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Intel Working on Porting Android 3.0 to x86 Tablets

Intel Working on Porting Android 3.0 to x86 Tablets

While Intel has made its ambitions in the smartphone and mobile devices markets known for some time now, the chip giant has found itself unable to replicate its success in the desktop and server markets. The relatively higher power consumption of x86 microprocessors compared to the offerings from main rival ARM, has hindered Intel's growth in these markets. The company is not about to give up and Intel's CEO has just revealed that Intel is working on bringing Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) to the x86 platform.

Wired - Intel’s x86 chipset is coming to Android tablets. Soon. So says Intel CEO Paul Otellini. In the company’s first-quarter earnings report on Tuesday, Otellini announced that Intel had received the source code for Android version 3.0 (Honeycomb) for tablets from Google, and the company is working on porting the operating system over to the x86 architecture.

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