Just a week after news of the Intel Yolo smartphone for the African market hit the internet, Intel has announced that it will be displaying Intel Android devices with a new dual core, dual graphics platform at the Mobile World Congress (MWC). The mobile showpiece takes place between 25 and 28 February in Barcelona, Spain.
The company said in a release: “Specifically, Intel will showcase its latest smartphone technologies and devices running the Android platform, including a new dual core, dual graphics platform, as well as OEM- and service provider-supported devices based on the company’s new Intel® AtomTM Z2420 platform targeted at emerging markets.”
Intel is relatively new to the mobile market, but after tardy sales and the inevitable shift from desktop to mobile, the writing was on the wall. Not content to just develop processors for mobile devices in a market that is completely flooded, Intel, still the worlds largest and most respected processor maker, decided to enter the mobile arena in the fashion of its main rival Qualcomm.
This move by Intel is hardened by the announcement yesterday of the Acer Liquid C1 smartphone launched in Asia. For the future, Lenovo and Motorola are targeted as well for Intel powered smartphones.
This is trend that has been prevalent since the start of 2013. In a world that is turning mobile, all and sundry seem to be climbing on the bandwagon. The mobile world is going to be spoilt for choice.