Pocketnow‘s Evan Blass brings the news on some new pictures and bits of information about Motorola’s first attempt at putting together an Android smartphone that isn’t based on an ARM CPU.
Of course it doesn’t mean much to those of you, who can’t care less about the kind of processor your touch-screen enabled device runs on. For everyone else, this is kind of big news.
Intel has been trying to put its foot in the door of the mobile market for a while, hurling dead doves at the window, mostly. This time, however, it seems to be alive. Not because it hasn’t failed yet, but because this time it’s almost as good as the competition. Almost might just be enough for the chip-maker giant. Once near the performance and consumption figures of ARM cpus, the company can use its vast human and monetary resources to gradually sand out a product that beats others’.
Unfortunately no exact details have surfaced yet, but the pictures and that it’s going to bear an Intel Medfield CPU mean it isn’t going to be just another Android Ice Cream Sandwich phone. If you’ve seen a netbook before, you’ve seen the granddaddy of the Medfield CPU in action. Having that kind of computing power in a phone isn’t ground-breaking, but there’s more where it comes from.
The 32nm litography used to manufacture these chips allows the final product to draw less than 3.5 watts of power while decoding HD video, 2.5 while idling. Intel works towards an iteration that pulls 2.6 and 2 watts respectively, according to the information available to engadget.com.
The alleged new Motorola smartphone will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Motorola’s own User Interface, MotoBlur, on top of it.
According to Evan, the camera of the phone is expected to do the lion’s share of the work when it comes to selling the phone. Instant on and 15 frame/second burst capture are just two of the features expected to describe the rear-facing shooter.
I’d wait until the Mobile World Congress with my guess on the price.
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