Motorola, who is owned by Google, announced a new smartphone yesterday called the RAZR i. It's basically the RAZR M that's currently available on Verizon Wireless in the United States, but with an Intel chip inside. We know it's supposed to be fast and all that jazz, but at what cost? How's the battery life? Will apps in the Google Play Store run seamlessly despite the different architecture?
ZTE Warp Sequent leaked, to hit Boost Mobile as a more modest version of the ZTE Grand X IN
The ZTE Grand X IN is supposed to hit Europe any day now, while rumors say that the 4.3-incher will never see the light of day in the USA. However, a fresh new leak claims that the phone will in fact come to the States, albeit in a slightly tweaked form.The ZTE Warp Sequent is the name of this rehashed device, and, according to an evleaks tweet, it will be made available by Boost Mobile on September 17.
Let's face it, when it comes to the mobile world, ARM is king. Sure, other competing standards exist, but none come close to ARM. Despite that, Intel seems quite dedicated to ensuring that x86 processors stay relevant in an increasingly mobile-oriented world.
While there hasn't been tons of Intel-powered Android devices yet, recently Russian carrier, Megafon announced it was introducing its own Intel-based device. Today ZTE also joins in with its own Intel-based smartphone, the ZTE Grand X IN.