Intel has demoed a tablet running Android 4.0 ICS and powered by the Intel’s 1.5GHz Atom Midfield CPU at CES 2012. The tablet is known as Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 which is a pre-production unit from Lenovo.
The outer look of this tablet is similar to many 10-inch Android tablets out there. But the purpose of the demo was to show off that Intel’s Medfield chip capable of competing with low-power ARM chips, offering similar performance and battery life.
Intel claims the S2110 tablet is able to run up to 10 hours after a single full charge and have a much longer standby time. The main challenge now is the app compatibility as most Android apps written are meant for the x86 processors and designed to run in Dalvik Java virtual machine. Thus, developers will need to port those apps to the Medfield platform. Anyway, Intel claims they’ll ready tools for developers to ease the process. A video is included below showing the tablet in action.