Last week it was widely reported that the Lenovo K800 smartphone, one of the first Android phones with an Intel processor would be released next month (May 2012). But it’s possible now, that it could release internationally as early as this week.
During Intel’s Q1 earnings call Intel CEO Paul Otellini hinted at an imminent Android launch. In fact he revealed that the first Intel powered Android phone would begin shipping this week. That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the Lenovo K800 though.
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The Orange Santa Clara, the Lava Xolo X900 and the Lenovo K800 are all carrying the Intel silicon. One of these three phones is definitely on the way. Of course these are international launches we are talking about.
So far no carrier has announced any plans to carry any of the Android phones with the Intel chip in them. This may be because they want to see how the Intel chips do before they make any kind of decision. We’ve already got Android phones with chips by Qualcomm, Nvidia, Texas Instruments and Samsung.
The Intel chip we are talking about is the Medfield 1.6ghz Atom Z2640 processor. The Lenovo K800 will ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich while the Orange phone and the Lava phone will ship with Android 2.3, Gingerbread.
We’re anxiously awaiting the Intel chips to see if they really live up to the video.