Intel, Motorola Strike Android Smartphone Alliance at CES
Intel CEO Paul Otellini and Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha announced a multiyear, Atom-based Android smartphone and tablet deal. Intel is also pushing hard for Windows 8 ultrabooks and other reference designs.LAS VEGAS-Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) and Motorola Mobility (NYSE: MMI) Jan. 10 inked a multiyear, strategic agreement in which Motorola will sell smartphones based on Intel's Atom processor Z2460 platform, starting in the second half of 2012. Intel CEO Paul Otellini and Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha announced their new pact on stage here at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show Jan. 10. Neither financial terms nor duration of the deal was revealed.
Motorola, which is awaiting word from federal regulators on whether or not Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) will be allowed to buy the Android OEM, will also make Intel Atom-based Android tablets in the future. The companies will collaborate on hardware, software and services to build mobile gadgets with long battery life, speedy application performance and better imaging and video capabilities.