Intel and Motorola Mobility Team Up for Smartphones, Tablets

Motorola to Ship x86 Smartphones in Second Half of 2012

by Anton Shilov
01/10/2012 | 11:24 PM

Intel Corp. and Motorola Mobility, a subsidiary of Google, have 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.


The collaboration, which covers tablets and smartphones, will combine Intel's 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. The result of the collaboration will result in broad support of Android by Intel as well as support for x86 microprocessors by Google, the developer of Android operating system.

"When great silicon and software technology meets great mobile and design innovation, amazing things can happen. 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," said Paul Otellini, chief executive officer of Intel.

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.

"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 chief executive at Motorola Mobility.