With all its financial woes, AMD needs to set priorities and it seems that Android is not one of them. AMD executive Lisa Su told InfoWorld that the company is betting heavily on Windows 8 as it tries to make an entry in the tablet market. AMD has no plan to support Android, despite Google's OS being the most-widely used operating system in this market, if you exclude Apple's iPad. Su says the upcoming Temash APU is anticipated to ship in Windows 8 tablets with pricing around $499 to $599.
"We're betting heavily on Windows 8," Su said.
Windows 8 may be off to a slow start, but will catch on in the future, Su said. Windows 8 tablets in many different screen sizes and features will be released in the future, and AMD is interested in higher-end tablets that can run full applications and graphics, Su said.
The company is also not interested in enabling Android tablets at the moment, Su said.
Many popular low-cost tablets such as Google's Nexus 7 and Amazon's Kindle Fire HD, both of which are priced at $199, run on the Android OS. Tablets running Windows RT and Windows 8 largely start at around $499.