Motorola Mobility and computing technology manufacturer Intel have signed a multi-year, multi-device partnership for new smartphones containing Intel processors.
The collaboration was unveiled last night (10 January) at CES in Las Vegas and will also cover tablet devices. The phones will use the Android operating system and will begin shipping from the second half of this year. Intel also announced a partnership with Chinese manufacturer Lenovo to produce smartphones with Intel chips.
Motorola Mobility chairman and CEO Sanjay Jha said: 'Though there are five 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.'
Both companies said they would work togethet to produce devices with a longer battery life, increased computing performance, advanced imaging and video capabilities and more seamless wireless connections.
Intel president and CEO Paul Otellini said: '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.'