Motorola to reveal its first Intel-based smartphone Sept. 18th

One of the world's largest smartphone makers will finally reveal its first device with an Intel processor inside the case as Motorola has sent out press invites for the media to attend an event in London on Tuesday, September 18th; The invite has an Intel logo alongside the Motorola logo.

News.com got one of the invites but has no other details about the event. Motorola first announced their partnership with Intel back at CES in January but both companies have not revealed any details since then. Intel is still well behind ARM-based processor companies like Qualcomm, NVIDIA and Texas Instruments in the growing smartphone market, will likely make some inroads in this marketplace this year.

In February, Internet leaks claimed to have revealed one of the first details of the Motorola-Intel smartphone collaboration (seen above). The rumors stated it would have Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) out of the box. At the time, the rumors said that the device would be shown at February's World Mobile Congress trade show in Spain but that didn't actually happen.

While this Motorola smartphone is using Android (Motorola is now owned by Android maker Google), Intel has expressed interest in the past about having its processors running inside Windows Phone products as well.

Source: News.com | Image via Pocketnow.com

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Google is up against a falling Android empire and they have a desperate need to differentiate themselves. It's possible that the Intel CPU will run faster but at what cost? Higher power usage, less battery life, higher temperatures...

On the other hand, we've all seen blog postings on how the Android based Nexus 7 tablet is sluggish even with a fast Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset. Maybe Google is at the point where they don't think Android vNext will run on current ARM bases solutions due to Android's inability to manage threads effectively. This is in contrast with Microsoft who's operating systems have been getting faster and faster over the last few years given identical hardware, even Apple isn't that bad.

NocturnalAlloy said,
Google is up against a falling Android empire and they have a desperate need to differentiate themselves. It's possible that the Intel CPU will run faster but at what cost? Higher power usage, less battery life, higher temperatures...

On the other hand, we've all seen blog postings on how the Android based Nexus 7 tablet is sluggish even with a fast Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset. Maybe Google is at the point where they don't think Android vNext will run on current ARM bases solutions due to Android's inability to manage threads effectively. This is in contrast with Microsoft who's operating systems have been getting faster and faster over the last few years given identical hardware, even Apple isn't that bad.

Your "truthiness" is showing. I haven't read that much bullsh** since the last Romney ad.

fuzi0719 said,
Your "truthiness" is showing. I haven't read that much bullsh** since the last Romney ad.

he's right tho. Android is horrible at running multiple threads at once compared to WP7.5, WP8 or even iOS. Says enough that Jelly Bean on a quadcore OS still runs noticeably slower then WP7.5 on a Lumia 800.

Curious to how carriers will react to variations of these devices.

The only reason we will not see Windows 8 x86 on a phone is the cell phone providers and MFRs want more control and lockdown, which is why Windows Phone 8 exists as a separate SKU.

Even with Windows 8 RT (ARM), the reason Microsoft put a lockdown on desktop App installation is Carriers and MFRs wanted the lockdown for Tablets sold on contract.

Strange to see a phone that can literally run Windows 8 x86, and have a limited OS like Android on it. MeeGo, although still crappy, would have been a better fit if Google wasn't involved jamming Android crap down our throats.

Here is a wager on the first x86 phones. They will benchmark faster running Windows 8 x86 (not WP8) than the native installed OSes. The WP8 devices should be fairly equal to Windows 8 when they come out, but the reduced footprint of the upper layer subsystems should make WP8 faster than Windows 8.

The 'strange' thing about the Intel convergence is that it was not that long ago Motorola was the leading alternative CPU manufacturer to Intel.

Oh Motorola Mobile, how I will miss you, Google will have you destroyed your name for everything you did good in the cellular market...

The end of their CPU era and now the end of any credibility as more consumer awareness and exposure occurs on how Google uses people's data in nefarious ways.

If Android is to have any future, it needs to be ripped away from Google, as just the coming Google backlash will destroy the market, with consumers rushing to replace the devices with WP or iPhone.

thenetavenger said,
If Android is to have any future, it needs to be ripped away from Google, as just the coming Google backlash will destroy the market, with consumers rushing to replace the devices with WP or iPhone.
Wow, hyperbole much?

not really the first in a broad sense. they had the ming a1200 with a intel 312 xscale processor with linux. it was a pda. so they have history.

togermano said,
This is pretty cool I wonder if I can run windows 98 on it

You should set your goals higher. With more than 64mb of RAM, ANY computer will run faster with WinXP or Win7 or especially Win8 than it would with Windows 98.

The old Windows98 monolithic kernel and limited core functionality never held up in performance to NT. Even in 1996, NT 4.0 was 25% faster than Win95 with 32mb of RAM or more.