AMD to adopt Android and join Chromebook camp

Posted on Thursday, Jun 06 2013 @ 23:15 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Word is going around the web that AMD changed its attitude regarding Google's Android and Chrome platforms. Previously, the company only supported Windows in the mobile market, but in effort to boost its marketshare AMD will reportedly dedicate resources to support Android and Chrome OS on its SoCs.
"We are very committed to Windows 8; we think it is a great operating system, but we also see a market for Android and Chrome developing as well. […] I think Android and Chrome tend to be in the entry form factors—the tablets, the low-end clamshells," Lisa Su, senior vice president and general manager of global business units at AMD, reports IDG News Service.

Less than a half a year ago Ms. Su officially said that AMD would only support Windows operating systems with its system-on-chips for PCs, tablets and other devices. While Microsoft’s operating system dominates desktops and laptops, Apple iOS and Google Android are currently dominating media tablets.

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