Intel ports Android into its Atom based smartphones

Intel ports Android into its Atom based smartphones
We've already seen how the LG GW990 made some heads turn during CES when it showed off the power of Intel's Moorsetown processor. Now the longtime chip maker is in the process of moving towards incorporating one of its most popular existing microprocessors with a seemingly popular mobile platform. Intel recently ported Android to smartphones that are based on its Atom microprocessors – the same one commonly found on a good chunk of netbooks in the market. The LG GW990 showcased the possibility of bringing together the popular and ever growing mobile platform with its processors. Renee James, general manager of Intel's software and services group, said that the company has been running the platform on Atom-based smartphones and that customers are quite keen in it. James goes on to say during the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing that “Intel is enabling all OSes for Atom phones.” Thanks partly to the open nature of the Android platform, Intel is able to achieve compatibility with their processors – Android was originally designed specifically for mobile phone processors that were created with Arm technology. Even though Intel might have the stronghold in the desktop computing space, they are once again diving head first into the mobile sector with hopefully some better fortunes now than what they experienced in the past.

via PC World


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