Intel’s New Atom Processors To Officially Support Android 2.3 Gingerbread Early Next Year


Intel revealed in a promo video today their new line of E Series Atom processors (E6xx) just about ready to roll. The new Atom chips will officially support Android 2.3 Gingerbread sometime in January of 2012. Until now, Intel’s chips have never officially supported Android even though developers managed to get them playing nice with Google TV hardware (to varying results). Ironically, Google TV set tops will already be running Android 3.x Honeycomb by the time Intel decides to make the move onto Gingerbread next year. Seems Intel is just too far behind when it comes to the Android mobile race with Nvidia, TI and Qualcomm all set to do battle with their quad-cores early next year.

[Carrypad via Electronista]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Don’t forget the TI chips that they are already guaranteeing all day battery life!

    1. Haha! How could I forget? Updated post ;D

      1. AMD needs to get into the game with both CPUs and GPUs I just got a $829.99 iPåd2 for only $103.37 and my mom got a $1499.99 HDTV for only $251.92, they are both coming with USPS tomorrow. I would be an idiot to ever pay full retail prices at places like Walmart or Bestbuy. I sold a 37″ HDTV to my boss for $600 that I only paid $78.24 for.
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  2. TI and Samsung chips seem to be the best. Not sure which is better though. I think Intel Atom would be pretty good on Android though too.

  3. AMD needs to get into the game with both CPUs and GPUs

  4. So 2. Years later their chips support gb? By that time android will be on jelly bean or whatever they wanna call it and most will have ics.

  5. So just as the all the other companies will start unveiling ICS based devices Intel will launch a chip that run an o/s that is 2 versions out of date! Nice one Intel!

  6. A little late to the party. By the time they launch these IceCreamSandwich will have launched and Google will be talking about android 4.0

  7. It sounds to me like people are reading this backwards.. A chip designed to run an OS ? … What I get out of it, is that the have a chip, and are supplying optimized drivers (not necess for Android), AND they are working on a version of Gingerbread to run on it.. That doesn’t mean other versions won’t work on it, but Intel, the supplier of the chip, will have this version they can supply.

  8. You people are clueless. Seriously. Do you really think there is going to be that big of a jump between Gingerbread and ICS ? I’d bet that the new hardware is certified for ICS on the ship date. My money is on intel eventually owning the android space…

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