Intel porting Android 3.0 to x86

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 20 2011 @ 22:16 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel CEO Paul Otellini confirmed yesterday that his company is porting Google's Android 3.0 to x86 for use on future tablets:
"We've received the Android code – the Honeycomb version of Android source code – from Google, and we're actively doing the port on that," Otellini told reporters and analysts during a conference call on Tuesday announcing Intel's first-quarter 2011 financial results.

Otellini's admission put the stamp of reality on recent rumors that Intel is working with "first-tier notebook vendors" to build tablets based on Intel chips. It may also shed more light on why Google has yet to open source the tablet-centric version of its "open source" Android operating system.


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