Intel shows off its Atom Z2460 processor powering its Android reference phone

Yesterday, Intel announced that it was finally going to be entering the smartphone market with its Intel Atom Z2460 processor, which was formerly known as Medfield. In addition, they announced that they had partnered with both Motorola Mobility and Lenovo to deliver both smartphones and tablets starting in Q2 of this year.

Today at Intel’s huge booth at CES, we got a chance to play with Atom Z2460 processor reference design phone. The reference design phone is a phone created by Intel to showcase the power of their processor on the Android platform. We were able to catch a nice long presentation that highlighted all the great things this new processor will offer.

The reference phone itself runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and features a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2460 processor with hyper threading, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, 1GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

You should watch the presentation yourself to see the great things this phone can do. The reference design phone can get up to 14 days of standby time, 45 hours of audio playback, 8 hours of talk time, and 6 hours of 1080P video playback. In addition to a smooth web browsing and gaming experience, the reference phone is also capable of taking 15 8-megapixel pictures in under 1 second, all thanks to the Atom Z2460 processor.

We should expect to see Intel-based Android phones sometimes this year. As of right now, only Motorola and Lenovo have signed up to produced Intel-powered phones. I’m sure that many more OEM will be producing Intel-powered phones this year.

Check out the full presentation and gallery below and let us know what you think. I, personally, am looking forward to phones running on the Atom Z2460 processor.



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Jonathan converted to the Android platform from Blackberry with the original Motorola Droid. He currently has a Samsung Galaxy Nexus complete with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on Verizon Wireless, a Motorola Xoom, and a Kindle Fire. Besides keeping up with Android news, he enjoys spending time with his family, gaming, reading, and computers. Google+

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