Lava Xolo X900 available April 23, first Android to ship with Intel inside

After years of prototype designs and multiple generations of Atom processors the first Android smartphone with an Intel CPU to reach retail availability will be the Lovo Xolo X900. The device, which sports a 1.6GHz single-core CPU based on Intel’s Medfield platform, will be available in India starting April 23rd, confirming the words of CEO Pal Ottelini. Other hardware highlights include 16GB of internal storage, 1GB RAM, NFC, and an 8MP camera taking advantage of a 10-shots-in-one-second burst mode. While Intel’s chip supports Android 4.0, the Xolo X900 will ship with Gingerbread (2.3).

There is so far no word on when the phone might be available in other regions. Those in India can pick it up for the rather affordable price of INR 22,000 (~$425). The Xolo will be joined by the Lenovo K800, the first phone to be announced with an Intel processor inside, sometime in May.

[via The Verge]

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  • Jayshmay

    Uh huh, and has anybody even heard of Lava Xolo???

    • warcaster

      So many manufacturers are “scrambling” to get it that Intel had to make it themselves, basically.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/ZayStylin Zay Stylin

    Wait a minute… Why is it shipping with Gingerbread if it supports ICS? That’s a head-scratcher.

    • http://twitter.com/strifejester Justin Ellenbecker

      Probably because they started everything with Gingerbread and got it finished.  “support” for an OS doesn’t mean you can simply jsut stick it on there.  They probably have more than a few proprietaries to get from Intel or other vendors for certain parts.

  • Abhishek Madras

    Lava is an upcoming indian company..

  • C-Law

    The power button is on the top left. Would be awkward for me.

  • Aeires

    http://www.xolo.in/features

    Doesn’t look too bad. Be interesting to see some real benchmarks from this to know how the processor stacks up.

  • Brian

    Is that vanilla Android?

    It might have a shot if it lacks extra skins :)

    • Magus2300

      It’s not ICS so it’s of little comfort.

      • Brian

        Well, I’d think that being without skins would expedite its upgrade to ICS.

        • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

          Sometimes but not in all cases. It’s by no means a sure fire “upgrade” will come in the future.

          Just look at the LG G2X.. =/

  • http://www.motoask.com/ Motorola Atrix forum

    Ugly hardware running a terrible OS. Flop.

    • AndroidiMac

      Get back in your cave, troll. 

      • http://androidtabs.ru/ SemiLex

        He just said right things about hardware.
        Deadborned intel smartphone. Nothing else to be said.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7J6XM6AFXIYOMKP2WDSLK2QKY4 Jim

    Does Intel understand that it should do a HUGE branding/marketing shift in order to become a post-PC (such a stupid marketing term, especially considering that smartphones and tablets are small ‘personal computers’ too) player? 

    Brand ‘Intel’ does mean NOTHING for smartphones & tablets, will not work and without HUGE branding/marketing efforts will stick Intel in the PCs forever.

    We have dynamic SAMSUNG, the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile processors, we have nVidia which isn’t able to explain how awesome Tegra3 is, we have smart bright but procrastinating Qualcomm. We have Texas Instruments, and TI is an outdated brand too. Intel is PC brand. It feels so. 
    ‘Intel inside’ sounds and feels like ‘An elephant in a bathtube’.The same could be said and about ‘Windows’ brand. Metro? ‘An elephant with lollipop in a bathtube’. 

    • Aeires

      Intel is a household name, that’s all that matters.

      Stop and remember not everyone is a tech geek like those of us who browse sites like this.

  • niko matheos

    THis is the problem with android ICS been out a while and phones are still shipping with old OS . IF you have new phones out at least have them ship with the new OS seriously 

  • http://www.facebook.com/greg.huddleston Greg Huddleston

    Ok…  (Intel now in smartphones, no problem with that).  But what isnt said directly here: If I wrote code that compiles to ARM and gets put out to Android Marketplace Google Play, will it “work” without a recompile on this/other Intel based handsets???  If so then is it ‘emulated’ somehow.  If not, there will be a lot of PO’ed people with a shiny new smartphone but no software…   

    • Aeires

      I kinda wonder if Google saw that coming and was the reason they changed the market so developers could hide apps from phones that the app wasn’t supported on.  Granted seeing messages for apps not being supported on all my devices isn’t what I always want to see, it’s better than loading the app only to find it not work right, or at all.

  • AndroidiMac

    If you launch with Gingerbread in 2012, you failed. 

  • http://twitter.com/Lava_XOLO_X900 Lava XOLO X900

    One more big guy join this smartphone war. I’ve join the fan page to put my eyes on! 
    http://www.facebook.com/LavaSoloX900

  • InspectorGadget80

    AND WHO IS XOLO??