11 responses

  1. eebrah
    January 28, 2014

    Wow! at that price, they are competitive with the chinese “white box” phones using MTK processors! while having some better features [ camera, storage ].

    I hope they make these available world wide and that these prices are not contract prices

  2. Ovi
    January 29, 2014

    Without 2 gb of ram they won’t sell anything.

  3. mary
    January 29, 2014

    in my limited world view there is ARM and then there is x86. but no one bothers to tell me what this processor is.
    or what i really want to know can you get a real linux to run on it.?

  4. onebir
    January 29, 2014

    @mary
    Same goes for me really! Also I wonder how these chips compare to current (& planned) ARM incarnations for processing power etc :)

  5. bohocmasni
    January 29, 2014

    @mary
    “in my limited world view there is ARM and then there is x86. but no one bothers to tell me what this processor is.”

    x86

    “or what i really want to know can you get a real linux to run on it.?”

    linux runs evreywhere

  6. onebir
    January 29, 2014

    Also any news about a Zen-Padfone?

  7. Marius
    January 29, 2014

    Mary: Linux should run fine on it but you need to be able to boot a new kernel probably and here it matters whether the bootloader is locked or not.
    The real issue here will be getting the 2D and 3G acceleration working as these chips have PowerVR graphics as far as I can tell and Intel & PowerVR do a bad job at supporting Linux on these.
    I’ll wait a bit longer till we get Intel phone SOCs with Intel GPUs that work nicely with Intel open source drivers.

  8. cnxsoft
    January 29, 2014

    @eebrah
    These are the “unlocked” prices.

    @Ovi
    With Android 4.4, I’m not sure 2GB RAM is that important since they’ve optimized the OS. We’ll see.

    @onebir
    @bohocmasni
    Other have already answered, but Intel only does x86 processors. You may have read about Intel + ARM, but it’s only for manufacturing for another company.

    I’ve seen benchmarks showing Intel Z2580 in Lenovo K900 is a quite bit slower than the Exynos 5410 Octa SoC used in Galaxy S4. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Intel-Atom-Z2580-AnTuTu-score-drops-20-after-revision-to-site_id45271#2-

  9. ockhams barber
    January 29, 2014

    bohocmasni :
    @mary
    “in my limited world view there is ARM and then there is x86. but no one bothers to tell me what this processor is.”
    x86
    “or what i really want to know can you get a real linux to run on it.?”
    linux runs evreywhere

    @bohocmasni
    >> linux runs evreywhere

    Not everywhere — still don’t have it running on my Radioshack TRS 80 L1 4K but nearly everywhere

  10. Someone from the other side
    January 29, 2014

    I wish they had added a HDMI port. Would make for a nice media player that way

  11. newmiracle
    January 30, 2014

    $99? For that price and included features, it could count as one of the most competitive x86 dev boards out there right now.

    Please let there be an unlocked bootloader…

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