Mobile phone manufacturer, Motorola has partnered with chipmaker Intel to bring a smartphone on the latest Intel Atom processors along with Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The announcement came at the Consumer Electronics Show, which is being held at Las Vegas, USA.
The deal was signed between Motorola’s chief executive officer Sanjay Jha and Intel president and chief executive officer Paul Otellini. Although no concrete timeline for the launch of the device has been shared, the two companies said that the device will be made available towards the end of this year. The device is also yet to be named.
Intel has been constantly in talks with both cellphone and tablet manufacturers for the adoption of the Intel Atom low power consuming processors. Lenovo has also unveiled its Intel Atom powered Android smartphone just recently — the Lenovo K800. The K800 features a 4.5-inch touchscreen display supporting 720p HD native resolution. This smartphone comes with a new Intel Atom Z2460 mobile processor inside it. Lenovo K800 becomes the first smartphone to come with a single core Intel Atom Z2460 mobile processor that comes coupled with PowerVR SGX 540 graphics chip. Along with that the smartphone features the latest Google Android Ice cream Sandwich operating system.
Apart from international device manufacturers, Intel is also in talks with Indian device manufacturers for developing devices on the new low power processor. Spice Mobile is jointly working with Intel for an Atom based tablet device that will be launched in the coming months in India. Besides, Lava Mobiles is also working on an Atom based Android cellphone which probably would also feature ICS.
To make use of Android with Atom processors, Intel has been closely working with Android developers porting the application to X86 architecture based processors of which we saw a glimpse sometime back when the Google developers released the X86 based code for Android ICS.
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