Intel & Google to optimize Android for Atom chips, first smartphone coming in 1H’12

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Intel and Google are now working to optimize Intel chips for Android. According to an announcement today at Intel’s Developer Forum, future versions of Android will work on Intel Atom processors.

“By optimizing the Android platform for Intel architecture, we bring a powerful new capability to market that will accelerate more industry adoption and choice, and bring exciting new products to market that harness the combined potential of Intel technology and the Android platform,” said Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini.”Together we are accelerating Intel architecture and bringing new levels of innovation to a maturing Android platform.”

Paul Otellini also stated that the first Android smartphone running on Intel chip will be available in the market in the first half of next year. This smartphone will have a chip codenamed “Medfield”. He also showcased the smartphone the smartphone on the stage, but did not reveal any specific details.

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