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Intel's new mobile phone beats Samsung Galaxy Nexus handset in benchmark tests

For a long time, Intel has been talking about the fact that it will be making a processor that will fit inside of a mobile phone and that it will make this a power efficient device.

In its latest announcement, the chip making giant has provided a reference design device and also disclosed that the company is ready to start manufacturing chips that will have this silicon.

News has come out of Las Vegas' CES that Motorola and Lenovo will be making these mobile phones, where Lenovo has even provided a demonstration of a handset based upon Intel's latest reference platform.

The latest Intel reference design has been tested up against the best Android based device available in the market, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Intel beat the competition. The Intel reference platform is run from the Android ‘Gingerbread' 2.3 operating system, whereas the Nexus runs on Android ‘Ice Cream Sandwich' 4.0.

When Intel does port over the Ice Cream Sandwich platform to its new handset the improvements will give it an edge over all the other similar chips available in the market at present, reports Into Mobile.

However, until the top tier companies such as Apple, Samsung or Nokia start making devices that support the Intel chip, there is still a long distance that it has to cover.

There is still time for all those companies and Intel to produce a roadmap together, where time is the only factor now. Intel's new platform will not be hitting the market until 2012 or 2013.