Intel competes with ARM – signs deal with Lenovo, Motorola to use Medfield

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Intel has now officially taking a stance in the mobile processor race with agreements with Motorola and Lenovo to use their new Medfield – now known as Atom Z2460 – rather than NVIDIA’s Tegra, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon and ARM’s processors.

The deal will see Lenovo and Motorola use these for their smartphones and tablets. While Motorola has not announced new phones using Medfield – possibly a sign that it will announce them in February during Mobile World Congress – Lenovo has announced the Lenovo K800 smartphone, running on Android.

“Our efforts with Lenovo and Motorola Mobility will help to establish Intel processors in smartphones and provide a solid foundation from which to build in 2012 and into the future,” Intel’s President and CEO Paul Otellini said in a statement.

The K800 will be using LeOS and available for China.