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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RE[2]: Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Tue 29th Jun 2010 10:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Laurence"
Laurence
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Well, ARM has overwhelming dominance in mobile/embedded market.


Which counts for nothing on the netbook market unless they can utilise the brands they've gained in the mobile space.

ARM should be perfect for netbooks but at the moment it's an x86 / Windows arena.

So I stand by my point that I think this a real shame for ARM. Particlarly as iPad-style tablets are the latest fad. I can see Intel stealing the market from ARM just like they did with netbooks.

Edited 2010-06-29 10:08 UTC

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