Motorola and Intel have (surprisingly?) announced a new “multi-year, multi-device strategic relationship” that’s going to bring us Motorola-made Intel Atom Android smartpohnes sometime in the second half of this year.
The upcoming smartphones will use the Intel Atom Medfield chipset – already used by Lenovo for its China-bound K800 Android handset.
The Moto – Intel collaboration should also include tablets, and aims to “deliver products that have the high performance, long battery life and convenience necessary for increasingly mobile lifestyles.”
“We are delighted to be partnering with Intel to deliver smartphones and tablets based on Intel’s Atom processor to consumers and businesses. Though there are 5 billion mobile subscribers in the world, less than 800 million are using a smartphone today. With Android as the leading smartphone OS globally and advancements in computing technology we see tremendous opportunity for the converged devices market,” declared Sanjay Jha, Chairman and CEO, Motorola Mobility.
(this is just an Intel smartphone reference design, so don’t expect to see it hitting the market)
Not long ago, we’ve heard that LG would announce an Intel-based Android smartphone at CES 2012, but that didn’t happen. Anywyay, we’re looking forward to seeing what Moto and Intel have to offer later this year.
Via Press release
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