LG could introduce Intel-powered smartphone at CES

A report in Korea Times predicts that LG will use the 2012 CES to introduce the first Android smartphone running on an Intel chip.

The Optimus 2X at CES 2011.

A year after it made smartphone history by introducing the dual-core Optimus 2X at CES 2011, LG is set to do it again at the upcoming 2012 show .

According to a report published today in the Korea Times, LG will use its time at CES in two weeks to introduce the first Android smartphone running on an Intel chipset.

Though the Korea Times was unable to confirm the leaks with LG or Intel spokespeople, the publication quoted executives from both companies who predicted the launch.

This isn't the first time that LG and Intel have collaborated on a phone at CES, but like so many products displayed at the show, the previous device never made it to market.

If LG actually follows through on the rumor it may have better luck this time around, but the company will face more competition from other technologies in Las Vegas including a possible HTC device running on new Nvidia Tegra 3 1.5GHz quad-core processor.

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