Intel's serious push into cellphones began in late 2011 at its Developers Forum, where Google's Andy Rubin took to the stage to announce that all future versions of the Android operating system would include support for Intel's architecture. Since then, the company has seen handsets from Lenovo, Orange, and Lava all launch with the Atom-based Medfield processor. It's also partnered with Motorola for a multi-device, multi-year deal, and the new Silvermont architecture is on the way. You can follow all the news from Intel's big push into mobile right here.
After years of promises, Intel's finally taking on the Snapdragon
Motorola is unveiling its first Intel-based smartphone, the RAZR i. While the device looks identical to the RAZR M, it features a new Medfield processor, which Intel says is its first with a clock speed of 2GHz.
Pocket-lint reports that Motorola's Droid RAZR M design will be reused for Motorola's first Intel smartphone.
ZTE's Grand X IN, an updated version of its Grand X, is the first Android 4.0 phone to run on Intel's Medfield platform.
ZTE's Grand X IN will be available in Europe starting next month, featuring Intel's Atom Z2460 processor and Android 4.0.
Motorola and Intel have sent out invitations to the press for an event on September 18th in London.
Intel has said that it will be working to enable Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on its Atom-based processors.
ZTE has announced that it will release a phone powered by Intel hardware in the second half of 2012 as part of its new Grand line of smartphones.
Android meets x86
Intel's Medfield platform has moved into China with the launch of the Lenovo LePhone K800, the first Intel-powered smartphone in the country.
Intel has released an x86 image for Android 4.0, which should speed up the PC-based Android emulator for developers.
Intel's plans for two new, 22nm smartphone chips, Merrifield and the "6331", have been updated by Intel CEO Paul Otellini in a California investor meeting.
The Lava Xolo X900, the first handset to include an Intel Atom processor, will launch in India on Monday.
Intel CEO Paul Otellini just told investors that the company's first smartphone is ready for launch. On a Q1 financial earnings call, he said that "the launch of our first Intel architecture-based smartphone" will occur "later this week."
The upcoming Orange Santa Clara smartphone has had its Intel Medfield processor put to the test via browser benchmarks
Intel has laid out its long-term plans for its mobile processors, aiming to move from the current 32nm architectures of the "Medfield" Atom Z2460 to 22nm next year, and to just 14nm by 2014.
Intel and Lava International have announced a Medfield-based Android smartphone called the Xolo X900 for the India market.
Orange Santa Clara runs Intel's Medfield processor, does just fine with Android apps (hands-on video)
We spent time with the Orange Santa Clara, a new Medfield-powered smartphone coming to the UK and France this summer.
According to a report from BGR, Intel is planning to launch Medfield-based Android smartphones in India and China as early as April.