Motorola Razr i: smartphone with Medfield Atom arrives


Motorola unveiled the Razr i in September and is now announcing its availability in France. It is the first smartphone to carry a stamped Motorola processor Atom Medfield x86 architecture. Specifically, it is the SoC Z2460 Intel also found embedded in the Orange Smartphone with Intel Inside (read our article ).

Medfield at 2 GHz, screen "edge to edge" and complete specifications rather

However, Motorola says it is the first smartphone with Medfield 2 GHz (1.4 GHz against the Orange with Intel Inside). The SoC is supported by 1 GB of RAM, while storage is provided by an internal flash memory of 8GB and a microSD memory card slot is also present.

The terminal displays the qHD, that is to say 960 by 540 pixels on its 4.3-inch screen . There is a screen called "edge to edge" : the lateral edges are reduced to a bare minimum. In addition, the screen has a scratch protection thanks to its glass made ​​by Corning Gorilla Glass.

It shall have a main camera with 8 megapixel sensor with a burst mode at 10 frames / second. Intel had always communicated on the propensity of Medfield SoC to quickly process images with their ISP ( Image Signal Processor ), this little "brick" SoC, which gives the terminal which integrates the SoC propensity to rapidly acquire photos taken via the APN. The bandwidth of this circuit is 240 megapixel per second, or 30 frames per second for 8 Mpixels. In the state of optimization, the terminal is able to capture 10 per second, which puts at some DSLR. This technology in the chip Intel is inherited directly from the expertise of the Dutch company Silicon Hive acquired by Intel. The objective of the APN can also shoot 1080p.

Side connectivity, it features classic WiFi b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and NFC. Regarding the cellular modes, no 4G LTE or even DC-HSPA.

The Razr has a battery i comfortable 2000 mAh and runs on Android 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich. It is regrettable in the case of a smartphone Motorola (Motorola Mobility has been acquired by Google). But it has at least a "sorry" the time required for porting to Jelly Bean x86 unlike other devices that run Motorola recently announced ICS but also as an embedded processor ARM architecture.

Motorola takes care to communicate the fact that the bootloader is unlocked (like the Razr HD). This allows the rooter and then install a ROM AOSP example, if you are not satisfied with the interface Motoblur Motorola. Finally, note that Motorola differentiates a strapping aluminum and Kevlar back giving it a very high resistance.

Official support for Google Android on x86

Beyond the full specifications of the terminal, it should be noted that the sign officially support Google Android Apps focused on x86 architecture. This is also the compatibility of some applications with Google Play devices with Medfield that question yet. Most of them are directly compatible with the x86 architecture. However, some incorporating native code compiled for ARM architectures are not.

Specifically, three cases are possible:

• apps developed with the SDK, from 75% to 80% of all the Google apps are natively compatible Play 
• apps developed with the NDK are not natively compatible with the x86 architecture. To this end, Intel has developed a software that automates the rewriting of ARM code to x86 
• Finally, some apps (eg the TegraZone) have been specially developed to take advantage of certain features of a specific GPU other than the GMA to Intel. These can then not be compatible
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