Feb 13 AT 6:45 PM Taylor Wimberly 54 Comments

Motorola’s first Android phone with Intel inside to appear at Mobile World Congress

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Last month at CES, Intel and Motorola announced a multi-year, mult-device partnership and now both companies are expected to unveil the first device from that deal at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Details are scarce at this point, but Evan Blass of PocketNow posted up the first image of the device and said the camera would be major selling point.

We can see from the single render of the device that it will be running Android 4.0 with Motorola’s custom UI. It also appears that Motorola will use on-screen buttons, similar to what we saw with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The camera is said to offer instant-on capabilities as well as 15 frame-per-second burst capture. It appears that the device will have a dedicated camera button along its right side.

Check out our hands-on report of the Lenovo K800, for an idea of the kind of experience that Motorola might deliver with their device. That device featured a single-core 1.6 GHz Intel Medfield processor, which is likely what we are to see from Motorola.

Motorola has sourced processors from just about every semiconductor company, but their most recent partnership has been with Texas Instruments. Intel’s new Medfield processor is said to be competitive with the newer ARM-based processors coming from NVIDIA and Qualcomm, but we have yet to spend any extended time with an Intel-powered device.

Hopefully Motorola has a few other surprises for their first Intel device. It’s possible we could see a new implementation of webtop along with a redesigned lapdock accessory.

Now that Google’s acquisition of Motorola is nearing the final stages, it will be interesting to see what changes are made going forward. If you were Google, how would you improve Motorola’s devices?

Source: PocketNow

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