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We're live at Intel's CES keynote, where Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha has just announced that Moto's entered into a "multi-year agreement" with Intel to bring x86-powered mobile devices to market. Jha adds that Motorola will have devices in carrier validation this summer, with product launches shortly thereafter.

That, of course, means we can expect more Intel-powered Motorola/Android smartphones and tablets towards the back end of 2012, as the chip inceases its mobile presence. Join us after the jump for the full press release from Motorola.

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Intel and Motorola Mobility Strike Multi-Year Strategic Mobile Partnership

 

Motorola Mobility to Begin Shipping Intel®-Based Smartphone in 2H 2012

LAS VEGAS - Jan 10, 2012 - 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.

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.

 

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Intel and Motorola enter into 'multi-year agreement', Intel-powered Moto devices coming in 2012

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Has x86 ever been used in a portable device before? I'm wondering if it can achieve the same battery life as an ARM powered device.

This is a new chipset that Intel is pushing, so we don't really know yet.

I like seeing competitive architectures. Drives prices down. But it will also drive the GHZ focused techies nutso.

I'm betting Intel is footing the entire development bill here.

I hope that Moto gets to make the next Nexus, I would like to have one but I don't like buying things that feel cheap. Such as Samsung phones

It would be interesting if the next Nexus is made by Motorola with an Intel inside. I would like to see how Intel's new 32nm tech translate into real world battery life on a mobile device.

What about the rumored Nexus tablet? Could be interesting if it will be coming from Googorolatel...

I don't think the next Nexus would have Intel. Because the Nexus is supposed to be 'baseline' phone for devs. So it will most likely be a ARM phone no an x86 phone.