Apparently, Intel is really desperate to get Android smartphones powered by its Medfield processors in the hands of consumers. We already posted about its partnership with Motorola, which should yield a Medfield powered Android device soon. We can expect it to be launched globally.
In China, Intel has partnered with Lenovo to launch the Lenovo K800, with more devices in the works.
In India, it seems that Intel has partnered with a local mobile manufacturer called Lava, according to a report by BGR. Lava’s first Medfield smartphone running Android may be unveiled at MWC 2012. It will launch a new smartphone brand and presumably launch a series of Intel powered devices running Android.
The first Lava-Intel Android smartphone will likely come with a 1.6 GHz dual core processor, 8 MP camera and a 3.7 inch display. No other details have been revealed yet, but the hardware specifications seem impressive.
However, to compete with giants like Samsung, HTC and Motorola, Lava will have to price it much lower than similar devices by them. Given Lava’s track record, I’m not sure what to make of this announcement. Hopefully, we should see a quick hands-on of the device at MWC 2012.