haven’t seen all of it yet and second, electrics is actually the smallest part of the next update :-)