Manufacturers, Phones

Acer to launch Intel-powered Android smartphone by year-end: Report

After Motorola, another big manufacturer is planning to launch Intel-powered smartphones. According to a report in China Post, Acer is gearing up to release its first Android smartphone with Intel chip inside by year-end.

The smartphone is currently a mystery, but we think, it will come with 2GHz Intel Atom processor, which was last seen in Motorola RAZR i.

The news of Acer Intel phone is coming from Peter Shieh, who is the vice president of Acer’s corporate account business division in Taiwan. He stated that Acer plans to pre-install its own cloud service on the new model.

Acer currently uses chips from Qualcomm, MediaTek and NVIDIA (for tablets) and Intel chips will help it diversify its portfolio even more as the company struggles to gain ground in the smartphone and tablet market.

“Intel is a more familiar partner to us because we have been working together in the PC sector for a long time,” Peter Shieh said.

Company has also launched its first Jelly Bean tablet in the North America on Thursday. The tablet has been priced at USD 229.99 and will go on sale starting October 30.

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