Intel’s Atom Z2420 ‘Lexington’ smartphone for emerging markets feels lethargic right now

Intel’s Atom Z2420 ‘Lexington’ smartphone for emerging markets feels lethargic right now

Yesterday, Intel introduced a brand new Atom smartphone processor at CES 2013, but it looks like one you’d never personally want in a phone: We just got our hands on the first Lexington prototype, and it’s maddeningly slow. Of course, this is a prototype we’re talking about, and an extremely cheap one for emerging markets as well, but each time we tried to load up an app on the single-core, hyperthreaded 1.2GHz Atom processor (or perhaps some particularly terrible flash storage?) it took loads of time to get it up. While we were able to swipe around most of the core Android 4.0.4 operating system fairly smoothly and without much issue, and take a burst of seven 5-megapixel images with Intel’s camera software, it felt like it took well… Continue reading…

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Intel’s Atom Z2420 ‘Lexington’ smartphone for emerging markets feels lethargic right now

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