The growing demand for computing equipments in the emerging economies appears to have had a positive fallout on Intel as the company posted pretty impressive revenue forecasts for the ongoing fourth quarter. According to a statement from the company that was made public yesterday, Intel shall be seeing a revenue of $11.4 billion during this […]
The growing demand for computing equipments in the emerging economies appears to have had a positive fallout on Intel as the company posted pretty impressive revenue forecasts for the ongoing fourth quarter. According to a statement from the company that was made public yesterday, Intel shall be seeing a revenue of $11.4 billion during this quarterly period that is notably higher than the numbers predicted by analysts. Gross margin during this quarter is likely to be around 67%.
The company has conceded that sale growth from within the home territory of United States has remained thin and that there has been a significant contribution to growth from the sale of computers to corporates and households in less developed economies.
The announcement has helped the company’s performance at the stock market. The company stock (NASDAQ:INTC) has risen 1.06% to $19.88 in the pre-market period. Stocks are also learned to have risen by 1.7% in the German stock market.
After successfully showcasing their search engine prowess on stage to media outlets, Google may be gearing up for one more public announcement for Google TV. In an interview to the Wall Street Journal, Intel CEO, Paul Otellini has stated that the new Google TV system could begin shipping as early as this month.
Intel has previously been a supplier of chips to the Apple TV and according to Otellini, the new venture from Google is powerful and should mark a significant paradigm shift in the television segment. Comparing the latest venture with Apple TV, Otellini said,
“I also believe there are probably households that one will appeal to and the other won’t. My mom might use an Apple TV because it’s really simplistic. My son is probably going to go buy a Google TV, simply because it’s cool. He wants to be able to do his Facebook chat and talk to his friends saying, “Hey, are you watching the game?” in real time. You cannot do that on Apple TV.”
Google has partnered with Intel, Sony and Logitech in the launch of the new TV venture that Eric Schmidt noted would launch “in the fall“. Samsung too is learned to be working on a partnership with Google to bring Android OS to its television sets.
Nokia has confirmed that the recently launched Nokia N8 will be the last of the N-Series phones that will run on Symbian. The Finnish mobile phone giant has indicated that all future models in the N-Series will run on MeeGo.
MeeGo is a Linux based mobile phone operating system that has been developed in collaboration with Intel. The open source mobile OS was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in February this year and is touted to be Nokia’s answer to Android OS and iOS launched by the other major rivals in the mobile phone industry.
Nokia’s N-Series phones has been the ultimate cash cow to the company and these Symbian based handsets were the face of the smartphone segment till 2007 when the iPhone was launched. The launch of the Apple iPhone has changed the smartphone landscape on many aspects. Google has aggressively pursued the mobile audience in recent times with the launch of a variety of Android based handsets that have literally taken Nokia out of the smartphone segment – even though the company is still the leader in terms of market share.
It will be interesting to see how MeeGo based Nokia N-Series handsets fare in the market. MeeGo is a combination of Intel’s Moblin project and Nokia’s Maemo – which was introduced with Nokia N900. The Nokia N9 is expected to be the first device with MeeGo and will launch later this year.
Taiwanese publication, DigiTimes has a moderate track record when it comes to leaking rumors. The latest revelation from the publication is about an impending launch of a Nokia Tablet that will run on MeeGo. If you remember, MeeGo is a Linux based operating system announced as a collaborative effort between Nokia and Intel during the Mobile World Congress in February this year.
According to a senior research analyst at DigiTimes, the tablet is being manufactured by Foxconn – also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry that is also the OEM for several other technology companies. The report notes that Nokia has already manufactured 100 engineering samples of the MeeGo tablet for testing purposes. The devices are said to have a display size between 7 inches and 9 inches.
As always, we will have to wait and watch if this one turns out true.
Intel is working with PC manufacturers to launch the next generation netbooks equipped with dual core Atom netbooks and according to reports on Liliputing, Intel is working hard to get the price of these netbooks down to the $349-$399 range.
These netbooks are expected to come with 1GB DDR3 RAM, up to 250GB of storage space and displays between 7″ and 10.2″.
According to sources, the effort is targeted at making the single core processors all the more affordable. A sub-$400 price range for dual core netbooks could push down the price of single core netbooks much lower to the $250 range. While we already have a few manufacturers selling netbooks in this range, the focus is on making this the norm rather than an exception.
HP TouchSmart TM2, the convertible tablet-cum-notebook PC may get a much needed boost in speed next month. According to reports on German website, New Gadget, Hewlett Packard may replace the existing Core 2 Duo SU7300 processor with Intel Core i3 and Core i5 processors in June.
This may not be the only change and there is a possibility to see changes being made to the other specs, though there is no word on that. TouchSmart is also likely to retain its WXGA capacitive touchscreen that can operated with both a stylus and finger.
Intel showcased its upcoming light peak technology at Brussels yesterday. The demonstration was made via a laptop running light peak technology. Speaking about the technology, Justin Rattner, the CTO at Intel said,
“Light Peak begins at 10Gbits/sec, simultaneously in both directions. We expect to increase that speed dramatically. You’ll see multiple displays being served by a single Light Peak connection. There’s almost no limit to the bandwidth – fibres can carry trillions of bits per second”
Here are some of the notable points from the demonstration yesterday
- Optical interconnect with bi-directional data transfer speed of 10 Gbits/second
- Can potentiall replace USB, PC interconnects, HDMI and DisplayPort
- Laptop included 12mm square chip that converted optical light into electrical signals
The demonstration was carried out by transmitting two HD video streams to a television screen in the proximity that displayed the videos without any apparent lag
[via PC Pro]
The much famed Google TV could be coming soon. According to a report published on Bloomberg, Sony is expected to make an announcement regarding the anticipated Google TV at a conference sponsored by Google on the 19th or 20th of next month.
The new range of televisions will sport Intel Atom chips customized to run with a new version of Android OS called DragonPoint. The result would be televisions and Blu-Ray DVD players with internet access. Logitech is also expected to play a part in this partnership by developing a keyboard that could work as a remote control.
Android OS is free and is still among the most popular OS on smartphones. It was hence seen as an ideal platform that television manufacturers would need to bring web applications to TV. However we hear that Panasonic has dropped the idea to bring Android OS based Television due to the costs involved.
According to a Robert Perry, senior vice president of Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co, deployment of Android OS on Panasonic’s television sets would require the company to install “pricey” chips from Google’s partner, Intel Inc. which could make the television unaffordable.
Panasonic’s decision follows a similar move by Samsung earlier this month to reject Google’s proposal for a Google TV due to the high costs involved. What do you think? Is Google TV plagued by high associated costs?
Earlier this month, we had reported that Google is working with Dish TV to bring a TV Listing search service that could be based on the Android operating system. Now, it appears that there is more to the story.
Acording to a story published on the New York Times, Google is working on developing an Atom powered set-top box that will could introduce us to a “Google TV” platform. According to the sources, Google may be opening the platform for third party developers to bring add-on plugins, much in the same way as third party apps are available on the Android marketplace.
Intel is assumed to be powering the devices while Sony is set to be developing the set top boxes. The report claims Logitech to be working on a compatible remote control for the platform.
None of the companies confirmed the report.
[via The NY Times]