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[7]: Comment by Laurence
by nt_jerkface on Wed 30th Jun 2010 02:26 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Laurence"
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Compatibility isn't that big of an issue with netbooks:

Talking about compatibility with consumer software. Itunes, MS Office, $favorite_game. That may not mean anything to you but everyone I know is tied to at least one Windows or OSX program.

- and the iPhone / iPad don't have Flash either. so even that example of yours isn't entirely fair.

They don't use Flash but they come with a media and app store.

You're already asking a lot from consumers to buy a computer with an unfamiliar OS. Taking away Flash goes too far and Google realizes this which is why they are integrating it in their browser.

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