Dopo la rivelazione del primo smartphone con CPU Intel Atom Medfield al proprio interno, il Lenovo K800, c’era da attendersi che anche altre compagnie seguissero l’esempio e dichiarassero la propria partecipazione all’entrata di Intel nel mercato smartphone. Sanjay Jha, CEO di Motorola Mobility, ha annunciato durante il keynote di Intel che le due compagnie hanno siglato un accordo pluriennale che prevede l’integrazione dei processori Intel in più dispositivi Motorola in un futuro non troppo lontano. “Quando dell’ottimo silicio e dell’ottima tecnologia software incontrano grandi innovazioni nel mobile e nel design, possono accadere cose meravigliose”, ha dichiarato il CEO di Intel Paul Otellini, affermando anche che “la nostra relazione a lungo termine con Motorola Mobility aiuterà nel portare l’architettura Intel in nuovi segmenti di mercato. Ci attendiamo che l’incontro delle due compagnie porti ad arrivare in territori inesplorati e porti il meglio delle capacità elaborative a smartphone e tablet, che potranno quindi aiutare nel creare nuove sensazionali esperienze per connettere ed arricchire le vite delle persone dovunque esse siano.”
Anche se non si hanno date precise, Intel ha annunciato che i primi prodotti dovrebbero arrivare sul mercato nella seconda metà dell’anno. Anche se è più che lecito attendersi l’utilizzo di Android con i nuovi chip, è anche lecito pensare ad un possibile utilizzo da parte di Motorola del nuovo Tizen OS.
[spoiler title=”Comunicato stampa”]Intel and Motorola Mobility Strike Multi-Year Strategic Mobile Partnership
Motorola Mobility to Begin Shipping Intel®-Based Smartphone in 2H 2012
2012 International CES
LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW – Intel Corporation and Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) announced that the two companies were entering into a multi-year, multi-device strategic relationship that includes smartphones which Motorola will begin shipping later this year using Intel® Atom™ processors and the Android™ platform.
“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.”
The collaboration, which also covers tablets, will combine Intel’s leadership in silicon processor technology and computing innovation with Motorola’s mobile device design expertise to deliver products that have the high performance, long battery life and convenience necessary for increasingly mobile lifestyles.
“When great silicon and software technology meets great mobile and design innovation, amazing things can happen,” said Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini. “Our long-term relationship with Motorola Mobility will help accelerate Intel® architecture into new mobile market segments. We expect the combination of our companies to break new ground and bring the very best of computing capabilities to smartphones and tablets, which in turn will help to create powerful new experiences that connect and enrich people’s lives wherever they may be.”
“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.”
Smartphones and tablets are quickly becoming an indispensible part of people’s daily lives — making them constant companions. The strategic relationship between Intel and Motorola Mobility will expand opportunity for continued innovation in these areas as they work closely to leverage Intel’s low power system-on-chip (SoC) roadmap for Motorola Mobility’s converged mobile device portfolio. The companies will collaborate across hardware, software and services to deliver complete solutions and disruptive new user experiences that offer long battery life, increased computing performance, advanced imaging and video capabilities, and seamless wireless connections.
Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.
About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people’s lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.[/spoiler]