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[5]: Comment by Laurence
by nt_jerkface on Tue 29th Jun 2010 17:50 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Laurence"
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The reason why I said what i said was simply because ARM is perfect for netbooks: it's cheap, lower powered, moderately spec'ed and ultra-portable.


They aren't perfect, they have a major downside which is compatibility.

Even with netbooks you still run into issues with plug-ins, namely Flash.

But Flash is currently being ported which will make ARM a lot more appealing to OEMs.

The nice thing about ARM is that it is forcing Intel to keep their Atom line extremely low priced. You can get an Atom/motherboard combo for around $65.

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