LG to announce Intel Medfield-powered Android smartphone at CES 2012
LG is reportedly getting ready to announce the world’s first Android smartphone that uses an Intel chip.
According to Korea Times, which quotes Intel Korea chief Lee Hee-sung, the smartphone will be unveiled by Intel president Paul Otellini at CES 2012 (10 – 13 January), and should hit the market “in March at the earliest.” This is in line with a report on Intel’s mobile plans from May.
The features and design of the upcoming handset remain a mystery for now, but we should expect the device to use Intel’s new Medfield mobile processor, and run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
If you remember, LG and Intel have tried to launch a smartphone before, in early 2010: it was the MeeGo-based LG GW990, which had a 4.8 inch display with 1024 x 480 pixels. The GW990 was canceled, so it never reached end users. Let’s wait and see if the new Android device will.