by Robert Triggs, 6 days ago
The ASUS Fonepad was perhaps a bit of an odd product to begin with, a little too large to really be useful as a phone and not really cutting it as an amazing tablet either….
Intel is on a mission to prove that it isn't too late to catch up to other chipset manufacturers yet in the ever-growing world of Android. And its latest move involves releasing Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean developer code that has been optimized for Intel hardware.
Although Intel has been a bit slow with the updates, at least they have been coming out more consistently over the past year. The developers at its own Open Source Technology Center have no doubt been hard at work over the last six months, which is why the world can now enjoy access to Intel-optimized Android 4.2.2 alpha dev code.
So what exactly does this new release code bring to the table, anyway? For starters, it now offers UEFI boot support, as well as support for dual-booting with Microsoft's Windows 8. It is also powered by the Linux 3.8 kernel now and includes an interactive installer which should make it easier to work with.
Intel warns all those who intend on downloading and using this new release about bugs and general pre-alpha quality issues. So while this is mostly good news, you should know that if you hit the source code below, you are doing it at your own risk.