Sleepy Mobile Era: How Intel Still on the Smartphones Will Come

In the PC market, a power, Intel doesn’t matter on mobile devices. That could soon change thanks to a clever idea of cloud.

In the mobile space, Intel had so far nothing to show, that has convinced the gadget or Smartphone manufacturer, to build an Intel product. So we need a new strategy. At Computex, the American company announced his plan for the realignment: a great cloud landscape. Here calculations streams should then be rapidly processed and sent to the devices. So that Intel would be no more “inside” a strong partner in the mobile segment, but still.

Intel wearables have not convinced

It is not the case that Intel had not tried to gain a foothold in the wearable segment. There are for example the Fitnesstracker base peak, running an Intel chip. For allegedly 100 million dollars, Intel acquired the manufacturer of wearables in the spring of 2014. Out came a chunky Bracelet Watch, which was pumped full and comparatively expensive with sensors (229 euros). Also the luxury Smartwatch connected by TAG Heuer was actually just an outrageously expensive digital clock with an Intel chip and Google’s Android wear. Liked the FossilQ series had us. The Smartwatch founder was chic, super processed and fast. But lacked a heartbeat sensor.

It remained timid attempts, but so far resulted in any successful production, just a chip manufacturer relies on. And also in the Smartphone area Intel has not established itself. The flagships of most manufacturers rely on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor. Moreover, two of the most important Android Smartphone manufacturers contact Samsung and Huawei worldwide increasingly on their own chip architectures. As Intel had to stop work on the smartphone platforms, Broxton and SoFIA in April of this year. Meanwhile has again added competitor ARM and presents new chipsets to – bring a long-lasting performance, especially for virtual reality applications, without overheating and to curb the power.

Will Intel via cloud still relevant?

To buy a luxury smart watches on the still can talk with, try Intel now with a change of strategy. Instead of pressing much performance into a small chip, Intel new paths and is working on a whole cloud-based landscape on computer networks. In the course of restructuring became known in April, that 12,000 employees be laid off until the next year. Navin Shenoy, Chief of the new client computing group at Intel, said it wants to create data centers that run with Intel processors and communicate with Smartphones or other devices such as drones or robots at Computex in Taipei. Also should thus succeed in entering the world of the “Internet of things” and compete with ARM.

The whole thing could work via cloud computing. Means: you us a fast, expensive high Smartphone of end to launch performance-intensive apps. Wondering which processor is connected to the phone itself, would be thus secondary. Because the calculations are provided not locally on the device, but running in the data cloud – a reliable Internet connection. You’ll get the results zur├╝ckgestreamt then on the Smartphone. We have ever tried this principle at NVIDIA’s GRID. This quasi “from behind”, Intel could find a way into the mobile market without plant even chips in the devices.

In the course of which, Intel at Computex has 1500 introduced the new server-processor Xeon E3 to V5. With this, for example, two 4 or 15 full-HD video streams to run parallel smoothly.

Still, it is not clear whether Intel’s cloud idea is widely accepted by the market and the manufacturers, but the idea is always entitled. Because according to a study of mobile Internet traffic will soon consist to 80 percent of video streams.