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Future Android builds will support Intel Atom chips

updated 02:45 pm EDT, Tue September 13, 2011

Intel, Google will bring Android to Atom chips

Intel and Google on Tuesday detailed a collaboration that will make Android compatible with the Atom range of low-power processors. This will help bring out Intel-based smartphones with Android to market quicker. Android developers will also have the option of bringing apps to the x86 platform for the first time.

Little in the way of specifics has been divulged, however, but at the Build 2011 conference, a Medfield-powered smartphone running Android 2.3 was shown off by Intel CEO Paul Otellini. Medfield is a 32nm variation of the Atom chip meant for smartphones.

Atom-powered tablets with Android could also be a result of the newly-announced partnership, and maybe even more dual-boot devices with Windows onboard as well.

by MacNN Staff



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