Google’s Motorola unit has released its first Intel-powered smartphone.
The Razr i is based on a mid-range model sold in the US that features an ARM-based Snapdragon processor.
Motorola said the change of chip meant improved camera performance. However, it has also meant Google’s Chrome browser is not installed on the device.
Intel recently cut its sales forecasts citing weaker demand. Although it dominates PC chip sales it is a niche player in the smart device sector.
Its existing smartphone partners – ZTE, Lenovo, Lava, and Gigabyte – are all relatively minor smartphone forces in Western markets.
So, Intel’s tie-up with Google – which also makes the Android system – is widely seen as its most significant effort to crack the market to date.
The handset will be offered in the UK, France, Germany and Latin America.
It has a 4.3in (10.9cm) display making it bigger than Apple’s iPhone 5, but smaller than Samsung’s top-selling Galaxy S3 and HTC’s One X.
Read More/Source: BBC News