Motorola to make Intel Atom powered smartphones

By on January 12, 2012
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First handsets releasing in 2nd half of 2012.

During this year’s CES, Intel has announced a new multi-year, multi-device partnership with Motorola Mobility whereby the Motorola’s next generation of smartphones will be powered by Intel’s Atom processors.

Currently Motorola uses both Texas Instruments and Qualcomm for its existing smartphones. This new partnership will mean that Intel will also enter the processor supplying fleet for Motorola Mobility, which might soon end up getting acquired by Google once the deal is approved by US federal regulators.

For now, we’re expecting to see the new Motorola handsets to come out in the 2nd half of this year. These handsets will be powered by the Intel Atom Z2460 processor with hyper-threading blitzing at 1.6 GHz, and will most likely be  running Android Ice Cream Sandwich.


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