Rendering shows Motorola's first Android 4.0 phone and it has Intel inside

Rendering shows Motorola's first Android 4.0 phone and it has Intel inside
A rendering obtained by PocketNow shows what is claimed to be Motorola's first smartphone powered by Ice Cream Sandwich. In addition to being the manufacturer's first Android 4.0 unit, the unnamed device is expected to be driven by Intel's Medfield Platform instead of the TI OMAP processor usually found in a Motorola smartphone.

Expected to be displayed at the end of the month at MWC in Barcelona, the Motorola handset sports a new version of the MotoBlur UI. Additionally, the camera is supposedly a major improvement from what the manufacturer has been turning out on the latest series of DROID models. The new camera offers instant-on capabilities as opposed to the long wait for the shooter that Motorola DROID BIONIC owners have become accustomed to, and which Apple made fun of during the introduction of the Apple iPhone 4S. The cameras also will take bursts of shots as fast as 15 frames per second.

We are looking forward to seeing more of thus unnamed model in Barcelona, especially after seeing the rendering with the thin silver colored casing and the design free from buttons. Yes, we will be in Barcelona at the end of the month, so don't miss a second of our coverage of MWC 2012.

source: PocketNow

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48 Comments

1. aarongzmn

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 22, 2010

I hope the button-less design catches on. It saves so much screen size when watching videos on YouTube and Netflix. I'm loving that feature on my galaxy nexus.

7. shnibz

Posts: 510; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

Meeee too Aarongzmn! And no accidental button presses which drove me nuts with capacitive buttons.

19. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

i wish android (hopefully ios as well) would embrace buttonless with more meego-like ways… i think all the intuitive swiping like on meego is smoother, easier, and just cooler than having the row of buttons allong the bottom… because at the moment they do little more than go away capacitative buttons

24. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2429; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Well it doesn't really save that much screen size now because they are still putting it a little upwards of where the capacitive buttons use to be. Like for instance, on this phone rendering here, the capacitive buttons would have been on that black bar below the screen, I would imagine. HOWEVER, and this is a big however, I can see the future being edge-to-edge screens which will save screen space and save space for the overall phone design. So, in the future, you would have a 4.7 inch screen size phone fit into a 4.5 inch or less form factor.

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

ICS looks really good from Motorola. I can't wait to get it on my Razr. o: Medfield is single core isn't it?

32. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Was it Medfield or Oakfield that is trying to get on par with A15 designs? I cant keep up anymore.. lol. I guess we will find out soon enough if my worries about intel in the mobile space were justified or not.

35. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

I've never even heard of Oakland. o:

44. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i think thats just my brain frying with too much information from school. lol. i cant find anything on oakfield. i think i made it up. never mind! lololol

3. flopjoke

Posts: 42; Member since: Jan 05, 2012

"The cameras also will take bursts of shots as fast as 15 frames per second." WOW. Interesting. O_O

4. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

MOOOM!!! CAMERA WARS IS COMING!THEY ARE EQUIPPED WITH 15 SHOTS PER SECOND WEAPONS!!!

5. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i wonder what the little dots next to all of the icons except the launcher and the market mean. o:

10. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

GOOD EYE! :D

12. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

hmm? xD

13. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

OH! i thought you said "GOOD BYE! :D" and i was like whaaaa? xD

15. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

yeah, I had to look a second time to see it it could be a lot of things but I think is something cool

22. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

Maybe it's an indication that the app is running. On my old Nokia Symbian phone, an app icon with a little symbol beside it denotes that the app is running.

6. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

that weather widget looks slick! love how they seem to have left many things nearly intact, less time building when there is something beautiful already built others need to learn, skins can be scaled down to apps that have or use special features

9. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

also the by the looks it seems to have a beefy battery and looks like a razr max in terms of thickness while not being too wide! more phone with Max's battery would be heavily welcome -720p screen -8mp+ cam -not too deep skin -nice new widgets and features if all become true this could be an awesome phone

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

exactly. i would actually use that clock widget. it's very similar to the one on Moto's slightly skinned version of Honeycomb similar to what they've done here on ICS that i love so much.

17. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I've said with ICS they can worry less about changing some things and worry more about adding more cool features and nice looking stuff to it, Google stepped their game on manufacturers should do the same, and we wend with better looking phones and cool new features to play and brag about :P

42. mordimiz

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

does any one know what that widget is called and if there is a variant in the market?

43. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it's a Motorola Widget. xD

46. mordimiz

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

i hear that but they make htc sence variants..mayb some one knows of a variant of this one...

8. Carlitos

Posts: 671; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

WOW! IDK, but this is a really good looking device and the UI, looks GREAT! I also love how Motorola took ICS morphed it with there latest UI, and upgraded it even further.

20. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Are you kidding this phone is ugly. Ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly. Look at Acer cloud mobile for a good looking device. UI is pretty cartoonish to.

25. Mimsyborogove923

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I don't think I would use quite so many uglies, but I largely agree. I really don't understand what the manufacturers are thinking with these fracking silly looking icons(Touchwiz=eww). I've said it all over the web and I'll say it again, ADULTS buy these phones, not CHILDREN. So please, design accordingly. I think it's that they're trying to look like iOS with the square icons, which is lame. If I wanted iOS I would buy an iPhone damnit. GIVE ME PURE ANDROID!

26. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

so what do "Adult" icons look like I wonder? xD

27. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

29. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

404 not found? I LOVE THAT ICON PACK! xD

30. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

the plan was an old set of Nokia Icons.... they where ugly , among all the icons in all the skins I've seen Moto has the best icons ever

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