Jan. 11--Motorola Mobility will use Intel processors in upcoming smartphones and tablets, the two companies said Tuesday.
The devices will run on Google's Android operating system, which is Libertyville-based Motorola Mobiity's preferred platform for its mobile devices. Motorola Mobility and Intel announced their "multi-year, multi-device strategic relationship" at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The partnership involves collaboration on hardware and software that will produce smartphones and tablets with long battery life, advanced graphics capabilities and other features.
The devices that come out of the partnership will start shipping in the second half of this year.
Santa Clara, Calif.-based Intel is well-known for its processors that power PCs, but the new collaboration with Motorola Mobility represents a significant foray into mobile devices for the company. Intel also announced a similar partnership with Chinese PC maker Lenovo, which is readying an Intel-powered smartphone for the Chinese market in the second quarter.
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