During the 2011 Intel dev eloper’s conference, Google’s head of Android, Andy Rubin had announced that Intel would start designing and manufacturing chip sets for Android devices. Not only that but in Intel powered Android devices the entire device would be optimized for the Intel Atom platform.
Tuesday at CES 2012 in Las Vegas, Intel CEO Paul Otellini and Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha, revealed more information about Intel’s new Android processors. Motorola and Intel announced a new multi year partnership and collaboration which will combine Intel’s experience in silicon processor technology with Motorola’s experience in providing top of the line Android “super phones”
Intel has taken a proactive approach to mobile in the last two years, including in house and of house developer initiatives to engage developers in optimizing their apps for the Intel processor.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Intel to deliver smartphones and tablets based on Intel’s Atom processor to consumers and businesses,” said Sanjay Jha, Chairman and CEO, Motorola Mobility. “Though there are 5 billion mobile subscribers in the world, less than 800 million are using a smartphone today. With Android as the leading smartphone OS globally and advancements in computing technology we see tremendous opportunity for the converged devices market.”
Later in the day Intel and Motorola announced the first phone that would feature Intel Inside.