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 vivainio on Tue 29th Jun 2010 12:04 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Laurence"
vivainio
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2008-12-26


The netbook market is an ideal market space for ARM to flurrish, but it just felt like they were held back.


I guess tablets are the interesting market right now. It's something where ARM can compete with Intel very well (I heard this 'iPad' tablet is pretty popular in united states of america).

If Moorestown kills ARM on tablets, it means MeeGo & Android kill iPad => a cause for celebration ;-).

EDIT: MeeGo, Android, Windows. Not as sweet a victory, but a victory nonetheless ;-).

Edited 2010-06-29 12:07 UTC

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RE[6]: Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Tue 29th Jun 2010 15:11 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Laurence"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

I guess tablets are the interesting market right now. It's something where ARM can compete with Intel very well (I heard this 'iPad' tablet is pretty popular in united states of america).

Agreed, which is what I said to you about 4 posts up ;)

But my whole point was saying that Intel porting Android to x86 could potentially harm ARM (and lets face it, Intel aren't doing this to try and sell /less/ x86 chips now are they)

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