At last year's CES, Intel made headlines by releasing its first smartphone processor, the Atom Z2460. Though a number of Intel-powered Android phones came out in 2012, including the Lenovo K800 and Motorola RAZR i, none has hit the U.S. market.
If Intel wants to be taken seriously in the smartphone space, it needs to find a vendor that's willing to release its hardware in the America. Expect to see at least one Atom-powered Android phone for the U.S. market appear at CES. Since Samsung makes all of its own CPUs now, the phone will likely come from LG, HTC or Motorola. Our money's on Motorola, because it has already shown a commitment to Intel's platform.