2012 has been all about baby steps for Intel in the Android décor. The world’s largest PC chip maker has adopted a very cautious approach for its first smartphone efforts, focusing mostly on entry-level devices targeted at emerging markets.
Acer has just announced the Liquid C1, a midrange Android phone powered by an Intel chip clocked at 1.2 GHz chip. Will it land in America or Europe? Probably not.
Intel is officially looking to become serious about Android with the high-end Clover Trail+ CPU we’ve only seen inside the Lenovo K900 so far, but that doesn’t mean its entry-level focus is completely off.
At CES today Intel announced its new Intel Atom Lexington Z2420 chip for smartphones and tablets. The new chip is being targeted specifically at emerging markets across the globe.