Motorola is getting into the chip space. Kind of. The company’s new Droid Mini, Ultra, and MAXX smartphones will all be powered by the new Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System.
The company is calling it an 8-core chip, but really it’s a dual-core CPU with 4 graphics cores and 2 other cores that serve specific functions.
As for those CPU cores, they’re basically the same you’d find in the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960 dual-core processor.
What makes the X8 Mobile Computing System special, though, are all the additional bits. The company says it’s chip offers 24 percent faster performance than you’d otherwise expect, and a 100 percent improvement in graphics.
It also has a dedicated “contextual computing” processor core and another for “natural language” processing.
Those features will help enable support for advanced features including the ability to control your phone without touching it simply by speaking voice commands.