Intel puts Android on Atom powered smartphones
Intel already has Android running on Atom-based smartphones and certain customers are interested in using it
Intel has ported Google’s Android mobile operating system to smartphones based on its Atom microprocessors, an Intel executive said Tuesday. Intel calls Atom its smallest chip, built with the world’s smallest transistors. Atom is aimed at portable devices and consumes only 1-2.5W of power.
To make things even more interesting, Renee James, general manager of IDF (Intel Developer Forum) in Beijing, said the company has plans to port *all* mobile operating systems, not just Android, to run on Atom CPUs.
Google originally designed Android to be used on common mobile phone processors made with Arm technology, but since Android is open-source software, other companies have changed it so it can be used with other chips.