Motorola's first Intel-powered Android 4.0 smartphone surfaces in leaked render

News Stephen Tenerowicz 20:12, Feb 13 2012

Motorola's first Intel-powered smartphone will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and could be shown off later this month at Mobile World Congress

An alleged render of Motorola's first Intel-powered handset has leaked online, according to a report by Pocketnow . As you can see from the render, the purported device will run Android 4.0 ICS and rock a new version of Motorola's Motoblur UI.

While the details are still coming together, the device is button-less, sporting the all-new ICS software buttons. Pocketnow is also reporting that the Intel device will have an instant-on camera that is capable of taking 15 frames-per-second burst capture.

Earlier this year at CES, Motorola and Intel revealed a new partnership that would bring Medfield processors to future Motorola tablets and smartphones, so a Motorola-Intel phone was expected. It is, however, surprising that a render has arrived so quickly, especially since the partnership was just announced.

The use of x86 processors in Motorola devices will be a major departure from the ARM-based processors that Moto has been using in the past. It will be interesting to see how this plays out, especially in regards to Android fragmentation. It will likely be a nightmare for consumers.

Anyway, with MWC 2012 right around the corner, expect to hear more about this Intel-powered Motorola smartphone very soon. Motorola's first Intel powered handset is expected to arrive some time later this year.


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