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    Default Intel Begins Pushing "Merrifield" Linux Patches

    Phoronix: Intel Begins Pushing "Merrifield" Linux Patches

    In the preceding days Intel has begun making public a number of Linux kernel patches for supporting their yet-to-be-released Merrifield chip...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ4MjE

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    Default Still has IMG graphics though...

    As the title says...so it may not be super-fun for Linux folks.

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    Getting a decently powerful x86 chip in a phone would certainly do a lot to further the vision of Canonical and others to facilitate some regular-ol' desktop computing from a tiny handheld. I'm sure you could run plenty of useful design applications on existing ARM phones given hardware acceleration.

    I'm looking forward to something like this, although for most users an Intel handheld isn't going to be a big deal. But being a big fan of MIDs back in the pre-Android days, I still find the concept appealing.

    Given what kinds of crazy productivity apps have been bleeding into common use on smartphones, I'm surprised we haven't returned to that concept. I hope Intel facilitates some sort of innovation beyond the usual battery life concerns with its partners.

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    I wouldn't care very much on a phone, but an x86 tablet with decent battery life might be nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by intelmatt View Post
    As the title says...so it may not be super-fun for Linux folks.
    Somebody knows when we will see an Intel phone CPU with Intel graphics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkbasic View Post
    Somebody knows when we will see an Intel phone CPU with Intel graphics?
    YES! THIS is what I want! I've been thinking about this question many times - where are the Intel phones with Intel GPUs? I was hoping there would actually be phones with Valleyview/Baytrail - I'm still keeping my fingers crossed.

    So far I have heard of actual phones with Intel Atom CPU's, but no (actual) Intel GPU yet. We wait patiently. Also, I still await Intel dedicated GPUs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by intelmatt View Post
    As the title says...so it may not be super-fun for Linux folks.
    Is it confirmed merrifield will have a PowerVR GPU? I've heard rumors (mostly at Anandtech) but nothing concrete. I was hoping merrifield would be a dual core version of the baytrail SoC with an LTE antenna but I guess it may not be the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkbasic View Post
    Somebody knows when we will see an Intel phone CPU with Intel graphics?
    Motorola have already released something like that.
    It's in the RAZR series

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