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
Laurence
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2007-03-26

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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RE: Comment by Laurence
by vivainio on Tue 29th Jun 2010 09:50 in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
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2008-12-26

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.


Well, ARM has overwhelming dominance in mobile/embedded market.

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RE[2]: Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Tue 29th Jun 2010 10:07 in reply to "RE: Comment by Laurence"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

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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RE: Comment by Laurence
by nt_jerkface on Tue 29th Jun 2010 17:20 in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
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2009-08-26


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.


Even if they provide competition? I'm all for cheap netbooks and smartphones, I don't really care what they use.

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