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Review of the First Medfield Phone 66

Google85 writes "Beginning April 23rd, Intel, through Lava International, began selling the Xolo X900 smartphone in India for $420, Anandtech has just published a review of the smartphone which runs Android on x86 and uses binary translation as the mitigation for both libraries and NDK applications that haven't yet been ported to x86."
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Review of the First Medfield Phone

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 25, 2012 @10:54AM (#39794809)

    So - the first mobile x86 system requires an ARM emulation layer? This is not progress. In fact, it feels like a giant step backwards. Whoever thought that designing a future product to use an ISA from the 1970s which emulates an ISA from the 1990s would be a good idea?

    Oh yeah, marketing trumps technical merit if you actually want to sell things. I forgot.

Premature optimization is the root of all evil. -- D.E. Knuth

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