Intel porting Androd 2.2 to x86 devices

June 25, 2010
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Intel port Android 2.2

Intel Port Android 2.2

According to APCmag, Intel are busily porting Android 2.2 to their x86 device architecture. The giant can clearly see the direction things are headed with the mobile technology consumer market and do not want to miss the boat. This port will facilitate and encourage the use of Intel based notebooks to run Android. The decision comes about because Intel want to spur the growth of Atom-powered Android netbooks and tablets. The whole thing is alleged to take two months .

The problem has arisen for Intel because Android was originally written for the ARM processors which runs the majority of smartphones. According to Renee James, Intel’s senior VP and general manager for software and services, “our expectation is that (native x86 Android) will be based on the Froyo release and will be available this summer to developers” .

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