Motorola and Lenovo to make Intel-based smartphones

Intel has been working to convince smartphone and tablet makers that it has processors that will work well with their products. On Tuesday during CES 2012, Intel confirmed that two companies, Lenovo and Motorola, have agreed to create portable devices that will have a version of Intel's Atom processor inside.

In a press release annoucing the move, Intel revealed that Lenovo will use the Atom processor Z2460 platform, formerly known as its code name Medfield, inside the Lenovo K800 smartphone. The Android-powered device will be launched in China in the second quarter of 2012.

Intel also issued another press release announcing its deal with Motorola Mobility. The multi-year and multi-device agreement will have the Atom processor inside a number of upcoming Motorola smartphones and tablets, again running on Google's Android operating system. Specifics about the deal were not revealed.

Intel has been slow to have its processors inside smartphones and tablets. Other companies such as Qualcomm, Texas Instruments and NVIDIA have taken the lion's share of the smartphone processor market, using chips with ARM-based designs rather than the X86 design that Intel and its big PC rival AMD uses.

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6 Comments

Well, well, well

it will be very interesting to watch what will happen with MS........... Will Ballmer and Co. get on board with Intel or not?

Nothing much. Already Win8 will be able to run on ARM and Intel processors. When win8 is released, android starts falling down

nitins60 said,
Nothing much. Already Win8 will be able to run on ARM and Intel processors. When win8 is released, android starts falling down
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Actually the article is about smartphones not Tablet/Laptops.

And yes there are a lot of rumors about MS next OS for smartphones, (WP8?), sharing more codes with W8 but nothing is known for sure yet.
Note that I am all in favour to have a scaled down version of W8 ported to be used in Smartphone although not to have the other way around: a Smartphone OS running a Tablet/Laptop.

were probably at least a year away from seeing these intel based phones. i just hope they can come up with better battery tech to go along with this.

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