Intel’s second bite at the smartphone market has been more akin to a gentle nibbling around the edges. At the end of last year the chipmaker teased a smartphone reference design running its Medfield x86 Atom SoC.
We love market shares and usage statistics. The latest number crunching has to do with who consumes the most data and compares basic phones to smartphones to tablets. Since the rise of the smartphone, we’ve seen a constantly increasing usage of data on smartphones, hitting an extremely high 78 – 79% in 2011 and 2012.
The integration of smartphones into consumer vehicles will become all but standard on new models, according to one leading analyst, which also forecasts that 92 million vehicles will feature technology to integrate the smartphone into the head-unit by 2016.