Jun 24th, 2010


Intel has been prepping a port of Android 2.2 for their x86 Atom architecture, and says they are aiming for a summer release. Their hope is that a quick release of an Atom-ready version of the raved about latest edition of Android OS will entice manufacturers of netbooks and tablets to use a combination of Intel hardware and Google’s operating system for their upcoming endeavors.

The new port hasn’t been a “tremendously difficult” undertaking for the Intel team to accomplish, according to senior vice president of software and service Renee James, and the plan is to funnel their code right back into the source tree where it will be open to all comers.

[via APC]