At the end of last year, Intel showed Technology Review prototypes of chips that it said that it said would help it enter the rapidly growing market for phones and tablets. Today, at CES, Motorola and Lenovo announced that they would start selling smart phones with Intel chips inside this year.
The news got here all through a keynote speech by Intel’s CEO Paul Otellini, who emphasised Intel’s commitment to advancing what cellular computers can do for their users, also a topic of an Intel event held the day prior to this, which targeted including contact, voice and gesture popularity to light-weight laptops.
Liu Jun, president of mobile internet gadgets at Chinese PC maker Lenovo joined Otellini to show a new Android smartphone – the K800 – with an Intel chip inside. It will become available in the second quarter of the year, initially only in China.
Sanjay Jha, CEO of Motorola Mobility (now a part of Google), also appeared, announcing that Motorola will start selling Android smartphones with Intel chips in the second half of 2012.
Both of the phones use a new addition to Intel’s Atom lineup of mobile chips, a chip previously known as Medfield that now has the less snappy monicker Z2460 platform.
Android was designed initially for chips in response to united kingdom corporate ARM’s designs, which recently dominate the marketplace for telephones and drugs. on the other hand, Intel and Google signed an agreement closing year so that they can see all long run variations of the instrument improve Intel chips.
Future devices with Intel chips will also run Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system, said Otellini. Successfully entering the market for phone and tablet chips is seen as crucial to Intel’s future because the mobile computing devices are growing rapidly, and may lead to a slow down or even contraction in sales of desktop and laptop computers where Intel is currently dominant.
Intel demonstrated a phone of its own, pictured, in the form of the reference design that Technology Review saw at the end of last year. The fully functional device is a kind of crib sheet to help gadget makers build devices around Intel’s chips. The phone has a slim design, a 4.03-inch touch screen and front and back cameras. The back camera has a burst mode able to capture 15 pictures in less than a second at its full 8-megapixel quality.
Otellini hinted that long term pills will come with Intel chips, announcing that his company will raise the bar with regards to what pills can offer through making good use of the drawing close home windows eight working device, due in overdue 2012. so that you can additionally make pills less isooverdued from desktop computing, stated Otellini, as a result of existing laptop apps will develop into tablet-ready.