Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Mon 28th Jun 2010 23:01 UTC
Intel Intel has been working lately on "Atomising" the Android mobile OS in lieu of the upcoming Froyo (or 2.2) release so that it can be installed natively on x86 devices-- Atom-based netbooks in particular. Says Renee James, Senior VP for software and services at Intel: "Our expectation is that [native x86 Android] will be based on the Froyo release and will be available this summer to developers... [it] wasn't tremendously difficult, as we have a lot experience in Linux". The fun is supposed to arrive for developers this summer.
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Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Tue 29th Jun 2010 08:12 UTC
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Ok, at risk of sounding like a troll, I'd rather not see Android ported to x86.

x86 (and Intel particularly) already has far too much dominance over the CPU market. So it's about time ARM had something x86 didn't.

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