CES 2012: Motorola signs multi-year strategic partnership with Intel for phones and tablets
First fruits due from late summer
As part of Intel's CES keynote speech, Sanjay Jha, Motorola Mobility CEO, joined its CEO Paul Otellini to announce a multi-year, multi-device strategic relationship.
This fits into Intel's push to support and optimise its smartphone platform, based on its Medfield architecture - now called Atom Z2460 - around Android.
The Google-bequeathed OEM will begin to ship phones and tables using Intel chips in the second half of 2012.
It follows on from a joint deal announced by Google and Intel in September 2011 to optimise Android for Atom processors.
One element of this means the majority of apps and games on the Android Market (designed for ARM chips) should work on Intel's x86-based architecture without any additional development work or recompiling.
This was demonstrated in the Intel keynote via the download of Angry Birds.
"We're talking our experience from PC to mobile, without compromise," he proclaimed.
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