(BBC) - Google's Motorola unit has confirmed plans to release its first smartphone powered by an Intel chip.
Intel chips are already used in phones made by Lava, Lenovo and Gigabyte. But the news marks a significant step in efforts by Google, which also makes the bestselling Android system, to crack the smartphone market.
The South Korean firm was the first company to show off a prototype handset powered by an Intel chip, but it never released the model.
Its latest device is instead the first to feature Qualcomm's new Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, which promises improved performance and better battery life over previous versions.
LG's new handset also features a 13-megapixel camera, but is only being released in South Korea and Japan at this time.
Looking ahead, the coming month includes a separate US launch by Motorola as well as separate announcements by Amazon, Apple, Nokia, Samsung and Nintendo...Origem/Fonte >> Leia Mais