Motorola May Unveil An Android Phone Running ICS With Intel’s Medfield Chipset


Motorola may soon launch a Droid-lookalike running Ice Cream Sandwich, and powered by Intel’s Medfield chipset, according to a new leak.

We last saw the first Medfield-powered Android device from Lenovo, last month (the Lenovo K800), and reported that Motorola devices running on the same SoC are not far away. So here’s the first such device. No info about the name just yet, and the specs leaked aren’t many, so I’m assuming the launch is a tad distant in future. We’ll see.

What we do know now is that the camera can burst capture at 15 FPS, and that the screen will be a HD display, of 16:9 aspect ratio. If you don’t get it, don’t bother just yet. More info should be leaked soon.

Here’s a little something I’m pasting from my previous article –

Why are you even talking about this? How does it matter to me, the end user?

Better processors, better smartphones, better battery back-ups, better speeds, better overall experience. I’m not saying that Intel’s Medfield SoC is the be-all-end-all of processors, and it is going to be the one you should be looking out for. However, there’s a possibility, given the early benchmarks and reports. For example, the guys at Anand Tech are having a series of articles describing just this, so yeah.

And, if Android apps shouldn’t have much of a problem, since Android makes use of a Virtual Machine, so the change/variations in the basic architecture shouldn’t be as bothersome on other platforms. More competition is always good, and if it’s Intel, it should be exciting.