On Tuesday of this week, Intel announced record financial results–a good sign that fortunes are improving in the technology industry, and possibly in Silicon Valley. Historically, when Intel has done very well, given the fact that its chips and technologies are central to many other technologies, the tech industry has also done well. On its earnings call, though, another interesting bit of news came out: Intel President and Chief Executive Paul Otellini confirmed that Intel is working with Google’s Honeycomb 3.0 version of the Android mobile OS, with an eye toward enabling tablet devices that run it. As we’ve reported, Honeycomb is in development with only select partners of Google at this point, but the fact that Intel is on top of it bodes well for Honeycomb and tablets.
“We’ve received the Android code – the Honeycomb version of Android source code – from Google, and we’re actively doing the port on that,” said Otellini. The company intends to “ramp those machines over the course of this year for a number of customers,” he added.
Chris April 24th, 2011
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